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Juventus would be willing to sell Chelsea and Manchester City target Alex Sandro for €60m, according to Tuttosport, as he battles “personal issues.”
Maurizio Sarri was just as disheartened as many fans when both Napoli and Juventus wore away kits at the San Paolo. “I thought I’d die first.”
Torino have unveiled the special jersey they will wear tonight against Atalanta, in memory of the Chapecoense players killed in a plane crash.
Massimo Gobbi identifies where Chievo can neutralise Inter. “We know one of their strengths is playing down the wings.”
Max Allegri gave the key to the Juventus victory against Napoli. “If you let them pick up the pace, they become devastating.”
Medhi Benatia believes Juventus “blew the title race wide open” with their 1-0 victory at leaders Napoli. “We had to send this signal.”
Maurizio Sarri insists Napoli “dominated Juventus in every conceivable way,” but there are no alternatives to Dries Mertens and Lorenzo Insigne.
Today's front page headlines in English from La Gazzetta dello Sport, Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Gonzalo Higuain praised Napoli Coach Maurizio Sarri after scoring the decisive Juventus goal. “It’d be wonderful to work with him again.”
Marek Hamsik insists the 1-0 defeat to Juventus “changes nothing” for Napoli. “It’s not easy to break down teams that are so defensive.”
Maurizio Sarri maintains Napoli are “playing the same way as always” after a 1-0 loss to Juventus and joked Gonzalo Higuain cost €90m for three points.
Gonzalo Higuain refused a post-match interview after scoring the Juventus winner against Napoli. “I did my talking on the pitch.”
Max Allegri insists Napoli are “still the Scudetto favourites” after Juventus conquered the Stadio San Paolo 1-0. “Winning games isn’t all about possession.”
Gigi Buffon said Juventus should “not get ahead of ourselves” after the 1-0 victory away to Serie A leaders Napoli and thanked Gonzalo Higuain.
Napoli saw their unbeaten Serie A record ended by Gonzalo Higuain’s early strike, as Juventus conquered the Stadio San Paolo.
SPAL blamed referee Rosario Abisso for their 3-1 defeat to Roma, insisting “it wasn’t a red card on Dias Felipe and the second goal was offside.”
Eusebio Di Francesco said Roma “wanted victory at all costs” against SPAL, but was angry that they failed to keep a clean sheet.
Join us for all the build-up and action to today’s two big Serie A games, Roma-SPAL and leaders Napoli hosting reigning champions Juventus.
Juventus striker Gonzalo Higuain was laughing at the Napoli fans as they tried to bait him during the warm-up, urging the ultras to jeer louder.
Napoli President Aurelio De Laurentiis assured he feels no “rancour” towards Juventus striker Gonzalo Higuain.
Juventus director general Beppe Marotta praised Gonzalo Higuain’s “professionalism” to face Napoli despite injury and defended Alex Sandro.
Roma made short work of 10-man SPAL, who saw Dias Felipe sent off after 10 minutes, winning 3-1 with Edin Dzeko, Kevin Strootman and Lorenzo Pellegrini.
Kalidou Koulibaly assured Napoli aren’t too interested in whether Gonzalo Higuain starts for Juventus, as Napoli “want to play our football.”
Juventus haven’t kept a clean sheet away to Napoli since a 0-0 draw in March 1997.
Gonzalo Higuain is passed fit to start for Juventus against his former club, as Dries Mertens and Lorenzo Insigne lead Napoli in this Scudetto showdown.
Roma director Monchi urged fans not to be “hasty” with Patrik Schick and is glad Diego Perotti wasn’t hurt in today’s car crash.
It’s increasingly likely that Gonzalo Higuain will be fit to start tonight’s showdown with Napoli, as Juventus adopt a new 4-3-2-1 system.
SPAL midfielder Federico Viviani is a Roma youth product and admits “it passed through my mind” what he’ll do if he scores today.
Juan Jesus warns Roma “cannot get this wrong” as they host SPAL this evening. “They are a dangerous opponent with nothing to lose.”
Roma may have to be patient to break down Spal, but Leonardo Semplici’s side have conceded almost half of their goals in the final half hour of matches.
Roma give Cengiz Under and Maxime Gonalons rare starts, partnering Edin Dzeko and Stephan El Shaarawy against SPAL.
Fabio Cannavaro claims winning the World Cup with Italy in 2006 “was the most beautiful thing in my career.”
The groups for the 2018 World Cup have been drawn, with Italy's nemesis Sweden facing holders Germany.
Napoli and Juventus meet at the San Paolo tonight for the biggest game of the season so far, but the two Coaches have been locking horns for close to 15 years.
The dates and times for the Coppa Italia last-16 ties have been confirmed to start on December 12.