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Sunday November 22 2020
Official: Longo joins Hellas Verona

Two months after the Amadou Diawara case in Hellas Verona-Roma, Pantaleo Longo has officially joined Hellas as their new head of operations.

Longo resigned from Roma after the first official Serie A game of the season which saw the Gialloblu win 3-0 by default as Amadou Diawara was irregularly registered in the U-22 list of players despite turning 23 in July.

The game finished with a goalless stalemate, but Roma were handed a defeat by default.

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Sunday November 22 2020
Serie A Super Sunday: predicted line-ups

The Artemio Franchi clash between Fiorentina and Benevento is the first Sunday game of Serie A MD8. Cesare Prandelli makes is second debut on La Viola’s bench and will start Dusan Vlahovic as a sole striker with Franck Ribery behind him.

Antonio Conte’s Inter play at 2pm GMT at home against Torino with Romelu Lukaku who makes his return in the starting XI. The Nerazzurri have three players out of action due to Covid, Torino have four.

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Saturday November 21 2020
Masterless Serie A

Serie A resumes this weekend with Milan on top of the table but Giancarlo Rinaldi argues the league has not found a master yet.

There has been something seismic going on in Italy of late. After a Juventus Scudetto monopoly which has lasted longer than many marriages, we suddenly do not appear to have a single dominant side in the division. That might be the source of regret to a few Bianconeri but, for fans of other sides and most neutral observers, it has felt as refreshing as opening a window in an attic full of decade-old cobwebs.

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Saturday November 21 2020
Official: Pazzini retires

Former Italy striker Giampaolo Pazzini has announced his retirement from football.

The 36-year-old played for Atalanta, Fiorentina, Sampdoria, Inter, Milan, Verona and Levante and was the first ever player to score in the new Wembley stadium with Italy U21 team in 2007.

Pazzini announced his retirement on Instagram.

"Ciao CALCIO," he wrote.

"It’s been over 30 years since we met... I was a child the first time I held a ball in my hands and since then you have become to me like an inseparable friend.

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Friday November 20 2020
Juric: 'Sassuolo play with confidence'

Hellas Verona coach Ivan Juric has confirmed he must cope without Davide Faraoni on Saturday and expects to face ‘a confident’ Sassuolo.

The Neroverdi are flying high in Serie A, sitting second after seven games, and Juric praised the opponents ahead of the match at the Bentegodi.

“They have reached a certain level after pursuing the same style of play for years,” Juric said at a press conference.

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Wednesday November 18 2020
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.

The Bianconeri face Eusebio Di Francesco’s side on Saturday evening. Maurizio Mariani will be the VAR referee at the Allianz Stadium.

Inter play on Sunday at 2pm UK time with Federico La Penna who will oversee the game and Rosario Abisso as the VAR referee.

Paolo Valeri will referee the Sunday evening big match Napoli-Milan.

Serie A Week 5 referees

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Wednesday November 18 2020
Verona: Lazovic positive for COVID

Hellas Verona have confirmed Darko Lazovic has tested positive for coronavirus during international duty with Serbia.

The club announced the Serbian underwent the swab test during the retreat with his national team and the results came back positive for COVID-19.

Serbia face Russia tonight and Lazovic has been isolated and will therefore not be able to play in the UEFA Nations League match.

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Monday November 16 2020
Silvestri: 'No Leeds regrets'

Verona goalkeeper Marco Silvestri has no regrets about his spell at Leeds and reveals a secret behind Ibrahimovic’s missed penalty against Hellas.

The Swede failed to convert a penalty against Verona before the break with Silvestri who teased him saying:  ‘You missed the last one, right?’.

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Saturday November 14 2020
Sprained ankle for Cetin

Hellas Verona defender Mert Cetin has pulled out of the Turkey squad after spraining his ankle on international duty.

The centre-back has been released for a return to Italy, where he will undergo further tests.

Cetin has barely featured for Verona since his move from Roma, as he also had a muscular injury in October.

The 23-year-old has two senior caps for Turkey and played half of Wednesday’s 3-3 friendly draw against Croatia.

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Wednesday November 11 2020
Milan challenge Inter and Juve for Lovato

Milan, Juventus and Inter are reportedly interested in Verona’s centre-back Matteo Lovato but the Rossoneri have three more transfer targets they want to sign in January.

Lovato, a product of Verona’s academy, made his Serie A debut last season and has seven appearances with the Gialloblu in the current campaign.

According to Il Corriere di Torino, both Juventus and Inter have set sights on the promising defender who is being linked with Milan by La Gazzetta dello Sport.

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