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21:52 That is all for the Liveblog

Check the main site for more post-match coverage. Lazio play Udinese on Monday.

21:51 Llorente goal


21:48 Match report


21:42 FT: Fiorentina 2-2 Roma

That finale is SO Fiorentina. So very, very Viola.

21:41 Fiorentina 2-2 Roma: Diego Llorente!

Everybody went up for the corner, which was not good, but Zalewski kept it in play, cross floated in, Ndicka nodded it down, Diego Llorente let it bounce and smashed the half-volley into the roof of the net!

21:36 Pellegrini chance

After a long period of possession, Pellegrini shot into the arms of Terracciano. Into 4 minutes of stoppages. Make that 5, as Fiorentina introduce Arthur Melo, Nzola and Barak for Belotti, Maxime Lopez and Mandragora.

21:35 Roma still in this

Series of Roma crosses, Fiorentina pinned back now.

21:31 Mandragora goal


21:29 Not just Svilar

Svilar’s good at penalties, but Fiorentina have failed to convert FOUR now in Serie A this season.

21:27 Roma subs

Pellegrini and Spinazzola on, Paredes and Angelino off


That boy is good at spot-kicks alright! After his heroics against Feyenoord, here is the save on Cristiano Biraghi!

21:24 Penalty for Fiorentina!

That was dumb from Paredes. Belotti turned him and he held on to the shirt. It wasn’t a big foul, but pretty obvious.

21:24 Fiorentina sub

Duncan replaces Sottil

21:23 Mandragora goal


21:22 Baldanzi booked

Shirt tug on Bonaventura was too blatant.

21:20 Kayode intercepts

Baldanzi bursts down the right, pulls back, Kayode intercepts before it can reach his Roma teammate.

21:18 Roma sub

Dybala and El Shaarawy off, Baldanzi and Zalewski on.

21:17 Roma move

Free kick finds Cristante, but the header is easy for Terracciano.

21:15 Fiorentina 2-1 Roma: Rolando Mandragora!

A goal out of pretty much nowhere! Biraghi floats a cross from the left, Belotti nods it down after two Roma defenders collide, then Aouar with a very half-hearted attempt to clear that just ends up setting it perfectly for Mandragora to flick up and score with the outside of the left boot from six yards!

21:14 Ndicka booked

Ndicka is the latest player to get a yellow card for going through Belotti. No need for that tackle at all.

21:11 Milenkovic booked

Late tackle on Aouar.

21:09 Aouar goal


21:07 Roma chance!

They almost turn it around! Angelino whips in the cross from the left, Cristante throws himself at it and just fails to connect from six yards!

21:04 Fiorentina 1-1 Roma: Houssem Aouar!

Dybala change of pace to burst forward, spreads it down the left for Angelino, whose cross is deflected off Ranieri, turning into an accidental assist for Aouar’s free header from 12 yards!

21:03 Fiorentina counter

Dybala floats a ball to El Shaarawy, who controls, but that just sparks the counter from Kayode and Ndicka makes an important block. Bonaventura then booked for the foul on Paredes off the ball. He will be suspended.

21:01 Roma improving

The change of system has definitely helped. Free kick put into the box, but Fiorentina clear.

20:56 Save on Cristante

Better, Dybala gets down the left, pulls back for Cristante, who is in acres of space to shoot from 12 yards, Terracciano parries!

20:55 Roma attack

Cristante cross-shot beaten away by Terracciano at the near post.

20:52 Belotti chance

He got his head to the corner, but steered it well wide.

20:51 2nd half kicks off: Fiorentina 1-0 Roma

Ikone replaces Nico Gonzalez. Roma have the same XI, but move to 4-3-3.

20:33 Half-Time: Fiorentina 1-0 Roma

Ranieri header the difference so far. De Rossi had to take Mancini off to avoid him getting a second yellow card.

20:32 Huijsen booked

Sottil remains a pain for Roma, as after getting Mancini booked, Huijsen sees yellow for clipping his heels.

