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Tuesday December 10 2019
Coppa Italia schedule confirmed

The dates and kick-off times of the Coppa Italia Round of 16 have been confirmed, including Inter-Cagliari on January 14 and Fiorentina-Atalanta on January 15.

The schedule for the fixtures was drawn up today and these are all one-off knock-out games, so will be decided after 90 minutes, or extra time, or even penalties.

The opener is Torino v Genoa on Thursday January 9.

The other games are all a week later, ranging from Tuesday 14 to Wednesday 15 and Parma-Roma on Thursday January 16.

Coppa Italia Round of 16

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Tuesday December 10 2019
SPAL: Semplici stays put

Leonardo Semplici is set to stay on as SPAL coach, but the team have been placed in a punitive training retreat until the match against Roma.

Semplici’s future looked uncertain after a poor run of form, amidst speculation SPAL had lined up Gianni De Biasi as his possible successor.

However, the latest is that President Walter Mattioli has decided to put the squad ‘in ritiro’ ahead of the match at the Olimpico this weekend.

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Saturday December 7 2019
Maran: 'Cagliari enthusiasm building'

Cagliari coach Rolando Maran intends to ride the wave of “enthusiasm” to capture fourth place, even if Sassuolo “have enormous potential.”

It kicks off on Sunday at 14.00 GMT, click here for a match preview.

The Sardinians have the opportunity to go clear in fourth place, as Roma were held to a 0-0 draw by Inter last night.

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Saturday December 7 2019
Bologna: 'We can beat Milan'

Sinisa Mihajlovic will be back on the Bologna bench to face his old club Milan tomorrow, as his staff assure they “can win this.”

It kicks off on Sunday at 19.45 GMT, click here for a match preview.

Mihajlovic has been working with the squad in training after his bone marrow transplant, but was not at the Stadio San Paolo for last week’s 2-1 win at Napoli.

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Friday December 6 2019
Gotti: 'Udinese finally a team'

Caretaker manager Luca Gotti was pleased to finally see Udinese "play as a team" this week and hopes they can take that approach against Napoli.

It kicks off on Saturday at 17.00 GMT, click here for a match preview.

Napoli travel to the Dacia Arena with only one win in their last seven games, but Gotti is taking nothing for granted.

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Friday December 6 2019
Coppa Italia Round of 16 draw

The Coppa Itallia Round of 16 draw was made today, as Napoli, Lazio, Inter, Fiorentina, Milan, Torino, Parma and Juventus are the hosts.

This is still a one-off match, to be decided after 90 minutes, extra time or penalties, so home advantage could be key.

That is why the order of the teams was decided in this afternoon's Lega Serie A draw.

Napoli will play Massimo Oddo’s Perugia at the Stadio San Paolo, whilst Lazio will host Cremonese at the Stadio Olimpico.

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Friday December 6 2019
Linetty 'proud' of Samp armband

Karol Linetty says he was “honoured” to captain Sampdoria during their cup tie with Cagliari - his first 90 minutes since September.

Samp suffered elimination from the Coppa Italia last night, going down 2-1 to Cagliari, but the match marked a special occasion for Linetty.

“It was an honour to wear the captain’s armband for the first time,” he said after the game. “This was my first whole game after over two months out.

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Friday December 6 2019
Ranieri: 'Expected worse than 1-2'

Sampdoria coach Claudio Ranieri admitted he was “expecting worse” after a 2-1 defeat to Cagliari in Coppa Italia on Thursday.

A much-changed Samp side were eliminated from the competition, just three days after they lost 4-3 to a Cagliari comeback, but Ranieri was encouraged by what he saw from his fringe players.

“I was expecting a worse game from my team, I have to be honest,” he said after the match.

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Friday December 6 2019
Maran: 'A fair reward'

Rolando Maran believes Cagliari “showed our true identity once more” during their 2-1 win against Sampdoria in the Coppa Italia last night.

Cagliari will now face Inter in the last 16 next month, and Maran says it was a “fair reward” for his players and their commitment to approaching every game in the same way.

“The most important thing was to go through,” he said after the tie. “We showed our true identity once more.

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Thursday December 5 2019
Coppa: Cagliari beat Samp again

Cagliari beat Sampdoria for the second time in three days, albeit only 2-1, to set up a Coppa Italia Round of 16 clash with Inter.

Alberto Cerri had come off the bench to score the winner in a 4-3 thriller against Samp in Serie A on Monday evening, but these two teams met again just three days later.

Cagliari resumed from exactly where they left off, a Cerri header from close range in off the underside of the crossbar after just seven minutes.

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