Verona name Juric as their new coach

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A successful late run that allowed them to snatch a spot in the playoffs and then go all the way was not enough to convince Hellas Verona to bet on Alfredo Aglietti in 2019/2020. They parted ways with him and appointed former Genoa coach Ivan Juric, whom they had reportedly decided to hire no matter where they would play, who has agreed to a one-year contract. The Gialloblù spent the last four seasons going up and down Serie A and Serie B.

Aglietti was hired with two matches to go, when the Scaligeri were on the outside looking in, and he managed to get them into the postseason and defeated Pescara and Cittadella to gain the promotion. He previously managed at Empoli, Novara, Virtus Entella and Ascoli, but likely paid the prize for his lack of experience in the top league. He had agreed to a short-term contract before taking over.  Continue reading

Serie A Probable Lineups – Round 38

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Juventus-Verona

Juventus XI: 4-3-2-1 Buffon; Lichtsteiner, Benatia, Rugani, Alex Sandro; Sturaro, Bentancur, Marchisio; Dybala, Douglas Costa; Higuain.

Potential Lineup Changes: Barzagli for Rugani, Pjanic for Bentancur, Mandzukic for Douglas Costa.

Doubtful: Chiellini (hamstring), Khedira (calf), Howedes (hamstring), Cuadrado.

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Serie A Player Status Updates – Round 38

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No shortage of injuries and suspensions heading into the final game.

Juventus: Sami Khedira got pulled last minute against Roma due to a muscular issue and he should not be available, same for Giorgio Chiellini and Benedikt Howedes, who have been on the shelf for a while now. Massimiliano Allegri has ruled out also Juan Cuadrado. Despite what the coach said, Federico Bernardeschi is the only one not in the squad list.

Napoli: Vlad Chiriches has undergone surgery to stabilize the shoulder that has given him a lot of problems in the past few years.

Roma: Radja Nainggolan in disqualified, while Cengiz Under got a knock on the ribs and he is very questionable. Gregoire Defrel and Rick Karsdorp are out with severe injuries, Bruno Peres is doubtful with a muscular one. Alisson has some soreness in his hip flexor and will not play.  Continue reading

Serie A Probable Lineups – Round 37

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Benevento-Genoa

Benevento XI: 4-3-3 Puggioni; Sagna, Djimsiti, Tosca, Letizia; Brignola, Viola, Sandro, Parigini; Diabate, Coda.

Potential Lineup Changes: Venuti for Tosca, Gyamfi for Parigini, Cataldi for Coda.

Questionable: Tosca (groin).

Confirmed Out: Djuricic (hamstring), Guilherme (knee), Antei (heel), Lucioni (suspension), Iemmello (knee), Billong, D’Alessandro (knee), Lombardi, Memushaj (ankle).

 

Genoa XI: 3-5-2 Lamanna; Biraschi, Rossettini, Izzo; Rosi, Hiljemark, Veloso, Bertolacci, Lazovic; Lapadula, Medeiros.

Potential Lineup Changes: Spolli for Rossettini, El Yamiq for Izzo, Rossi for Lapadula.

Confirmed Out: Pandev, Zukanovic (suspension), Bessa, Perin (hamstring), Laxalt (knee), Migliore (groin), Pereira (ankle), Rigoni (knee).

 

Inter-Sassuolo

Inter XI: 4-2-3-1 Handanovic; Cancelo, Skriniar, Ranocchia, D’Ambrosio; Brozovic, Vecino; Candreva, Rafinha, Perisic; Icardi.

Potential Lineup Changes: Miranda for Ranocchia, Vecino for Valero, Karamoh for Candeva.

Questionable: Miranda (hamstring), Gagliardini (hamstring).

 

Sassuolo XI: 3-5-2 Consigli; Lemos, Acerbi, Dell’Orco; Adjapong, Missiroli, Magnanelli, Duncan, Rogerio; Berardi, Politano.

Potential Lineup Changes: Letschert for Dell’Orco, Sensi for Magnanelli, Babacar for Berardi.

Questionable: Dell’Orco, Letschert.

Confirmed Out: Peluso (suspension), Lirola (knee), Goldaniga (hamstring).

 

Bologna-Chievo

Bologna XI: 4-3-3 Mirante; Mbaye, De Maio, Helander, Masina; Poli, Crisetig, Dzemaili; Verdi, Palacio, Di Francesco.

Potential Lineup Changes: Krafth for Mbaye, Nagy for Crisetig, Destro for Di Francesco.

Questionable: Pulgar (hamstring), Donsah (knee).

Out: Gonzalez (knee), Orsolini (hamstring).