20:31 It’s the usual Fiorentina issue

When they are this dominant, have this many chances, and it’s only 1-0… That’s not secure.

20:26 Bonaventura chance!

Bonaventura is clear on goal, angled drive deflected wide off Ndicka!

20:24 Cleared off the line!

That really was about to be 2-0! Belotti header charged down by El Shaarawy, Il Gallo reacts quickest on the rebound, thumps it on the volley from a tricky angle, beats Svilar, but Paredes is there to clear it off the line!

20:23 Paredes booked

Paredes into the book for both dissent and a big old shove after referee plays the advantage on the Kayode tackle.

20:21 Big Fiorentina chance!

Oh that should be 2-0! Riccardo Sottil with the free header wide! Belotti knocked down the cross from the left for him, that’s such a big chance.

20:20 Aouar chance

Dybala sends Aouar down the left, the right-foot curler is wide of the far post!

20:19 De Rossi presses the panic button

De Rossi knows trouble when he sees it. Mancini replaced by Huijsen. A wise move.

20:17 Ndicka decisive

Biraghi whips a ball across the face of goal from the left, two Fiorentina players ready to tap in, Ndicka has to make the risky interception!

20:15 Ranieri goal


20:13 Mancini risky

Mancini clips the back of Belotti’s heel. He’s running a fine line here… Fiorentina furious with the referee.

20:10 Save on Belotti!

Cristante error under the high press, Belotti angled drive parried by Svilar’s glove at the near post!

20:09 Fiorentina close!

A good opportunity, Mandragora curls from the edge of the area, but it’s wide of the near top corner.

20:09 Bonaventura sneaky

Lovely bit of skill from Bonaventura to ‘hide’ the ball while turning, brought down by Cristante.

20:06 Roma react

Cross from the right, Mandragora has to nod it out for a corner before Aouar can pounce. The resulting corner is over-hit. Dybala says his shirt was tugged by Biraghi – but he went down long after the jersey was released.

20:05 Fiorentina 1-0 Roma: Luca Ranieri!

And it’s an important corner from Maxime Lopez, flicked on by Nico Gonzalez and Ranieri gets there before Ndicka at the back post to nod in from close range!

20:04 Fiorentina corner

Nico Gonzalez shot deflected for a corner, Svilar can’t keep it in play.

20:03 Dybala wide

Lukaku holds up the ball for Dybala, who scuffs it wide from the edge of the area.

20:03 Mancini moved

De Rossi sensed trouble for Mancini and got him to swap places with Diego Llorente.

20:00 DA 13

At the 13th minute, applause and a banner for Davide Astori.

19:59 Mancini has to be careful

Mancini, already on a card, catches Sottil from behind. It wasn’t anything major, but he has to be wary in this situation.

19:57 Spalletti in the stands

Italy coach Luciano Spalletti is present for Fiorentina-Roma.

19:54 Threatening

Nico Gonzalez cross-shot from the right, Bonaventura just fails to get onto it in the six-yard box.

19:53 Fiorentina free kick

Very strange loop on the deflection after Biraghi free kick, put out for a corner, which is cleared by Cristante.

19:52 Mancini booked

Mancini had to take one for the team there, hacked down Sottil flying down the left ready to put the cross in.

19:51 Save on Lukaku!

Dybala through ball for Lukaku, who pretends to cut inside Ranieri, then doesn’t and his low drive is parried at the base of the near post by Terracciano.

19:47 Roma chance

Well, there was the suggestion Roma might be 3-5-2 and this confirms it, cross-field pass for Angelino, who lets it bounce and blasts over.

19:47 We have kick-off in Fiorentina vs. Roma!

Hosts in traditional Viola, visitors in white.

19:43 De Rossi


19:42 Out come the teams!

