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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.

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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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Wednesday November 29 2017
‘Kownacki could surpass Schick’

Sampdoria boss Marco Giampaolo claims Dawid Kownacki can be “more complete” than Patrik Schick after the striker’s brace in the Coppa Italia.

Kownacki scored twice in Samp’s 4-1 victory over Pescara on Tuesday, which set up a quarter-final with Lazio and brought the young Pole’s tally to five goals in just six games.

“With two goals in the opening 10 minutes, we got going very quickly,” the Coach said after the match.

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Tuesday November 28 2017
Coppa: Kownacki seals Samp rout

Sampdoria swept past Zdenek Zeman’s Pescara with a Dawid Kownacki brace, plus an assist, to set up a Coppa Italia meeting with Fiorentina on December 13.

It had been a rough day for Serie A sides in this tournament, as Cagliari were knocked out by Serie C side Pordenone and SPAL fell to Cittadella.

Samp were determined not to follow the same path and took a 2-0 lead within 10 minutes thanks to 20-year-old Poland international Kownacki.

He scored the first, tapping in from close range, then set up the second for Gaston Ramirez’s header.

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Monday November 27 2017
Linetty and Strinic have thigh injuries

Sampdoria have announced that both Karol Linetty and Ivan Strinic have both suffered thigh injuries.

The Blucerchiati face Pescara tomorrow, but will be without the pair after scans this morning.

“In the morning, Karol Linetty and Ivan Strinic underwent tests that revealed a slight muscle tear in the right thigh of the former and muscular problems in the left thigh of the latter,” a statement from Samp confirmed.

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Monday November 20 2017
Which records could Benevento break?

Benevento have lost their opening 13 Serie A games, breaking the record for worst start in a top five European league.

The newly-promoted side lost to Sassuolo in the last minute yesterday, to break a record set by Manchester United in the 1930-31 season.

Unfortunately for the Streghe, there are still several unwanted records they could accumulate before the end of the season.

The worst ever points total in the Italian top flight was Catania with 12 in the 1983-84 season, but that was in a 16-team Serie A with two points for a win.

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Sunday November 12 2017
Serie B: Bari surge

Bari squeezed past Pescara with a deflected Franco Brienza free kick to move within two points of the Serie B leaders.

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Bari 1-0 Pescara

Brienza 77 (B)

Ascoli 0-2 Foggia

Camporese 65 (F), Chiricò 84 (F)

Carpi 1-1 Brescia

Caracciolo 8 (B), Verna 13 (C)

Cesena 3-3 Salernitana

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Friday November 10 2017
Zeman: ‘Immobile isn’t a surprise’

Zdenek Zeman isn’t surprised by Ciro Immobile’s form this season - “with me he scored 28 goals”.

The Lazio striker is top of the Serie A scoring charts, and is expected to lead the line for Italy when they take on Sweden in the first leg of their World Cup play-off tonight.

“For me he’s not a surprise,” Pescara Coach Zeman shrugged, speaking to Gazzetta del Mezzogiorno.

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