CAGLIARI NEWS

Join us for all the build-up and action as it happens from today’s six Serie A games, including Genoa-Atalanta, Roma-Sassuolo and Verona-Milan.
Check all the official line-ups from this afternoon’s Serie A games, Brescia-Bologna, Parma-Cagliari and SPAL-Lazio.
Cagliari have been dealt another injury blow as Radja Nainggolan will miss their match against Parma on Sunday with a calf problem.
The referees for Serie A Week 3 are announced as Massimiliano Irrati will officiate the clash between Fiorentina and Juventus.
Antonio Conte is reportedly the highest-paid Coach in Serie A history on €11m per year at Inter, double the salary of second-placed Maurizio Sarri of Juventus.
Steven Zhang ‘wishes Mauro Icardi good luck’ at Paris Saint-Germain, says Inter are ‘aiming for the top’ and ‘really hopes’ Serie A has seen the last of racism.
Romelu Lukaku admits he is relieved to be ‘finally’ working under Antonio Conte at Inter and believes Serie A is ‘moving’ with regards to stamping out racism.
Juventus star Cristiano Ronaldo is Serie A’s runaway highest earner on €31m a season, with Matthijs de Ligt and Romelu Lukaku already second and third.
Players’ Association President Damiano Tommasi urged “courage” to fight racism in football and destroy “safe havens” for ultras in the stadium.
Juventus spent €719m on transfer fees to assemble the squad, but Manchester City are the first club to surpass €1bn.
Former referee Paolo Casarin blasted the new handball rules and increased use of VAR. “Reason is dying in football and the referee is being delegitimised, but we must stop play for racist abuse.”
Cagliari goalkeeper Alessio Cragno had surgery on his right shoulder today and is expected to be out of action for four months.
Referees’ Association President Marcello Nicchi insists those responsible for racist abuse should be “thrown in jail,” but it is not up to the official.
After the racist abuse from Cagliari fans and even more shocking Inter ultras defending them, other Nerazzurri supporters wrote an open letter to Romelu Lukaku.
Radja Nainggolan says his move back to Cagliari proves ‘I don’t play for money’ and that ‘this is the year we step up a level.’
Alessio Cragno is expected to be out for several months, as Cagliari confirmed the goalkeeper requires surgery.
Blaise Matuidi had a message for Romelu Lukaku after racist abuse from Cagliari fans, but insists he never considered leaving Juventus for PSG.
Romelu Lukaku’s Belgium teammate Vincent Kompany claims the FIGC is to blame for racism in Italian football due to its lack of diversity.
Cagliari striker Leonardo Pavoletti underwent knee surgery today and is expected to be out of action for seven months.
Gregoire Defrel is so confident he’ll rediscover his scoring touch at Sassuolo that he urged people to “get me on your Fantasy Football team!”