Fiorentina: Terracciano; Kayode, Milenkovic, Ranieri, Biraghi; Maxime Lopez, Mandragora; Nico Gonzalez, Bonaventura, Sottil; Belotti

Roma: Svilar; Mancini, Llorente, Ndicka, Angeliño; Cristante, Paredes, Aouar; Dybala, Lukaku, El Shaarawy

19:35 Allegri


19:20 Roma warm-up


19:20 Gasperini


19:08 POLL


18:59 Serie A standings

Milan 59

Juventus 58

Bologna 51

Roma 47*

Atalanta 47

Napoli 44

Fiorentina 42*

*game in hand

18:57 Team news


18:55 Fiorentina vs. Roma line-ups

Fiorentina: Terracciano; Kayode, Milenkovic, Ranieri, Biraghi; Maxime Lopez, Mandragora; Nico Gonzalez, Bonaventura, Sottil; Belotti

Roma: Svilar; Mancini, Llorente, Ndicka, Angeliño; Cristante, Paredes, Aouar; Dybala, Lukaku, El Shaarawy

18:54 Juventus 2-2 Atalanta


18:50 FT: Juventus 2-2 Atalanta

18:49 Juve chance

Chiesa cross from the right, Gatti and Kean both go for the same header and turn it wide! Weah offside anyway, though.

18:49 Yellow card

Hateboer booked for a shove in midfield.

18:48 It’s wide open

Atalanta counter, not a foul on Nicolussi Caviglia, but Chiesa gets back to rob Lookman.

18:46 Roma XI


18:45 McKennie magic


18:44 Subs

Yildiz replaces McKennie

Miranchuk and Bakker on, De Ketelaere and Ruggeri off

18:43 Lookman danger

Lookman on the counter, but Danilo blocks his path and steals the ball.

18:41 Juve push

Weah wins the corner, but then Chiesa effort charged down.

18:38 Juve subs

Alex Sandro and Weah on, Iling-Junior and Cambiaso off.

Some very loud jeers. Fans not happy with those decisions.

18:37 A fair assessment


18:33 Turnaround


18:32 Juve subs

Kean and Nicolussi Caviglia on, Milik and Miretti off.

18:31 Juventus 2-2 Atalanta: Teun Koopmeiners!

Intelligent Djimsiti slide-rule pass from the edge of the area, Koopmeiners keeps his cool and places the angled drive past Szczesny! What a game…

18:30 Cambiaso goal


18:29 Coming up


18:28 McKennie looks in pain

McKennie dislocated his shoulder three weeks ago and is now holding his arm rather gingerly. He provided two assists.

18:26 Juventus 2-1 Atalanta: Arkadiusz Milik!

And another McKennie assist! Cross from the left, McKennie cushions it down with his chest, Milik lets it bounce and hits the half-volley that bounces right in front of Carnesecchi from 12 yards!

18:25 Juve again

First they win a corner, then Cambiaso blasts over from that set play.

18:23 Atalanta subs

Hateboer and Toloi replace Scalvini and Zappacosta

18:22 Juventus 1-1 Atalanta: Andrea Cambiaso!

Chiesa started the move winning it back in his own half, combined with McKennie, through ball from the American for Cambiaso, who toe-poked it past Carnesecchi from nine yards!

18:19 Lookman wide

Lookman gathers outside the box, twists and turns, has no interest in the other teammates waiting, and drills wide.

18:16 Bit too slippery

Ederson goes into the sliding tackle, gets the ball and keeps going at a quite alarming speed, lifts his leg and catches Cambiaso. He did not intend to keep that pace.

18:15 Chiesa curler

Trademark Chiesa curler, but well off target.

18:13 Atalanta sub

Lookman replaces Scamacca

18:13 Juve chance!

Juve on the counter, Scamacca of all people gets back for a decisive tackle on Miretti!

18:11 Szczesny save!

That one was going in! Miretti too soft in the challenge, Atalanta go on the counter, Koopmeiners slide-rule pass for Scamacca, whose angled drive from the edge of the area is palmed away by Szczesny!


18:10 Scamacca waste

Zappacosta possibly fouled by Iling-Junior, advantage given and Scamacca blasts it well over from the edge of the area. There were so many better options than that.

