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Thursday May 6 2021
New Coppa Italia format: LIVE reactions

The Coppa Italia format will change from next season and the fans react. ‘The romance of the cup is dead’.

The tournament had been open to Serie C and even Serie D teams from the earliest stages, but the Lega opted to adjust to make the games more ‘appetising’ for TV rights and viewers.

Fans have reacted to the news that only the 20 Serie A and 20 Serie B clubs will participate, starting from next season.

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Thursday May 6 2021
Serie A Week 35 referees

The AIA has announced the referees for Serie A Week 35, with Paolo Valeri in charge of Juventus vs. Milan on Sunday.

The two games between Spezia-Napoli and Udinese-Bologna kick off the 35th round of fixtures and the round concludes with the big game between the Old Lady and the Rossoneri.

Giovanni Ayroldi will be at the whistle when champions Inter host Claudio Ranieri’s Sampdoria on Saturday, whilst Fabio Maresca will oversee Lazio’s trip to Fiorentina.

Serie A Week 35 referees

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Tuesday May 4 2021
Superga: Cairo reads the names of the victims

Today is the 72nd anniversary of the Superga tragedy, when probably the greatest Italian team in history – Il Grande Torino – perished in a plane crash.

On this day at 5.03pm in 1949, an accident in the Superga hills took the lives of all 31 passengers on board a plane returning from a friendly game against Benfica in Lisbon.

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Monday May 3 2021
Highlights: Torino 1-0 Parma

Watch Torino full-back Mergim Vojvoda score the decisive goal to send Parma down to Serie B on Monday night.

Read the full match report HERE.

The Granata secured three vital points in the fight for safety, but the Gialloblu have officially been relegated with the defeat at the Grande Torino.

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Monday May 3 2021
Nicola: 'Well-deserved win'

Torino coach Davide Nicola felt the Granata picked up a ‘well-deserved win’, when they sent Parma down on Monday night.

Mergim Vojvoda scored the only game to secure three points in a 1-0 win over the Crociati and Nicola felt his men followed the plan precisely.

“We had prepared for a game against a team that use physicality and width as their best weapons, with [Andreas] Cornelius and Gervinho, as well as [Juraj] Kucka’s tactical abilities,” Nicola said.

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Monday May 3 2021
Tor 1-0 Par: Vojvoda sends Parma to Serie B

Parma are officially relegated from Serie A, as Mergim Vojvoda’s goal secured a crucial 1-0 win for Torino when the two sides clashed on Monday night.

Read the full match report HERE.

Parma were playing for their Serie A status and started the match with determination and desire to do well.

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Monday May 3 2021
D'Aversa: 'Parma don't deserve Serie B'

Roberto D’Aversa says Parma ‘lacked charisma and determination’ this term but believes the Ducali will bounce back and predicts ‘a bright future’.

The Crociati were officially relegated as Mergim Vojvoda scored the only goal in the game to help Torino secure three vital points in the relegation battle.

D’Aversa, who was re-appointed as Fabio Liverani’s replacement in January, felt the 1-0 defeat to Torino ‘reflects’ the whole season.

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Monday May 3 2021
Vagnati: 'Torino determine our own destiny'

Sporting director Davide Vagnati said Torino ‘determine our own destiny’ and wants to see ‘great desire and determination’ from the Granata.

Ahead of tonight’s match between Torino and Parma, where the Granata can climb further away from the relegation zone with a win, Vagnati spoke to Sky Sport Italia about the battle to stay up.

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Monday May 3 2021
Carli: 'It's not bad luck for Parma'

Parma sporting director Marcello Carli said the Gialloblu must ‘take responsibility for a disastrous year’ and stressed they can’t blame bad luck in 2020-21.

The Gialloblu will be relegated in case of a defeat to Torino tonight and Carli said the club have to take their time when they analyse a difficult season.

“Analysing this year needs time,” he told Sky Sport Italia. “We must take responsibility for a disastrous year for a group that had to do differently.

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Monday May 3 2021
Line-ups: Torino vs. Parma

Torino must cope without Simone Verdi and Rolando Mandragora, whilst Parma have Juraj Kucka back in action tonight.

The Granata and the Crociati conclude Serie A Week 34 at 19.45 UK time, when the Gialloblu are in desperate need for points at the Stadio Grande Torino.

After the draw with Bologna and a defeat to Napoli, Davide Nicola’s men look to get back on track with a win.

But Toro will be without Verdi and Mandragora, who are both suspended for the match against 19th-placed Parma.

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