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Monday October 16 2017
Pecchia: ‘Verona showed character’

Verona Coach Fabio Pecchia felt his side showed “character” in beating 10-man Benevento.

The Butei struggled to break down the visitors after Luca Antei’s red card, but eventually made the breakthrough thanks to Romulo’s fine volley.

“I think Romulo can do much more,” Pecchia said in a post-match interview with Sky.

“He put in a great performance for the rest of the team though.

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Monday October 16 2017
Baroni: ‘Benevento played well’

Marco Baroni saw “a quality performance” from his Benevento side, even with 10 men against Verona.

The newly promoted side lost their eighth game out of eight tonight, with Romulo’s volley condemning them to defeat after Luca Antei’s red card.

“We’ve had a lot of injuries, and situations which didn’t allow us to work with the full squad,” Baroni told Sky after the final whistle.

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Monday October 16 2017
Verona edge past 10-man Benevento

Verona huffed and puffed against 10-man Benevento, but Romulo’s guided volley was enough to secure the three points.

Luca Antei was shown a straight red card in the first half, and after being denied repeatedly by the woodwork and the Stregoni goalkeeper, the Butei eventually took a crucial win thanks to their Brazilian full-back.

Click here for a full match report.

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Monday October 16 2017
‘Caceres to Lazio? No comment…’

Verona sporting director Filippo Fusco refuses to discuss the possibility of Martin Caceres joining Lazio - “January is a long way away”.

The Uruguayan defender joined the Butei as a free agent in the summer, but it’s though there’s a deal with the capital club which could see him move to Rome in the next transfer window.

“Right now he has a contract with us,” Fusco told Sky.

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Monday October 16 2017
Line-ups: Verona-Benevento

Daniele Verde drops to the Verona bench, as Mattia Valoti replaces him against Benevento.

This match already has the feel of a relegation six-pointer, with neither side having won a single game so far.

Both came up from Serie B last season, but the Stregoni have lost all seven of their opening games while tonight’s hosts have managed just three draws.

Butei Coach Fabio Pecchia has opted to drop Verde for tonight’s match, with the on-loan Roma winger starting on the bench, with Valoti preferred.

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Sunday October 8 2017
Donsah reveals family sacrifice

Bologna midfielder Godfred Donsah described how he came to Italy and only managed to see his father again after eight years.

Now 21, the Ghanaian has played at Palermo, Verona, Cagliari and Bologna, but the story began with his father Twaku Tachi.

“If I weren’t a football player, I’d be working in the cacao plantations, just like my parents did,” Donsah told Che Tempo Che Fa.

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Saturday October 7 2017
U21: Italy lose three players

Italy’s Under-21 side have lost Daniele Verde, Mattia Del Favero and Lorenzo Dickmann for Tuesday’s friendly against Morocco.

Gigi Di Biagio saw his team cruise to a 6-2 victory in Hungary on Thursday evening.

Verde went off with a thigh problem during the second half of that game and will return to Hellas Verona to be evaluated by his club.

Del Favero of Juventus and Novara’s Dickmann have also been sent home early due to injury concerns.

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Friday October 6 2017
Toni and Camoranesi become Coaches

World Cup winners Luca Toni, Mauro Camoranesi and Marco Amelia will all begin the course for their coaching badges on Monday.

Next week’s class will include the trio, who lifted the World Cup with Italy in 2006.

They are working towards their UEFA A/UEFA B certificate at the Coverciano training ground and must have at least 210 hours of lectures before handing in their dissertations at the end of November.

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Monday October 2 2017
Ventura joins VAR debate

Italy Coach Giampiero Ventura believes the introduction of VAR has “solved a myriad of problems and removed a lot of controversy.”

The new technology is used in Serie A from this season and has had a mixed response from Coaches, players and critics alike.

“I am in favour of it, as up until yesterday it solved a myriad of problems and removed a lot of controversy,” said Ventura in his Press conference.

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Monday October 2 2017
Can't get no satisfaction

Vincenzo Montella felt satisfied after defeat and Maurizio Sarri angry following victory, as Susy Campanale rounds up Serie A Week 7.

“I am satisfied.” That’s the phrase that we keep hearing from Coaches and directors after games, even when the results very clearly do not warrant such an attitude. Then again, one can only be satisfied if expectations are met and it would seem we all have very different ideas of what those are.

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