18:08 Juve pushing

Gatti with a surprising run forward, dribbling between a crowd of opponents, gets the cross for Milik, header easy for Carnesecchi.

18:07 Chiesa miss!

Milik through ball for Chiesa, who pulls the angled drive across the face of goal!

18:06 Double Juve chance!

Ooh! Milik through the centre, was probably offside anyway, blocked off by defenders, then Chiesa low curler and Carnesecchi gets down well to palm it away with one hand! Offside.

18:03 Atalanta threaten

Through ball for Pasalic, Szczesny with help from his defender just about pushes it away.

18:01 2nd half kicks off: Juventus 0-1 Atalanta

17:57 As things stand

Milan 59

Juventus 57

Bologna 51

Atalanta 49

Roma 47*

Napoli 44

Fiorentina 42*

*game in hand

17:54 Coming up


17:53 Koopmeiners


17:46 Juve were not prepared


17:45 Half-Time: Juventus 0-1 Atalanta

Those are some VERY loud jeers at the half-time whistle.

17:44 Corner for Juve

Iling-Junior cross from the left put out for a corner.

17:41 For the Americans


17:38 Koopmeiners goal


17:36 Juve really caught out there

Free kick from just outside the box, did they not think it a bit weird that Koopmeiners was nowhere near the ball?

17:34 Juventus 0-1 Atalanta: Teun Koopmeiners!

Oh yes, they can do better! By-passing the wall completely with an intelligent free kick routine, Pasalic rolls it across for Koopmeiners to sweep into the near top corner first-time with the left foot just inside the penalty area! No Juve players closing him down at all.

17:33 Scamacca wins a free kick

We’ll see if Atalanta can do better than Juve – or at least get it over the wall.

17:29 Milik off target

Another Scamacca error sparks a counter, Milik can’t keep the shot down either.

17:28 Danilo fires over

Atalanta corner, Cambiaso breaks for the counter-attack, eventually Danilo blasts over from distance.

17:27 Oh Scamacca

Atalanta went on the counter from that free kick, Scamacca took an age to decide what to do, by which point Miretti had stolen back the ball. Audible groans from the crowd.

17:26 Same result

Chiesa into the wall this time.

17:25 Milik fouled

De Ketelaere robbed, McKennie through ball for Milik, who is brought down by Djimsiti. Dangerous spot for a free kick.

17:23 Chiesa strike

Chiesa cuts inside from the left, angled drive straight at Carnesecchi.

17:22 Cambiaso intercepts

Dangerous Atalanta cross to the back post, Cambiaso is ready to clear.

17:20 Atalanta taking the initiative

Quite long periods of possession, while Juve try to defend and counter.

17:17 Atalanta move it well

Very high Juve press, but Atalanta still manage to pass it out from the back.

17:14 Milik free kick

Straight into the wall from 25 metres out.

17:12 Save on Miretti

Chiesa cross from the left after a corner is cleared, Miretti header parried at the near post by Carnesecchi!

17:11 Atalanta threaten

Three crosses from the right in a row, three times the defence – mainly Gatti – have to clear.

17:09 Juve probing

Trying to find a way through, Atalanta defending stoutly. Chiesa pass was probably meant for Miretti, but Milik intercepted it.

17:05 Chiesa blasts over

Miretti wins a free kick from Ederson, but Chiesa blasts over from a frankly improbable position.

17:03 Atalanta corner

Atalanta corner too high for Scamacca, then Juve attempted counter is cut off.

17:02 Milik foul

Milik foul on Hien and then he fires wide anyway.

17:00 People of note who are present

Including Adrien Rabiot’s mother/agent, Juventus patron John Elkann and some Manchester United scouts…

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

16:56 Out come the teams

Juventus: Szczesny; Gatti, Bremer, Danilo; Cambiaso, McKennie, Locatelli, Miretti, Iling-Junior; Milik, Chiesa

Atalanta: Carnesecchi; Scalvini, Hien, Djimsiti; Zappacosta, Pasalic, Ederson, Ruggeri; Koopmeiners, De Ketelaere; Scamacca

16:55 Atalanta record

Three of the last four meetings between these clubs have been draws, with La Dea not beating the Bianconeri since November 2021.

