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At the "Arechi" Stadium in Salerno, Paulo Sousa's Salernitana faces Thiago Motta's Bologna in advance of the twenty-seventh day of Serie A 2022-2023.
Ten points difference between the two teams, Bologna at 36 is ninth in the standings together with Sassuolo while Salernitana is fifth last at 26 points.
SALERNITANA (3-4-2-1): Ochoa; Daniliuc, Gyomber, Pirola; Mazzocchi, Coulibaly, Bohinen, Bradaric; Kastanos, Candreva; Give. Available: Sepe, Fiorillo, Bronn, Lovato, Fazio, Sambia, Troost-Ekong, Maggiore, Nicolussi Caviglia, Iervolino, Vilhena, Piatek, Botheim, Bonazzoli, Valencia. Coach: Sousa.
BOLOGNA (4-2-3-1): Skorupski; Posch, Soumaoro, Lucumi, Cambiaso; Schouten, Moro; Aebischer, Ferguson, Kyriakopoulos; Barrow. Available: Bardi, Ravaglia, Bonifazi, De Silvestri, Orsolini, Lykogiannis, Sosa, Soriano, Pyyhtia, Medel, Arnautovic, Sansone, Zirkzee. Coach: Thiago Motta
Paulo Sousa's statements on the eve
"This week we had to work with less intensity because the team needed to recover after three weeks of heavy workloads.
We arrive at tomorrow's race with two days less work than our rivals so we tried to recover freshness.
Bologna is a healthy team that plays a modern game with a very clear system of play and very intense pressure. We have worked to take advantage of the spaces we will have and to put our opponents in difficulty trying to make them lower to create opportunities.
Our idea is to get our players to tomorrow's game fresh from both legs and heads. We are increasingly reaching a precise identity. It will be a game in which our opponent will put us in difficulty tactically and our fans will have to push us towards victory. We are the ones who must guide our fans, they are the soul of our team and we work to make them feel proud and represented on the pitch. The Arechi must be our strength, we must be more and more united on our way to salvation. I want a team that has the courage and ambition to win home and away games."