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Monday June 29 2020
Mixed reports on Liverpool and Koulibaly

There are very different reports coming out of England on Liverpool interest in Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly.

Today’s edition of The Sun maintains that the Premier League champions are ‘confident’ of signing the Senegal international, whose price-tag has been set at €100m.

They would try to include Dejan Lovren as part of an exchange deal to lower the cost of the operation.

On the other hand, Sky Sports UK insist the Reds are not interested in making the purchase, as he is considered too expensive.

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Monday June 29 2020
Rizzoli 'would consider' VAR challenge

Refereeing designator Nicola Rizzoli says Serie A would ‘consider’ VAR challenge and claims there are ‘more controversies’ in Italy.

Rizzoli will not be against implementing a challenge rule, similar to the one used in tennis, to football but insists IFAB will have the final say.

“It would be something to consider. It’s not something we are against, but the decision must be made by IFAB,” he told Radio Anch’io Sport.

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Monday June 29 2020
Di Biagio didn't expect points from Napoli

SPAL coach Luigi Di Biagio has claimed he ‘tried to put Napoli in difficulty’ and was happy with his players reaction: “It was a good test to continue hoping.”

Napoli won 3-1 on Sunday and the SPAL tactician confessed he didn’t expect points against Gennaro Gattuso’s men at the San Paolo.

“I tried to put Napoli in difficulty by playing two strikers,” he said at a press conference. “In the first half we didn’t succeed due to their dribbling abilities.

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Monday June 29 2020
Highlights: Napoli 3-1 SPAL

A delightful Dries Mertens dink set the tone for Napoli’s 3-1 victory over SPAL, although Andrea Petagna did give his future club a taste of what he can do.

There could’ve been even more goals along with Jose Callejon and Amin Younes efforts, as Lorenzo Insigne was denied by the woodwork and had another goal ruled offside.

Alex Meret had work to do as well, denying a Mattia Valoti scorcher.

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Sunday June 28 2020
Gattuso: 'I see football differently now'

Gennaro Gattuso won’t rule out Napoli pushing Atalanta for a top four finish and admits he would’ve hated playing against his current squad. ‘I see football differently now.’

The Partenopei continued their impressive march up the table with a 3-1 win over SPAL, decided by Dries Mertens, Jose Callejon and Amin Younes.

“We cannot do any more than this,” said Gattuso in his press conference when asked about Napoli’s Champions League ambitions.

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Sunday June 28 2020
Liveblog: Serie A Week 28 Sunday

Join us for the build-up and action from today’s six Serie A games, including Milan-Roma for Europe, Napoli-SPAL, Sassuolo-Verona, Udinese-Atalanta and Parma-Inter.

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

We begin at 16.15 UK time (15.15 GMT) at San Siro, where stuttering giants Milan and Roma go head-to-head for a place in the Europa League and to put off the field drama behind them.

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Sunday June 28 2020
Nap 3-1 SPA: Napoli sweep SPAL aside

Dries Mertens, Jose Callejon and Amin Younes allowed Napoli to get the better of SPAL, but it was a surprisingly tough game.

Click here for the full match report.

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Sunday June 28 2020
Serie A line-ups

Check the official starting line-ups for this evening’s Serie A games Napoli-SPAL, Udinese-Atalanta, Sassuolo-Verona and Sampdoria-Bologna.

They kick off at 18.30 UK time (17.30 GMT).

You can follow all the build-up and action as it happens on the LIVEBLOG.

Napoli-SPAL

Napoli: Meret; Hysaj, Maksimovic, Koulibaly, Mario Rui; Fabian Ruiz, Lobotka, Elmas; Callejon, Mertens, Insigne

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Sunday June 28 2020
Lazio looking at Serie A penalty record

Lazio are on the verge of equalling the record for most penalties in a single Serie A season, but there have been more spot-kicks this term in general too.

Ciro Immobile converted in last night’s 2-1 win over Fiorentina following a controversial decision based on Felipe Caicedo’s coming together with Bartlomiej Dragowski.

That was the 15th penalty Lazio have been awarded in Serie A this season, more than any other club.

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Sunday June 28 2020
Juve buy Arthur refusing Barca return?

Arthur Melo and Miralem Pjanic are undergoing medicals today, but it’s reported the Brazilian no longer wants to play for Barcelona after the Juventus deal.

The two midfielders are both having their medicals at the J Medical centre in Turin, with Barca medics overseeing the Pjanic tests.

These clubs are in a rush to get the paperwork completed by June 30, so it can count for the 2019-20 financial year and help balance the books.

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