 

Chievo XI: 4-3-3 4-3-3 Sorrentino; Depaoli, Tomovic, Dainelli, Gobbi; Castro, Rigoni, Hetemaj; Birsa, Inglese, Giaccherini.

Potential Lineup Changes: Cacciatore for Depaoli, Bastien for Castro, Stepinski for Inglese.

Questionable: Cacciatore.

Confirmed Out: Bani, Radovanovic (suspension).

 

Crotone-Lazio

Crotone XI: 4-3-3 Cordaz; Faraoni, Ceccherini, Capuano, Martella; Nalini, Barberis, Mandragora, Stoian; Simy, Trotta.

Potential Lineup Changes: Sampirisi for Faraoni, Rohden for Stoian.

Confirmed Out: Budimir (foot), Benali (foot).

 

Lazio XI: 3-5-1-1 Strakosha; Caceres, De Vrij, Radu; Marusic, Murgia, Leiva, Milinkovic-Savic, Lulic; Felipe Anderson; Caicedo.

Potential Lineup Changes: Bastos for Radu.

Questionable: Radu (hamstring).

Confirmed Out: Immobile (hamstring), Luis Alberto (hamstring), Luiz Felipe (suspension), Lukaku, Parolo (hamstring).

 

Fiorentina-Cagliari

Fiorentina XI: 4-3-1-2 Sportiello; Laurini, Pezzella, Milenkovic, Biraghi; Benassi, Badelj, Veretout; Saponara; Chiesa, Simeone.

Potential Lineup Changes: Gaspar for Laurini, Eysseric for Saponara.

Questionable: Vitor Hugo (hamstring).

Confirmed Out: Lo Faso (knee).

 

Cagliari XI: 4-3-1-2 Cragno; Faragò, Andreolli, Ceppitelli, Lykogiannis; Dessena, Barella, Padoin; Ionita; Farias, Pavoletti.

Potential Lineup Changes: Romagnoli for Andreolli, Joao Pedro for Dessena, Sau for Farias.

Confirmed Out: Ceter (hamstring), Castan (foot), Cigarini (suspension).

 

Torino-Spal

Torino XI: 3-4-2-1 Sirigu; Burdisso, Nkoulou, Moretti; De Silvestri, Rincon, Baselli, Ansaldi; Falque, Ljajic; Belotti.

Potential Lineup Changes: Acquah for Baselli, Edera for Falque, Niang for Belotti.

Questionable: Bonifazi (hamstring), Obi (hamstring).

Confirmed Out: Lyanco (foot).

 

Spal XI: 3-5-2 Gomis; Cionek, Salamon, Felipe; Schiattarella, Grassi, Everton Luiz, Kurtic, Costa; Paloschi, Antenucci.

Potential Lineup Changes: Simic for Salamon, Drame for Schiattarella, Floccari for Paloschi.

Questionable: Mattiello (hamstring), Vaisanen (hamstring).

Confirmed Out: Lazzari (knee), Meret (shoulder), Borriello (calf), Viviani (calf), Vicari (suspension).

 

Verona-Udinese

Verona XI: 4-3-3 Nicolas; Ferrari, Caracciolo, Vukovic, Fares; Romulo, Zuculini, Calvano; Verde, Cerci, Matos.

Potential Lineup Changes: Danzi for Zuculini, Fossati for Calvano, Petkovic for Verde.

Questionable: Petkovic (hamstring), Buchel (knee), Calvano.

Confirmed Out: Valoti (hamstring), Bianchetti (hip), Zaccagni (knee), Kean (hamstring).

 

Udinese XI: 3-5-1-1 Bizzarri; Larsen, Danilo, Samir; Widmer, Barak, Behrami, Jankto, Adnan; Balic; Lasagna.

Potential Lineup Changes: Nuytinck for Samir, Zampano for Widmer, De Paul for Barak.

Confirmed Out: Angella (calf), Fofana (suspension).

 

Atalanta-Milan

Atalanta XI: 3-4-1-2 Berisha; Masiello, Caldara, Toloi; Hateboer, Freuler, De Roon, Gosens; Cristante; Barrow, Gomez.

Potential Lineup Changes: Castagne for Hateboer, Ilicic for Barrow.

Questionable: Cornelius (hamstring).

Confirmed Out: Spinazzola (knee), Petanga (groin), Rizzo.

 

Milan XI: 4-3-3 Donnarumma; Calabria, Bonucci, Romagnoli, Rodriguez; Kessie, Locatelli, Bonaventura; Suso, Cutrone, Calhanoglu.

Potential Lineup Changes: Biglia for Locatelli, Kalinic for Cutrone.

Questionable: Biglia (back).

