Xavi: ‘I’m sorry for Buffon’
Spain and Barcelona legend Xavi is “very sorry” for Gianluigi Buffon, after Italy missed out on the World Cup.
Could Italy really replace Peru?
The FIFA regulations dictate that it is theoretically possible for Italy to replace Peru at the World Cup, but it’s highly unlikely.
Khedira in the balance at Juventus
Sami Khedira’s Juventus future is reportedly in the balance, but there’s no chance he’ll leave in January.
Ranieri in war of words with Domenech
Claudio Ranieri is involved in a war of words with former France Coach Raymond Domenech - “I won’t listen to him about football!”
Kondogbia: ‘Valencia believe in me’
Valencia midfielder Geoffrey Kondogbia says he now has “confidence in myself” after moving on loan from Inter.
Tare: ‘Aiming to win EL’
Sporting director Igli Tare says Lazio want “to go to the Champions League” and “maybe win” the Europa League this year.
Donnarumma: ‘Milan have a great future’
Milan goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma assures the club has “a great future ahead of it”.
Totti: ‘CL in Roma’s hands’
Francesco Totti says “it’s all down to us” when asked about Roma’s Champions League campaign, and shrugs off Italy’s World Cup failure.
Lazio leave out big names
Lazio have named their squad to face Vitesse tonight, with no Ciro Immobile, Felipe Caicedo or Sergej Milinkovic-Savic.
Kaka: ‘Always in love with Milan’
Kaka says he’s “always in love with Milan”, but reiterates that he has to decide whether to retire before serious discussions about becoming a director.
Massa to referee Lazio-Fiorentina
Davide Massa will referee Lazio-Fiorentina on Sunday evening, as the Week 14 referees are announced.
Kaka: ‘Milan? I haven’t decided’
Kaka says “it’s special” to be offered a directorship role with Milan but “I still haven’t decided whether to keep playing or not”.
Gabigol pushes for Brazil return
Inter forward Gabriel Barbosa is reportedly pushing to return to Brazil, though the club want to send him to Jiangsu Suning.
Juventus in for Tosun?
Juventus are reportedly preparing an official offer of €15m for Besiktas forward Cenk Tosun.
Juventus, Napoli, Roma want Darmian
Reports in Italy suggest Juventus, Napoli and Roma are interested in Manchester United full-back Matteo Darmian.
Unsworth: ‘Everton won’t take it easy’
Everton manager David Unsworth says he’ll pick a “strong team” against Atalanta, even though they’re already out of the Europa League.
‘Juventus won’t beat Olympiakos’
Sporting CP Coach Jorge Jesus still thinks they can reach the Champions League Last 16 as “I don’t believe Juventus will win in Athens”.
Chiellini to miss Crotone
It’s expected Juventus defender Giorgio Chiellini will miss this weekend’s Crotone game, as he’ll be rested ahead of Napoli.
Napoli sell 26,000 for Juventus
Napoli have reportedly sold over 26,000 tickets for the clash with Juventus a week on Friday.
Trouble ahead of Everton-Atalanta
A mass brawl broke out in Liverpool last night, with speculation that visiting Atalanta fans were involved.
Italy climb in FIFA rankings
Italy have climbed above England in the latest FIFA World Rankings - despite failing to reach the World Cup.
Ceferin: ‘Worried by Milan’
UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin admits “I’m worried” by Milan’s financial situation but “we’ll see what happens”.
Inter plan Icardi renewal
Inter will reportedly renew Mauro Icardi’s contract and raise his release clause, as long as they qualify for the Champions League.
Atalanta backed by 3,500 fans
It’s reported Atalanta are taking close to 3,500 fans to Goodison Park for tonight’s Europa League clash with Everton.
UEFA concerned by Milan finances?
The New York Times has joined Marca in reporting that UEFA are concerned by Milan’s financial viability.
What the papers say...
Today's front page headlines in English from La Gazzetta dello Sport, Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Player ratings: Atleti 2-0 Roma
Roma failed to secure a place in the Champions League Last 16 as they lost to Atletico Madrid, and Football Italia rates the players.
Barzagli: 'A good point for Juve'
Andrea Barzagli considers the 0-0 draw with Barcelona to be “a good point” for Juventus and is content with the clean sheet.
Valverde explains Messi snub
Barcelona Coach Ernesto Valverde explains why he left out Lionel Messi in the 0-0 draw with Juventus and insists he wasn’t “defensive.”
CL: How the Serie A teams can advance
Juventus, Roma and Napoli can all still make the Champions League Last 16, but nothing is guaranteed for Serie A’s representatives.
Simeone: 'Win and wait for Qarabag'
Diego Simeone acknowledges his substitutions made the difference as Atletico Madrid beat Roma and now his hopes lie with Qarabag.
Nainggolan: 'A sign for Roma'
Radja Nainggolan believes the 2-0 defeat to Atletico Madrid was “a sign we need to roll our sleeves up” and reaffirmed his commitment to Roma.
Dybala: 'Juve must play the ball'
Paulo Dybala warned Juventus “are good at defending, but must try to play the ball a bit more” after a 0-0 with Barcelona.
Allegri: 'Wonderful tactical match'
Max Allegri felt the 0-0 draw with Barcelona was “a wonderful game on a tactical level” and was impressed with the improvements in Juventus defending.
EDF: 'Atleti wanted it more'
Eusebio Di Francesco complained Roma “should’ve been more determined and Atletico Madrid simply wanted it more. Euphoria is good, arrogance is not.”
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