Serie A Team of Week 8
Following a weekend of gorgeous set-pieces, penalties and great goals, Dave Taylor picks his best XI for Serie A’s Week 8.
Lugaresi: Cesena 10-0 Inter for…
Cesena President Giorgio Lugaresi says for everything but the score his team were 10-0 winners against Inter on Sunday, as he hits out at the referee.
Agent: Higuain’s future at Napoli
The agent and brother of Gonzalo Higuain has assured Napoli fans that the striker’s future lies at the San Paolo.
Three game ban for Leali
Cesena’s Nicola Leali is the biggest casualty from the latest round of League suspensions, as he picks up a three-game ban.
‘Rossi to return for New Year’
Giuseppe Rossi’s agent says that the Fiorentina striker is making good progress on his knee injury and hopes to see his client back by early February.
Arsenal targeting Lichtsteiner
Juventus full-back Stephan Lichtsteiner could be a target for Arsenal, according to reports from Britain.
Thohir: I believe in Mazzarri
Erick Thohir has reiterated that Walter Mazzarri remains the right man for Inter and plays down suggestions that the Coach’s job is on the line.
Gomez to return to training
Fiorentina forward Mario Gomez could return to full training this week and be back in the squad by the weekend.
Rocchi makes refereeing return
Gianluca Rocchi will return to Serie A action on Wednesday after the referee was chosen to take charge of Torino’s game with Parma.
Juventus confirm Evra injury
Juventus have confirmed that they will be without full-back Patrice Evra for the next 30 days, through injury.
Gattuso to stay at OFI Crete
Gennaro Gattuso has reversed his decision to resign from his post at OFI Crete after showdown talks with the President.
Evra to miss a month?
Patrice Evra will reportedly spend a month on the sidelines as a result of a hamstring injury that kept him out of Juventus’ win over Palermo on Sunday.
Mancini set for Inter return?
Roberto Mancini could be set to return to Inter should Walter Mazzarri be shown the exit, whilst David Moyes is also again linked.
Tommasi: Clubs must focus on youth
President of the AIC Damiano Tommasi believes Italian clubs must put more trust in youth players and long-term vision if the game is to progress.
Juve consider Richards option
Juventus could move for Fiorentina’s on-loan Manchester City right-back Micah Richards, according to reports.
Ferrero: Mihajlovic mentality shows
Sampdoria President Massimo Ferrero has praised Coach Sinisa Mihajlovic, and warns that third isn’t the limit of the Blucerchiati’s ambitions.
Pogba: I want to be world’s best
Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba has declared he wants to be the best player in the world, as he reflects on where there’s room for improvement.
FIGC rejects Agnelli words
FIGC director general Michele Uva has hit back at criticism of the organisation, insisting clubs must take a share of blame for the decline in Italian football.
Iachini: Tevez was offside
Palermo Coach Giuseppe Iachini lamented his side’s defeat at Juventus, insisting Carlos Tevez was offside for the Bianconeri’s crucial second goal.
Prandelli on the brink
Former Italy Coach Cesare Prandelli is on the verge of losing his job at Turkish side Galatasaray, reports suggest.
Thohir: Another chance for Mazzarri
Inter President Erick Thohir has backed Coach Walter Mazzarri to revive Inter’s fortunes - but warns he’ll be evaluated over the next two games.
What the papers say...
Today's front page headlines from La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Marotta: 'Inter row deplorable'
Juventus director Beppe Marotta said Inter’s response to an Andrea Agnelli joke about Calciopoli was “deplorable.”
Juve 'were very close to Falcao'
Beppe Marotta revealed Juventus “were very close to Radamel Falcao” this summer.
Inzaghi: 'Milan regrets at draw'
Pippo Inzaghi has “regrets” after Milan’s 1-1 draw with Fiorentina, but insisted “there are reasons to be pleased.”
Montella: 'Fiorentina could've won'
Vincenzo Montella felt Fiorentina “could’ve won” against Milan with more sharpness and confidence.
Ilicic halts Milan run
Josip Ilicic wiped out a Nigel de Jong header as Fiorentina held Milan to a 1-1 draw at San Siro.
Ventura: 'Lazio individuals decisive'
Giampiero Ventura said Lazio’s talented individuals “made the difference” as Torino lost 2-1.
Mandorlini: '6-2 is too harsh'
Andrea Mandorlini insists Verona “did not deserve” their 6-2 thrashing at Napoli.
Bisoli: 'So proud of Cesena'
Pierpaolo Bisoli was “so proud” of Cesena for causing Inter problems even when down to 10 men.
Mazzarri: 'Inter felt the pressure'
Walter Mazzarri said Inter were “too hasty and felt the pressure” in their slender 1-0 win over 10-man Cesena.
Pioli: 'Happy for Klose'
Stefano Pioli was “happy” for Miroslav Klose scoring Lazio’s winner against Torino, his first goal of the season.
Benitez: 'That's what Napoli can do'
Rafa Benitez said Napoli’s thrilling 6-2 victory over Verona was “a sign of what this team can do.”
Gasperini: 'Important win'
Gian Piero Gasperini praised Genoa for “an important victory after a terrible first half” against Chievo.
Klose back as Lazio hit fourth gear
Miroslav Klose’s first goal of the season gave Lazio a fourth win on the bounce, seeing off Torino 2-1.
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