Serie A Team of Week 5
It was a day for foreigners, freak goals and free-kicks in Serie A as Dave Taylor picks his best XI from Week 5.
Donadoni: Carelessness cost Parma
Roberto Donadoni believes carelessness was to blame for Parma’s 4-2 defeat at Udinese on Monday.
Di Natale dismisses fitness concerns
Antonio Di Natale shrugged off concerns over his fitness after he scored twice in Udinese’s 4-2 win against Parma on Monday.
Udinese dispatch 10-man Parma
An Orestis Karnezis and Antonio Di Natale-inspired Udinese successfully put 10-man Parma to the sword on Monday evening.
Udinese welcome back Antonio Di Natale to their starting XI for tonight’s visit of Parma, as Andrea Stramaccioni sticks with a back four.
‘Udinese can be Parma’s example’
Roberto Donadoni has asserted that Parma must continue fighting with the right spirit in spite of difficult form, and take inspiration from Udinese.
‘Widmer could go in June’
Udinese sporting director Cristiano Giaretta hopes to be able to hold on to Silvan Widmer, but admits that might not be easy.
Pioli 'didn't expect' Lazio loss
Stefano Pioli admits “it wasn’t the performance we expected” from Lazio in their home defeat to Udinese.
Strama: 'Udinese's important sign'
Andrea Stramaccioni said Udinese’s 1-0 win at Lazio, which put them third in the table, is “an important sign.”
Udinese cause Lazio upset
Cyril Thereau’s well-worked goal proved enough for Udinese to conquer the Olimpico and go third, as Lazio again failed to make pressure count.
Lazio rely on Miroslav Klose and Federico Marchetti during an injury crisis, while Udinese look to Luis Muriel.
‘Di Natale? We must be careful’
Andrea Stramaccioni admits that he'll have to show caution when using Udinese's talismanic captain Antonio Di Natale this season.
Stramaccioni: Lazio will be tough
Udinese Coach Andrea Stramaccioni expects a fiery reception at the Olimpico when his side meets Lazio, a side he believes have so far been unlucky.
Fiore: Juventus still favourites
Former Italy international Stefano Fiore believes that Juventus are still favourites for this year's Serie A title, despite Roma's progress.
De Vrij banned, clubs fined
The Lega Serie A have confirmed Stefan de Vrij’s suspension for Lazio and fines for Udinese, Palermo, Atalanta, Roma and Chievo.
Serie A Team of Week 3
With the top two starting to stretch ahead of the pack following another weekend of great goals in Serie A, Dave Taylor names a best XI from Week 3.
Benitez: 'Napoli were in control'
Rafa Benitez claims Napoli “had the game 100 per cent under control” despite their 1-0 defeat to Udinese.
Strama 'did not expect this Napoli'
Udinese Coach Andrea Stramaccioni confessed he was “surprised” by Rafa Benitez’s choices for Napoli.
Wk3: Napoli fall again, Fiorentina fly
Udinese doomed Napoli to a second consecutive Serie A defeat, but Jasmin Kurtic allowed Fiorentina to conquer Atalanta.
Napoli got back on track against Sparta Prague, but the pressure is piling on against Antonio Di Natale’s Udinese.
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