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Saturday January 4 2020
Mazzarri: 'Can't explain lack of focus'

Torino boss Walter Mazzarri admits he is struggling to understand why his side constantly switch off during games. “It’s difficult to explain all these incidents...”

Toro have fluctuated from good to bad within the space of a single match, the most famous case coming in the 3-3 draw with Verona after they were 3-0 up, and Mazzarri is at a loss to explain why.

“It’s what I’ve tried to correct. It’s difficult to explain what happened in Verona,” he said at a press conference.

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Saturday January 4 2020
Semplici: 'SPAL-Verona turning point'

Leonardo Semplici warns SPAL “have nothing to lose” and their Hellas Verona encounter “can open up the whole battle to avoid relegation.”

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

“This is a game we must try to win. We’re coming off a great victory at Torino before Christmas and want to keep that momentum going,” said the coach in his press conference.

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Thursday January 2 2020
Doveri to referee Napoli-Inter

The referees have been assigned for the first Serie A games of 2020, with the big Napoli-Inter clash given to Daniele Doveri.

The Italian top flight returns on January 5 and 6 after the Christmas break.

Week 18 referees

Atalanta-Parma (Pasqua, VAR La Penna)

Bologna-Fiorentina (Valeri, VAR Mariani)

Brescia-Lazio (Manganiello, VAR Mazzoleni)

Genoa-Sassuolo (Irrati, VAR Di Paolo)

Juventus-Cagliari (Giacomelli, Banti)

Lecce-Udinese (Giua, VAR Maresca)

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Tuesday December 24 2019
Buon Natale from Football Italia

Everyone at Football Italia would like to wish our readers from all over the world a Merry Christmas, as we’ll be back on December 27.

Buon Natale a tutti!

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Tuesday December 24 2019
Fiorentina in for Politano?

New Fiorentina coach Giuseppe Iachini has reportedly put Inter midfielder Matteo Politano at the top of his list of targets in January.

The Gazzetta dello Sport reports that the Viola coach has requested sporting director Daniele Prade to contact Inter about Politano’s situation at San Siro.

After replacing Vincenzo Montella in charge of the club placed 15th in Serie A, the 55-year-old has allegedly already started planning for a busy January.

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Saturday December 21 2019
Mazzarri takes Torino blame

Walter Mazzarri took the blame after 10-man Torino lost 2-1 to SPAL. “I probably shouldn’t have introduced another striker, but gone for damage limitation instead.”

It was 1-1 when Gleison Bremer was sent off on 55 minutes, but Mazzarri threw on Simone Zaza and they were caught out by an Andrea Petagna header.

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Saturday December 21 2019
Semplici: 'Believe in SPAL'

Leonardo Semplici hopes the victory away to Torino can be the turning point for SPAL’s season. “It was up to us to react and that’s what we did.”

They were without a win since October 5 and rooted to the foot of the table, but the comeback to beat 10-man Toro 2-1 allowed them to leapfrog Genoa.

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Saturday December 21 2019
Petagna: 'Stand by Semplici'

Andrea Petagna scored the winner against Torino and urged SPAL to “stay with our leader” Leonardo Semplici, while discussing transfer speculation.

The Spallini were bottom of the table and without a win since October 5, but fought back to beat 10-man Toro 2-1 this evening.

“We deserved to have at least another three or four points this season, but we made up for it with an important victory away to a very impressive Torino side,” the striker told DAZN.

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Saturday December 21 2019
SPAL sink 10-man Torino

SPAL fought back for a shock 2-1 win away to 10-man Torino, who saw Gleison Bremer sent off, and leapfrogged Genoa to leave last place.

It was their first victory since October 5 and took them off the foot of the table, but piled even more pressure on Walter Mazzarri.

Click here for the full match report.

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Saturday December 21 2019
Liveblog: Serie A Wk17 Saturday

Join us for all the build-up and action as it happens from today’s three Serie A games, as Cagliari visit Udinese, Inter host Thiago Motta’s Genoa and Torino take on SPAL.

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

We begin at 14.00 GMT with Cagliari eager to get back on track after a dramatic defeat to Lazio, as they visit struggling Udinese at the Dacia Arena.

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