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21:45 Milan 1-0 Napoli

21:44 FT: Milan 1-0 Napoli

Maignan punches it away and that is the end of that.

21:43 Theo booked

Theo Hernandez booked for going in late on Politano. Napoli free kick. Everybody up including Gollini at the 96th minute.

21:38 Napoli penalty appeals

VAR is evaluating two incidents. The first was handball, but it clearly was fired onto Loftus-Cheek, who in turn redirected it from point-blank range onto Musah’s hand, so the double ricochet lets him off. The other was a challenge on Di Lorenzo, but here too VAR says play on.

21:37 Napoli change

Ngonge on, Juan Jesus off

21:36 DOUBLE NAPOLI CHANCE

Oh wow! Simic accidentally deflects a Lindstrom pull-back onto his own upright, then Maignan flies to palm away the follow-up strike from Politano!

21:33 Milan move

Fabulous Theo Hernandez tackle on the edge of his own area sparks the counter, Leao then tries to roll across for Theo to finish it, but both intercepted and Leao was offside.

21:31 Juan Jesus booked

He’d been threatening that all night, but eventually got it for blocking the Theo Hernandez counter.

21:30 Napoli wide

Anguissa slightly scuffs the finish from the edge of the area and it goes wide.

21:28 Florenzi skill

OK, he was offside, but the take on a long ball that was floating over his shoulder was sublime.

21:27 Milan changes

Jovic and Alex Jimenez on, Giroud and Pulisic off

21:25 Napoli chance

Olivera and Lindstrom combine down the left, Raspadori can’t quite turn and then a Politano shot is charged down by Loftus-Cheek. Bit of panicked defending from Milan there.

21:23 Leao slalom

Adli back-heel flick, Leao then goes on a special slalom past three players, but the ball across the face of goal finds nobody.

21:22 Napoli changes

Olivera and Lindstrom on, Zielinski and Mazzocchi off at the 76th minute

21:20 Handbags

Juan Jesus gets a bit irritated with Florenzi at the by-line, the feeling is mutual, Gollini and the referee tell them both to calm down.

21:16 Leao chance!

Musah slide-rule pass releases Leao, who cuts inside the defender only to bend the finish just wide of the far post!

21:15 Maignan tested

Kvaratskhelia strike is on target, but also straight at Maignan.

21:14 Good Napoli move

Politano pass over the top finds Mazzocchi to volley it back from the left and Gabbia with a decisive interception to stop Raspadori sliding in.

21:12 Milan changes

Simic and Musah on, Bennacer (cramp) and Kjaer off

21:09 Milan chance

On that corner, header knocked down by Giroud, poor clearance, Theo tries an acrobatic backwards flick, but it’s too close to Gollini.

21:08 Milan corner

Gollini really flapped at the free kick, Pulisic can only get a corner off Anguissa.

21:07 Politano close!

Oh that GRAZED the far post! Politano left-foot curler from distance skimmed the head of Kjaer, Maignan’s gloves and above all the upright!

21:05 Lobotka to the rescue

End to end now! Milan counter with Loftus-Cheek, pass to Leao intercepted by Lobotka. Napoli then attack with Kvara and Florenzi gets back to block him off for a corner.

21:03 Napoli misunderstanding

Politano scuffed finish deflected, Kvara was in a better position and his irritated response shows he knew that.

21:02 Napoli change

Raspadori on, Simeone off. He missed two big chances tonight.

21:01 Simeone miss!

Bennacer with a horrific misplaced pass to send Simeone clear, but the striker blasts off target again!

21:01 Marelli update

DAZN refereeing expert Luca Marelli feels Juan Jesus tripped Loftus-Cheek off the ball in an unsporting gesture, should’ve been a yellow card and free kick.

20:59 Bennacer off target

Bennacer dribbles into the box and blasts the angled drive across the face of goal. Leao then controls with his chest and smashes the half-volley well over after another good Milan recapture of possession in midfield.

20:59 Temperature rising

Another possible trip on Loftus-Cheek, this one outside the area, by Juan Jesus and the referee again is not interested. Zlatan Ibrahimovic in the stands was not impressed.

