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Saturday February 16 2019
Serie B: Benevento close on leaders

Benevento squeezed past Cittadella to close on leaders Brescia, who snatched a point at Palermo last night, while Perugia left it late.

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Ascoli 2-4 Salernitana

Ninkovic 3 (A), Calaiò 13 (S), Casasola 18 (S), Jallow 40, 96 (S), Padella 48 (A)

Sent off: Ganz 80 (A)

Benevento 1-0 Cittadella

Coda 40 (B)

Carpi 0-1 Perugia

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Friday February 8 2019
Serie B: Benevento gifted victory

A bizarre own goal from Salernitana ‘keeper Alessandro Micai gifted Benevento the victory this evening.

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Micai flapped wildly at Roberto Insigne’s cross from the right, effectively punching the ball backwards into his own net.

It proved the only goal of the game and temporarily put Benevento in third place.

Salernitana 0-1 Benevento

Micai og 41 (B)

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Wednesday January 30 2019
Official: Caldirola joins Benevento

Serie B side Benevento have signed Werder Bremen defender Luca Caldirola on a permanent basis.

The centre-back turns 28 on Friday and has been in Germany since leaving Inter in 2013.

Benevento confirmed the move today after his 80 appearances in the Bundesliga, but he has not played at all so far this season.

The globetrotting Italian also played for Vitesse, Brescia, Cesena and SV Damstadt in his career.

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Tuesday January 15 2019
Sassuolo pick up Lucioni

Sassuolo have agreed terms for Lecce centre-back Fabio Lucioni, claim Sky Sport Italia.

The 31-year-old defender spent the last four years at Benevento and joined Lecce as a free agent over the summer.

Lucioni has scored one goal and provided one assist in nine Serie B appearances this season.

It's believed this will be a loan with obligation to buy at the end of the campaign for €1.5m plus bonuses.

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Sunday January 13 2019
Spalletti saw right attitude

Luciano Spalletti complimented both Inter and Benevento for their performances and attitudes in the Coppa Italia Round of 16.

It seemed to be plain sailing after going 2-0 up within six minutes, but Serie B outfit Benevento managed to score twice and create several more chances in an eventual 6-2 result.

“I told (Benevento Coach Cristian) Bucchi after the final whistle that he ought to be proud of that performance,” Spalletti said on Inter TV.

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Sunday January 13 2019
Bucchi: 'Benevento had same chances'

Cristian Bucchi can’t believe Benevento lost 6-2 to Inter in the Coppa Italia. “We had the same number of scoring opportunities.”

Lautaro Martinez and Antonio Candreva bagged braces, but while Daniele Padelli made several saves, practically all the Nerazzurri attempts found the back of the net.

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Sunday January 13 2019
Coppa: Inter put six past Benevento

Lautaro Martinez and Antonio Candreva bagged braces as Inter beat Benevento 6-2 to set up a Coppa Italia quarter-final with Lazio.

Andrea Ranocchia and Daniele Padelli got their first games of the season, while Lautaro Martinez was tested alongside Mauro Icardi. Benevento play in Serie B and this was their maiden Coppa Italia Round of 16 tie, but couldn’t bring their fans to enjoy the San Siro atmosphere, as the game was played behind closed doors due to persistent racist chanting from Inter supporters.

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Sunday January 13 2019
Perisic: 'Must be at 100 per cent'

Ivan Perisic warned Inter “know from past experiences that if you are not 100 per cent focused, you can lose” to Benevento.

The Coppa Italia Round of 16 tie kicks off at 17.00 GMT with the winners going on to face Lazio.

“All games are important. We know from past experiences that if you are not 100 per cent focused, you can lose a Coppa Italia fixture like this,” the Croatia international told Rai Sport and Inter TV.

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Sunday January 13 2019
Coppa line-ups: Inter-Benevento

Inter start Ivan Perisic, Mauro Icardi and Lautaro Martinez together as they host minnows Benevento in the Coppa Italia Round of 16.

It kicks off at 17.00 GMT at San Siro and the winners go on to face Lazio in the quarter-final later this month.

The game will be played behind closed doors as punishment for Inter ultras repeatedly aiming racist chants at opposition players.

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Saturday January 12 2019
Bucchi: 'Historic Benevento moment'

Benevento Coach Cristian Bucchi wants to relish “an historic occasion” in their first ever Coppa Italia Round of 16 tie against Inter.

It kicks off at San Siro on Sunday at 17.00 GMT, the winners go on to face Lazio in the quarter-final.

“This is an historic occasion for Benevento, one we earned and deserved, so I told the lads to relish every moment,” said the Coach of this Serie B side.

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