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Saturday November 30 2019
Allan has two fractured ribs

Allan is out of the Napoli squad to face Bologna, as he fractured two ribs during the Champions League draw with Liverpool.

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The Brazilian midfielder was one of the hardest hit by fines from the club for refusing to go back into a training retreat earlier this month.

A statement by Napoli today confirmed Allan will not be in the squad because he has fractured two ribs.

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Friday November 29 2019
Liverani braced for Viola backlash

Lecce coach Fabio Liverani says is braced for a Fiorentina backlash tomorrow after consecutive defeats for the Viola.

Fiorentina lost to Verona and Cagliari in their last two Serie A games, so Liverani is expecting to face a team who are “angry”, looking to atone for their poor form.

“Tomorrow we will meet an angry team, who have suffered consecutive defeats, and they will want to improve in front of their own fans,” he said at a press conference.

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Friday November 29 2019
Fiorentina lose Chiesa for Lecce

Federico Chiesa has been left out of the Fiorentina squad to face Lecce in Serie A tomorrow night.

Chiesa has been at the centre of intense speculation this week regarding his future at the Tuscan club, amidst speculation he had handed in a transfer request.

However, the winger missed Fiorentina’s 1-0 defeat to Verona last weekend with a thigh injury and the Viola confirmed he was still on the road to recovery.

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Friday November 29 2019
Alex Sandro back for Juve

Juventus left-back Alex Sandro has returned to training after an injury layoff, but Adrien Rabiot is still struggling.

The Brazilian has been out of action for several weeks since pulling up with a muscle injury sustained while on international duty.

However, Juventus reported today that he had resumed full training and is therefore available for selection against Sassuolo in Serie A tomorrow.

Rabiot, on the other hand, won’t recover in time as he is still carrying a thigh problem.

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Friday November 29 2019
Gasp: 'Derby match a one-off'

Atalanta boss Gian Piero Gasperini has stressed that “League placing doesn’t matter”  in derbies ahead of taking on local rivals Brescia.

Tomorrow marks the first time Atalanta and Brescia face off in Serie A since 2004.

La Dea are coming off their first-ever victory in the Champions League and sit sixth in the Serie A table, whereas the visitors are rock bottom and have had to deal with issues off the field.

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Friday November 29 2019
Serie A clubs sign racism letter

All 20 Serie A clubs have signed a letter promising to tackle racism following a season of escalating incidents that have brought worldwide condemnation.

Italian football has been notoriously slow to tackle the issue of racism, with Romelu Lukaku, Mario Balotelli and Dalbert all subjected to racist abuse this season.

This follows on from the previous campaign, when Blaise Matuidi, Moise Kean and Kalidou Koulibaly were all targeted for their skin colour.

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Friday November 29 2019
Nainggolan is November's best

Cagliari midfielder Radja Nainggolan has been named Serie A’s Player of the Month for November.

Nainggolan said earlier this week that he wanted to prove Inter wrong, given he is only on loan from the Nerazzurri, and he has now been confirmed as MVP for November.

“Radja Nainggolan is one of the best midfielders in our League,” said Serie A CEO Luigi De Siervo.

“He has regained his best form at Cagliari, the club that brought him to Serie A.

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Friday November 29 2019
Montella clarifies Chiesa comments

Fiorentina coach Vincenzo Montella has insisted that he did not criticise Federico Chiesa when he said the winger was out of shape physically and mentally.

Chiesa has been absent from training this week and speculation is rife that the winger is not entirely happy with the situation at Fiorentina, with his father and ex-Italy striker Enrico meeting the club.

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Friday November 29 2019
Grosso 'tired' of Balotelli talk

Brescia coach Fabio Grosso says he is tired of talking about Mario Balotelli, preferring to focus on the derby with Atalanta which “prepares for itself.”

Balotelli has returned to the squad for Brescia’s clash with Atalanta tomorrow, and Grosso is backing the striker to put in a positive performance against La Dea.

“I don’t want to always have to talk about him,” said the former Italy left-back at a press conference.

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Friday November 29 2019
Zlatan: 'Milan my second home'

Zlatan Ibrahimovic confirms Milan is “my second home” but calls Bologna boss Sinisa Mihajlovic “a unique person” and claims he could play “until I’m 50”.

Milan and Bologna have both targeted the Swedish superstar ever since he announced he would be leaving LA Galaxy in December.

The Rossoneri have already offered him an 18-month contract, and they will be happy to hear about his connection to the fashion capital.

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