20:56 Milan penalty appeals rejected

Milan on the counter, Leao feeds Loftus-Cheek, who goes down under a bit of a shove from the Napoli defender, but the referee waves play on. It wasn’t a huge shove, but it was quite shovey from Rrahmani. Let’s just call that unwise defending, but not a penalty.

20:55 Politano impact

Politano and Di Lorenzo immediately combine down the right and pull back from the by-line, Bennacer intercepts and dribbles his way out of trouble with perhaps excessive calm.

20:54 Gollini save!

Florenzi strike took a slight deflection that made it very tricky for Gollini, who had to get his legs in the way, then reached over and grabbed the loose ball before Giroud could pounce.

20:52 2nd half kicks off: Milan 1-0 Napoli

20:49 Napoli change

And a big change. Ostigard off, Politano on. So return to 4-3-3.

20:36 Yacine Adli (Milan) at HT on DAZN

“We knew it would be tough, Napoli are aggressive and have changed system. They are waiting for us to make a mistake to go on the counter.”

20:34 Half-Time: Milan 1-0 Napoli

Theo Hernandez well-worked goal the difference, after an early Giovanni Simeone miss.

20:32 Kvara

Kvaratskhelia turns Kjaer like he’s not even there, then gets away from another defender too, but pulls back towards the penalty spot where there is only Adli to clear.

20:31 Into stoppages

3 minutes awarded.

20:30 Napoli period of pressure

Bennacer intercepts the cross for Kvaratskhelia, Napoli passing it around well. And as we write that, Anguissa pings it straight out of play.

20:27 Poor Zielinski free kick

Zielinski free kick goes past everyone, he complains that nobody went to the back post.

20:27 Kvaratskhelia tripped

He is finding more freedom, goes down the left flank this time and is brought down by Florenzi.

20:23 Milan change

Calabria limps off, Florenzi on at the 37th minute.

20:21 Calabria has a muscular problem

Trouble for Milan. Davide Calabria is down and holding the top of his thigh.

20:16 Milan 1-0 Napoli: Theo Hernandez

 

20:15 Anguissa knock

Adli free kick into the box, Giroud crashes into the back of Anguissa.

20:14 Save on Leao

Curler from Leao, quite a long way out, but Gollini has to fly to palm it away!

20:11 Milan 1-0 Napoli: Theo Hernandez!

Leao, that is how you time a pass correctly. Lovely team goal, Theo to Giroud, then to Leao, slide-rule pass releases Theo who beats Gollini at the near post one-on-one!

20:10 Catalogue of errors

Juan Jesus gives it away badly, then Rafael Leao overhits the through ball and fails to take advantage.

20:09 Teams rather neutralising each other

It’s not the most entertaining match so far…

20:06 Game not flowing

A lot of stoppages for slight knocks and challenges that aren’t really fouls.

20:00 Napoli aggressive

Loftus-Cheek rather lucky to get away with that, Anguissa high press was not that much of a foul, he was winning it back.

19:56 What a chance for Napoli!

What a chance, what a waste! Kvaratskhelia dribbles down the right, rolls across for Simeone, who sliding in blasts off target!

19:53 Pioli told off

Pioli complains to the fourth official that Loftus-Cheek not allowed back on until the staff had found black tape to match his socks. Apparently the white was off-putting. Should’ve noticed that earlier.

19:50 Milan danger

Pulisic gets to the by-line and tries to pull back, but Zielinski manages to make the block.

19:48 That’s odd

Bennacer has black boots, black socks, so it looks like he’s not wearing any shoes.

19:46 We have kick-off in Milan vs. Napoli!

19:43 Out come the teams

What an atmosphere at San Siro!

19:42 Spalletti in the house

Italy coach (and former Napoli boss) Luciano Spalletti is in the stands.

19:39 Milan vs. Napoli

Tijjani Reijnders is suspended, with Fikayo Tomori, Malick Thiaw, Pierre Kalulu, Mattia Caldara, Tommaso Pobega and Samuel Chukwueze out, so Ismael Bennacer and Yacine Adli start together for the first time.

Mario Rui sits out a ban with Victor Osimhen at the Africa Cup of Nations and Alex Meret suffering from gastroenteritis, but Walter Mazzarri returns to a three-man defence with a free role for Kvicha Kvaratskhelia, as Piotr Zielinski is fit again too.

