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Friday September 18 2020
Spadafora: 'Sport reopens for 1000 spectators'

The Minister of Sport Vincenzo Spadafora has confirmed the reopening of sporting events to the public in Italy, with a maximum of 1000 spectators.

Spadafora spoke about the decision from the Technical and Scientific Committee (CTS) to reopen doors for outdoor sporting events.

“In the next few hours this decision will be made official, but I want to thank Minister Speranza for the collaboration and the CTS,” Spadafora said, according to SportItalia journalist Alfredo Pedulla.

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Friday September 18 2020
Serie A Week 1 referees

AIA has announced the referees for Serie A Week 1, with Marco Piccinini overseeing Juventus-Sampdoria and Federico La Penna the match official for Milan-Bologna.

The new season is upon us and Serie A has officially announced the referees for the matches on Saturday, Sunday and Monday.

The 36-year-old Piccinini oversees his 22nd Serie A match when Juventus host Sampdoria in their first competitive game with Andrea Pirlo at the helm.

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Friday September 18 2020
Milan ask about Torreira?

Milan have reportedly contacted Arsenal over Lucas Torreira, who has been linked with a return to Serie A.

The former Sampdoria midfielder has been linked with Fiorentina in recent months, but Sky Sport Italia journalist Gianluca Di Marzio reveals Milan are in for the Uruguayan.

The report reveals Milan have asked what it would take to bring the 24-year-old defensive midfielder to San Siro.

Arsenal signed the Uruguay international from Sampdoria for €28.65m in July 2018 and Torreira has played 89 competitive games since his move to London.

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Friday September 18 2020
Commisso: 'I want to keep Milenkovic'

Fiorentina patron Rocco Commisso has not talked to Nikola Milenkovic about a potential move to Milan. ‘I want to keep him’.

The Viola patron has returned to Florence to take care of business and one of the rumours of the transfer market this summer, has included Milan and Milenkovic.

Reports in Italy have claimed agent Fali Ramadani works hard to bridge the gap between Milan and Fiorentina, who have reportedly set a €40m price tag for the centre-back.

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Thursday September 17 2020
Pioli: 'Milan controlled the match'

Stefano Pioli saw Milan ‘play to win and control the match’ against Shamrock Rovers in their first competitive game of the 2020-21 season.

Hakan Calhanoglu scored one goal and created another for Zlatan Ibrahimovic in Dublin, setting up the next Europa League preliminary round tie against Norwegians Bodo/Glimt.

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Thursday September 17 2020
EL: Calhanoglu inspires Milan in Dublin

Milan beat Shamrock Rovers 2-0 in the Europa League preliminary round, as Hakan Calhanoglu scored one, assisted Zlatan Ibrahimovic and hit the crossbar to set up a meeting with Bodo/Glimt.

The Rossoneri season began in Dublin against the current Irish Premier League leaders, with the winners going on to face Norwegians Bodo/Glimt in the next round on September 24.

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Thursday September 17 2020
Line-ups: Shamrock Rovers v Milan

Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Hakan Calhanoglu lead the way in Milan’s Europa League preliminary round tie with Irish team Shamrock Rovers.

It kicks off at 19.00 UK time (18.00 GMT) and is a one-off knockout round game at the Tallaght Stadium in Dublin.

This will be decided this evening, as if they are level after 90 minutes, it’ll go to extra time and maybe even penalties.

The winners go on to face either Bodo-Glimt or Zalgiris Vilnius in the next round on September 24.

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Thursday September 17 2020
Gravina wants to freshen up Serie A

The FIGC President Gabriele Gravina has proposed a new format for Serie A, with ‘three phases and a Final Eight for the Scudetto’.

Gravina insists the interest fades with the current format and admitted he works to change the championship and keep it ‘fascinating every week’.

“I’m working on a three-phase championship, with a Final Eight for the Scudetto,” Gravina told Il Corriere dello Sport.

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Wednesday September 16 2020
Castillejo: 'We knew Zlatan would stay'

Milan winger Samu Castillejo has revealed the team ‘were sure’ Zlatan Ibrahimovic would renew with the Diavolo. ‘We had no doubts he would return’.

The Swede returned to San Siro in January and helped Stefano Pioli’s men turn the season around to claim sixth in Serie A 2019-20.

But the 38-year-old took his time discussing the new deal with the Diavolo and eventually signed a one-year deal worth €7m.

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Wednesday September 16 2020
Eriksson: 'Kulusevski just what Sweden need'

Former Roma, Lazio and Sampdoria coach Sven-Goran Eriksson has claimed Juventus winger Dejan Kulusevski could help fill the void left by Milan forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic in Sweden.

Kulusevski signed with Juventus from Atalanta in January but returned to complete the season on loan at Parma, before joining his new side ahead of 2020-21.

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