Liveblog: Serie A Wk3 Sunday
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.
Serie A line-ups
Check all the official line-ups from this afternoon’s Serie A games, Brescia-Bologna, Parma-Cagliari and SPAL-Lazio.
Nainggolan blow for Cagliari
Cagliari have been dealt another injury blow as Radja Nainggolan will miss their match against Parma on Sunday with a calf problem.
Serie A Week 3 referees
The referees for Serie A Week 3 are announced as Massimiliano Irrati will officiate the clash between Fiorentina and Juventus.
Conte all-time top Serie A earner
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.
Zhang: Inter, Icardi, Lukaku...
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.
Lukaku: Conte behind good form
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.
Revealed: Serie A's highest earners
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.
Tommasi: 'Ultras safe havens in stadiums'
Players’ Association President Damiano Tommasi urged “courage” to fight racism in football and destroy “safe havens” for ultras in the stadium.
Juve squad cost €719m
Juventus spent €719m on transfer fees to assemble the squad, but Manchester City are the first club to surpass €1bn.
Casarin: 'Handball rule unreasonable'
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.”
Cragno out for four months
Cagliari goalkeeper Alessio Cragno had surgery on his right shoulder today and is expected to be out of action for four months.
Nicchi: 'Refs can't stop play for racism'
Referees’ Association President Marcello Nicchi insists those responsible for racist abuse should be “thrown in jail,” but it is not up to the official.
Inter fans send new Lukaku letter
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.
Nainggolan: Don't play for money
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.’
Cragno to have shoulder op
Alessio Cragno is expected to be out for several months, as Cagliari confirmed the goalkeeper requires surgery.
Matuidi: 'Happy at Juventus'
Blaise Matuidi had a message for Romelu Lukaku after racist abuse from Cagliari fans, but insists he never considered leaving Juventus for PSG.
'Blame FIGC for racism in Italy'
Romelu Lukaku’s Belgium teammate Vincent Kompany claims the FIGC is to blame for racism in Italian football due to its lack of diversity.
Pavoletti out for seven months
Cagliari striker Leonardo Pavoletti underwent knee surgery today and is expected to be out of action for seven months.
Defrel: 'Get me on your fantasy team'
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!”
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