The last 16 of the Coppa Italia has been decided, with Juventus facing Genoa in Turin and Fiorentina host Inter at the Artemio Franchi.
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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.
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.
Atalanta had the best scoring opportunities, forcing several Ivan Provedel saves and seeing a goal disallowed, while both teams hit the upright.
Vincenzo Italiano insists Spezia treat every opponent the same way after holding Atalanta to a 0-0 draw. ‘Our spirit must be the same.’
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.’
Both Spezia and Atalanta hit the woodwork, but La Dea had the most regrets with a Robin Gosens goal disallowed and several wasted chances.
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.
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.
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.
Spezia midfielder Tommaso Pobega admitted he followed Juventus as a child but stressed he ‘wants a return’ to Milan. ‘They’re a great team’.
Tommaso Pobega scored a vital brace in his debut with Italy U21 against Iceland: ‘I hoped I could be 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.
Spezia Calcio announce that defender Martin Erlic has extended his contract with the newly-promoted club to June 2024.
The dates and kick-off times for the Coppa Italia Fourth Round are confirmed, including Sampdoria-Genoa, Cagliari-Verona and Udinese-Fiorentina.
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.
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.
Pippo Inzaghi acknowledges Spezia deserved to beat Benevento 3-0, as ‘we would’ve lost against anyone today.’
Vincenzo Italiano insists Spezia have no intention of being ‘the whipping boys of Serie A’ after their 3-0 victory away to Benevento.