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Sunday July 21 2019
Serie A friendly round-up

Lazio and Atalanta posted big wins in Sunday’s Serie A friendlies, while Sassuolo put 12 past Vipiteno with a little help from Francesco Caputo.

Juventus got the day’s friendly action under way with a dramatic 3-2 defeat to Tottenham Hotspur in the International Champions Cup.

Later on, Felipe Caicedo bagged a brace and Sergej Milinkovic-Savic got on the scoresheet as Lazio beat Serie C side Triestina 5-2.

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Friday July 19 2019
Algeria win Africa Cup of Nations

Algeria have won the Africa Cup of Nations with a 1-0 victory over Senegal in the Final, with Ismael Bennacer named Player of the Tournament.

The Desert Foxes took the trophy in Cairo this evening thanks to a bizarre goal in the opening couple of minutes.

Baghdad Bounedjah robbed the ball near the touchline and cut inside, his shot taking a huge deflection off Salif Sane and looping up into the far top corner, with SPAL goalkeeper Alfred Gomis simply watching.

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Tuesday July 16 2019
Official: Vitale to Frosinone

SPAL have officially sent Mattia Vitale to Frosinone on loan with obligation to buy under certain circumstances.

The midfielder made the move this evening, with statements from both camps.

It is initially a one-season loan with option to buy, but it’s reported that will be an obligation if Frosinone are promoted to Serie A.

The 21-year-old’s contract with SPAL had been due to expire at the end of this season.

Vitale spent last term on loan in Serie B with Carpi.

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Sunday July 14 2019
Napoli battle in AFCON Final

Napoli teammates Kalidou Koulibaly and Adam Ounas will be rivals next Friday after Senegal and Algeria reached the Africa Cup of Nations Final.

Koulibaly helped Senegal beat Tunisia 1-0 in the Final, but the hero was rather SPAL goalkeeper Alfred Gomis, who saved Ferjani Sassi’s penalty.

Newcastle United midfielder Henri Saivet also missed from the spot for the, taking the game into extra time, but Dylan Bronn’s own goal in the 100th minute nonetheless fired the Lions into their first AFCON Final since 2002.

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Saturday July 13 2019
Official: SPAL sell Costa to Napoli

SPAL have officially sold 24-year-old left-back Filippo Costa to Napoli, announced the club.

Costa came up through the Chievo youth academy, with spells on loan at Pisa and Bournemouth.

He joined SPAL on loan with option to buy in January 2017 for six months.

Last season, Costa made 11 appearances for SPAL between Serie A and the Coppa Italia.

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Friday July 12 2019
Official: Lazzari joins Lazio

Lazio have officially signed wingback Manuel Lazzari from SPAL for a reported €10m plus Alessandro Murgia.

Lazzari has put pen to paper on a five-year contract with Lazio and becomes their third summer arrival after Bobby Adekanye and Denis Vavro.

The 25-year-old began his career at SPAL and helped them through the divisions, from Serie C to Serie A in just three seasons.

His performances also earned him an Italy cap last September.

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Wednesday July 10 2019
Lazzari arrives for Lazio

Manuel Lazzari has already arrived at the Lazio training ground, as he’ll complete his transfer from SPAL this week.

The winger shook hands with his new teammates at the Formello camp in Rome, as shown by the official club Twitter account.

He is expected to have his medical tests on Thursday before signing the paperwork.

It’s believed to be a €10m deal for the 25-year-old, with Alessandro Murgia joining SPAL permanently as part-exchange.

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Wednesday July 10 2019
Official: SPAL sign D'Alessandro

SPAL have officially brought in Marco D’Alessandro from Atalanta, on loan with option to buy that could become an obligation.

The winger came up through the youth academies of both Lazio and Roma before spells with Hellas Verona, Grosseto, Bari, Livorno, Hellas Verona, Cesena, Atalanta and Benevento.

He is now 28 years old and completed the transfer this evening.

It is a loan deal with option to buy at the end of the season, but that becomes an obligation if certain targets and circumstances are achieved.

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Tuesday July 9 2019
Castagne rejects Palace?

Timothy Castagne has reportedly shunned a move to Crystal Palace and will instead sign a new contract with Atalanta.

Sportitalia claimed last week that Palace were hoping to use the money from Aaron Wan-Bissaka’s sale to Manchester United on Castagne.

However, Gazzetta dello Sport warns the Belgian is ‘untouchable’ for Atalanta and talks are under way over a new deal.

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Saturday July 6 2019
Official: SPAL sign Berisha

SPAL have officially signed goalkeeper Etrit Berisha on loan with obligation to buy at certain conditions from Atalanta.

The Albania international has been in Italy since 2013 at Lazio, then Atalanta, while he is now taking on a new adventure with SPAL.

The 30-year-old had fallen down the pecking order in Bergamo and became second choice to Pierluigi Gollini.

Berisha has 56 senior caps for Albania and still made 22 competitive appearances for Atalanta last season.

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