JUVENTUS NEWS

Luciano Spalletti defended his decision to start Gerson, but concedes Juventus “were stronger in individual duels” than Roma.
Gigi Buffon believes Juventus “changed” after the defeat to Genoa and that allowed them to beat Roma 1-0 this evening.
Gonzalo Higuain’s sensational solo effort proved enough for Juventus to beat Roma 1-0 and go seven points clear at the top of the table.
Juventus director Beppe Marotta hopes tonight’s Scudetto clash with Roma can be “a positive advert for Italian football.”
Roma director Mauro Baldissoni admits he is “surprised” by Gerson in the starting XI as Roma “target the top” against Juventus.
Stefano Sturaro hopes for “another early Christmas present” after his Juventus contract renewal as they host Roma this evening.
Edin Dzeko assured Roma are “ready for a great game between two great teams” as Roma travel to Juventus.
Juventus start Miralem Pjanic, Mario Mandzukic and Gonzalo Higuain as they host second-placed Roma with Gerson and Edin Dzeko.
Join us for the build-up and action from all three of today’s Serie A games, Empoli-Cagliari, Milan-Atalanta and top of the table showdown Juventus-Roma.
Napoli Coach Maurizio Sarri is impressed by Torino, has a doubt in defence and warns he has “done all I can” for Manolo Gabbiadini.
Atalanta defender Mattia Caldara is eager for another goal against Milan today and is “flattered” by Juventus interest.
Gigi Buffon trusts Marco Verratti and Mario Balotelli have a bright future ahead of them for the Italy squad and looked back over his career.
Italy Coach Giampiero Ventura believes tonight’s top of the table clash with Juventus can be “the moment Roma become a great team.”
Sinisa Mihajlovic has no Juventus regrets and feels Torino will face Napoli “with heads held high,” but takes a sideswipe at Nikola Maksimovic.
Mohamed Salah is expected to make his comeback from the start for Roma this evening, but Paulo Dybala remains a Juventus doubt.
West Ham United are sending Simone Zaza back to Juventus and would like Mario Mandzukic instead.
Gigi Buffon told L’Equipe about his sense of loyalty to Juventus, passion playing for Italy and why he is now “easier to criticise.”
Raul Albiol believes Napoli do not miss Gonzalo Higuain and can cause Real Madrid serious problems in the Champions League.
According to Rai Sport, Marco Verratti’s agent confessed Inter owners Suning are preparing a huge summer offer to Paris Saint-Germain.
Read up on every Serie A game this weekend, including Milan-Atalanta and Juventus-Roma today, then Napoli-Torino, Lazio-Fiorentina and Sassuolo-Inter.