NEWS

Atletico Madrid’s form requires Juventus’ full focus, admits Claudio Marchisio, who also plays down previous recent European disappointments.
Claudio Marchisio says Juventus are aware of Atletico Madrid’s strengths, in preview of what he labels as the Bianconeri’s ‘game of the year’.
Juventus may return to the 4-3-1-2 for their Champions League game against Atletico Madrid, with the return of Carlos Tevez.
Fiorentina have reportedly offered €1.5m-a-year to Norberto Neto, but there remain offers from Liverpool and Roma.
Cesena are reportedly on the verge of sacking Pierpaolo Bisoli and replacing him with Davide Ballardini.
President James Pallotta will be meeting with Roma directors to discuss the January transfer window, with the apparent priority being the defence.
Arrigo Sacchi believes that Roma and Juventus both have a chance to qualify for the Champions League Last 16, whilst he backs Juve for the Scudetto.
Empoli goalkeeper Luigi Sepe has affirmed his desire to join Napoli, whilst his agent confirms there's ‘no problem’.
Milan director Adriano Galliani went into the changing rooms after yesterday's defeat and personally confronted his team.
Inter's Mateo Kovacic admits that his team has to ‘work harder’ and is ‘not worthy of the top three places’ in Serie A.
Today's front page headlines from La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Andrea Stramaccioni revealed the tactical change that allowed Udinese to beat Inter. “Mateo Kovacic surprised me.”
Roberto Mancini is “absolutely livid” after Inter threw away a lead to lose 2-1 against Udinese. “It was a blackout.”
Inter dominated the first half, but lost 2-1 to Udinese at San Siro with a Bruno Fernandes gem and Rodrigo Palacio howler.
Hellas Verona are missing eight players for their Monday night match against Sampdoria.
Zdenek Zeman is “irritated” by Cagliari’s failure to win on home turf and intends to change that against Chievo.
Lazio will have to do without Edson Braafheid for up to two months after a knee ligament injury.
Marek Hamsik could be tempted to leave Napoli after his family was insulted in the Stadio San Paolo stands.
Andrea Stramaccioni will “never forget the affection of the Inter fans” as his Udinese visit San Siro tonight.
Roberto Mancini reshuffles Inter again as Andrea Stramaccioni and Antonio Di Natale’s Udinese visit San Siro.
Riccardo Montolivo relished his first start in over six months, even if Milan lost to Genoa. “We lack consistency.”
Gervinho warned “all the pressure” is on Manchester City and not Roma, while they’ll sorely miss Yaya Toure and Sergio Aguero.
Stefano Colantuono celebrated Atalanta’s comeback to beat Cesena 3-2, but berated the fans for jeering. “I expected more.”
Cesena Coach Pierpaolo Bisoli said fumbling a 2-0 lead to lose 3-2 with Atalanta is “the emblem of our season.”
Roberto Donadoni forgave the referee after Parma’s defeat to Lazio and welcomed the new club owners.
Pippo Inzaghi confessed Milan are “still lacking something” after their 1-0 defeat to Genoa and welcomed back Riccardo Montolivo.
Stefano Pioli praised Lazio’s “character and determination” to fight back for a 2-1 victory away to Parma.
Gian Piero Gasperini said third-place Genoa “earned every one of our points” after beating Milan 1-0.
Lazio inflicted another defeat on unlucky Parma, while Atalanta’s spectacular comeback sank Cesena 3-2.
Luca Antonelli gave Genoa a shock 1-0 victory over Milan to go clear in third place, especially as Napoli drew with Empoli today.
A frustrated Rafa Benitez again told Napoli they “must not make these mistakes” after drawing 2-2 with Empoli.
Empoli Coach Maurizio Sarri was “proud of the performance” in a 2-2 draw, but had been so close to beating Napoli.
Sinisa Mihajlovic warned if Sampdoria don’t beat Verona, “I’ll throw them off Juliet’s balcony!”
Parma director general Pietro Leonardi confirmed Parma have agreed terms with new Russian-Cypriot owners.
Napoli were dreadful for an hour, but Duvan Zapata and Jonathan de Guzman fought back to snatch a 2-2 draw with Empoli.