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Tuesday January 26 2021
Coppa Liveblog: Inter v Milan

Join us for the build-up and action as it happens from the Coppa Italia quarter-final, as Inter and Milan face off in a special Derby della Madonnina.

It kicks off at San Siro at 19.45 GMT and the winners go on to face Juventus or SPAL in the semi-final.

The tie will be decided tonight, after 90 minutes, extra time or penalties.

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

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Tuesday January 26 2021
Alex Sandro clear of COVID

Juventus confirm Alex Sandro has recovered from COVID-19 and is therefore available for the Coppa Italia quarter-final.

The full-back was given the all-clear today after testing negative in two consecutive swabs.

He is therefore freed from the self-isolation protocol and can resume training with his teammates tomorrow morning.

It means he could in theory be available for tomorrow night’s Coppa Italia quarter-final against SPAL.

Alex Sandro turned 30 on Monday, so this all-clear was a late birthday present for the Brazilian.

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Tuesday January 26 2021
'Anything is possible' against Juventus

SPAL coach Pasquale Marino expects Andrea Pirlo to achieve great things as a coach, but ‘anything is possible’ against Juventus in the Coppa Italia quarter-final.

It kicks off on Wednesday in Turin at 19.45 GMT, with the tie decided after 90 minutes, extra time or even penalties.

The winners will go on to face Inter or Milan in the semi-finals, but SPAL are already the only Serie B side still in the final eight.

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Tuesday January 26 2021
Pirlo warns SPAL dangerous for Juve

Andrea Pirlo warns Juventus that their Coppa Italia quarter-final opponents SPAL are ‘only Serie B level on paper’ and there is the risk of ‘embarrassment.’

It kicks off on Wednesday at 19.45 GMT, the winners go on to face Milan or Inter in the semi-finals.

“There are many dangers in this fixture, because we are facing a team that is only Serie B level on paper,” the coach told JTV.

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Monday January 25 2021
Coppa referees: Valeri appointed for Milan derby

Paolo Valeri will oversee tomorrow’s Coppa Italia Derby between Inter and Milan, while Luca Pairetto has been appointed for Atalanta-Lazio.

The Coppa Italia quarter finals begin tomorrow with the Milan Derby between Antonio Conte and Stefano Pioli’s sides. Paolo Valeri will oversee the game with Luca Banti appointed as VAR Referee. Luca Pairetto will be the match official in Atalanta-Lazio, while Ivano Pezzuto and Francesco Fourneau will will officiate Juve-Spal and Napoli-Spezia respectively.

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Thursday January 21 2021
Coppa Italia quarter-finals confirmed

The dates and kick-off times for the Coppa Italia quarter-finals are confirmed, including Inter-Milan, Juventus-SPAL and Napoli-Spezia.

The last quarter-finalist will be decided this evening, when Lazio take on Parma.

The winners of that fixture will face off with Atalanta on Wednesday January 27.

It’s the Derby di Milano that opens the quarter-finals on January 26.

These will again all be one-off matches, to be decided after 90 minutes, extra time or even penalties.

Quarter-finals

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Saturday January 16 2021
De Zerbi: 'Sassuolo total emergency'

Roberto De Zerbi warns Sassuolo are in a ‘total emergency’ injury crisis against Parma tomorrow. ‘We are not in good shape.’

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

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Friday January 15 2021
Official: Esposito moves to Venezia

Venezia have officially announced the arrival of Sebastiano Esposito, who moves on loan from Inter.

The striker has spent the first six months at SPAL, but terminated his contract at the Paolo Mazza and was immediately loaned out to Venezia, who sit four points behind the Biancazzurri in Serie B.

“Venezia FC announce to have reached an agreement with Internazionale FC for the loan of striker Sebastiano Esposito until June 30, 2021,” the club wrote in a statement.

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Thursday January 14 2021
Marino and SPAL ready for Juventus

SPAL coach Pasquale Marino hails the ‘huge achievement’ of knocking Sassuolo out of the Coppa Italia and can’t wait to face Juventus in the quarter-final.

The game was changed a couple of minutes into the second half, when Filip Djuricic was sent off using VAR for a high tackle.

After that, Simone Missiroli and Lorenzo Dickmann found the back of the net to send SPAL into the quarter-final for the first time since 1981.

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Thursday January 14 2021
De Zerbi rues Sassuolo red card

Roberto De Zerbi believes the red card ‘transformed’ their Coppa Italia defeat to SPAL, but maintains Sassuolo’s high press approach is damaged by VAR.

The Neroverdi crashed out of the competition at the Round of 16 with a 2-0 home defeat, sealed by Simone Missiroli and Lorenzo Dickmann after Filip Djuricic’s dismissal.

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