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Sunday December 8 2019
Stramaccioni leaves Esteghlal

Former Inter coach Andrea Stramaccioni has had his contract with Iranian side Esteghlal FC terminated due to ‘payment irregularities’.

Stramaccioni had been at the club since June this year and had led the side to seventh in the Persian Gulf Pro League this season.

News agency Adnkronos report that the former Udinese boss has had his contract annulled due to repeated missed payments from the Iranian side.

The situation had been dragging on for several weeks and FIFA ruled he could terminate the contract.

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Sunday December 8 2019
Bentancur adds to injury crisis

Juventus have a midfield crisis on their hands, as Maurizio Sarri admits Rodrigo Bentancur could have a serious knee injury.

The Uruguay international limped off during last night’s 3-1 defeat to Lazio and Sarri’s initial comments were not reassuring.

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Saturday December 7 2019
Gotti: 'Udinese had chances to win'

Udinese coach Luca Gotti believes they could’ve earned all three points against Napoli in today’s 1-1 draw. “We didn’t take those chances.”

The Friulani had taken the lead against Carlo Ancelotti’s men with a Kevin Lasagna counter-attack, only to be caught by Piotr Zielinski’s snooker shot.

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Saturday December 7 2019
Liveblog: Serie A Super Saturday

Join us for all the build-up and action as it happens from today’s three Serie A games, as Atalanta host Verona, Napoli visit Udinese and Juventus go head-to-head with third-placed Lazio.

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We begin at 14.00 GMT at the Gewiss Stadium, where Atalanta can leapfrog Roma and challenge Cagliari for the Champions League places.

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Saturday December 7 2019
Zielinski: 'Build on second half'

Piotr Zielinski defended Napoli coach Carlo Ancelotti and urged the team to “build on that second half” after a 1-1 draw with Udinese.

His goal cancelled out a Kevin Lasagna opener at the Dacia Arena.

“We need to build on the second half, which is where we showed that we can play our style of football,” Zielinski told Sky Sport Italia.

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Saturday December 7 2019
Ancelotti shrugs off Gattuso rumours

Carlo Ancelotti tried to think positive after a 1-1 draw with Udinese, but confessed the Napoli squad was “apathetic” and shrugged off Gennaro Gattuso rumours.

The Partenopei are now without a win in nine competitive games, including seven Serie A rounds.

“The second half was a good reaction, above all an improvement in attitude. I guess that’s a positive sign, but the first half was very negative, as we were in a really bad way,” Ancelotti told Sky Sport Italia.

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Saturday December 7 2019
Napoli scrape point in Udine

Napoli extended their Serie A winless streak to seven rounds, as Piotr Zielinski scraped a 1-1 draw at relegation battlers Udinese.

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Saturday December 7 2019
Giuntoli: 'Ancelotti has experience'

Napoli director Cristiano Giuntoli commented on Carlo Ancelotti’s job status. “We believe he has the experience to emerge from this negative period.”

The Partenopei visit Udinese this evening at 17.00 GMT, click here for the line-ups and LIVEBLOG.

“The team is very calm, eager to get back up the table, concentrated and ready to put in a good performance,” the director of sport told Sky Sport Italia.

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Saturday December 7 2019
Mandragora: 'Napoli woes unexpected'

Udinese’s Rolando Mandragora faces home-town club Napoli and “didn’t expect them to be struggling so much this season.”

It kicks off at 17.00 GMT, click here for the line-ups and LIVEBLOG.

“We prepared well for this match and are determined to get a result,” the midfielder told Sky Sport Italia.

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Saturday December 7 2019
Line-ups: Udinese v Napoli

Napoli are under immense pressure to end their negative streak against Udinese, as Kalidou Koulibaly, Dries Mertens, Lorenzo Insigne and Jose Callejon start.

It kicks off at 17.00 GMT at the Dacia Arena.

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