Milan: Maignan; Calabria, Kjaer, Gabbia, Theo Hernandez; Adli, Bennacer; Pulisic, Loftus-Cheek, Leao; Giroud

Napoli: Gollini; Ostigard, Rrahmani, Juan Jesus; Di Lorenzo, Anguissa, Lobotka, Zielinski, Mazzocchi; Kvaratskhelia, Simeone

19:36 Stefano Pioli

19:28 Napoli on Zielinski

19:16 Our Man in Milan

 

19:15 Ismael Bennacer (Milan)

“There are many reasons to feel motivated. We are Milan, so we always want to win. We know it will be a very difficult match, so we must stay together and do things with the right mentality and spirit. There are 11 players on the pitch and we must all help the defence. We are working on that, we need to improve, but we are working on it.”

19:15 Leo Ostigard (Napoli)

“Of course we played some different formations, sometimes five, sometimes four. We do what we think will work in the game, so today we’ll see if we can play well against a good team. Everyone in the squad is ready, we have new players who are very good. It’ll be an important game.”

19:06 Watch Milan vs. Napoli warm-ups

Watch the Milan vs. Napoli warm-ups here.

19:02 FT: Genoa 1-4 Atalanta

De Ketelaere 22 (A), Malinovskyi 51 (G), Koopmeiners 55 (A), Zappacosta 100 (A), Toure 103 (A)

19:01 Genoa 1-4 Atalanta: El-Bilal Toure!

Genoa caught on the counter again by Pasalic, Miranchuk pulls it back from the by-line for the El-Bilal Toure header, his first for La Dea!

18:58 Genoa 1-3 Davide Zappacosta!

Carnesecchi punches it clear, Atalanta on the counter with Pasalic, the first Miranchuk attempt is parried, but Zappacosta on the rebound!

18:57 Another Genoa corner

Final siege at Marassi!

18:56 Genoa corner

Series of crosses cleared until Malinovskyi scorcher deflected for a corner.

18:55 Koopmeiners volley

That was probably on target from Koopmeiners, ferocious volley charged down for a corner. Miranchuk then booked for time-wasting.

18:53 Atalanta change

Hateboer replaces Ruggeri

18:52 Martin booked

Aaron Martin carded for clattering Koopmeiners.

18:50 De Roon booked

Yellow card for De Roon. Also Vitinha replaces Vogliacco.

18:49 Into 10 minutes of stoppages

That VAR check was LONG. Meanwhile, El Bilal Toure has twice in a few minutes made a total mess of promising Atalanta attacks.

18:47 Atalanta change

Toloi replaces Scalvini

18:46 Carnesecchi save!

Genoa almost equalise! Carnesecchi with a huge reaction save on Gudmundsson from close range after the Ekuban back-heel flick!

18:44 Genoa change

Messias on for Sabelli

18:43 That VAR explained

OK, so Pasalic was offside and the long, LONG check was to ascertain whether or not the ball had actually touched Pasalic’s shin or not on the Scalvini finish.

18:43 Milan debut fourth kit

 

18:41 Atalanta goal disallowed!

Someone in there somewhere was offside. Finding it was like a needle in a haystack if it took over 6 minutes.

18:41 It has been over 5 minutes

Disallowed!

18:39 Even Genoa are fed up now

Just get on with it!

18:38 How long can this take?

Still checking…

18:36 VAR checking

That goal was utter chaos, so there’s a lot to watch back. Martinez made the big save on Ruggeri, then again on Pasalic, Scalvini fired in the rebound, waving his boot in the air to tell everyone it had gone over the line. Checking for offside.

18:34 Atalanta 1-3 Genoa: Giorgio Scalvini!

Well, we had the worldies, now for a ludicrous goal! Martinez made two desperate saves, eventually Scalvini managed to fire in at the third time of asking – in his stockinged feet, with a boot in his hand!

18:31 Meret out

Meret was in the Napoli squad, but is not even on the bench due to a stomach bug.