Confirmed Out: Conti (knee).

 

Roma-Juventus

Roma XI: 4-3-3 Alisson; Florenzi, Manolas, Fazio, Kolarov; Strootman, De Rossi, Nainggolan; Under, Dzeko, El Shaarawy.

Potential Lineup Changes: Pellegrini for Strootman, Schick for El Shaarawy.

Questionable: Manolas (hamstring), Perotti (ankle), Strootman (ribs).

Confirmed Out: Defrel (ankle, knee), Karsdorp (knee), Bruno Peres (hip).

 

Juventus XI: 4-4-2 Szczesny; Lichtsteiner, Benatia, Rugani, Alex Sandro; Douglas Costa, Khedira, Pjanic, Matuidi; Dybala, Higuain.

Potential Lineup Changes: Barzagli for Rugani, Marchisio for Pjanic, Mandzukic for Douglas Costa.

Questionable: De Sciglio (foot), Sturaro (Achilles), Howedes (quad).

Confirmed Out: Chiellini (hamstring).

 

Sampdoria-Napoli

Sampdoria XI: 4-3-1-2 Viviano; Bereszynski, Silvestre, Ferrari, Strinic; Linetty, Torreira, Praet; Ramirez; Caprari, Kownacki.

Potential Lineup Changes: Strinic for Sala, Barreto for Ramirez, Zapata for Caprari.

Questionable: Zapata (hamstring), Barreto (knee).

Confirmed Out: Murru (knee), Quagliarella (knee).

 

Napoli XI: 4-3-3 Reina; Hysaj, Albiol, Koulibaly, Mario Rui; Allan, Jorginho, Hamsik; Callejon, Mertens, Insigne.

Potential Lineup Changes: Diawara for Jorginho, Zielinski for Hamsik, Milik for Mertens.

Confirmed Out: Chiriches, Ounas.

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Serie A Player Status Updates – Round 37

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Here are the updates on the health of few players.

Juventus: Juan Cuadrado is suspended, while Stefano Sturaro and Mattia De Sciglio were in the squad list for the Coppa Italia final, so they have shaken off a foot and an Achilles injury. Giorgio Chiellini and Benedikt Howedes should remain out due to thigh injuries, but they have been called up. 

Napoli: Faouzi Ghoulam made a surprise return to the squad list last week after a lengthy recover for a pair of serious knee injuries. Vlad Chiriches and Adam Ounas have been ruled out late.  Continue reading

Serie A Probable Lineups – Round 36

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Milan-Verona

Milan XI: 4-3-3 Donnarumma; Calabria, Musacchio, Bonucci, Rodriguez; Kessie, Montolivo, Bonaventura; Suso, Cutrone, Calhanoglu.

Potential Lineup Changes: Abate for Calabria, Romagnoli for Musacchio, Kalinic for Cutrone.

Questionable: Romagnoli (hamstring).

Confirmed Out: Biglia (ribs), Conti (knee).

 

Verona XI: 4-4-2 Nicolas; Ferrari, Caracciolo, Vukovic, Fares; Romulo, Zuculini, Calvano, Verde; Cerci, Petkovic.

Potential Lineup Changes: Silvestri for Nicolas, Fossati for Zuculini, Matos for Petkovic.

Questionable: Buchel (knee), Nicolas (hamstring).

Confirmed Out: Valoti (hamstring), Bianchetti (hip), Zaccagni (knee), Kean (strain).

 

Juventus-Bologna

Juventus XI: 4-4-2 Buffon; Cuadrado, Barzagli, Rugani, Alex Sandro; Douglas Costa, Khedira, Bentancur, Matuidi; Dybala, Higuain.

Potential Lineup Changes: Lichtsteiner for Cuadrado, Benatia for Barzagli, Marchisio for Bentancur.

Confirmed Out: Pjanic (suspended), Chiellini (hamstring), De Sciglio (foot), Mandzukic (ankle), Howedes (quad).

 

Bologna XI: 4-3-3 Mirante; Mbaye, De Maio, Romagnoli, Masina; Poli, Crisetig, Nagy; Verdi, Destro, Di Francesco.

Potential Lineup Changes: Kingsley for Nagy, Palacio for Destro, Orsolini for Di Francesco.

Questionable: Destro (knee), Orsolini.

Confirmed Out: Pulgar (hamstring), Gonzalez (hamstring), Helander (ribs), Donsah (knee), Dzemaili (hamstring).

 

Udinese-Inter

Udinese XI: 3-5-1-1 Bizzarri; Larsen, Danilo, Samir; Widmer, Fofana, Behrami, Jankto, Adnan; Balic; Lasagna.

