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Wednesday January 17 2018
Official: Benali joins Crotone

Ahmad Benali has completed his transfer from Pescara to Crotone. “I can’t wait to get on the field with the Crotone jersey!”

The England-born midfielder put pen to paper on the contract this afternoon.

It’s a loan move with option to buy for a reported total €2m.

“I am fired up for this new challenge, thank you to Pescara for the two years we have spent together,” wrote Benali on Twitter.

“Now I can’t wait to get on the field with the Crotone jersey!”

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Tuesday January 16 2018
Benali ready for Crotone move

Ahmad Benali is expected to join Crotone on loan from Pescara with option to buy for a total of €2m.

The creative midfielder turns 26 next month and is currently out of action after surgery on a fractured bone in his hand.

Benali was born in England and came up through the Manchester City youth academy.

He has been in Italy since 2012 for Brescia, Palermo and Pescara.

According to Sportitalia, Crotone are close to securing his arrival on loan for €300,000 with option to buy for around €1.7m.

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Saturday January 13 2018
Crotone close on Benali

Crotone are on the verge of securing Pescara attacking midfielder Ahmad Benali.

According to Gazzamercato, the two clubs are very close to finalising a deal in the January transfer window.

Benali turns 26 next month and was born in Manchester, so played for City until moving to Brescia in 2012.

He has since played for Palermo and Pescara, where this season he has contributed five goals and two assists in just 16 competitive games.

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Saturday January 6 2018
Matuidi: 'Racism from Cagliari fans'

Juventus midfielder Blaise Matuidi said he “experienced racism” against Cagliari. “Weak people try to intimidate with hate.”

The Bianconeri earned a 1-0 victory at the Sardegna Arena, but Matuidi seemed very agitated at one point.

He later explained via a Facebook post what had happened.

“Thanks for all your messages.

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Sunday December 17 2017
Serie B: Pescara warn Zeman

Pescara beat Novara today, but President Daniele Sebastiani announced he could fire Coach Zdenek Zeman anyway.

The tactician’s status has been in the balance for several weeks after a series of setbacks, often fumbling strong leads.

Gaston Brugman got the only goal in today’s 1-0 win.

The problems emerged after Zeman’s Press conference yesterday, in which he confessed that he had tried to hand in his resignation in September.

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Saturday December 16 2017
Oddo adjusted to beat Inter

Massimo Oddo described how Udinese adjusted their tactics to end Inter’s unbeaten Serie A record. “We made the most of the counter-attack.”

Kevin Lasagna’s opener was wiped out immediately by Mauro Icardi, before a Rodrigo De Paul penalty and Antonin Barak tap-in secured the 3-1 result at San Siro.

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Sunday December 10 2017
Oddo critical despite win

Massimo Oddo was critical of his Udinese team despite this afternoon’s 2-0 win over Benevento.

Goals by Antonin Barak and Kevin Lasagna gave the Bianconeri their second successive victory and third in five matches.

However, their Coach admits there are is still much room for improvement in his side’s play.

“The defensive side of the game should be our starting point and we are glad we didn’t concede,” the former Pescara boss began.

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Friday December 8 2017
Zeman facing Pescara sack

Zdenek Zeman risks being sacked by Pescara, after the Delfini were beaten 4-2 by Cesena this evening.

The Delfini have managed just one win in six games across all competitions, and currently sit 14th in Serie B.

Despite taking a 62nd minute lead at Cesena this evening, then going back in front after Lamin Jallow’s equaliser, a late collapse saw Zeman’s side concede in the 81st, 87th and 95th minutes.

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Saturday December 2 2017
Pescara President: 'I'd slap them'

Pescara President Daniele Sebastiani threatened to “give everyone a slap” if Zdenek Zeman’s team had lost their 3-3 draw with Ternana.

It was another extraordinary match in Serie B this afternoon, as the Delfini were 2-1 up and then losing 3-2 until a last-gasp equaliser from Luca Valzania.

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Saturday December 2 2017
Serie B: Parma go top, Pescara collapse

Parma caught Bari at the top of the table, as Frosinone were pegged back 3-3 by Cesena and Pescara played another six-goal thriller.

Click here for the full Serie B section, including results, fixtures and tables.

Brescia 2-0 Salernitana

Vitale og 50 (B), Caracciolo 80 (B)

Cremonese 1-0 Spezia

Paulinho 87 (C)

Foggia 1-3 Cittadella

Schenetti 29 (C), Agnelli pen 38 (F), Litteri 39 (C), Kouame 61 (C)

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