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Thursday May 21 2020
Maxi Lopez targets Serie A with Crotone

Argentine centre-forward Maxi Lopez expects Crotone to ‘achieve big things’ and vows to help them back to Serie A after one season in Calabria.

Second-placed Crotone trailed league leaders Benevento by 20 points before the forced break but the season has been ‘positive’ according to the former Torino man, who recently returned to Italy after a stint in Brazil.

The 36-year-old, who because of injuries has been limited to eight matches in Serie B this term, was happy to be back on the training pitch and hopes to avoid further setbacks.

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Friday May 1 2020
Lopez: 'Lotito runs Italian football!'

Crotone say they are considering ‘disciplinary action’ against Maxi Lopez after the striker suggested Lazio President Claudio Lotito ran Italian football.

Speaking to TyC Sports in his native Argentina last night, Lopez claimed ‘World War would break out’ if Serie A stopped and the Scudetto was awarded to Juventus.

More controversially, however, he described Lotito as ‘President of the FIGC’. 

“If Italy does what the French did, a World War would break out,” he told the sports broadcaster.

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Thursday April 16 2020
Maxi Lopez: 'Lo Monaco threatened to puncture my tyres'

Crotone forward Maxi Lopez reveals Catania chief Pietro Lo Monaco wanted to ‘puncture the tyres’ of his Ferrari and admits he ‘never had time to belong’ anywhere, having played for 13 different clubs in 19 years.

The Argentine has scored once in eight games for Serie B side Crotone this term, on a deal set to expire in June 2020, but when the 36-year-old is looking back at his career, he points out that he has not been able to leave Italy.

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Tuesday April 7 2020
Frosinone: 'We'll sue for promotion'

Frosinone President Maurizio Stirpe threatens he is “already preparing legal action” if the Serie B season terminates early without their promotion.

With the coronavirus pandemic causing a lockdown of all football in Europe, contingency plans are being worked out for how to resolve the issue of promotion and relegation if the calendar cannot be completed.

In Serie B, the top two are automatically promoted, while the third goes through a play-off system.

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Saturday March 7 2020
Serie B: Pordenone and Crotone climb

Pordenone won the head-to-head for promotion places away to Cittadella, but Empoli and especially Frosinone hit the skids, while Crotone stunned Venezia to go second.

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As with all sporting events in Italy until April 3, these matches were played behind closed doors.

Cittadella 0-2 Pordenone

Barison 17 (P), Ciurria pen 78 (P)

Sent off: Branca 81 (C)

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Thursday January 23 2020
Nocerino retires to become a coach

Antonio Nocerino has decided to retire as a player to become a coach and the 34-year-old after being without a club since his spell at Benevento.

The former Juventus, Genoa, Crotone, Palermo, Milan, Torino and Parma player leaves football after 247 games in Serie A, scoring 21 times and making 15 assists.

He was capped 15 times for Italy and has left a message on Instagram to bid farewell to his “only friend”.

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Saturday October 26 2019
Serie B: Benevento crumble, Crotone go top

Leaders Benevento were crushed 4-0 at Pescara and caught by Crotone, but Pordenone, Chievo, Salernitana and Empoli also failed to win.

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Ascoli 2-1 Entella

Ninkovic 5 (A), Pucino og 13 (E), Ardemagni 31 (A)

Sent off: Da Cruz 79 (A), Chiosa 93 (E)

Cosenza 1-1 Chievo

Esposito 8 (Ch), Bruccini 37 (Co)

Crotone 3-2 Venezia

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Friday August 23 2019
Serie B: Crotone sign Maxi Lopez

Former Milan, Sampdoria and Torino striker Maxi Lopez has returned to Italy with Serie B side Crotone.

Lopez has signed a one-year contract with Crotone and joins on a free transfer after he left Brazilian outfit Vasco da Gama in May.

The 35-year-old has scored 62 goals in Italian football for Milan, Samp and Toro, as well as Catania, Chievo and Udinese.

However, his later career has been overshadowed by an off-field feud with Mauro Icardi after the Inter hitman went on to have a relationship with his former wife Wanda Nara.

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Thursday August 22 2019
Maxi Lopez and Denis back to Italy?

Maxi Lopez and German Denis are reportedly returning to Italy for Crotone and Reggina respectively.

The two Argentine strikers are familiar faces to Serie A viewers, with spells at Catania, Napoli, Sampdoria, Milan and Atalanta.

According to Sky Sport Italia, Sportitalia and more, Maxi Lopez has agreed a move to Serie B outfit Crotone as a free agent.

The 35-year-old centre-forward is perhaps even more famous for being the former husband of Mauro Icardi’s wife/agent Wanda Nara.

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Sunday August 18 2019
Coppa: Samp comeback in Crotone

Sampdoria completed the comeback from an early goal to win 3-1 away to Crotone, with new buy Gonzalo Maroni immediately on target.

The Blucerchiati will face Cagliari in the Fourth Round of the Coppa Italia in December.

It was Crotone who took the surprise lead just eight minutes in when a long ball over the top allowed Salvatore Molina to spring the offside trap, chest it down and beat Emil Audero.

Fabio Quagliarella’s acrobatic attempt whistled wide, as did an Ahmad Benali free header from Molina’s cross.

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