18:29 Milan vs. Napoli line-ups

Milan: Maignan; Calabria, Kjaer, Gabbia, Theo Hernandez; Adli, Bennacer; Pulisic, Loftus-Cheek, Leao; Giroud

Napoli: Gollini; Ostigard, Rrahmani, Juan Jesus; Di Lorenzo, Anguissa, Lobotka, Zielinski, Mazzocchi; Kvaratskhelia, Simeone

18:21 Genoa changes

Ekuban and Martin on, Badelj and Strootman off

18:18 Should be 1-3!

Atalanta break forward on the counter, it looks as if Pasalic has to score, but he prods it straight at the on-rushing goalkeeper!

18:18 Milan bus arrives at San Siro

 

 

18:17 Miranchuk effort

Miranchuk cuts inside, low drive scuffed slightly, smothered by Martinez.

18:15 Atalanta changes

Miranchuk, Zappacosta and Toure on, Scamacca, Holm and De Ketelaere off

18:14 What a game

Only bangers allowed at Marassi, apparently. We don’t mind it.

18:13 Genoa 1-2 Atalanta: Teun Koopmeiners!

Magnificent left-foot free kick into the near top corner!

 

 

18:12 Bani booked

Splendid Pasalic solo run, felled by Bani for an inevitable yellow card.

18:09 Genoa 1-1 Atalanta: Ruslan Malinovskyi!

Malinovskyi go boom! Give and go, smash left-footed into the top corner from outside the box!

18:08 Frendrup close

Genoa have come out fighting here, corner comes to Frendrup on the edge of the area, curler only hits the side-netting!

18:07 Carnesecchi save

Retegui again, this time gets away from Djimsiti and fires on target at the near post, stinging Carnesecchi’s gloves!

18:06 Retegui chance

Gathers a through ball, twists and turns, but the angle is too tight to score from there.

18:03 2nd half kicks off: Genoa 0-1 Atalanta

17:48 Half-Time: Genoa 0-1 Atalanta

Stunning strike from Charles De Ketelaere is the difference.

17:47 Malinovskyi off target

Malinovskyi’s weaker foot, and it shows…

17:44 Atalanta threaten

Genoa error playing out from the back almost proves costly, Atalanta can’t make the most of it.

17:41 Save on Retegui

Carnesecchi was not in the right position for that, but managed to readjust and palm the Retegui strike round the near post for a corner.

17:37 Genoa chances

Frendrup and Retegui shots charged down in the same move.

17:35 CDK again

The closer the Genoa defenders get to him, the more he seems able to wriggle away.

17:33 Malinovskyi oh dear

Genoa free kick, Malinovskyi go boom, but it ends up literally going boom, as in that will land somewhere in the sea.

17:32 Kolasinac booked

Genoa trying to fight back, Ruggeri error and Kolasinac has to take down Retegui. Yellow card.

17:29 Look at it!

 

 

17:29 De Ketelaere unstoppable!

He is in a MOOD. Remarkable footwork to reach the by-line, somehow hide the ball and get away from between two defenders and pull it back, nobody ready to tap in from six yards!

17:27 Oof

Badelj went to head the ball, instead accidentally smashed his face into Scamacca’s shoulder.

17:24 CDK and Strootman booked

De Ketelaere then celebrated in a rather provocative fashion, this irritated the Genoa fans and players, above all Strootman.

17:22 Genoa 0-1 Atalanta: Charles De Ketelaere!

WOW.

Oh what a goal! Even the build-up was excellent, then Pasalic pass finds CDK, who on the turn controls with his right foot, barely even looking at the net manages to swing the left-foot shot into the far top corner with loop, topspin, pace and everything!

17:20 Scamacca shot

De Roon rolls across a free kick for Scamacca’s strike, charged down.

17:18 Gasp furious with Scamacca

Gasperini after Scamacca caught in possession: “If he doesn’t step up a gear, I’ll take him off straight away.”

17:17 Better

Genoa on the attack, Gudmundsson back-heel flick intercepted, but then CDK sprints off after a great first touch and Vogliacco blocks him off with help from Bani at the by-line.

17:15 That’s not helpful

Genoa fans, the fireworks and pyro and everything are very nice, but now there is a massive cloud over the pitch and nobody can see anything.

17:11 Close marking for CDK

Vogliacco is glued to De Ketelaere. Atalanta cross then goes out of play.

