Serie A Team of Week 20
After helping their respective sides to important wins, players from Lecce, Juventus and Lazio all make Dave Taylor’s Team of the Week.
Nocerino: Milan-Juve will be key
The February meeting between Milan and Juventus could decide the destination of the Scudetto, says Diavolo ace Antonio Nocerino.
‘Inter agree deal for Guarin’
Inter are reportedly on the verge of completing a deal for Fredy Guarin after successful talks with Porto.
Sneijder awaits Inter explanation
Wesley Sneijder expects to hold talks with Inter boss Claudio Ranieri later today regarding his substitution at Lecce.
Ranieri: Motta staying for now
Inter boss Claudio Ranieri has insisted that Thiago Motta will not be leaving for Paris Saint-Germain this month.
Toni joins Al Nasr – official
Juventus have confirmed that Luca Toni has left the club after agreeing a deal with UAE Pro-League outfit AL Nasr.
Tesser out, Papadopulo in at Novara?
Bottom of the table Novara are considering a change of Coach after the club fell to yet another Serie A defeat.
What the papers say...
Today's front-page headlines from La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Allegri: 'No Pirlo regrets'
Massimiliano Allegri says it was crucial for Milan to stay within a point of Juventus and insists he has no regrets about letting Andrea Pirlo go.
Milan lose Merkel for two months
Milan announced this evening that Alexander Merkel will be out for at least eight weeks after tests showed a torn knee ligament.
Cellino: 'No Nainggolan to Juve'
Cagliari President Massimo Cellino criticised his players after the defeat to Milan, but insists “Radja Nainggolan will not join Juventus.”
Viola to sign Olivera and Pizarro
Fiorentina have reportedly agreed deals for Lecce’s Ruben Olivera and Lanus midfielder Guido Pizarro.
Milan comfortably crush Cagliari
Milan comfortably swept Cagliari aside 3-0 thanks to Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Antonio Nocerino and a rare Massimo Ambrosini strike.
Both Luis Enrique and Stefano Pioli praised the opposition and agreed a draw was the right result.
Bortolo Mutti hails Palermo's mentality, but Attilio Tesser has Novara regrets over missed chances.
Pasquale Marino is confident Genoa deserved their win, as Walter Mazzarri rues a bad Napoli start.
Domenico Di Carlo feels Chievo lost it all at the end, while Edy Reja believes Lazio dominated.
Milan have Maxi Lopez on the bench, but start with Urby Emanuelson, while Cagliari give Mauricio Pinilla his debut.
Daniele Arrigoni feels Cesena did not deserve to lose, but Stefano Colantuono hails Atalanta's season.
Reja blasts Lazio critics
Edy Reja has blasted Lazio’s “unjustified and gratuitous” critics in the media after crushing Chievo 3-0.
Genoa sign Immobile and Carvalho
Genoa have announced they’ve paid €4m for half of Under-21 international Ciro Immobile and signed Brazilian Roger Carvalho.
Cosmi: 'Lecce deserved it'
Serse Cosmi celebrated Lecce’s first home win of the season by stunning Inter. “We deserved to get a result like this earlier.”
Mazzarri rues terrible start
Walter Mazzarri says Napoli paid the price for fatigue and a terrible first half in their 3-2 thriller at Genoa.
Enrique: 'Roma must adapt'
Luis Enrique confirms Bologna made life very difficult for his Roma side, who must learn how to break down counter-attacking sides.
Ranieri: 'Sneijder doesn't fit'
Claudio Ranieri admits Wesley Sneijder does not yet fit into Inter’s favoured tactics after a shock defeat to Lecce.
Roma stall, Lazio and Atalanta win
Roma were pegged back by Bologna, Lazio and Atalanta earned important away victories, while Palermo crushed Novara.
Roma scrape Bologna draw
Roma had to fight back in order to earn a 1-1 home draw against Marco Di Vaio’s Bologna.
Inter crash in Lecce!
Inter’s run of seven straight League wins came to a shock conclusion with 1-0 defeat at Lecce, but had two goals disallowed.
Genoa survive Napoli comeback
Genoa risked throwing away a 3-0 lead in the final minutes, but eventually squeezed past Napoli 3-2 thanks to a magnificent Rodrigo Palacio half-volley.
Sannino's spot-kick questions
Siena Coach Giuseppe Sannino had some complaints about a controversial penalty incident in their defeat to Fiorentina.
Rossi: 'Amauri's a great player'
Delio Rossi could not be happier with Amauri’s Fiorentina debut in the 2-1 win over Siena. “He is a great player.”
Napoli have rotated their squad for the trip to Genoa, creating a new trident of Marek Hamsik, Goran Pandev and Ezequiel Lavezzi.
Roma hand Fabio Borini the third prong of their trident with Francesco Totti and Erik Lamela, but Simon Kjaer is benched against Bologna. The...
Inter have changed their tactics in Lecce, fielding Wesley Sneijder behind Giampaolo Pazzini and Diego Milito.
Fiorentina win Tuscan derby
Only Gianluca Pegolo’s heroics prevented Amauri from scoring on his Fiorentina debut, as the Viola beat Siena 2-1 in the Tuscan derby.
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