What the papers say...
Today's front page headlines from La Gazzetta dello Sport, Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Sumudica: 'Totti best I've ever met'
Astra Giurgiu Coach Marius Sumudica said 40-year-old Roma captain Francesco Totti is “the best player I have ever met. It was like a Playstation game.”
Ancelotti: 'Napoli good Higuain deal'
Carlo Ancelotti believes Napoli “got a great deal” selling Gonzalo Higuain for €90m and knows the pressure Max Allegri is under at Juventus.
Gurbanov regrets Qarabag red card
Qarabag Coach Gurban Gurbanov naturally was left to regret the early red card that paved the way for Fiorentina’s 5-1 victory.
Babacar: 'Zarate deserves joy'
Khouma Babacar celebrated his brace as Fiorentina beat Qarabag 5-1 in the Europa League and had a message for Mauro Zarate.
Di Francesco rues Sassuolo errors
Eusebio Di Francesco rues missed opportunities and defensive errors after Sassuolo fell 3-1 at Genk in the Europa League.
Holoubek: 'Indescribable joy'
David Holoubek could not contain his joy as Sparta Prague beat Inter 3-1 in the Europa League. “It’s indescribable.”
Spalletti: 'Totti party to motivate Roma'
Luciano Spalletti said he used Francesco Totti’s birthday party to help “motivate” Roma for their Europa League victory over Astra Giurgiu.
Politano: 'Bad night for Sassuolo'
Matteo Politano said Sassuolo’s trip to Genk “started badly and ended worse, but we should’ve had a penalty.”
Totti: 'Feel better than at 25!'
Francesco Totti said he “didn’t even feel this good at 25” after inspiring Roma to a 4-0 Europa League win over Astra Giurgiu.
EL: Totti inspires four-star Roma
Francesco Totti was inspirational just two days after his 40th birthday, providing three assists as Roma crushed Astra 4-0 in the Europa League.
EL: Genk end Sassuolo honeymoon
A decimated Sassuolo suffered their first Europa League defeat, falling 3-1 away to Belgian side Genk.
Sousa: 'Red card helped Fiorentina'
Paulo Sousa concedes Fiorentina had “underestimated” Qarabag and didn’t take control until the red card.
De Boer: 'Wrong Inter mentality'
Frank de Boer warned tactics are irrelevant if Inter have “the wrong mentality” after a 3-1 defeat to Sparta Prague.
Melo: 'Inter too slow to react'
Felipe Melo slammed the Inter attitude after a 3-1 Europa League defeat at Sparta Prague. “We started playing after going 2-0 down.”
EL: Fiorentina hit fifth gear
Khouma Babacar and Mauro Zarate bagged braces as Fiorentina flattened 10-man Qarabag with a 5-1 scoreline.
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EL: Inter embarrassed in Prague
Some terrible defensive errors and a sluggish approach saw Inter beaten 3-1 at Sparta Prague in the Europa League, plus Andrea Ranocchia sent off.
Line-ups: Roma-Astra Giurgiu
Francesco Totti leads the way for Roma two days after his 40th birthday as they host giant-killers Astra Giurgiu in the Europa League.
Sassuolo aim to continue their Europa League adventure with a trip to Genk, but are dealing with a massive injury crisis.
Pjaca: 'Emotional Zagreb return'
Marko Pjaca admits it was “emotional” to be back in his old Dinamo Zagreb stadium playing for Juventus.
Zanetti: 'Inter get back on track'
Inter Vice-President Javier Zanetti said “we got back on track in Serie A and it’s time to do the same in the Europa League” with Sparta Prague.
Conte revives Bonucci bid
Antonio Conte is reported to be increasingly irritated by his Chelsea squad and will renew his attempts to poach Leonardo Bonucci from Juventus.
Line-ups: Sparta Prague-Inter
Inter reshuffle in the search for their first Europa League points of the season, travelling to Sparta Prague.
Fiorentina reshuffle with a new 3-4-3 system as they host Qarabag in the Europa League.
Crotone: 'Nicola all season'
Crotone President Raffaele Vrenna insists Davide Nicola “will be the Coach to the end of the season.”
Pallotta: ‘No talks with Evergrande’
President James Pallotta insists he “never, never, never” spoke with Chinese investors about selling a stake in Roma.
Santos: ‘Joao Mario available for Roma’
Portugal Coach Fernando Santos believes Inter midfielder Joao Mario “can safely play against Roma on Sunday”.
Antonelli injured in training
Milan have announced that defender Luca Antonelli picked up an injury in training, and faces at least 10 days out.
Agent: ‘Ghoulam is worth €40m’
The agent of Napoli full-back Faouzi Ghoulam says his client is worth €40m - “if Chelsea paid €27m for Alonso…”
Romagnoli set for Italy call?
Alessio Romagnoli has been left out of Luigi Di Biagio’s Italy Under-21 squad, potentially indicating a senior call.
Gattuso: ‘Berlusconi was my doping’
Rino Gattuso says Milan President Silvio Berlusconi “was my doping” and invites him to join him at Pisa.
Albiol has hamstring strain
Napoli have announced Raul Albiol has a hamstring strain, and will miss the Atalanta game this weekend.
Banti in the middle for Roma-Inter
Luca Banti will be the referee for Inter’s trip to Roma, as the Week 7 Serie A referees are announced.
Torino want Hart permanently?
Torino are reportedly willing to offer Joe Hart a contract until 2021, but he’d have to cut his salary.
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