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Football News: Review Of The Day 13th October 2019

Review Of The Day 13th October 2019
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Brescia forward Ernesto Torregrossa has signed a new deal which runs until 2022.


Injury Round-Up

AS Roma striker Edin Dzeko's cheek injury is worse than feared. The double fracture of his cheekbone has already kept him out of Bosnia-Herzogovina duty during the international break. The facial surgeon who worked on his injury, Professor Bruno Pesucci told Corriere dello Sport: "It was a bad break. Initially, only the zygomatic arch seemed broken, but then we also found a fracture at the lower edge of the right eye's orbit. Osteosynthesis was necessary, with the use of a plate fixed by screws to stabilise the orbit. Only in this way could the fracture of the zygomatic arch be contained. In other cases, I have worked on isolated fractures. Edin's is more complex, because it is a double and therefore the stabilisation will take longer. He must not be in a hurry. Edin still has pain. He had the operation on Monday, and he must feel comfortable for a week. [I would advise] not participating in the trip to Genoa [to face Sampdoria]. He will resume physical preparations on Monday and will gradually be able to do some training with a protective mask. If [Roma don't need him off the bench against Gladbach] then he should return on October 27 against Milan."


Sampdoria Get Ranieri

Claudio Ranieri, the man who led Leicester City to their surprise Premier League title in 2016, is back in Italian football with Sampdoria. Eusebio di Francesco was sacked on Monday with Samp sat bottom of Serie A after 6 defeats in 7 games. Ranieri also replaced di Francesco at Roma in March, on a contract until the end of the season and led them to 6th place in the league.


Algeria Condemn Abusive Journalist

The Algerian Football Federation (FAF) have hit out at a journalist who verbally abused Hicham Boudaoui after the Nice player supposedly ignored a group of jourmalists. An FAF statement read: "Following the allegation that Hichem Boudaoui refused to grant interviews after the game between the national team and DR Congo, the player was subject to appalling verbal abuse by a journalist. The aggressive nature of the criticism has angered the players and staff, who are all supporting the youngster. This attitude is more than reprehensible to one of our own, cannot be ignored by the Algerian Football Federation, and necessary measures will be taken to deal with the journalist responsible. It is worth remembering that while players of both teams pass through the mixed zone, they are not obliged to give interviews if they do not wish to do so. Finally, several representatives of the national press gathered after the press conference of the coach [Djamel Belmadi] to denounce the inappropriate remarks of this journalist as his behaviour was an affront on his employer and the principles of journalism."


Kingsley Beats Kingsley's Record

Bayern Munich winger Kingsley Coman was only the fastest player ever in the Bundesliga for a short time as his record was beaten by Cologne right-back Kingsley Ehizibue in the very next set of Bundesliga fixtures. Coman's speed of 22.16 mph (35.66 km/h) was beaten as Ehizibue reached 22.3 mph (35.85 km/h).


Friendly Turns Out To Be Not So Friendly

Cagliari tried to maintain match sharpness during the international break by facing the leaders of the Polish Ekstraklasa in a friendly on Friday night but the match was marred by violence both before and after the game. Before the game the two sets of supporters clashed out the Curva Nord, with one Cagliari supporter rushed to hospital in an ambulance before the match had even begun. After Cagliari had won 3-1, a group, reported to be around 40-50 strong, ran amok through the city centre, smashing shops and throwing projectiles, such as tables and chairs around. Six Polish ultras were arrested.


Ramos Sets New Records Against Norway

Surprisingly Sergio Ramos set two records in Saturday's Euro 2020 qualifier against Norway and neither involved red or yellow cards. Ramos reached his 168th cap to become the most-capped European outfield player of all time, surpassing Latvia's hero Vitalijs Astafjevs, and to become Spain's most capped player ever, overtaking former Real Madrid teammate Iker Casillas.

Written by Tris Burke October 12 2019 21:53:34