Serie A Previews: Milan Derby Day!
The final Serie A fixture of 2013 is the massive Inter-Milan, but first Juventus, Fiorentina and Lazio face tricky away games and Roma host Catania.
What the papers say...
Today's front page headlines from La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Cellino: 'Nainggolan must go'
Radja Nainggolan said he hasn’t received firm offers, but Cagliari President Massimo Cellino warned “he has to go now.”
Lopez: 'Cagliari point worth a win'
Cagliari Coach Diego Lopez said the draw with Napoli “is worth the same as a victory for us.”
Benitez: 'A bad result for Napoli'
Rafa Benitez admits Napoli can see their point away to Cagliari as “a bad result” and blamed the pitch.
Napoli pegged back by Cagliari
Gonzalo Higuain’s penalty gave Napoli a 1-1 draw away to Cagliari, but Jose Callejon’s stunning volley was disallowed and Pepe Reina injured.
Bayern win Club World Cup
Bayern Munich have won the Club World Cup, beating Raja Casablanca 2-0, while Marcello Lippi’s Guanghzou Evergrande came fourth.
Zamparini: 'Ref wanted revenge!'
Palermo President Maurizio Zamparini launched an incredible attack on referee Renzo Candussio. “He wanted revenge because I sacked his father.”
Guidolin: 'The most important victory'
Francesco Guidolin said Udinese’s 2-1 win away to Livorno was “the most important victory. I am in love with my players.”
Udinese send Livorno lower
Nico Lopez and Thomas Heurtaux earned Udinese’s 2-1 away victory, plunging Livorno further into crisis.
Napoli unleash Gonzalo Higuain, Lorenzo Insigne and Pepe Reina on Cagliari in tonight’s Serie A game.
Petkovic: 'A positive Lazio year'
Vladimir Petkovic insists 2013 was “a positive year” for Lazio and expects “many dangers” against Verona.
Bonaventura reveals Juve love
Giacomo Bonaventura will start for Atalanta tomorrow and admits he “was a Juventus fan as a child.”
Thohir enjoys Milan Derby 'practice'
Erick Thohir watched Inter’s youth team beat Milan and hopes it is “only practice” for tomorrow’s Derby della Madonnina.
Antonio Di Natale returns to inspire troubled and revamped Udinese in a difficult trip to Livorno this evening.
Inter squad for Milan
There is still no Diego Milito for the Milan Derby and Inter must replace the suspended Ricky Alvarez.
Serie B: Empoli leapfrog Palermo
Empoli conquered Novara to leap back to the top of the Serie B table after leaders Palermo crumbled at Carpi and bottom club Juve Stabia held Crotone.
Emanuelson fit for Milan Derby
Urby Emanuelson is in Milan’s squad to face Inter on Sunday evening, but the absentee list remains extensive.
Toro want El Shaarawy, Milan on Nainggolan
Torino confirm a January loan for Stephan El Shaarawy “depends on Milan,” while the Rossoneri close on Radja Nainggolan.
Totti's message to Juve
Francesco Totti looked back at a mixed 2013 and trusts Roma’s match with Juventus “won’t be decisive.”
Montella: 'My brother Di Francesco'
Vincenzo Montella has David Pizarro back for Fiorentina’s trip to Sassuolo and praised his “big brother” Eusebio Di Francesco.
Juventus squad for Atalanta
Juventus named their squad for the trip to Atalanta, missing Andrea Pirlo and Mirko Vucinic.
Roma changes against Catania
Francesco Totti is expected to start when Roma host Catania on Sunday afternoon, but Daniele De Rossi and Kevin Strootman are suspended.
Mazzarri: 'My first Milan Derby'
Walter Mazzarri is looking forward to his first Derby della Madonnina and feels Chelsea rumours are helping Fredy Guarin.
Allegri: 'No Mazzarri row'
Massimiliano Allegri denied problems with his Inter counterpart Walter Mazzarri ahead of the Milan Derby.
Vucinic for Nani or De Bruyne?
It’s reported Mirko Vucinic wants to leave Juventus, offered to Manchester United and Chelsea for Nani or Kevin De Bruyne.
Kaka: 'My Milan Derby gift'
Ricky Kaka hopes to score his 100th Milan goal in the Derby tomorrow, looks to the MLS and tips Clarence Seedorf for Coach.
Baggio up for Bologna bench
Roberto Baggio is the surprise favourite to replace Stefano Pioli as Bologna Coach, followed by Gianfranco Zola.
Roma blast 'illogical' ultras ban
Roma will have fans at Sunday’s game with Catania, but director Mauro Baldissoni insists current rules are “illogical.”
Lopez: 'No cage for Napoli'
Cagliari Coach Diego Lopez warns his men won’t just defend against Napoli, nor “build a cage” for Gonzalo Higuain.
Inter 'satisfied' with fan ban delay
Inter director Marco Fassone is “satisfied” the ultras will be allowed into the Curva Nord for tomorrow’s Milan Derby.
Seedorf or Prandelli for Milan?
Adriano Galliani denied reports Clarence Seedorf has signed a pre-contract deal with Milan, while Cesare Prandelli emerges as an option.
Borriello confirms Tottenham talks
Marco Borriello’s agent confirms he “spoke to Tottenham” and other English clubs regarding a January move away from Roma.
Conte: 'I'd like Italy job'
Juventus Coach Antonio Conte admits he’d love to take the Italy job. “It’s a difficult task, but in future I’d like to do it.”
Acerbi cancer relapse confirmed
Sassuolo have confirmed Francesco Acerbi failed his doping test because the testicular cancer has returned.
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