NEWS

After Ashley Cole, it’s reported Roma are looking to England again with a bid for Liverpool’s Glen Johnson.
Cesena already took a Parma scalp this season and Pierpaolo Bisoli wants to shock Lazio today too.
Gian Piero Gasperini has Alessandro Matri back against Fiorentina this afternoon and “our attacking potential has notably improved.”
Fabio Quagliarella will be looking to get a Torino victory in the early game, but “will never forget Sampdoria.”
Eusebio Di Francesco assures Sassuolo’s 7-0 thrashing by Inter last season was “educational” and they’re out for revenge.
Sinisa Mihajlovic hopes his remarkable record against Torino and Giampiero Ventura can boost Sampdoria.
Week 2 continues today with Sampdoria-Torino the early kick-off, Fiorentina-Genoa, Inter-Sassuolo, Napoli-Chievo and tonight Parma-Milan.
Today's front page headlines from La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Max Allegri had a “special night” at the Juventus Stadium in their 2-0 victory over Udinese.
Andrea Stramaccioni admits Juventus dominated the first half, but felt Udinese “were the better team” after the break.
Patrice Evra thanked Juventus for his “incredible” Serie A debut and outlined the differences with the Premier League.
Carlos Tevez and Claudio Marchisio gave Juventus a 2-0 victory, though Udinese were denied by a very tight offside call.
Kostas Manolas has already won over the Roma faithful. “Mehdi Benatia is the past. I am the future.”
Micah Richards is ready for his Serie A debut in Fiorentina-Genoa, but Marko Marin is still sidelined.
Empoli boss Maurizio Sarri admits to feeling “anger” that his side impressed against Roma and Udinese without points.
Rudi Garcia praised Empoli’s performance and was glad to have “three points in the bag” for Roma.
Inter Coach Walter Mazzarri fell down the stairs towards the locker room and fractured his left hand.
Juventus reshuffle against Antonio Di Natale’s Udinese, but Carlos Tevez is risked from the start despite an injury.
Radja Nainggolan saw his shot ricochet off the goalkeeper’s back to give Roma a lucky 1-0 victory in Empoli.
All-attack Coach Zdenek Zeman assures “this is my Cagliari” the fans will see against Atalanta tomorrow.
Rodrigo Palacio and Fredy Guarin are available for Inter, but Jonathan misses the game with Sassuolo.
Fernando Torres, Giacomo Bonaventura and Marco van Ginkel are in Milan’s squad for Parma, but Stephan El Shaarawy misses out.
Roberto Donadoni demands a new Parma attitude against Milan, but Jonathan Biabiany is ruled out.
Shock leaders Perugia sent Catania to the foot of the table, while Bari, Pro Vercelli and Carpi conceded last-gasp goals.
Roma resume their Serie A title race with a visit to newly-promoted Empoli, Mattia Destro and Ashley Cole.
Arrigo Sacchi was harshly critical of Mario Balotelli, claiming in his absence “we’ll finally see what Milan can do.”
Albania Coach Gianni De Biasi encouraged his players to “dream” after a shock victory in Portugal.
Vincenzo Montella has faith in Juan Cuadrado and Mario Gomez as Fiorentina take on Alessandro Matri’s Genoa.
Alessio Cerci received his first Atletico Madrid call-up for the derby against Real Madrid.
Lazio host Cesena in their first home game of the season and Stefano Pioli trusts they can do well “with the fans behind us.”
Walter Mazzarri “made a pact” with his Inter players – including Fredy Guarin – ahead of their clash with Sassuolo.
Milan Coach Pippo Inzaghi realises Mario Balotelli and Fernando Torres “have completely different characteristics.”
Rafa Benitez said he’ll “see if it is possible to continue together” with Napoli, as his contract expires in June 2015.
German Denis has no regrets, as “it’s better to play at Atalanta than be just one of the group at Juventus.”
David Lopez gets his first Napoli call-up for Sunday’s Serie A encounter with Chievo.