Potential Lineup Changes: Barak for Fofana, Pezzella for Adnan, De Paul for Balic.

Confirmed Out: Angella (calf).

 

Inter XI: 4-2-3-1 Handanovic; Cancelo, Skriniar, Miranda, Santon; Brozovic, Valero; Candreva, Rafinha, Perisic; Icardi.

Potential Lineup Changes: Dalbert for Santon, Karamoh for Candreva.

Confirmed Out: Vecino, D’Ambrosio (suspension), Gagliardini (hamstring).

 

Chievo-Crotone

Chievo XI: 4-3-3 Sorrentino; Cacciatore, Bani, Tomovic, Jaroszynski; Castro, Radovanovic, Hetemaj; Birsa, Inglese, Giaccherini.

Potential Lineup Changes: Dainelli for Bani, Gobbi for Jaroszynski, Meggiorini for Birsa.

Questionable: Meggiorini (calf), Bani, Depaoli.

 

Crotone XI: 4-3-3 Cordaz; Faraoni, Ceccherini, Capuano, Martella; Nalini, Barberis, Mandragora, Stoian; Simy, Trotta.

Potential Lineup Changes: Ajeti for Ceccherini, Ricci for Nalini, Rohden for Stoian.

Questionable: Ceccherini (hamstring).

Confirmed Out: Budimir (foot), Benali (foot).

 

Genoa-Fiorentina

Genoa XI: 3-5-2 Perin; Biraschi, Spolli, Zukanovic; Rosi, Bessa, Bertolacci, Hiljemark, Lazovic; Lapadula, Medeiros.

Potential Lineup Changes: El Yamiq for Zukanovic, Veloso for Bessa, Rossi for Lapadula.

Questionable: Spolli (hamstring), Rigoni (knee).

Confirmed Out: Izzo (calf), Pereira (ankle), Laxalt (knee), Migliore (groin).

 

Fiorentina XI: 4-3-1-2 Sportiello; Gaspar, Milenkovic, Pezzella, Biraghi; Benassi, Badelj, Veretout; Saponara; Chiesa, Simeone.

Potential Lineup Changes: Eysseric for Saponara.

Confirmed Out: Laurini (suspension), Vitor Hugo (hamstring), Lo Faso (knee).

 

Lazio-Atalanta

Lazio XI: 3-5-1-1 Strakosha; Luiz Felipe, De Vrij, Caceres; Marusic, Murgia, Leiva, Milinkovic-Savic, Lulic; Luis Alberto; Caicedo.

Potential Lineup Changes: Bastos for Caceres, Lukaku for Murgia, Felipe Anderson for Luis Alberto.

Confirmed Out: Immobile (hamstring), Parolo (hamstring), Radu (hamstring).

 

Atalanta XI: 3-4-1-2 Berisha; Masiello, Palomino, Toloi; Hateboer, Freuler, De Roon, Gosens; Cristante; Barrow, Gomez.

Potential Lineup Changes: Mancini for Palomino, Castagne for Hateboer, Ilicic for Freuler.

Questionable: Melegoni, Bastoni.

Confirmed Out: Caldara (suspension), Rizzo, Spinazzola (knee), Petagna (groin).

 

Napoli-Torino

Napoli XI: 4-3-3 Reina; Hysaj, Albiol, Tonelli, Mario Rui; Allan, Jorginho, Hamsik; Callejon, Mertens, Insigne.

Potential Lineup Changes: Chiriches for Tonelli, Zielinski for Hamsik, Milik for Mertens.

Confirmed Out: Koulibaly (suspension).

 

Torino XI: 3-4-2-1 Sirigu; Burdisso, Nkoulou, Bonifazi; De Silvestri, Rincon, Baselli, Ansaldi; Falque, Ljajic; Belotti.

Potential Lineup Changes: Acquah for Baselli, Edera for Falque, Naing for Belotti.

Questionable: Barreca (hamstring).

Confirmed Out: Moretti (suspension), Obi (hamstring), Lyanco (foot), Berenguer, Milinkovic-Savic.

 

Spal-Benevento

Spal XI: 3-5-2 Gomis; Cionek, Vicari, Felipe; Mattiello, Grassi, Everton Luiz, Kurtic, Costa; Paloschi, Antenucci.

Potential Lineup Changes: Schiattarella for Everton Luiz, Drame for Costa.

Questionable: Schiattarella (ankle), Salamon (Achilles).

Confirmed Out: Lazzari (knee), Meret (shoulder), Borriello (calf), Floccari (flu), Viviani (calf), Vaisanen (hamstring).

