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Monday January 27 2020
Mihajlovic back in hospital

Bologna coach Sinisa Mihajlovic is back in hospital for antiviral treatment, which “can be necessary after a bone marrow transplant.”

The Serbian tactician has been battling leukaemia since July and had three courses of chemotherapy, followed by a bone marrow transplant.

A statement was released by Bologna this morning, from the Sant’Orsola hospital in the city.

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Saturday January 25 2020
Mihajlovic wizard of substitutions

Bologna assistant manager Emilio De Leo revealed why Sinisa Mihajlovic was initially not on the bench and his knack for substitutes against SPAL.

The Rossoblu fought back from an Andrea Petagna penalty to win the local derby 3-1 in Ferrara.

“We showed the right attitude to react and turn the situation around, as the lads immediately focused and realised what needed to be done,” said De Leo in his press conference.

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Sunday January 19 2020
De Leo: 'Verona like Atalanta'

Bologna assistant coach Emilio De Leo says Verona show similarities to Atalanta in their intensity. “Ivan Juric is a pupil of Gian Piero Gasperini.”

The Rossoblu welcome the Gialloblu at the Stadio Dall’Ara, with kick off at 14:00 GMT. You can read the match preview here.

Verona have exceeded expectations this season, and presently sit in the top half of the table, and De Leo says their intensity is reminiscent of La Dea.

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Friday January 17 2020
Miha: 'I'm not a hero'

Bologna coach Sinisa Mihajlovic has opened up about his battle with leukaemia, “I’m not a hero, I wanted to break a window, but my wife and the doctors stopped me.”

Mihajlovic has been battling the disease since last summer, and in an interview on the TV show ‘Verissimo’, the Serb recalls the chemotherapy process.

“I had 13 chemotherapy sessions in five days, but after the third they had already destroyed everything,” said Mihajlovic.

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Friday January 17 2020
Miha: 'Ibra like a brother'

Bologna boss Sinisa Mihajlovic says Zlatan Ibrahimovic is “like a brother” to him, and that he understands why he rejected the Rossoblu for Milan.

Ibra returned to Italy with Milan earlier this month after seven years away from the country, after his contract with MLS side LA Galaxy expired.

Bologna had been linked with a move for the Swede, in part due to Mihajlovic’s relationship with the former Juventus striker from their time together at Inter.

Ultimately, Ibra signed for the Rossoneri.

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Thursday January 16 2020
Report: Ibanez wants Roma

Roger Ibanez would prefer a move to Roma, according to Sky Sport Italia, as the Giallorossi leapfrog Bologna into pole position for the Atalanta player.

Bologna had reportedly agreed to pay Atalanta €9m with €2m in add-ons and Roma would have to match the offer to bring him to the Olimpico.

But, after meeting with both clubs, the broadcaster claims that the player would prefer to play for Paulo Fonseca in the capital over Sinisa Mihajlovic at the Renato Dall'Ara.

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Sunday January 12 2020
De Leo: 'Bologna lacked end product'

Bologna assistant coach Emilio De Leo says they lacked an end product in their defeat against Torino. “We made wrong choices at the last hurdle.”

The Rossoblu went down to a goal from the Granata’s Alex Berenguer, and De Leo believes they didn’t warrant a defeat.

“We had a lot of chances, we dominated and controlled the game, but if we don’t score then we must only blame ourselves,” said De Leo in his press conference.

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Sunday January 12 2020
De Leo: 'Not thinking of Europe'

Bologna assistant coach Emilio De Leo says new signing Nico Dominguez could make his debut against Torino, but claims they aren’t thinking of Europe. “Our goal is to improve on last year.”

The Rossoblu earned a draw against Fiorentina last week, and De Leo states that the Viola’s tactics during the game was a complement to them.

“If teams like Fiorentina are closing ranks and putting men behind the ball when they face us then it is only a positive thing,” said De Leo in his press conference.

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Saturday January 11 2020
Eriksson: 'Lazio record and Scudetto'

Sven Goran Eriksson admits Simone Inzaghi wasn’t a natural coach, but his mentor hopes the pupil “beats my record and wins the Scudetto with Lazio.”

The Biancocelesti have already matched the all-time club record of nine straight wins, set in 1998-99, and are aiming for 10 against Napoli this evening.

That kicks off at 17.00 GMT, click here for a match preview.

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Sunday January 5 2020
Iachini: 'No magic wand'

Fiorentina coach Beppe Iachini has claimed Federico Chiesa will “soon” be back to his best but pointed out he doesn’t have a “magic wand”.

The new coach said he was pleased with the Italy international and revealed Chiesa had shown him “how much he cares” during his first weeks as the Viola coach.

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