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Monday August 19 2019
SPAL full-back Fares has surgery

SPAL full-back Mohamed Fares went under the knife today following the tear of his anterior cruciate ligament in the left knee.

The 23-year-old sustained the injury during a friendly against Cesena on August 8.

Fares is expected to be out of action for four to six months and had the operation in Bologna’s Istituto Ortopedico Rizzoli.

The Algeria international had 35 Serie A appearances last season, scoring three goals with one assist.

Before the injury setback, he had been linked with transfers to Inter, Torino or Fiorentina.

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Saturday August 10 2019
SPAL confirm Fares injury

SPAL have confirmed Mohamed Fares tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee, so is expected to be out for several months.

The injury was more serious than previously anticipated and sustained when he changed direction during a friendly against Cesena on Thursday.

A statement from the club made clear the diagnosis of a torn ACL in the left knee.

The Algeria international will have surgery over the next few days.

This sort of injury generally requires four to six months out.

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Saturday August 10 2019
SPAL shaken by Fares injury

SPAL are seeking reinforcements after reports Mohamed Fares will be out for at least four months with a knee injury.

The 23-year-old Algeria international was stretchered off during a pre-season friendly this week and Sky Sport Italia claim he has been diagnosed with a torn anterior cruciate ligament.

This type of injury generally requires four to six months to recover from, depending on the extent of the ACL tear.

SPAL have already lost one winger this summer, selling Manuel Lazzari to Lazio, so cannot afford another.

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Tuesday August 6 2019
'Fares could join Inter or Atalanta'

SPAL boss Leonardo Semplici has revealed that Mohamed Fares could join Inter or Atalanta this month.

Fares helped SPAL preserve their Serie A status last season and was part of the Algeria squad who recently won the Africa Cup of Nations.

Semplici’s side have already lost Manuel Lazzari to Lazio, and the Coach admits he may be deprived of his other wingback.

“I expect to see Lazzari in the national team,” he told Gazzetta dello Sport.

“Our other wingback Fares could go to Inter or Atalanta.”

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Monday July 1 2019
Official: SPAL buy Petagna

SPAL have announced permanent deals for four players, including last season’s top goalscorer Andrea Petagna.

Petagna joined SPAL from Atalanta last summer on loan for €3m with a €12m obligation to buy if they avoided relegation.

The striker played a key role in that, scoring 16 Serie A goals for the Biancazzurri, and he has since been signed outright.

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Saturday May 18 2019
Semplici: 'SPAL deserved a point'

Leonardo Semplici thought SPAL deserved something from their 3-2 defeat to Udinese, but “paid for distractions on set plays.”

The Spallini had a rough start at the Dacia Arena, going 3-0 down, but fought back to set up a tense finale in this 3-2 final result.

“We certainly paid for some distractions on set plays and unfortunately it was our own fault on those three goals,” Semplici told Sky Sport Italia.

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Saturday April 27 2019
Full-back revolution for Napoli

Napoli are ready to completely revamp their full-backs, targeting Manuel Lazzari, Mohamed Fares, Kieran Trippier, Alex Grimaldo and Ben Chilwell.

According to newspaper Il Mattino, none of the full-backs at the San Paolo have convinced this season and that is exactly why sporting director Cristiano Guintoli is seeking replacements.

President Aurelio De Laurentiis deemed Albania international Elseid Hysaj unsellable last summer, but has changed his mind after the 25-year-old struggled under new Coach Carlo Ancelotti.

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Saturday March 16 2019
SPAL ruin Ranieri's Roma start

The Claudio Ranieri effect has already worn off, as Roma were beaten 2-1 by a SPAL side who hadn’t won at home for six months.

The Spallini’s last Serie A success at the Stadio Mazza was back on September 17, but they broke that drought and managed to beat Roma both home and away this season for the first time since 1965-66.

Click here for the full match report.

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Tuesday February 5 2019
Inter avoid another racism ban

Inter have avoided another ban for racism, despite the FIGC confirming Bologna defender Ibrahima Mbaye was abused by a minority on Sunday.

Mbaye was targeted by a group of Inter ultras during Bologna’s 1-0 Serie A win at San Siro, even though the Senegalese started his career with the Nerazzurri.

However, the FIGC’s sporting judiciary ruled on Tuesday that while the chants were of a racist nature, they were quickly drowned out by other Beneamata supporters, who responded by whistling in disapproval.

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Monday June 18 2018
Official: SPAL sign Verona pair

SPAL made a double announcement today, signing Mohamed Fares and activating their option for Federico Viviani from Hellas Verona.

The Ferrara-based club made their first top flight appearance in 50 years and survived the threat of relegation, so are preparing for next term.

This evening, they announced the arrival of Fares from Hellas Verona, the versatile winger and full-back signing a four-year contract.

It’s a loan deal with obligation to buy if he and the club hit certain targets this season.

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