 

Benevento XI: 3-4-3 Puggioni; Sagna, Djimsiti, Venuti; Letizia, Sandro, Viola, Gyamfi; Parigini, Diabate, Iemmello.

Potential Lineup Changes: Puggioni for Brignoli, Del Pinto for Venuti, Coda for Iemmello.

Questionable: Puggioni (knee),

Confirmed Out: Brignola, Cataldi (suspension), Djuricic (hamstring), Guilherme (knee), Antei (heel), Lucioni (suspension), Tosca, D’Alessandro (knee), Costa, Memushaj (ankle), Lombardi, Billong (illness).

 

Sassuolo-Sampdoria

Sassuolo XI: 3-5-2 Consigli; Lemos, Acerbi, Peluso; Adjapong, Mazzitelli, Magnanelli, Missiroli, Rogerio; Berardi, Politano.

Potential Lineup Changes: Cassata for Mazzitelli, Duncan for Missiroli, Babacar for Berardi.

Questionable: Sensi (hamstring).

Confirmed Out: Lirola (knee), Goldaniga (hamstring).

 

Sampdoria XI: 4-3-1-2 Viviano; Bereszynski, Silvestre, Ferrari, Sala; Barreto, Torreira, Praet; Ramirez; Quagliarella, Kownacki.

Potential Lineup Changes: Strinic for Sala, Linetty for Ramirez, Caprari for Quagliarella.

Questionable: Quagliarella (knee), Caprari (hamstring).

Confirmed Out: Murru (knee), Alvarez (ankle), Zapata (hamstring).

 

Cagliari-Roma

Cagliari XI: 3-5-2 Cragno; Pisacane, Ceppitelli, Andreolli; Faragò, Padoin, Barella, Ionita, Lykogiannis; Pavoletti, Farias.

Potential Lineup Changes: Dessena for Pisacane, Miangue for Lykogiannis, Sau for Farias.

Questionable: Pisacane (hamstring), Miangue (hamstring).

Confirmed Out: Cigarini, Castan, Joao Pedro (suspension), Ceter (hamstring), Romagna (hamstring).

 

Roma XI: 4-3-3 Alisson; Florenzi, Manolas, Fazio, Kolarov; Pellegrini, De Rossi, Nainggolan; Under, Dzeko, El Shaarawy.

Potential Lineup Changes: Bruno Peres for Florenzi, Gonalons for Pellegrini, Schick for El Shaarawy.

Questionable: Manolas, El Shaarawy.

Confirmed Out: Jesus (suspension), Defrel (ankle, knee), Karsdorp (knee), Strootman (ribs), Perotti (ankle).

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Serie A Player Status Updates – Round 36

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Injuries pile up at the end of the season and unfortunately some top players got caught.

Juventus: Miralem Pjanic is suspended, while Mario Mandzukic will be held out due to a cut on the ankle. Giorgio Chiellini, Stefano Sturaro and Mattia De Sciglio are out with their previous injuries. Benedikt Howedes suffered yet another muscular ailment. 

Napoli: Kalidou Koulibaly is disqualified and Faouzi Ghoulam continues to rehab his fractured patella.  Continue reading

Serie A Probable Lineups – Round 35

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Roma-Chievo

Roma XI: 4-3-3 Alisson; Florenzi, Manolas, Fazio, Kolarov; Pellegrini, De Rossi, Nainggolan; Under, Dzeko, El Shaarawy.

Potential Lineup Changes: Bruno Peres for Florenzi, Gerson for Nainggolan, Schick for Under.

Confirmed Out: Perotti (ankle), Strootman (ribs), Defrel (ankle, knee), Karsdorp (knee).

 

Chievo XI: 4-4-2 Sorrentino; Cacciatore, Bani, Tomovic, Jaroszynski; Castro, Radovanovic, Hetemaj, Giaccherini; Inglese, Pucciarelli.

Potential Lineup Changes: Gamberini for Tomovic, Gobbi for Jaroszynski, Stepinski for Pucciarelli.

Confirmed Out: Meggiorini.

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Serie A Player Status Updates – Round 35

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Here are the updates on few players’ conditions ahead of the upcoming round.

Juventus: Giorgio Chiellini suffered a hamstring (biceps femoris) strain just above the knee and will miss at least three weeks, with the risk of not returning this season. Mattia De Sciglio is out with a plantar fascia injury, Stefano Sturaro with a sore Achilles.

Napoli: no absentees other than the usual one Faouzi Ghoulam.

Roma: Diego Perotti and Kevin Strootman have already been ruled out due to an ankle sprain and a rib contusion. El Monito’s ailment is more severe since there is some ligament damage. Gregoire Defrel and Rick Karsdorp remain out following knee surgeries.  Continue reading