NEWS
Sunday March 4 2018
Astori's 2012 message for Morosini

In a moment that now feels tragically prescient, Davide Astori called for games to be suspended after the sudden death of a colleague.

Astori died in his sleep last night in the Fiorentina team hotel while preparing for a Serie A match against Udinese.

The Viola captain was 31 years old and an Italy international.

Enable Scroll-To-Play Video
Do Not Exclude From Feeds

Watch Serie A live in the UK on Premier Sports and get your first month free. £5.99 thereafter until September with promo code: ITALIA https://subscribe.premiersports.tv/

NEWS
Sunday March 4 2018
Official: Zeman sacked by Pescara

Serie B club Pescara confirm they have parted company with Coach Zdenek Zeman.

The Delfini were beaten 2-0 by Cittadella yesterday, a result which left them in 13th place in Italy’s second tier.

Rumours began circulating last night that Zeman had been relieved of his duties, with the club officially confirming the sacking in a statement via their website this morning.

“La Delfino Pescara 1936 communicates that it has relieved first team Coach Zdenek Zeman and his technical staff of their duties,” it reads.

Enable Scroll-To-Play Video
Do Not Exclude From Feeds

Watch Serie A live in the UK on Premier Sports and get your first month free. £5.99 thereafter until September with promo code: ITALIA https://subscribe.premiersports.tv/

BLOG ITALIA
Saturday February 3 2018
Relegation battle escalates

Will we see another miracle escape, or are some unexpected big names being dragged into the relegation dogfight? Ramez Nathan analyses the situation.

With Juventus sealing their sixth Scudetto title early, Roma and Napoli both booking their Champions League spots, two acts highlighted the final round of Serie A last season, namely Francesco Totti's retirement and that miraculous Crotone escape from relegation.

Do Not Exclude From Feeds

Watch Serie A live in the UK on Premier Sports and get your first month free. £5.99 thereafter until September with promo code: ITALIA https://subscribe.premiersports.tv/

NEWS
Friday January 26 2018
Official: Zampano joins Udinese

As expected, Udinese have officially signed versatile full-back Francesco Zampano from Pescara.

The 24-year-old already spent time at Sampdoria, Virtua Entella and Juve Stabia in his career.

He completed the transfer for the Dacia Arena on contract to the end of the season.

“This is a signing that immediately adds another option for Coach Massimo Oddo in this second half of the campaign,” director general Franco Collavino told the official club website.

Enable Scroll-To-Play Video
Do Not Exclude From Feeds

Watch Serie A live in the UK on Premier Sports and get your first month free. £5.99 thereafter until September with promo code: ITALIA https://subscribe.premiersports.tv/

NEWS
Thursday January 25 2018
Zampano all set for Udinese

Udinese will sign Francesco Zampano on loan from Pescara with option to buy for €2m, as his medical is tomorrow.

Sportitalia and Sky Sport Italia both report with confidence that the deal has been agreed.

The 24-year-old right-back spent time at Sampdoria, Virtus Entella, Verona and Juve Stabia before joining Pescara in 2014.

So far this season, Zampano has provided six assists in 13 games for Pescara between Serie B and the Coppa Italia.

Enable Scroll-To-Play Video
Do Not Exclude From Feeds

Watch Serie A live in the UK on Premier Sports and get your first month free. £5.99 thereafter until September with promo code: ITALIA https://subscribe.premiersports.tv/

NEWS
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!”

Enable Scroll-To-Play Video
Do Not Exclude From Feeds

Watch Serie A live in the UK on Premier Sports and get your first month free. £5.99 thereafter until September with promo code: ITALIA https://subscribe.premiersports.tv/

NEWS
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.

Enable Scroll-To-Play Video
Do Not Exclude From Feeds

Watch Serie A live in the UK on Premier Sports and get your first month free. £5.99 thereafter until September with promo code: ITALIA https://subscribe.premiersports.tv/

NEWS
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.

Enable Scroll-To-Play Video
Do Not Exclude From Feeds

Watch Serie A live in the UK on Premier Sports and get your first month free. £5.99 thereafter until September with promo code: ITALIA https://subscribe.premiersports.tv/

NEWS
Sunday January 7 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.

Enable Scroll-To-Play Video
Do Not Exclude From Feeds

Watch Serie A live in the UK on Premier Sports and get your first month free. £5.99 thereafter until September with promo code: ITALIA https://subscribe.premiersports.tv/

NEWS
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.

Enable Scroll-To-Play Video
Do Not Exclude From Feeds

Watch Serie A live in the UK on Premier Sports and get your first month free. £5.99 thereafter until September with promo code: ITALIA https://subscribe.premiersports.tv/