Coppa Italia Round of 16 fixtures
The last 16 of the Coppa Italia has been decided, with Juventus facing Genoa in Turin and Fiorentina host Inter at the Artemio Franchi.
Diego Maradona dead: all the messages
Napoli and Argentina legend Diego Maradona died today aged 60 after a cardiac arrest. Messages to pay tribute to one of the best footballers of all time have arrived thick and fast through social media.
Coppa: Spezia and Fiorentina in extra time
Fiorentina needed a Tofol Montiel goal in extra time to beat Udinese and set up a Coppa Italia clash with Inter, but Spezia stunned Bologna in a 4-2 thriller.
Liveblog: Serie A Week 8 Saturday
Join us for all the build-up and action as it happens from today’s Serie A games, as Lazio visit Crotone, Atalanta take on Spezia and Juventus host Cagliari.
Highlights: Spezia 0-0 Atalanta
Atalanta had the best scoring opportunities, forcing several Ivan Provedel saves and seeing a goal disallowed, while both teams hit the upright.
Italiano: 'Spezia treat every opponent the same'
Vincenzo Italiano insists Spezia treat every opponent the same way after holding Atalanta to a 0-0 draw. ‘Our spirit must be the same.’
Gasperini: 'Atalanta haven't been awful'
Gian Piero Gasperini admits Atalanta are struggling with so many players away on international duty ahead of the Spezia draw, but ‘our season hasn’t been awful.’
Spezia 0-0 Atalanta: La Dea denied
Both Spezia and Atalanta hit the woodwork, but La Dea had the most regrets with a Robin Gosens goal disallowed and several wasted chances.
Line-ups: Spezia v Atalanta
Atalanta need to get back on track and shelve the squad rotation for their trip to Spezia, starting Josip Ilicic, Duvan Zapata and Papu Gomez.
Gasperini: 'Atalanta must adapt'
Atalanta coach Gian Piero Gasperini says he will ‘take one game at a time’ and hopes to see the ‘best’ Orobici against Spezia on Saturday.
Serie A Week 8 Referees
The referees for Serie A Week 8 have been announced and the AIA has given Napoli-Milan to Paolo Valeri while Fabio Maresca has been appointed for Juventus-Cagliari.
Pobega: 'I want Milan return'
Spezia midfielder Tommaso Pobega admitted he followed Juventus as a child but stressed he ‘wants a return’ to Milan. ‘They’re a great team’.
Pobega ‘wanted’ to be decisive
Tommaso Pobega scored a vital brace in his debut with Italy U21 against Iceland: ‘I hoped I could be decisive.’
U21 Iceland-Italy 1-2: Pobega brace decisive
A brace of Milan loanee Tommaso Pobega gave Italy U21 a 2-1 win in Iceland in a Euro 2021 qualifier allowing the Azzurrini to move on top of the table.
Erlic extends Spezia contract
Spezia Calcio announce that defender Martin Erlic has extended his contract with the newly-promoted club to June 2024.
Coppa: Fourth Round fixtures set
The dates and kick-off times for the Coppa Italia Fourth Round are confirmed, including Sampdoria-Genoa, Cagliari-Verona and Udinese-Fiorentina.
Highlights: Spezia 0-3 Benevento
Spezia ran riot at the Stadio Vigorito with Tommaso Pobega and the first two career Serie A goals for M’Bala Nzola to stun Benevento.
Liveblog: Serie A Wk7 Saturday
Join us for the build-up and action as it happens from today’s three Serie A games, Cagliari-Sampdoria, Benevento-Spezia and Parma-Fiorentina.
Inzaghi: 'Benevento deserved defeat'
Pippo Inzaghi acknowledges Spezia deserved to beat Benevento 3-0, as ‘we would’ve lost against anyone today.’
Italiano: 'Spezia not whipping boys'
Vincenzo Italiano insists Spezia have no intention of being ‘the whipping boys of Serie A’ after their 3-0 victory away to Benevento.
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