As per latest reports, a compound fracture to the nasal bone was detected during the diagnostic tests and Romagnoli is currently under clinical monitoring. Nevertheless, he is in line to appear with a protective mask, although the final call rests with Sarri.
Roma are in a full-fledged crisis following the 1-4 loss to Genoa and their worst start in recent history, but the trust of the management in José Mourinho isn’t wavering at this stage. With the latest dud, the Giallorossi have won just twice in the past 14 away contests.
Lecce manager Roberto D'Aversa is wary of the threat Napoli possess in their next match despite the Partenopei experiencing a start-stop first few games of the season: “If I have to list all the difficulties, we would never finish. They are the Italian champions and have a complete team."
Juventus might rekindle their interest in Domenico Berardi in January depending on where they are at in the standing and the outcome of the Paul Pogba case. The Bianconeri showed interest in the summer but were reluctant to meet Sassuolo’s lofty price tag.
Yacine Adli got the call to replace Rade Krunic against Cagliari and had a solid performance on both ends. Coach Stefano Pioli had been testing him in such a role in practice and didn’t shy away from trusting him when the starter went down.
Roma fell against Genoa and have now picked up just five points from their first six Serie A matches for the first time since the 2010/11 campaign. José Mourinho branded his side’s start as the worst of his career, but at the same time let his ego speak.
Leonardo Bonucci revisited his summer in a presser, stating that Lazio were interested, but he picked Union Berlin instead. He inked a seasonal contract with an option but might retire in June 2024, as he had announced before the whole brouhaha with Juventus.
Saudi Arabia has laid eyes on two key Inter cogs, Henrikh Mkhitaryan and CEO Alessandro Antonello, but the club is optimistic about keeping them both. They’ll have to agree to a new contract with the midfielder to do so. His current one expires in 2024.
For the first time since the 1989/90 campaign, Bologna opened a Serie A campaign with three consecutive away draws as they were held by a gritty Monza outfit at Stadio Brianteo. Thiago Motta was critical of referee Ivano Pezzuto’s verdicts during the game.
Daniele Rugani resurfaced in the Lecce game, logging his first appearance of the season. Massimiliano Allegri decided to give Federico Gatti a day off following his gaffe against Sassuolo. The veteran defender turned in a good shift as the Bianconeri held the spry opponents scoreless.
Roberto Calenda, the agent of Victor Osimhen, won’t follow up on his threat to sue the club over a pair of questionable TikTok posts. The Partenopei apologized through an official statement on Thursday. That appears to be enough to put a bow on the controversy,
Atalanta icon Papu Gomez is set to return back to Serie A with Monza. Having recently parted ways with Sevilla, Gomez, who was a free agent, has been snapped up by the Biancorossi following the six-month injury layoff sustained by forward Gianluca Caprari.