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Eusebio Di Francesco admits “the club must decide” whether Sassuolo sell Francesco Acerbi and Gregoire Defrel.
Joao Mario credited Stefano Pioli with “changing Inter tactically, because now we run well instead of just running a lot.”
Join us for all the build-up and action as it happens from today’s Serie A games, starting with Juventus-Lazio through Palermo-Inter and Roma-Cagliari.
Stefano Pioli celebrated Inter’s sixth straight Serie A victory, but felt Cristian Ansaldi should not have been sent off in Palermo.
Levan Mchedlidze’s late towering header sunk an uninspired Udinese and probably did enough to secure Empoli’s safety.
Sassuolo swept Pescara aside at the Stadio Adriatico, including an Alessandro Matri brace and late parried penalty.
Torino were utterly toothless without Andrea Belotti, as Blerim Dzemaili got a surprise brace for Bologna’s first home win since November.
Crotone fought back twice to earn a more than creditable 2-2 draw at Marassi, but Genoa’s crisis drags on.
Joao Mario came off the bench to grab the winner, as Inter notched up a sixth straight Serie A win and ended their Palermo taboo.
Gonzalo Higuain enjoyed the new all-attack Juventus approach after a 2-0 win over Lazio. “We’ve proved we can play like this.”
Simone Inzaghi criticised Lazio for “compromising the game straight away” after their 2-0 defeat to Juventus.
Max Allegri explains how he came up with his new-look Juventus against Lazio. “Nobody expected me to actually do it!”
An audacious new Juventus system got the job done within 16 minutes, as Paulo Dybala and Gonzalo Higuain swept Lazio aside 2-0.
Inter go for an eighth consecutive victory in all competition when they visit stuttering Palermo, a venue where Mauro Icardi has never scored.
Cesare Prandelli felt “humiliated” at Valencia and reveals “they asked me to be both Coach and director without any real chance of making it work.”
Juventus director Beppe Marotta is “surprised and curious to see how this audacious line-up works” against Lazio.
Lazio director Igli Tare admits he “did not expect” Juventus to field a 4-2-3-1 formation, but is “curious to see where we’re at.”
Kwadwo Asamoah noted “it’s very important for Juventus to get back to winning ways, though Lazio are a difficult opponent.”
Stefan de Vrij said Juventus v Lazio “is the kind of match you become a football player to take part in.”
Juventus go with a new all-out superstar attack formation against Ciro Immobile’s impressive Lazio in the early kick-off.
Antonio Cassano has said he’ll retire aged 34 if no interesting proposals come in for the Sampdoria outcast.
Everton winger Gerard Deulofeu should be in Italy today to complete his medical and loan move to Milan on Monday.
Juventus could field a new all-attack system against Lazio today with Miralem Pjanic, Juan Cuadrado, Paulo Dybala, Mario Mandzukic and Gonzalo Higuain.
Torino have decided to sell Maxi Lopez after Sinisa Mihajlovic criticised the striker’s weight again.
Inter’s “big signing for the future” could be Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero or Roma defender Kostas Manolas.
Pepe Reina believes Napoli “showed we are more mature now” after a 2-1 victory away to Milan. “We can win ugly too.”
Massimo Oddo reveals Pescara recently stayed at the Rigopiano Hotel, crushed by an avalanche, as a minute’s silence will be held before the game with Sassuolo.
Ivan Juric urged Genoa to “rediscover our identity” against his old club Crotone, but Giovanni Simeone is in doubt.
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According to Italian reports, Fiorentina have agreed to sell Mauro Zarate to Watford for €2.75m and he already passed a medical.
Allan said Napoli celebrated “three very important points, because Milan are a great team with a lot of quality.”
Vincenzo Montella thinks Milan “played on a par with Napoli and not many teams have done that this season” after a 2-1 home defeat.
Maurizio Sarri believes Napoli “showed maturity, but have to realise we’ve got great potential” after beating Milan 2-1.
Adriano Galliani believes Milan “deserved a draw” from their 2-1 defeat to Napoli. “We’ve become like Rocky Balboa.”
Rolando Maran said Chievo’s 3-0 home defeat to Fiorentina was “difficult to explain, as we paid a heavy price for two errors.”

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