What the papers say...
Today's front-page headlines from La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
CL: Real win Man City thriller
Real Madrid fought back twice to see off Manchester City in stoppages, Malaga thrashed Zenit and Milan heroes were on target for PSG.
Flamini: 'It hurts to be jeered'
Mathieu Flamini noted “it hurts to be jeered” after Milan were booed off the field in their 0-0 Champions League draw with Anderlecht.
El Shaarawy: 'Milan regrets'
Stephan El Shaarawy had “many regrets” after tonight’s 0-0 draw with Anderlecht and backed Coach Massimiliano Allegri “for now.”
Allegri: 'A small step forward'
Massimiliano Allegri insisted the 0-0 with Anderlecht was “a small step forward” for Milan and explained his choice of starting XI.
Milan scrape Anderlecht draw
Milan recovered from a disastrous first half performance, but could only manage a 0-0 Champions League draw with Anderlecht amid jeers from the fans.
Mikel hails 'legend' Pirlo
John Obi Mikel is looking forward to facing “a legend like Andrea Pirlo” in tomorrow’s Chelsea-Juventus clash.
Poli out for a month
Sampdoria midfielder Andrea Poli is out of action for a month after picking up a thigh strain against Pescara.
Mudingayi: 'Ibra spat at me'
Gaby Mudingayi has made an astonishing claim that he snubbed Milan because of Zlatan Ibrahimovic. “He spat at me.”
Cagliari-Roma behind closed doors
Cagliari have confirmed their home game with Roma will be played at the Is Arenas behind closed doors.
New surgery for Stankovic
Dejan Stankovic had hoped to make his comeback soon, but Inter confirmed he’ll go under the knife again.
Galliani: 'We had to sell Ibra and Thiago'
Adriano Galliani maintains Thiago Silva and Zlatan Ibrahimovic were sold for their wages. “It would’ve been impossible to sustain the costs.”
Carrera: 'No Chelsea nerves'
Massimo Carrera makes his Champions League debut as stand-in Juventus Coach against Chelsea, but insists “it’ll be a normal game for me.”
Giampaolo Pazzini is supported by Kevin-Prince Boateng and Urby Emanuelson in a Christmas Tree formation against Anderlecht.
Di Matteo: 'Juve toughest test'
Roberto Di Matteo prepares to defend Chelsea’s Champions League title against Juventus, “one of the most difficult teams we could have been drawn against.”
Buffon: 'Juve suited to Europe'
Gianluigi Buffon assured Juventus will give Champions League holders Chelsea a battle. “I think our philosophy of football is more suitable to European competition.”
Tommasi slams Zamparini
Players’ Association President Damiano Tommasi has criticised Palermo President Maurizio Zamparini for wielding the axe again.
Baldini: 'Roma rejected €100m'
Roma director Franco Baldini has revealed they “turned down offers worth €100m” for Daniele De Rossi and other players.
Pulvirenti: 'Napoli for the title'
Catania President Antonino Pulvirenti says he sees Napoli as title contenders ahead of their arrival in Sicily on Sunday.
Enrique: Lucky I had psychologist in Rome..
Former Roma boss Luis Enrique has said his experience with the Giallorossi would have been even worse if not for a psychologist.
Abete defuses Zeman controversy
FIGC President Giancarlo Abete has sought to calm his row with Zdenek Zeman, after the Roma Coach branded him the 'enemy of football.'
Di Livio evokes Juve CL glory
Former Juventus winger Angelo Di Livio hopes the current side can 'retrace the footsteps of my Juve' in the Champions League.
Perinetti hanging by a thread
Palermo Sporting Director Giorgio Perinetti will stay at the club for the time being – but doesn't too sound enthusiastic about it.
Neuton on 'long ball' English game
Udinese owned defender Neuton has given his first reflections on English football after participating in Watford's loss to Bolton.
Ancelotti's Milan nostalgia
Paris Saint Germain Coach Carlo Ancelotti finds the disassembly of his Champions League winning Milan side too 'sad' to talk about.
AVB: Europa League 'very important'
Ahead of hosting Lazio on Thursday, Tottenham manager Andre Villas Boas has made it clear he's taking the Europa League very seriously.
I’ll tame Zamparini, says Gasperini
Gian Piero Gasperini is confident that he’ll be able to avoid becoming the latest coaching casualty at Palermo. “I convinced Enrizo Preziosi at Genoa…”
New Milan stripped of CL experience
Milan’s summer clear-out has seen their squad stripped of significant Champions League experience.
Juventus squad for Chelsea
Juventus boss Antonio Conte has named a 23-man squad for Wednesday’s Champions League game at Chelsea.
Inzaghi rates ‘second best’ Milan
Pippo Inzaghi insists that Milan are still a side to be respected in Serie A this season. “Only Juventus are better.”
That Vucinic brace against Chelsea
Chelsea will be well aware of the threat that Mirko Vucinic will carry in Wednesday’s Champions League game against Juventus.
Roma’s Destro has foot x-ray
Mattia Destro was absent from Roma training this morning given that he underwent medical checks on an injury.
Hamsik: Napoli are contenders
Marek Hamsik is convinced that his Napoli side can challenge Juventus for the Scudetto this season.
‘Juan Jesus one to follow’
Former Milan and Italian international Alessandro Costacurta has spoken of his admiration for Juan Jesus of Inter.
Porrini hails Juve Euro strength
Sergio Porrini, who won the Champions League with Juventus in 1996, believes that there are only three teams better than the Old Lady in Europe.
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