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Tuesday January 14 2020
Escalante in Italy to sign with Lazio

Gonzalo Escalante allegedly arrived in Rome yesterday to sign a contract with Lazio and will arrive at the Olimpico this summer.

Alfredo Pedulla reports that the Eibar captain has travelled to the Italian capital to put his pen to the paper and move on a free transfer to the Biancoceleste on July 1, 2020.

The SportItalia journalist revealed that the Argentine with an Italian passport has come to an agreement with Lazio, as previously reported.

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Saturday December 28 2019
Catania on verge of bankruptcy

Serie C side Catania are on the verge of bankruptcy after telling their top 10 stars to find another club over the Christmas holidays.

They are currently seventh in the Lega Pro Girone C table, but might not be able to reach the end of this season.

Over Christmas, the 10 top-earning players in the squad were reportedly sent a letter warning the money had run out and they needed to find themselves another club.

They’d even be released from their contracts as free agents to avoid paying the outstanding wages.

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NEWS
Thursday November 28 2019
Catania CEO not pressing charges

Catania CEO Pietro Lo Monaco said he was “hurt inside” at being attacked by masked Ultras, but “won’t press charges,” as he hopes it can help "real fans" turn on thugs.

The Serie C side initially threatened to abandon a Coppa Italia match Potenza, which later was played and won by Catania, and now the 65-year-old director spoke about the shock incident on the ferry when he was travelling to meet with the squad at their hotel.

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NEWS
Wednesday November 27 2019
Catania CEO attacked by ultras

Serie C side Catania have abandoned a Coppa Italia match against Potenza after their CEO Pietro Lo Monaco was physically attacked by ultras.

The 65-year-old director, who has been at the club for many years, was on a ferry with the chief medic on his way to meet with the squad in their Villa San Giovanni hotel.

He was surrounded by 10 masked ultras who punched Lo Monaco in the face, leaving him with injuries and smashing his glasses.

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NEWS
Friday August 9 2019
Friendly: Cagliari squeeze Catania draw

Cagliari scraped a late 1-1 draw with Serie C side Catania in this evening’s friendly thanks to Joao Pedro.

Radja Nainggolan was again in the starting XI, used in a trequartista role behind Alberto Cerri and Kwang-Song Han.

After an early save on Cerri, Catania took the surprise lead when Davis Curiale intercepted Fabio Pisacane’s back-pass and waltzed round goalkeeper Rafael.

Jacopo Dall’Oglio almost doubled their lead, denied by Rafael, while Han’s header skimmed the upright from a Fabrizio Cacciatore cross.

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BLOG ITALIA
Monday May 13 2019
Papu found all he wanted with Atalanta

Papu Gomez rejected big clubs because he wanted to be a protagonist, but Jay Cassano outlines how he combined ambition and affection at Atalanta.

When, in 2014, Atalanta signed 26-year old Alejandro ‘Papu’ Gomez for €8m from little-known Metalist Kharkiv, there were no front-page headlines. There were no pundits debating for days on end the merits of the signing. And the club from Bergamo had no idea they had just brought a future club icon to town.

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Sunday April 14 2019
Mihajlovic: 'I do Montella's work!'

Bologna Coach Sinisa Mihajlovic jokingly claimed he would for once like to succeed Vincenzo Montella. “I generally leave him with half his work already done!”

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Montella spent the years between 2012-15 in Florence and recently returned to replace Stefano Pioli, who was sacked earlier in the week.

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NEWS
Wednesday December 5 2018
Coppa: Locatelli sends Sassuolo through

Manuel Locatelli’s late winner sent Sassuolo through to the Last 16 of the Coppa Italia, where they’ll face Napoli.

The Neroverdi faced Catania at the Mapei Stadium this evening, with Roberto De Zerbi naming a much changed side for the fixture.

Alessandro Matri put the Emilians ahead after 14 minutes, but Fran Brodic equalised just before half-time.

De Zerbi sent on Pol Lirola and Federico Di Francesco, and with 10 minutes of normal time remaining his side grabbed the winner.

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NEWS
Saturday October 27 2018
Serie B appeal suspends expansion

Another twist in the seemingly endless Serie B saga, as an appeal has been accepted to suspend the order of a return to 22 teams.

When Cesena, Bari and Avellino went bankrupt over the summer, rather than replace them with other clubs, it was decided to simply reduce Serie B from 22 sides to 19.

Ever since then, several other teams who could’ve been promoted instead (Novara, Ternana, Virtus Entella, Catania, Robur Siena) have been waging a legal battle to have the division expanded back to 22.

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NEWS
Monday October 1 2018
Serie B goes ahead with 19 teams

The FIGC has confirmed that Serie B will go ahead with 19 teams after throwing out five appeals.

Ternana, Pro Vercelli, Siena, Catania and Novara all felt they had cases to bump Serie B back up to 22 teams, but ANSA reports the FIGC rejected their appeals on Monday morning.

The agency adds the decision by the federation’s Federal National Court also acts as confirmation that the League will be contested by 19 sides.

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