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Friday May 10 2019
Chievo's Pellissier to retire

Chievo captain Sergio Pellissier has announced that he will retire from professional football at the end of the season.

Pellissier confirmed his intention to hang up his boots at a Press conference on Friday.

“I didn’t make this decision in one day,” explained the 40-year-old.

“The President didn’t stop trying to convince me, but I think it’s the right thing to do. It’s only right that a new era should begin.”

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Thursday May 9 2019
Serie A Week 36 referees

The referees for Serie A Week 36 have been announced as Davide Massa is handed the clash between Roma and Juventus.

This is the second time a Roma-Juve game has been officiated this season by Massa following the Old Lady’s 1-0 victory over the Giallorossi in December.

Elsewhere, Massimiliano Irrati will oversee Atalanta’s visit of Genoa and Maurizio Mariani will take care of Milan’s trip to Fiorentina.

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Monday May 6 2019
Race for Europe reaches fever pitch

With only nine points up for grabs, Massimo Nuzzo examines how things stand in the fight for European competition.

This past weekend of Serie A action has added to the already massive amount of drama surrounding the fight for the few remaining spots in European competition. As it stands, there are six teams battling it out who still, technically, have a chance to finish in the two remaining Champions League places. Inter, Atalanta, Roma, Torino, Milan and Lazio are all still fighting for these two spots, but a couple of points could mean the difference between the ultimate prize and total failure.

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Sunday May 5 2019
Baroni: 'Home record doomed Frosinone'

Frosinone were relegated today after they blew a two-goal lead at Sassuolo, but Coach Marco Baroni believes it was their home form that “condemned” them to Serie B.

The Canarini are now 10 points adrift of Udinese in 17th position with just three games to go and will be playing football in the second tier from next season.

“There wasn’t much for me to say to the lads in the dressing room after the match,” the 55-year-old tactician told Radio Rai1 after the 2-2 draw.

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NEWS
Saturday May 4 2019
Semplici cool on SPAL future

Leonardo Semplici again refused to commit his future to SPAL after securing their Serie A status with a 4-0 win over Chievo.

“We achieved something historic and it was by no means to be taken for granted that we’d remain in the top flight for a third year running,” the Coach told Sky Sport Italia.

“I must thank the club and the President, as we’ve had an extraordinary journey together from Serie C to currently 10th place in Serie A.

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Saturday May 4 2019
Liveblog: Serie A Wk35 Saturday

Join us for all the build-up and action as it happens from today’s Serie A games, as SPAL visit Chievo for safety and Udinese aim to upset Inter.

If you are on a mobile device or tablet, then follow the Liveblog HERE.

We begin at 17.00 UK time (16.00 GMT) at the Stadio Bentegodi, where SPAL are on the verge of mathematically securing their Serie A status for another season against already-relegated Chievo.

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Saturday May 4 2019
Mattioli: 'SPAL in Serie A for many years'

SPAL President Walter Mattioli admits their campaign has been “remarkable” and he intends to extend their Serie A stay further, but won’t stand in the way of Manuel Lazzari’s career.

This evening’s 4-0 victory away to Chievo was decisive to secure their top flight status for another season and even temporarily took them into the top half of the table.

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Saturday May 4 2019
SPAL crush Chievo to secure Serie A

Dias Felipe bagged a brace along with Sergio Floccari and Jasmin Kurtic strikes, as SPAL crushed Chievo 4-0 to mathematically secure their Serie A status.

It will be a third consecutive top flight campaign for Leonardo Semplici's men.

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Saturday May 4 2019
Manolas: 'Ranieri changed Roma mentality'

Kostas Manolas claims Roma “changed mentality” since Claudio Ranieri replaced Eusebio Di Francesco, but “would already be in the Champions League” without disappointing against minnows.

The Giallorossi visit Genoa on Sunday at 17.00 UK time (16.00 GMT), click here for a match preview.

“We are a more compact team, unlike what we were under Di Francesco,” he told the AS Roma Match Program.

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Friday May 3 2019
Semplici: 'Focus on SPAL safety'

Leonardo Semplici “expects a difficult match with Chievo,” as SPAL go in search of the one point that will see them achieve mathematical safety.

It kicks off on Saturday at 17.00 UK time (16.00 GMT), click here for a match preview.

“Given their last few results, I expect a very difficult game with Chievo tomorrow,“ the tactician revealed in his pre-match Press conference.

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