VERONA NEWS

Napoli director Riccardo Bigon insists there is “no split between the team and its fans” after the bus was attacked.
Napoli bring back Gonzalo Higuain, Marek Hamsik and Jose Callejon for a surprising head-to-head with Verona.
Verona Coach Andrea Mandorlini expects “a difficult game for many reasons” at Napoli’s Stadio San Paolo.
Rafa Benitez said criticism of Napoli is “exaggerated” ahead of Verona, but the club will grow “with or without me.”
Verona have been temporarily successful in appealing a one-game partial closure of their stadium for racist chanting.
Verona say they’ll keep pushing for the truth over racism claims, but it feels like “fighting Kalashnikovs with blowpipes.”
The kick-off times and dates for the Coppa Italia Fourth Round have been confirmed.
Milan have backed Verona’s claim there was no racist abuse aimed at Sulley Muntari during Sunday’s game.
Milan midfielder Michael Essien says the football world must act sooner rather than later in order to stop racism in the game.
Hellas Verona released a statement calling accusations of racism against Milan “the low point of our history.”
Hellas Verona have been handed a €50,000 fine and a one-game partial closure of their stadium following racist abuse aimed at Milan’s Sulley Muntari
Verona striker Luca Toni believes Bayern Munich are the favourites for their clash with Roma, but the Olimpico crowd could spur the Giallorossi on.
Andrea Mandorlini cursed a “strange game” and forgave Rafa Marques after a 3-1 home defeat to Milan.
Pippo Inzaghi admits he “didn’t expect to be 3-0 up” away to Verona and hailed Keisuke Honda.
Keisuke Honda bagged a brace as Milan conquered Verona, Samp stalled in a Sardinia thriller, Torino beat Udinese, Palermo and Atalanta got key victories.
Stephan El Shaarawy returns to the Milan starting XI as they visit surprise package Verona and Luca Toni.
Stephan El Shaarawy said “it will be fundamental to start strong, tough and united” in today’s Verona-Milan.
Verona Coach Andrea Mandorlini warned “it’s never easy against Milan, but we won’t make it easy for them either.”
Pippo Inzaghi congratulated Stephan El Shaarawy on his anger at being dropped, as Milan visit their bête noir Verona.
Nigel de Jong is suspended, but Jeremy Menez, Giacomo Bonaventura, Marco van Ginkel and Diego Lopez are ready for Verona-Milan.