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.
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.
Ferrero racist gaffe on Thohir
Sampdoria President Massimo Ferrero apologised after saying Massimo Moratti should’ve “kicked out that Filipino” Erick Thohir.
Gabbiadini open to going abroad
Manolo Gabbiadini is flying high with Sampdoria, but said he’d “like an experience in Spain or England.”
Garcia: 'Roma dominated possession'
Rudi Garcia felt Roma should’ve turned their dominant possession into goals in a 0-0 draw with Sampdoria.
Mihajlovic: 'Samp made step up'
Sinisa Mihajlovic saw “that step up in mentality” when Sampdoria held second-placed Roma 0-0 at Marassi.
Samp hold out with Roma
Gervinho thumped the woodwork and Sergio Romero was decisive, as Roma were held to a 0-0 draw by still-unbeaten Sampdoria.
Roma try to shake off their Bayern Munich mauling, but face an unbeaten Sampdoria side who are third in Serie A.
Mihajlovic: 'I am ambitious'
Sampdoria Coach Sinisa Mihajlovic admits he is “ambitious and we’ll see at the end of the season” after links to Inter and Napoli.
Palombo: 'Samp will attack Roma'
Angelo Palombo said Sampdoria won’t sit back against Roma this evening. “Otherwise Sinisa Mihajlovic will beat us up!”
Miha: Moratti a father to me
Sinisa Mihajlovic has hailed Massimo Moratti for acting like a ‘father’ at Inter, whilst he urges Sampdoria to focus ahead of facing Roma.
Maicon out of Samp test
Rudi Garcia has named his Roma squad to face Sampdoria in Week 8 of Serie A and as expected Douglas Maicon is absent.
Garcia: Bayern changes nothing
Roma Coach Rudi Garcia believes his side’s humiliation at the hands of Bayern Munich won’t affect them domestically.
Coppa Italia: Fourth Round schedule
The kick-off times and dates for the Coppa Italia Fourth Round have been confirmed.
Verona handed Curva ban
Hellas Verona have been handed a €50,000 fine and a one-game partial closure of their stadium following racist abuse aimed at Milan’s Sulley Muntari
Giulini wanted Cagliari victory
Cagliari President Tommaso Giulini was “a little disappointed” the 2-2 draw with Sampdoria wasn’t a win.
Miha: 'Draw feels like a defeat'
Sinisa Mihajlovic claimed Sampdoria’s 2-2 draw at Cagliari “feels like a defeat,” despite keeping them in third place.
Wk7: Milan end Verona taboo
Keisuke Honda bagged a brace as Milan conquered Verona, Samp stalled in a Sardinia thriller, Torino beat Udinese, Palermo and Atalanta got key victories.
Zeman: 'Samp tough like Sinisa'
Zdenek Zeman warned Cagliari to be wary of Sampdoria, as “they have the same character as Sinisa Mihajlovic.”
Miha: 'Conte ignores Samp'
Sampdoria are third in Serie A, but Sinisa Mihajlovic sarcastically “thanked” Antonio Conte for not calling his players.
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