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Wednesday December 18 2019
'Petagna seems like he wants to stay'

President Walter Mattioli has insisted that Andrea Petagna “seems like he wants to stay” at SPAL, despite his admission that joining Roma would be a “dream”.

Inter, as well as Roma, have been mentioned as possible suitors for Petagna next month, but Mattioli assured his No 9 was “at ease” with his current situation.

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Wednesday December 18 2019
Petagna: 'Dream to play with Dzeko'

SPAL forward Andrea Petagna is reportedly the subject of interest from Roma, and he admits it would be a “dream come true” to play with Edin Dzeko.

The 24-year-old has scored five goals in 16 Serie A matches this season and is being linked with moves away from Ferrara after 18 months at the club.

When asked about a potential transfer to Roma, he made it clear he would not able to resist the Giallorossi or the opportunity of working with Dzeko.

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Monday December 16 2019
EXCLUSIVE: Artist on 'racist' campaign

Football Italia exclusively interviews Simone Fugazzotto, the artist behind the controversial Serie A anti-racism campaign. “We wanted to make people reflect.”

The paintings were originally made in May to mark the Coppa Italia Final between Lazio and Atalanta, but were brought back by the Lega Serie A as part of today’s far-reaching initiative combating racism in stadiums.

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Sunday December 15 2019
SPAL and Semplici have faith

SPAL are reportedly standing by Leonardo Semplici after their 3-1 defeat to Roma. “We can get ourselves out of this situation.”

Andrea Petagna’s penalty had given them the half-time lead at the Stadio Olimpico, but it was all turned around after the break by Lorenzo Pellegrini, Diego Perotti and Henrikh Mkhitaryan.

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Sunday December 15 2019
Liveblog: Serie A Wk16 Sunday

Join us for all the build-up and action as it happens from today’s six Serie A games, including Juventus-Udinese, Milan-Sassuolo, Roma-SPAL and Fiorentina-Inter.

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We begin at 11.30 GMT at the Stadio Bentegodi, where high-flying Hellas Verona take on Torino in a battle for a place in the top 10.

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Sunday December 15 2019
Fonseca: 'Right Roma attitude'

Paulo Fonseca was not worried before Roma’s comeback to beat SPAL 3-1. “We played with the right attitude and ambition.”

Andrea Petagna’s penalty had put SPAL 1-0 up on the stroke of half-time, but Diego Perotti’s penalty, Lorenzo Pellegrini’s deflected strike and a Henrikh Mkhitaryan tap-in turned it around.

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Sunday December 15 2019
Roma turn SPAL around

Roma came back from an Andrea Petagna penalty to beat SPAL 3-1 with a second half flurry of goals, which could doom Leonardo Semplici.

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Sunday December 15 2019
Line-ups: Roma v SPAL

Roma can rely on Edin Dzeko, Lorenzo Pellegrini and Nicolò Zaniolo, but give Mert Cetin the keys to the defence against bottom club SPAL.

It kicks off at the Stadio Olimpico at 17.00 GMT.

You can follow the build-up and action as it happens from all six of today’s Serie A games on the LIVEBLOG.

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Sunday December 15 2019
Semplici: 'SPAL reaction with Roma'

SPAL coach Leonardo Semplici believes he has seen the right attitude from his side ahead of their trip to Roma. "I hope to see a reaction."

They visit Roma at the Stadio Olimpico at 17:00 GMT. You can read the match preview here.

SPAL lost to Brescia last week, a result that that consigned the Ferrara side to the bottom of the table, and Semplici says that whilst it’s a difficult period for the team, he wants to see a reaction against Roma.

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Saturday December 14 2019
Fonseca: 'Expect right Roma approach'

Paulo Fonseca is sure Roma won’t underestimate the test with bottom of the table SPAL. “I expect us to play with the right approach.”

It kicks off on Sunday at 17.00 GMT, click here for a match preview.

“We studied SPAL and they are a good team, one of the best organised defensively, and the players realise it is going to be difficult,” said the coach in his press conference.

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