16:53 Still time to vote


16:52 Allegri


16:43 Warming up


16:40 Gian Piero Gasperini (Atalanta)

“Scamacca did very well in the Europa League, he starts today, but we have various different options in attack.

“Juventus have such resources that even when they get into trouble, they can always react. What they did in the first half of the season was truly extraordinary, they’ve had trouble keeping up with Inter in 2024, but they remain an excellent team.”

16:39 Pioli


16:20 POLL


16:19 Pulisic


16:15 POLL


16:05 Line-ups


16:03 Juventus vs. Atalanta line-ups

Juventus: Szczesny; Gatti, Bremer, Danilo; Cambiaso, McKennie, Locatelli, Miretti, Iling-Junior; Milik, Chiesa

Atalanta: Carnesecchi; Scalvini, Hien, Djimsiti; Zappacosta, Pasalic, Ederson, Ruggeri; Koopmeiners, De Ketelaere; Scamacca

15:59 Pressure on Juventus

Juve need a win now, or Milan will take second place: 57 points to 59.

15:57 Atalanta arrive


15:55 Match report


15:55 FT: Milan 1-0 Empoli

15:54 Save on Chukwueze

Cuts inside from the right, left-foot strike from the edge of the area, Caprile has to push it round the near post.

15:53 Juventus XI


15:50 Into stoppages

4 minutes.

15:49 Milan sub

Adli replaces Okafor

15:48 Chukwueze

Chukwueze’s contribution has been not so much negligible since coming on as negative – he has actually made Milan worse.

15:46 Empoli chance!

Empoli corner and Destro is totally and utterly unmarked, free header steered straight at Maignan! What an opportunity!

15:44 Juventus arrive


15:44 Lecce trouble growing


15:42 Empoli off the woodwork!

Wouldn’t have counted, as Destro was offside, but that was not a bad header!

15:39 Empoli chance!

Thiaw gets into a terrible muddle near the corner flag and is robbed by Bereszynski, roll across intercepted for a corner by Kalulu.

15:38 Musah over

Musah scorcher goes over the bar, he says there was a deflection, not spotted by the officials.

15:37 Milan chance!

Oh dear. Okafor whips a cross to the back post, Calabria cannot keep it down, let alone on target!

15:35 Empoli subs

Cancellieri and Destro on, Zurkowski and Niang off.

15:34 Save on Loftus-Cheek!

Now that’s a proper chance, Loftus-Cheek runs forward and unleashes a strike from outside the box, Caprile palms it round the post.

15:32 Milan sub

Jovic replaced by Giroud

15:31 Chukwueze poor

Milan haven’t actually had a proper scoring opportunity in this half and Chukwueze with another dreadful touch…

15:26 Milan chance

Empoli furious, as Walukiewicz was down after frankly very little from Loftus-Cheek, Milan continued and Chukwueze should score, but finish is deflected for a corner.

15:25 Zurkowski booked

Was trying to swap shirts with Musah early.

15:22 Milan subs

Kalulu, Musah and Chukwueze on, Tomori, Pulisic and Reijnders off

15:21 Dea in red


15:20 Danger

Thiaw at full stretch flicks on a Cacace cross and that could’ve gone anywhere! Huge risk of an own goal.

15:17 Loftus-Cheek over

Loftus-Cheek blasts over after Reijnders is tackled during a strong run.

15:15 Empoli chance

Excellent Cambiaghi first touch, then his shot is deflected off Calabria and Maignan cannot avoid the corner.

15:14 Empoli subs

Cacace and Kovalenko on, Pezzella and Fazzini off

15:14 Coming up


15:12 Calabria hurt

Pezzella booked for the late tackle on Calabria, who is clutching his knee.

15:08 Calabria over

Milan work their way down the right flank, pulled back for Calabria to balloon over.

