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Sunday January 21 2018
Liveblog: Serie A Sunday

Join us for all the action from today’s nine Serie A games, including Atalanta-Napoli, Lazio-Chievo, Sampdoria-Fiorentina, Cagliari-Milan and Inter-Roma.

If you are on a mobile device or tablet, then follow the Liveblog HERE.

Serie A returns after its two-week Winter break and is back with a bang, starting at 11.30 GMT with leaders Napoli visiting their taboo team Atalanta.

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Sunday January 21 2018
Semplici takes positives from draw

Leonardo Semplici saw positives from SPAL’s 1-1 draw at Udinese, adding the result can give them the confidence to stay in Serie A.

Despite Crotone’s win at Verona meaning the Biancazzurri slipped two points off safety, Sergio Floccari’s equaliser gave the relegation strugglers an impressive draw against their in-form hosts.

“Today there was a little bit of fluidity missing in the final third,” Semplici admitted after the final whistle at the Stadio Friuli.

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Sunday January 21 2018
Wk21: Five-star Lazio, Quagliatreble!

Lazio ran riot against Chievo with a Sergej Milinkovic-Savic brace, while Fabio Quagliarella’s hat-trick crushed Fiorentina, but Crotone stunned Verona.

Benevento were battered 3-0 by Bologna, Udinese and SPAL shared the spoils and Sassuolo held Torino.

Click here for all the individual match reports from Serie A Week 21.

Or see how they unfolded on the LIVEBLOG.

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Sunday January 21 2018
Fiorentina want Mattiello?

Tuttosport claim that Fiorentina are interested in signing defender Federico Mattiello from Juventus.

The 22-year-old is currently on loan at Serie A strugglers SPAL but his performances are said to have caught the eye of the Viola hierarchy.

He has made 13 League starts for Leonardo Semplici’s side as they battle to avoid an immediate return to the second tier.

According to the Italian daily, Artemio Franchi officials have made an enquiry to Juve as to the possibility of signing Mattiello this month.

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Saturday January 20 2018
Semplici welcomes new SPAL faces

Leonardo Semplici is “happy with the transfer activity” so far at SPAL and looking forward to tomorrow’s trip to Udinese.

It kicks off on Sunday at 14.00 GMT, click here for a match preview.

SPAL have been busy during the two-week Winter break, bringing in FK Partizan’s Everton Luiz, Thiago Cionek from Palermo, Atalanta midfielder Jasmin Kurtic, Bologna defender Marios Oikonomou and Federico Viviani from Verona.

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Saturday January 20 2018
Oddo 'worried' by Udinese break

Massimo Oddo hopes the Winter break has done nothing to slow Udinese’s extraordinary momentum as they take on SPAL.

It kicks off on Sunday at 14.00 GMT, click here for a match preview.

“Our objective in the short-term is to give a sense of consistency to our results and that will be more difficult as time goes on,” said the Coach in his Press conference.

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Friday January 19 2018
Official: Spal buy Everton

Spal have officially confirmed the signing of Brazilian midfielder Everton Luiz Guimarães Bilher from FK Partizan.

The 29-year-old has been in Europe since 2013, representing Lugano and St Gallen before making the move to Partizan.

“SPAL 2013 srl announces the outright signing of midfielder Everton Luiz Guimarães Bilher,” the club announced on its official website.

“The Brazilian player, born in 1988, has signed a contract with the biancazzurri until 2020, with an option for the following season.

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Thursday January 18 2018
Napoli and SPAL sign, Samp loan

Napoli have signed Ismael Bangoura, while Sampdoria send David Ivan to Pro Vercelli and Domenico Cuomo to SPAL.

The January transfer window is in full swing and moves are taking place every day around Serie A and B.

Napoli have officially signed former Maceratese midfielder Bangoura, who was a free agent after his contract had expired.

The 23-year-old left-sided midfielder from Guinea came up through the Inter youth academy and has also played for Cesena, Sam Marino and Fidelis Andria.

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Thursday January 18 2018
Massa for Inter-Roma

Davide Massa has been announced as the referee for this Sunday’s clash between Inter and Roma.

The two sides meet at San Siro this weekend, in what could be a crucial match in the race for the Champions League.

Today the AIA has announced the referees for Week 21, and Massa has been assigned to the late Sunday game.

Elsewhere, Daniele Orsato will take charge of Napoli’s trip to Atalanta, while Marco Di Bello is entrusted with Juventus-Genoa.

Serie A Week 21 referees:

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Tuesday January 16 2018
Everton Luiz to SPAL tomorrow

SPAL will reportedly conclude their swoop for Partizan Belgrade midfielder Everton Luiz tomorrow at a cost of €0.6m.

According to Sky Sport Italia and Calciomercato.it, his agent is expected in Italy on Wednesday to finalise the details.

It’ll be a permanent switch for the 29-year-old, with the fee worth €600,000.

The Brazilian is to sign a contract that expires in June 2020.

So far this season, Everton Luiz has scored one goal in 29 appearances for Partizan.

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