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Friday December 13 2019
Corini: 'Brescia ready to fight'

Eugenio Corini has warned Brescia’s relegation rivals that they are “ready to fight” for Serie A survival ahead of facing Lecce tomorrow.

Corini marked his return to the Brescia dugout last weekend with a 1-0 win against SPAL, and the coach wants to see more of the same from his side.

“The team are doing well, we’re ready to fight against relegation,” he said at a press conference.

“Yesterday’s training was different, we worked more on video. Today we conditioned ourselves well.

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Thursday December 12 2019
Serie A Week 16 referees

The referees for Serie A Week 16 have been announced, with Fabio Maresca given the top-four meeting between Cagliari and Lazio.

The 38-year-old will take charge of his fifth Cagliari game at the Sardegna Arena on Monday night.

He has previously officiated Lazio on 10 occasions in Serie A, overseeing six wins and only two losses for the Aquile.

Maurizio Mariani, meanwhile, will be at the helm in Florence when League leaders Inter travel to the Artemio Franchi.

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Tuesday December 10 2019
Coppa Italia schedule confirmed

The dates and kick-off times of the Coppa Italia Round of 16 have been confirmed, including Inter-Cagliari on January 14 and Fiorentina-Atalanta on January 15.

The schedule for the fixtures was drawn up today and these are all one-off knock-out games, so will be decided after 90 minutes, or extra time, or even penalties.

The opener is Torino v Genoa on Thursday January 9.

The other games are all a week later, ranging from Tuesday 14 to Wednesday 15 and Parma-Roma on Thursday January 16.

Coppa Italia Round of 16

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Tuesday December 10 2019
SPAL: Semplici stays put

Leonardo Semplici is set to stay on as SPAL coach, but the team have been placed in a punitive training retreat until the match against Roma.

Semplici’s future looked uncertain after a poor run of form, amidst speculation SPAL had lined up Gianni De Biasi as his possible successor.

However, the latest is that President Walter Mattioli has decided to put the squad ‘in ritiro’ ahead of the match at the Olimpico this weekend.

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Monday December 9 2019
Serie A Week 18-22 fixtures

Lega Serie A has confirmed the dates and times for Week 18-22 fixtures, among them Napoli clashes with Juventus and Inter, plus the Rome derby.

Serie A sides will resume playing on January 5 this season after it was decided to revert to the traditional winter break, the League having experimented with games over Christmas for the first time ever in 2018-19.

Week 18 fixtures (all times in GMT)

Sunday January 5

Brescia – Lazio 11:30

SPAL – Verona 14:00

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Sunday December 8 2019
Liveblog: Serie A Wk15 Sunday

Join us for all the build-up and action as it happens from today’s six Serie A games, including Torino-Fiorentina and Bologna-Milan.

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

We begin at 11.30 GMT at the Stadio Via del Mare, where Lecce host Thiago Motta’s Genoa in what ought to be an attack-minded affair between teams hovering above the drop zone.

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Sunday December 8 2019
De Biasi to replace Semplici?

SPAL are said to be considering the sack for coach Leonardo Semplici following their 1-0 defeat to Brescia, with Gianni De Biasi an option.

The Ferrara outfit are now bottom of the table following today’s defeat, and Sky Sport Italia transfer expert Gianluca Di Marzio reports that the club are pondering a managerial change.

Former Albania coach Gianni De Biasi had been contacted two years ago about replacing Semplici, but the latter was given a reprieve.

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Sunday December 8 2019
Semplici: 'No excuses for SPAL'

SPAL boss Leonardo Semplici isn’t looking for alibis or excuses after a 1-0 home defeat to Brescia. “This is one of the worst periods since I arrived as coach.”

The Ferrara side are now rock bottom of the Serie A table after their latest defeat, but Semplici states that they aren’t giving up.

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Sunday December 8 2019
Corini: 'Balotelli can do everything'

Returning Brescia boss Eugenio Corini knows the win over fellow strugglers SPAL was very important and Mario Balotelli can “do everything.”

The Rondinelle secured the victory with a goal from Balotelli in the second half and Corini acknowledged its significance.

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Sunday December 8 2019
Balotelli: 'Just want to save Brescia'

Mario Balotelli celebrated his winner against SPAL on the comeback of coach Eugenio Corini. “The only thing in my mind is saving Brescia.”

Corini was sacked a month ago, but Fabio Grosso lasted only three games – all defeats without scoring a single goal.

“We really had to suffer for this, but it’s about time we got a win,” SuperMario told DAZN.

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