15:04 2nd half kicks off: Milan 1-0 Empoli

No further subs.

15:02 More from Lecce-Verona


15:02 Kalulu

Pierre Kalulu is warming up for Milan.

14:49 Pulisic goal


14:48 Half-Time: Milan 1-0 Empoli

Nothing happens on the corner, so they go into the break with Pulisic’s deflected effort the difference.

14:48 Okafor wins a corner

Okafor gets to the by-line, tries to cut back, Bereszynski manages to make the block.

14:42 Empoli sub

Ismajli off injured, Bereszynski on

14:42 Milan 1-0 Empoli: Christian Pulisic!

Not offside! The goal counts with added deflection off Luperto!

14:40 Milan goal disallowed!

Okafor was judged to be offside when starting the run down the left, pull-back for Pulisic on the edge of the area, whose finish took a deflection to enter the net. VAR check is taking a long time…

14:39 Reijnders run

A strong Reijnders run into the box and cross put in, but his teammates cannot make the most of it.

14:36 Oof

Caprile plucks the ball off the head of Theo Hernandez, they both go down in a heap, but are able to continue.

14:33 Okafor shot

Okafor cuts inside, but scuffs the finish into the arms of Caprile.

14:29 Empoli attempt

Pezzella in a more advanced role manages to put the cross in, but Niang prods it out of play.

14:26 Reijnders booked

Reijnders gets a card too for the shirt tug.

14:24 Empoli attack and counter

Rare Empoli attack down the left after Okafor loses it cheaply, pull-back from the by-line for Niang, Pulisic is there to clean up and then is fouled as he tries to counter, leading to a Fazzini yellow card.

14:23 Empoli changed system

Empoli seem to have a three-man defence today.

14:20 Risk of own goal

Loftus-Cheek dribbles to the by-line, rolls it across the six-yard box, again Ismajli gets there before Okafor and risks an own goal to clear it.

14:17 Milan threaten

Corner flicked on by Tomori, it’s put back into the centre from the right, but Caprile is ready.

14:16 Pulisic again

Another Pulisic cross for Jovic, again Ismajli nods it over for yet another Milan corner.

14:15 It’s all Milan so far

Pulisic cross over-hit for everyone this time. Empoli counter on the Tomori error, but Gyasi header easy for Maignan.

14:13 Another Milan corner

Pulisic cross for Okafor, Ismajli nods it out for another corner.

14:10 Well that explains the red card


14:06 Okafor tests Caprile

Okafor attempts an acrobatic control of a tricky ball, but can’t beat Caprile from that angle.

14:05 Pulisic chance

Strong Milan start, Pulisic snapshot pushed round the post for another corner.

14:04 Milan chance

Okafor skips past his man down the left and stands up a cross from the by-line, Luperto anticipates Jovic for a corner.

14:01 We have kick-off in Milan vs. Empoli!

13:57 Out come the teams

Milan: Maignan; Calabria, Thiaw, Tomori, Theo Hernandez; Bennacer, Reijnders; Pulisic, Loftus-Cheek, Okafor; Jovic

Empoli: Caprile; Ismajli, Walukiewicz, Luperto, Pezzella; Gyasi, Fazzini, Maleh; Cambiaghi, Zurkowski; Niang

13:51 Scaroni speaks


13:41 Milan pair reunited

Tomori and Thiaw had not started together since mid-November.

13:34 Updated Serie A table

Serie A table

Verona 26

Cagliari 26

Lecce 25

Empoli 25*

Udinese 24*

Frosinone 24

Sassuolo 23

Salernitana 14

*game in hand

13:33 It’s been a while


13:32 Mais oui


13:31 Yunus Musah (Milan)

“Empoli are playing very well lately, we are prepared for this. We must have the maximum concentration and intensity. I feel good, I am training hard so that I can help my teammates when called upon.”

13:30 Milan vs. Empoli line-ups

It is raining HEAVILY.

