Brescia defender Andrea Cistana felt “emotional” when receiving his first Italy call and is glad he had “formative experiences” in the lower leagues.
Milan are without Hakan Calhanoglu and Ismael Bennacer against Napoli, while Atalanta have Ruslan Malinovskyi suspended with Juventus.
Nice coach Patrick Vieira was “disappointed” with Mario Balotelli. “It’s really difficult for him to understand that football is about teamwork.”
Italy Under-21 boss Paolo Nicolato admits that while Sandro Tonali’s senior promotion “gives us a lot of pleasure, it also gives us some problems.”
Leonardo Spinazzola, Marco Verratti and Domenico Berardi have all withdrawn from the Italy squad through injury, so Sandro Tonali comes in.
Join us for all the build-up and action as it happens from today’s three Serie A games, Brescia-Torino, Inter-Verona and Napoli-Genoa.
Torino coach Walter Mazzarri still had warnings for his team even after a 4-0 victory away to Brescia. “We sat back at 2-0 up.”
Fabio Grosso admits his Brescia debut “wasn’t what we all wanted” after a 4-0 defeat to Torino, but defends his decision to substitute Mario Balotelli.
Fabio Grosso had the worst possible debut on the Brescia bench, losing 4-0 at home down to 10 men, as Andrea Belotti and Alex Berenguer braces ended the Torino crisis.
Alessandro Del Piero celebrates his 45th birthday today, so Football Italia decided to rank his five greatest lesser-known goals for the Bianconeri, not an easy task considering he scored 290 for Juventus over a 19-year period.
Napoli have left Allan out of their squad to face Genoa in Serie A tomorrow, amidst speculation about his role in the squad's strike action.
Italy have called up debutants Riccardo Orsolini, Gaetano Castrovilli and Andrea Cistana for Euro 2020 qualifiers with Bosnia-Herzegovina and Armenia.
Torino boss Walter Mazzarri has called on his side to show the same hunger against Brescia as they did in the derby with Juventus last week.
Despite the FIGC’s pleas him to be called up, Brescia striker Mario Balotelli looks set to miss out on a place in the next Italy squad.
In a disturbing twist, Brescia ultras released a statement defending Hellas Verona fans after racist abuse and calling Mario Balotelli “arrogant.”
The referees for Serie A Week 12 have been announced, with Fabio Maresca given Juventus-Milan on Sunday.
Lilian Thuram is shocked by Verona’s reaction to the racist abuse aimed at Mario Balotelli, calling coach Ivan Juric “a very dangerous person who should be suspended.”
New Brescia coach Fabio Grosso is excited at getting the "big opportunity" of his first Serie A management job.
Mario Balotelli explains why he “had to react” to racist abuse in Verona. “I am Italian. It’s already happened to my daughter too.”
Verona patron Maurizio Setti claims his club have been made a “scapegoat” as their chief operating officer is “perplexed” by the partial stadium ban for racism.