17:08 High press from both sides

This is the trouble when Gasperini faces one of his pupils, and Gilardino is another of those.

17:00 We have kick-off in Genoa vs. Atalanta!

16:58 Muriel to Orlando City

 

16:57 Out come the teams!

Genoa: Martinez; Vogliacco, Bani, Vasquez; Sabelli, Malinovskyi, Badelj, Strootman, Frendrup; Retegui, Gudmundsson

Atalanta: Carnesecchi; Scalvini, Djimsiti, Kolasinac; Holm, De Roon, Pasalic, Ruggeri; Koopmeiners; Scamacca, De Ketelaere

16:32 CDK on form

Since the start of December, Charles De Ketelaere has contributed seven goals and five assists for Atalanta.

16:20 Poll

16:10 Genoa-Atalanta line-ups

16:06 Genoa vs. Atalanta line-ups

Genoa: Martinez; Vogliacco, Bani, Vasquez; Sabelli, Malinovskyi, Badelj, Strootman, Frendrup; Retegui, Gudmundsson

Atalanta: Carnesecchi; Scalvini, Djimsiti, Kolasinac; Holm, De Roon, Pasalic, Ruggeri; Koopmeiners; Scamacca, De Ketelaere

15:54 Monza 0-0 Verona

 

 

15:53 FT: Monza 0-0 Verona

Dreadful.

15:51 Bologna 4-0 Lecce

And on Wednesday they go head-to-head with Fiorentina.

 

 

15:50 FT: Bologna 4-0 Lecce

Beukema 5 (B), Orsolini 27, 49 (B), Odgaard 82 (B)

15:47 Into 3 minutes of stoppages in Bologna.

Lecce corner palmed away by Skorupski.

15:44 Monza half chance

The closest we’ve got to any action in this half, corner finds Andrea Carboni to balloon over.

15:38 Bologna 4-0 Lecce: Jens Odgaard!

Scores on his debut for the Rossoblu! Despite being down to 10 men (subs completed), Bologna add a fourth when Odgaard robs Baschirotto in the final third, sprints forward and fires in!

15:38 Calafiori hurt

Bologna down to 10 men, Calafiori sustained a knock to the right knee.

15:33 Changes at the Dall’Ara

Rafia replaces Oudin for Lecce.

Bologna introduce Moro for Ferguson.

15:32 Oudin poor

Lecce on the attack, but Oudin scuffs the finish horribly inside the penalty area.

15:31 Monza trouble

Birindelli has a muscular problem, has to come off for Pereira.

15:30 Verona sub

Dani Silva on, Lazovic off

15:28 Monza changes

Gagliardini and Kyriakopoulos on. Bondo and Zerbin off.

15:27 VAR – Not a penalty!

Inevitable change of mind after viewing that again, Zerbin if anything fouled Duda.

15:26 Penalty for Monza!

That’s… an odd decision. If anything, Duda was running away to clear and then the Monza player jumped at him.

15:25 Bologna chance

Ndoye on his return from injury cuts inside from the right, but fires over the bar.

15:23 Bologna sub

El Azzouzi replaces Freuler

15:22 Verona chance

Serdar scorcher from outside the box flashes just over the bar.

15:20 Monza subs

Djuric and Valentin Carboni on, Colombo and Dany Mota off

15:18 Folorunsho run

Verona forward resists one shirt tug, but Bondo tries again and that time the referee has no choice but to book him.

15:17 Bologna subs

Posch, Zirkzee and Orsolini off, Odgaard, De Silvestri and Ndoye on

15:15 Verona changes

Centonze and Bonazzoli replace Tchatchoua and Swiderski

15:15 Orsolini wants a hat-trick

Saelemaekers run, spreads it to Orsolini, who rather scuffs the finish off target.

15:14 Baschirotto header

Lecce try to fight back, but Baschirotto header easy for Skorupski.

15:07 Lecce change

Piccoli replaces Krstovic

15:06 Bologna 3-0 Lecce: Riccardo Orsolini!

Calafiori started the run from his own half, rolled across, Fabbian let it go through and Orsolini first-time swept into the far top corner with the inside of the left boot!