Milan: Maignan; Calabria, Thiaw, Tomori, Theo Hernandez; Bennacer, Reijnders; Pulisic, Loftus-Cheek, Okafor; Jovic

Empoli: Caprile; Ismajli, Walukiewicz, Luperto, Pezzella; Gyasi, Fazzini, Maleh; Cambiaghi, Zurkowski; Niang

13:28 Match report


13:27 Henry getting dragged away

Basically the entire Verona squad is surrounding Henry and trying to stop him getting into more trouble. It might be too late, he’s shown a red card after the final whistle.

13:26 FT: Lecce 0-1 Verona

Huge win. And Pongracic and Henry are now officially having a fist-fight. Someone stop them!

13:24 Henry is in a foul mood

It’s lucky Henry was only a late substitute, or he might’ve started about 5 fights already. As it goes, just two, now bickering with Blin too.

13:21 Krstovic acrobatic

Krstovic overhead kick in the box, acrobatic, but into a crowd of players. Pongracic and Henry are continuing to argue…

13:20 Double booking

Henry and Pongracic get into a rather ugly row, they go head-to-head, referee books the pair of them.

13:14 Verona sub

Henry on, Suslov off. Folorunsho looks exhausted, but no more subs.

13:13 Baschirotto wide

Lecce free kick into the box, but Baschirotto header is off target.

13:09 Lecce subs

Pierotti and Blin on for Lecce. Time running out.

13:07 Hmm

Sansone definitely fouled just outside the box, free kick not given and then Sansone booked for dissent.

13:04 Verona subs

Mitrovic and Dani Silva on, Serdar and Lazovic off

13:01 Whoops

Lecce’s game in a nutshell: Krstovic shot charged down by teammate Piccoli, who was also offside.

13:00 POLL


13:00 Milan vs. Empoli line-ups


12:59 Lecce subs

Dorgu and Sansone replace Banda and Gallo

12:55 Milan XI

Milan: Maignan; Calabria, Thiaw, Tomori, Theo Hernandez; Bennacer, Reijnders; Pulisic, Loftus-Cheek, Okafor; Jovic

12:52 Verona chance

Free kick floated over the top, nobody is marking Cabal at the back post, but he cannot steer it back into the centre or on target.

12:48 Lecce sub

Piccoli replaces Almqvist.

12:48 ICYMI


12:46 Verona subs

Swiderski and Centonze on, Noslin and Tchatchoua off

12:46 Krstovic chance

Almqvist pull-back from the right, Krstovic tries to dribble through a crowd of defenders, but ends up stumbling.

12:45 Banda cross

Banda cross for the head of Krstovic, Magnani just about gets there first.

12:43 Banda risky

Banda is already on a card, goes into a risky sliding tackle, referee doesn’t even award a free kick.

12:39 All Lecce

Lecce pouring forward, series of corners and free kicks. Verona hanging on well.

12:34 2nd half kicks off: Lecce 0-1 Verona!

12:32 Milan arrive


12:18 Half-Time: Lecce 0-1 Verona

Strong push just before the break from Lecce with a series of corners, but no way through yet. Folorunsho’s deflected strike is the difference so far.

12:17 Penalty appeals

Absolutely not, Cabal literally had his hands clamped behind his back, so the fact it hit his elbow is irrelevant.

12:14 Big save from Montipo’!

Huge opportunity for the Lecce equaliser, cross from the right finds the Krstovic glancing header, what a reaction save from Montipo’!

12:11 Verona push

Folorunsho rolls across from the right, but Noslin did not time the run properly. They get a corner out of it, from which the Duda strike is charged down by Almqivst.

12:09 Folorunsho a threat


12:07 Banda booked

Banda booked for a trip from behind, he will be suspended when Lecce visit Salernitana.

12:04 Banda run

Banda did so well with the first dribble, then the second touch was too heavy and the Verona players caught up with him.

12:03 Not a great idea

Overly-complicated Verona free kick routine results in Suslov prodding wide.

12:01 Lecce hit the crossbar!

