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Thursday April 15 2021
Serie A Week 31 referees

The AIA has announced the referees for Serie A Week 31, with Daniele Orsato given Atalanta-Juventus and Daniele Doveri overseeing Napoli-Inter.

Fabio Maresca, who was at the whistle when Milan won 3-1 against Parma will not be stopped and continues as fourth official in the match with Sassuolo and Fiorentina.

Gianpaolo Calvarese will oversee Milan-Genoa on Sunday, ahead of Atalanta-Juventus and Napoli-Inter on a super Sunday.

Serie A Week 31 referees

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Thursday April 15 2021
Serie A clubs ask for Dal Pino's resignation

Il Sole 24 Ore reports a formal request from seven Serie A clubs asks for the resignation of the Lega President Paolo Dal Pino.

Seven Serie A clubs – including Juventus, Inter Napoli and Lazio – have formalized ‘an act of no confidence’ in the Lega Serie A President.

The report reveals the clubs have sent a letter requesting the resignation and a second letter hypothesises a complaint for mismanagement in the negotiations with private equity funds for the media company and the issue of TV rights.

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Thursday April 15 2021
Llorente knew Conte 'would end Juve's domination'

Udinese forward Fernando Llorente said he expected Inter coach Antonio Conte to ‘end the domination of my Juventus’.

The former Juventus striker was part of an attack with Carlos Tevez at the Allianz Stadium and helped the Old Lady score 102 points in Serie A.

To reach that amount, reports in Italy suggested Juventus snubbed the Europa League, but Llorente claims they wanted to go all the way in the cup.

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Wednesday April 14 2021
Udinese reveal Napoli's transfer enquiry for De Paul

Udinese vice president Stefano Campoccia reveals Napoli have made a transfer enquiry for Rodrigo De Paul.

The Argentine playmaker is one of Serie A's hottest commodities, but Udinese won't let him leave for less than €40m.

Liverpool, Leeds, Atletico Madrid, Inter and Juventus have been linked with securing the player's services, but Napoli have also emerged as credible contenders to land the 26-year-old.

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Monday April 12 2021
Milan fourth youngest squad in Europe's top five Leagues

The CIES Football Observatory revealed Hellas Verona are the Serie A team with most minutes played by under-21s and Milan have the fourth lowest average age in the top five Leagues.

The research group within the International Centre for Sports Studies has examined the league minutes for footballers who have not yet turned 21 this season and Ivan Juric’s Hellas Verona are the leading side from Italy.

In the top five European Leagues, the highest figures were at Bundesliga side Borussia Dortmund, with three Ligue 1 sides following the BVB.

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Sunday April 11 2021
Official: Di Natale appointed Carrarese coach

Carrarese announce they have appointed former Udinese striker Antonio Di Natale as their new head coach to replace Silvio Baldini.

Baldini had handed his resignation with the Tuscans sitting 15th in the Serie C table.

"After holding talks with several coaches, Carrarese have opted to choose Antonio Di Natale as their new head coach," the club have announced in an official statement.

"A person of undisputed football fame and undoubted ability and technical skills."

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Sunday April 11 2021
Deulofeu announces knee surgery

Gerard Deulofeu reveals he tore his meniscus and will need surgery, meaning his season with Udinese is practically over.

The Spain international made the statement via social media this evening.

“On the 17th February I’ve torn my internal meniscus during a training session,” wrote the former Watford man.

“We’ve tried everything until today to come back onto the pitch without the need of surgery: from resting without medications to injections to let me play the last few games, etc.

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Saturday April 10 2021
Highlights: Udinese 0-1 Torino

Watch Torino battle their way to a victory in Udine, although the hosts will rue some shocking misses.

The match was ultimately decided by an Andrea Belotti penalty for the clumsy Tolgay Arslan tackle on Il Gallo.

However, Vanja Milinkovic-Savic and Alessandro Buongiorno were very relieved that Nahuel Molina didn’t make the most of their howlers.

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Saturday April 10 2021
Nicola: 'Not easy to neutralise De Paul'

Davide Nicola praises Torino after their 1-0 victory away to Udinese and assures ‘it’s not easy to neutralise someone like Rodrigo De Paul.’

Andrea Belotti converted the decisive penalty and Vanja Milinkovic-Savic made several saves, filling in for Salvatore Sirigu during his COVID lay-off.

The result put Toro five points clear of the relegation zone, but Nicola isn’t getting ahead of himself.

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Saturday April 10 2021
Gotti slams Udinese finishing

Luca Gotti can’t believe Udinese lost 1-0 to Torino after missing several sitters. ‘We can’t even score in front of an open goal.’

The Friulani suffered their third consecutive Serie A defeat and the club is putting the team into a training retreat from Tuesday to prepare for the next match with Crotone.

An Andrea Belotti penalty proved the difference this evening, although Gotti was irritated by his men wasting so many opportunities.

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