15:02 2nd half kicks off: Monza 0-0 Verona

Vinagre replaces Noslin for Hellas.

15:02 2nd half kicks off: Bologna 2-0 Lecce

15:01 Lecce changes

Dorgu and Blin on, Kaba and Gallo off

14:47 Half-Time: Bologna 2-0 Lecce

Beukema and Orsolini with the goals before the break.

14:46 Half-Time: Monza 0-0 Lecce

Colombo had scored, but it was ruled offside.

14:45 Bologna close

Bologna corner not cleared properly, Calafiori drills inches wide from just inside the area!

14:41 Monza General Chaos

Cross from the right creates absolute havoc, Montipo’ misses it, the ball hits Zerbin on the chest, mad scramble to get it clear.

14:38 Monza chance

Colpani rolls across the face of goal for Colombo, but another crucial interception prevents the tap-in.

14:37 Lecce change

Banda injured, so Sansone on. Gets an applause from his old fans at the Dall’Ara.

14:35 Lecce off target

Oudin free kick goes over the bar from just outside the area.

14:34 Verona chance

Decisive defensive interception from Andrea Carboni, as Folorunsho was sliding in and just had to make contact with the low cross.

14:32 Zirkzee threatens

Zirkzee twists and turns between three defenders, still gets the shot away, just wide for Bologna.

14:26 Bologna 2-0 Lecce: Riccardo Orsolini!

Squeezes the ball into the net through the goalkeeper’s legs from the tightest of angles, with his weaker right foot!

14:24 Monza chance

Colpani angled drive flashes across the face of goal and goes wide.

14:22 Lecce so close

Bologna get into a horrible tangle playing their way out from defence, Freuler error, Krstovic pounces only to prod it wide of almost an open goal!

14:20 Oh Monza!

How did that not go in? Birindelli diving header forces a desperate save out of Montipo’, then Colpani clumsily scuffs the rebound!

14:19 Save on Lecce!

Kaba header is powerful and going under the bar until the Skorupski save!

14:16 Bologna chance

Zirkzee fresh-air shot from 14 yards, then Saelemaekers blasts over the bar. Big double chance.

14:12 Bologna threaten

Zirkzee daisy-cutter deflected just wide off Pongracic, but it wasn’t spotted, only a goal kick.

14:10 Folorunsho over

Verona forward Folorunsho nods over the bar.

14:06 Monza goal disallowed

Colombo had the ball in the back of the net, but was offside after a defensive error.

14:04 Bologna 1-0 Lecce: Sam Beukema!

Corner found Ferguson at the back post, charged down, but Beukema tapped in the rebound!

14:04 Save on Saelemaekers!

Bologna chance, ferocious Saelemaekers strike fingertipped over the bar by Falcone!

14:03 Verona chance

Lazovic give and go with Swiderski back-heel flick, flashes the finish across the face of goal!

14:00 We have kick-off in Monza vs. Verona!

14:00 We have kick-off in Bologna vs. Lecce!

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13:44 Monza vs. Verona line-ups

Monza: Di Gregorio; Izzo, Marì, A Carboni; Birindelli, Pessina, Bondo, Zerbin; Mota, Colpani; Colombo

Verona: Montipò; Tchatchoua, Magnani, Dawidowicz, Cabal; Duda, Serdar; Folorunsho, Noslin, Lazovic; Swiderski

13:43 Bologna vs. Lecce line-ups

Bologna: Skorupski; Posch, Beukema, Calafiori, Kristiansen; Freuler; Orsolini, Ferguson, Fabbian, Saelemaekers; Zirkzee

Lecce: Falcone; Venuti, Baschirotto, Pongracic, Gallo; Kaba, Ramadani, Oudin; Almqvist, Krstovic, Banda

13:27 Fiorentina 5-1 Frosinone match report

 

 

13:26 FT: Fiorentina 5-1 Frosinone

13:21 Barak again

At least he did actually attempt to get his head to that this time, missed the Biraghi cross, it hit his defender and into the arms of Turati.

13:18 Fiorentina 5-1 Frosinone: Antonin Barak!

