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Monday August 10 2020
Verona: 'Napoli want Kumbulla and Faraoni'

Hellas Verona President Maurizio Setti reveals Marash Kumbulla was on the verge of a Napoli move in January, while Davide Faraoni ‘is also on their wish-list.’

Setti already did business with Napoli in the January transfer window, selling them defender Amir Rrahmani for €14m, although he remained on loan at the Stadio Bentegodi for the rest of the season.

“Napoli have signed a great professional who still has to express his full potential, and I am sure he’ll have that opportunity with the Azzurri,” Setti told Radio Kiss Kiss.

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Wednesday August 5 2020
Roma defender Cetin has Verona medical

Roma defender Mert Cetin is undergoing his medical with Hellas Verona today, confirmed the Stadio Bentegodi club.

The Turkey international is making the transfer on loan with an option to buy at the end of the season.

However, Roma will retain a counter-option to bring him back for €15m, according to Sky Sport Italia.

Cetin arrived from Genclerbirligi for €3m last year, but made only six appearances for the Giallorossi.

He was left out of the Europa League squad set to take on Sevilla this week.

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Tuesday August 4 2020
Serie A 2019-20 Season Review: Verona

Little was expected of Verona following promotion via the play-offs and no transfer budget, but Ivan Juric formed an impressive team, writes Gaspare Marsala.

Heavenly Hellas

As the Serie A campaign comes to an end, newly promoted Hellas Verona can look back on their 2019-20 season with pride, as they managed to not only survive comfortably, but finish in ninth place and for a while challenge for a Europa League spot.

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Tuesday August 4 2020
Gravina doesn't think stadiums open on September 19

President Gabriele Gravina said the FIGC is ‘concerned’ ahead of Serie A 2020-21 and doesn’t think fans will be back in stadiums on September 19.

Serie A confirmed the dates for the upcoming season on Monday, starting on September 19 and ending on May 23, 2021.

Today, the Federal Council was held, and Gravina, who participated, told the reporters after the meeting: “We have worked a lot in recent days on the basic protocol.

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Monday August 3 2020
Official: Serie A from September 19 to May 23

Official: Serie A 2020-21 starts on September 19, ending on May 23, 2021.

Serie A has decided to recover the games from the initial calendar set to start on September 12 will on January 3 next year.

“The Lega Council met today at 19.00 (local time) and unanimously resolved that Serie A TIM 2020-21 will start on the weekend of September 19,” read the statement from Lega Serie A.

“The decision confirms the preference already expressed in the afternoon by the majority of the clubs in a meeting dedicated to this topic.”

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Monday August 3 2020
Opta's best XI Serie A 2019-20

Inter and Atalanta have only one player each in Opta’s best XI for the 2019-20 Serie A season, as Cristiano Ronaldo and Ciro Immobile star in attack with Papu Gomez and Paulo Dybala.

Inter and Atalanta ended second and third in the final table, but only had one representative each in Opta’s best XI based on their data for the season.

With Wojciech Szczesny in goal, Juan Cuadrado at right-back, Dybala and Ronaldo in the attacking trident behind Lazio forward Immobile, champions Juventus had four players in the side.

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Monday August 3 2020
De Vrij suspended for first match in 2020-21

Inter defender Stefan de Vrij will miss the first match of 2020-21, as the Disciplinary Commission announced the verdict after Serie A Week 38.

The Dutch defender was books on the last day of the championship, when Inter won 2-0 against Atalanta on Saturday.

The Orobici will be without Berat Djimsiti and Fiorentina-bound Sofyan Amrabat has also been given a one-match ban after his red card in Genoa-Verona, along with a fine of €5,000.

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Monday August 3 2020
Serie A Coach of the Season: Simone Inzaghi

While there were other candidates, especially post-lockdown, Simone Inzaghi still deserves the accolades for Lazio’s Scudetto push, top four finish and trophies, writes Elio Salerno.

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Monday August 3 2020
Serie A 2019-20 Season Round-Up

It was the longest Serie A season, stalled and restarted amid a pandemic, but provided some of the normality Giancarlo Rinaldi was craving.

This was a campaign that will be remembered for the lockdown, a record ninth consecutive Scudetto for Juventus, the faltering challenges of Lazio, Atalanta and Inter, but ultimately it was a non-stop parade of penalties.

Read the full Serie A 2019-20 Season Round-Up here

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Sunday August 2 2020
Highlights: Genoa 3-0 Verona

There were emotional scenes at Marassi, as Genoa got the victory they needed over Verona to ensure Serie A survival, despite tempers flaring with three red cards.

The Grifone knew a win here would guarantee their safety, sending Lecce down to Serie B along with Brescia and SPAL.

Toni Sanabria bagged an early brace to get the result under lock and key, with Cristian Romero’s towering header on a corner making it 3-0.

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