Palermo

Palermo

 Last Game
Sep 29, 2014 Lazio, L 0-4 
 
 Next Game
Oct 5, 2014 at Empoli, 1:30 pm 
Last Meeting: Feb 27, 2008, W 2-0 
 Team Report
Next Match: away to Cagliari, January 27

It was a tragic week for Palermo head coach Gian Piero Gasperini, whose mother passed away. The Rosanero, meanwhile, remain firmly in a battle against relegation but Gasperini took some comfort from a spirited 2-2 draw against Lazio last time out. Egidio Rios and Paulo Dybala turned the scoreline in Palermo's favour following Sergio Floccari's opener, but Hernanes earned the mainlanders a point with his late penalty. Palermo are now four points from safety going into Sunday's game at Cagliari. "It was a great game and I'm happy with how the team reacted to going 1-0 down, but once again we are left with the regret of not getting all three points, "Gasperini said. "We played really well in the second half. The first goal was quite strange and we were a bit unlucky on the penalty but other than that we gave very little away. We have had a difficult schedule which sees us playing all the best teams. If we had been away from home we would have squandered all the points so we can take some comfort from that." Abel Hernandez and Andrea Mantovani will not return to action until the end of March due to serious injury, with Santiago Garcia serving a one-match suspension at the Stadio Is Arenas. Blackburn midfielder Mauro Formica has joined the Sicilians' cause, though, with Wigan striker Mauro Boselli set to follow suit before the weekend. Palermo have suffered back-to-back defeats on Sardinia and have failed to return south with all three points since September 2007.

last updated on Jan 25 (updates weekly by PA SportsTicker) 
 Scores & Fixtures
 Last Five Games
 Date Opponent Result
 Sun, Aug 31 Sampdoria D 1-1
 Mon, Sep 15 at Verona L 1-2
 Sun, Sep 21 Inter Milan D 1-1
 Wed, Sep 24 at Napoli D 3-3
 Mon, Sep 29 Lazio L 0-4
 Next Five Games
 Date Opponent Time
 Sun, Oct 5 at Empoli 1:30 pm EDT
 Sun, Oct 19 Cesena 4:00 pm EDT
 Sun, Oct 26 at Juventus 4:00 pm EDT
 Wed, Oct 29 Chievo Verona 9:45 pm EDT
 Sun, Nov 2 at AC Milan 9:45 pm EST
 Full Schedule
 2013-14 Table
 Team W D L Pts
 Juventus 33 3 2 102
 AS Roma 26 7 5 85
 Napoli 23 9 6 78
 Fiorentina 19 8 11 65
 Inter Milan 15 15 8 60
 Parma 15 13 10 58
 Torino 15 12 11 57
 AC Milan 16 9 13 57
 Lazio 15 11 12 56
 Verona 16 6 16 54
 Atalanta 15 5 18 50
 Sampdoria 12 9 17 45
 Udinese 12 8 18 44
 Genoa 11 11 16 44
 Cagliari 9 12 17 39
 Chievo Verona 10 6 22 36
 Sassuolo 9 7 22 34
 Catania 8 8 22 32
 Bologna 5 14 19 29
 Livorno 6 7 25 25
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