Again, the wind is making any curlers very unpredictable, Almqvist tries one from just inside the box and it loops over Montipo’ to thump the woodwork.

11:59 Montipo’ again

Another corner, a deflection and the goalkeeper again has to fingertip it over with difficulty. Series of corners for Lecce now.

11:58 Lecce chance

Not a good corner at all, but the wayward cross with the aid of the wind ends up looping towards the goal and Montipo’ has to fingertip it over the bar!

11:55 Lecce threaten

Gallo floats a ball over the top, Krstovic just fails to connect with it clear on goal.


The right decision.

11:53 VAR!

VAR agrees, there was nothing more Magnani could’ve done to get out the way.

11:52 Penalty for Lecce!

That’s awfully harsh… Lameck Banda runs forward down the left, cuts inside, curler deflected wide off Magnani’s hand. But the arm was very close to the body and he was trying to turn, not sure he could’ve avoided that.

11:51 Folorunsho again

Verona look more wide-awake than Lecce, Gonzalez caught napping and this time Folorunsho drills wide.

11:46 Lecce 0-1 Verona: Michael Folorunsho!

A good passing move, Suslov finds Folorunsho from outside the box, but the snapshot takes a crucial deflection off Baschirotto to squirm past Falcone’s fingertips into the near bottom corner!

11:44 Save on Banda

Very long goal kick bounces awkwardly, Banda reads it better than the Verona defenders, but Montipo’ rushes out and manages to parry.

11:43 Folorunsho over

He should do better from there, it was a free header on the corner, but Folorunsho steered it over the bar.

11:42 Verona attack

Lazovic header straight at Falcone. Verona push again with Lazovic and win a corner.

11:37 Krstovic needs treatment

Ref has been letting a lot of physical clashes go, but Krstovic cannot play when visibly bleeding from the nose…

11:32 Verona again

Noslin shrugs off a defender and the shot is straight at the goalkeeper.

11:31 Verona threaten

Speaking of it being really windy, Verona corner taken short, cross then loops in a very odd fashion to land on the roof of the net.

11:30 We have kick-off in Lecce vs. Verona!

Not unusually, it’s very windy in Lecce.

11:27 Out come the teams

Lecce: Falcone; Gendrey, Pongracic, Baschirotto, Gallo; Gonzalez, Ramadani, Oudin; Almqvist, Krstovic, Banda

Verona: Montipò; Tchatchoua, Coppola, Magnani, Cabal; Serdar, Duda; Folorunsho, Suslov, Lazovic; Noslin

11:21 Lecce have a problem

Lecce have conceded in each of the last 22 Serie A games.

11:19 Relegation battle

Think this is all sorted? Think again…

Serie A table

Cagliari 26

Lecce 25*

Empoli 25*

Udinese 24*

Frosinone 24

Verona 23 *

Sassuolo 23

Salernitana 14

*game in hand

11:00 Team news

Other results this weekend put even more pressure on the two teams in this relegation dogfight.

The hosts have lost Mohamed Kaba for the rest of the season with a torn ACL, while Hellas have Pawel Dawidowicz suspended.

10:28 Lecce vs. Verona line-ups

Lecce: Falcone; Gendrey, Pongracic, Baschirotto, Gallo; Gonzalez, Ramadani, Oudin; Almqvist, Krstovic, Banda

Verona: Montipò; Tchatchoua, Coppola, Magnani, Cabal; Serdar, Duda; Folorunsho, Suslov, Lazovic; Noslin

Join us for all the build-up and action as it happens from today’s four Serie A games, Lecce-Verona, Milan-Empoli, Juventus-Atalanta and Fiorentina-Roma.

We begin at 11.30 GMT with the relegation tussle between Lecce and Verona, as Hellas could break out of the bottom three.

At 14.00 GMT, Milan can consolidate third place and push for second, but Empoli are reborn under Davide Nicola.

Juventus and Atalanta go head-to-head for European ambitions at 17.00 GMT.

Finally, Fiorentina-Roma is a real battle to close on the Champions League spots at 19.45 GMT.

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