SASSUOLO NEWS

Davide Ballardini took decisive action to make Genoa less “passive” against Lazio, but couldn’t prevent the 4-1 defeat.
Sassuolo’s Federico Di Francesco slams social media rumours he racially abused Juventus’ Douglas Costa - “I’d die right now if I used racist words”.
Roberto De Zerbi admits Sassuolo were “lucky” to beat Empoli, but “we have to recognise the merits of the opponent”.
Empoli Coach Aurelio Andreazzoli explains Ismaël Bennacer wasn’t ready to replace Ayfrie Acquah because “he was praying”.
Sassuolo overcame an early setback to defeat 10-man Empoli at the Mapei Stadium.n exciting first half at the Mapei Stadium.
Sassuolo make two changes from the defeat to Juventus, as they take on Empoli at the Mapei Stadium.
Sassuolo Coach Roberto De Zerbi warned Empoli will be “more difficult” than Juventus and stood up for “exemplary” Federico Di Francesco.
Massimiliano Irrati will take charge of Napoli’s trip to Torino, as the Serie A Week 5 referees are announced.
Eusebio Di Francesco wants to see Roma find “a little enthusiasm and freedom” in the Champions League against Real Madrid, but his picks “could surprise you.”
Juventus winger Douglas Costa has been given a four-match Serie A ban for his elbow, attempted headbutt and spit on Federico Di Francesco.
Sassuolo winger Federico Di Francesco insists he did not provoke Juventus’ Douglas Costa with any racial slurs.
Juventus winger Douglas Costa admits “I was wrong” to spit on Sassuolo’s Federico Di Francesco but “you don’t know what he said to me…”
The FIGC prosecutor confirms television evidence “starting from the elbow” on Federico Di Francesco will be used to punish Juventus winger Douglas Costa.
Juventus winger Douglas Costa is facing a ban of at least three games and a fine of up to €100,000 for spitting on Sassuolo’s Federico Di Francesco.
Serie A returned with a bang after the international break, with several of the top teams dropping points.
Sassuolo Coach Roberto De Zerbi describes Juventus as “chameleonic”, and explains why his side attacked in Turin.
Join us for all the build-up and action as it happens from today’s Serie A games, including Roma-Chievo, Juventus-Sassuolo, Empoli-Lazio and Cagliari-Milan.
Douglas Costa has written a public apology “to Juventus fans” after he was sent off for spitting at Sassuolo’s Federico Di Francesco.
Roberto De Zerbi had some “regrets” after Sassuolo lost 2-1 to Juventus, but pointed out the difficulties of preparing for the Old Lady.
Juventus winger Douglas Costa risks at least a three-match ban, possibly closer to five, after spitting at a Sassuolo player.