Barak literally scored that by accident. Bonaventura pull back from the by-line for Nzola, sliding in forces a save from Turati, in an attempt to nod it clear, Mazzitelli knocks it onto the head of Barak and it ricochets in off his face. Had no idea what was happening!

13:15 Fiorentina change

Barak on for Beltran

13:14 Bonaventura grazes the upright!

That was so close! Valeri error sparks a counter, Bonaventura angled drive shaves a coat of paint off the far post!

13:12 Reinier over

Cross stood up by Lirola for a Reinier header over the bar. Fiorentina have visibly taken their foot off the gas.

13:10 Frosinone change

Cheddira replaces Gelli.

13:05 Fiorentina changes

Arthur, Comuzzo and Nzola on, Belotti, Martinez-Quarta and Duncan off

13:05 Terracciano save

Kaio Jorge allowed a free header, Terracciano had to make the reaction save!

13:03 Monza vs. Verona line-ups

Monza: Di Gregorio; Izzo, Marì, A Carboni; Birindelli, Pessina, Bondo, Zerbin; Mota, Colpani; Colombo

Verona: Montipò; Tchatchoua, Magnani, Dawidowicz, Cabal; Duda, Serdar; Folorunsho, Noslin, Lazovic; Swiderski

12:59 Fiorentina 4-1 Frosinone: Luca Mazzitelli!

Mazzitelli free kick, but a big deflection off the wall to wrong-foot Terracciano.

12:57 Frosinone changes

Brescianini and Reinier on, Harroui and Barrenechea off

12:56 Bologna vs. Lecce line-ups

Bologna: Skorupski; Posch, Beukema, Calafiori, Kristiansen; Freuler; Orsolini, Ferguson, Fabbian, Saelemaekers; Zirkzee

Lecce: Falcone; Venuti, Baschirotto, Pongracic, Gallo; Kaba, Ramadani, Oudin; Almqvist, Krstovic, Banda

12:52 Fiorentina change

Bonaventura on for Nico Gonzalez.

12:51 Frosinone chance

Promising cross for Kaio Jorge, who seems to misjudge the flight of the ball and can’t get it under control at the back post.

12:50 Liverani new Salernitana coach

 

 

12:48 Terracciano save

Martinez-Quarta robbed by Kaio Jorge, whose angled drive is denied by Terracciano’s outstretched boot.

12:46 Fiorentina 4-0 Frosinone: Nico Gonzalez!

Spectacular, acrobatic volley into the roof of the net! With his weaker right foot, too!

12:43 Romagnoli booked

Romagnoli just came on, booked for hauling back Belotti.

12:38 2nd half kicks off: Fiorentina 3-0 Frosinone

12:36 Frosinone changes

Lirola and Romagnoli on, Seck and Monterisi off.

12:20 Half-Time: Fiorentina 3-0 Frosinone

Wobbly start, but the Viola now lead with goals from Andrea Belotti, Jonathan Ikone (deflected) and Lucas Martinez-Quarta.

12:16 Fiorentina 3-0 Frosinone: Lucas Martinez-Quarta!

There was a little confusion there, as the header on a corner bounced off the underside of the bar, hit the line and went back out, but the goal-line technology beeped!

 

 

12:16 Save on Duncan

Alfred Duncan left-foot strike from outside the box, Turati palms it round the upright.

12:13 Soule over

Barrenechea good run sets up Soule, cuts inside and fires over the bar.

12:10 Nico, no!

Oh that is a bad miss! So unlike him, too. Ikone pulls back from the right and Nico Gonzalez is totally unmarked, somehow fires wide from 10 yards!

12:09 Mazzitelli effort

Mazzitelli probably offside anyway, but he fired straight at Terracciano too.

12:08 Frosinone win a corner

Soule free kick to Kaio Jorge, whose overhead kick is deflected off Martinez-Quarta.

12:02 Viola looking comfortable

After a very nervy start, the two-goal cushion has visibly boosted their confidence. But we know Fiorentina too well to take anything for granted…

11:57 Almost 3-0

Spectacular Belotti flicked pass off the outside of the boot from the touchline, Mandragora at full stretch can’t quite steer the finish on target under pressure from Okoli.

11:52 Fiorentina 2-0 Frosinone: Jonathan Ikone!

He created the first goal, now scores the second! Nico Gonzalez found Dunca in the centre, spread to the right for Ikone and a lot of luck there, because the curler took a big deflection off Okoli!

 

 

11:49 Fiorentina 1-0 Frosinone: Andrea Belotti!

Il Gallo gets his first goal for the Viola! Ikone bursts with a change of pace down the right and pulls it back from the by-line for Belotti to acrobatically volley in from six yards!

 

 

11:48 Seck effort

Demba Seck cuts inside from the right and his left-foot shot is charged down. Move started by Soule.

11:45 Fiorentina off the bar!

General Chaos from a corner! Beltran header at the back post, bounces off the bar, then Martinez-Quarta header cleared off the line, before Ikone finally blasts over!

11:45 Frosinone once more

Harroui can’t quite get control of the Soule cross on the counter.

11:41 Frosinone again

Gelli pulls back from the by-line, Fiorentina struggle to get it clear. The hosts have not started at all well.

11:38 Martinez-Quarta booked

Well he’s having a nightmare opening five minutes. Booked for going in high and late on Soule.

11:36 Frosinone chance

Martinez Quarta first touch is disastrous, sends Kaio Jorge clear on goal, but Terracciano rushes out to smother at his feet!

11:34 We have kick-off in Fiorentina vs. Frosinone!

11:32 Remembering Kurt Hamrin

Fiorentina are wearing black armbands and there will be a minute’s silence for Viola legend Kurt Hamrin.

11:28 Out come the teams

Fiorentina: Terracciano; Kayode, Milenkovic, Martinez-Quarta, Biraghi; Duncan, Mandragora; Ikone, Beltran, Gonzalez; Belotti

Frosinone: Turati; Gelli, Monterisi, Okoli, Valeri; Mazzitelli, Barrenechea, Harroui; Soule, Kaio Jorge, Seck

11:25 Eusebio Di Francesco (Frosinone)

“The lads are working really well, we brought in two genuine full-backs in January after using midfielders to fill the gaps. Honestly, it’s a pity our away record is so poor, as we often deserved more, but we will try to break that trend today. Results are important, but they have to go through performances.”

11:11 Vincenzo Italiano (Fiorentina)

“It is a negative period, we are making too many mistakes and there were moments when we lost focus. There has to be more concentration today. We are inconsistent in so many different ways, including our approach, we can’t seem to pour forward from the start. Nico Gonzalez is fine, he has started to intensify his training and I hope he can increase his stamina today. Nico is too important for us, we missed him so much. Bonaventura, Arthur, Sottil and Nzola are on the bench, they can come on and change the game.”

11:02 Salernitana: Inzaghi sacked

It is now official, Salernitana have sacked Pippo Inzaghi. Fabio Liverani is set to become their third coach of the season, as Paulo Sousa was fired in October 2023.

10:47 Roma 2-4 Inter Highlights

 

 

10:44 Team news

The Viola’s form crumbled in recent weeks with one point from four rounds, plus a heavy Supercoppa Italiana semi-final defeat to Napoli. Luca Ranieri is suspended, while Fabiano Parisi joins Gaetano Castrovilli, Dodo and Christian Kouame (AFCON) on the absentee list.

The Canarini miss Kevin Bonifazi, Anthony Oyono, Marvin Cuni, Fares Ghedjemis, Nadir Zortea, Mateus Lusuardi and Riccardo Marchizza.

10:32 Fiorentina vs. Frosinone line-ups

Fiorentina: Terracciano; Kayode, Milenkovic, Martinez-Quarta, Biraghi; Duncan, Mandragora; Ikone, Beltran, Gonzalez; Belotti

Frosinone: Turati; Gelli, Monterisi, Okoli, Valeri; Mazzitelli, Barrenechea, Harroui; Soule, Kaio Jorge, Seck

 

Join us for all the build-up and action as it happens from today’s five Serie A games, including Fiorentina-Frosinone, Genoa-Atalanta and the massive Milan vs. Napoli.

Inter moved seven points clear at the top with Saturday’s 4-2 win away to Roma, while Lazio closed up on fifth with a 3-1 victory in Cagliari.

Salernitana 1-3 Empoli and Sassuolo 1-1 Torino complete the results.

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