What the papers say...
Today's front page headlines from La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Immobile's Azzurrini dedication
Ciro Immobile scored Italy’s only goal in the Under-21 European Championship play-off against Sweden and had a special dedication.
Trap risks Irish sack after 6-1 loss
Giovanni Trapattoni is under serious pressure after the Republic of Ireland were destroyed 6-1 by Miroslav Klose’s Germany.
U21: Immobile secures win
Italy had by far the better of the Euro play-off, but Ciro Immobile could only give them a slender 1-0 first leg lead over Sweden. The decider is on October 16.
Criscito: 'My Italy for a long time'
Domenico Criscito celebrated his return to the Azzurri after he was dropped from Euro 2012. “I hope to wear this jersey for a long time.”
Maggio 'no memory' of Armenia goal
Christian Maggio impressed for Italy, but explains how he felt on the floor watching Armenia’s goal go in.
Montolivo: 'Deserved victory'
Riccardo Montolivo made his Italy comeback and was pleased with the 3-1 victory over Armenia. “My position is not easy to interpret.”
Osvaldo: 'We must earn places'
Pablo Daniel Osvaldo concedes he and fellow Azzurri goalscorer Daniele De Rossi “must earn our places” for Italy and Roma.
Prandelli: 'A great performance'
Cesare Prandelli insisted Italy “put in a great performance” for their World Cup qualifying victory in Armenia, but was angry with the referee.
Azzurri conquer Armenia
Italy survived a scare and some defensive howlers to secure a 3-1 World Cup qualifying victory in Armenia.
Line-ups: Italy-Sweden U21
Italy go for the Under-21 European Championship play-offs against Sweden with Ciro Immobile, Lorenzo Insigne and Giuseppe De Luca in attack.
Genoa train with barbecue
Genoa had an unusual approach to training today, which included an alfresco barbecue and cards tournament.
Ferrara stands by Azzurrini
Ciro Ferrara wishes his former Under-21 players the best for tonight’s play-off, analyses Juventus-Napoli and reveals a Lorenzo Insigne secret.
Hernandez out 4-6 months
Abel Hernandez will go under the knife tomorrow to repair the cruciate ligament in his knee, which will keep the Palermo striker out for four to six months.
Italy have Sebastian Giovinco and Pablo Daniel Osvaldo in tonight’s World Cup qualifier in Armenia, as Mario Balotelli is only fit for the bench.
Official: Lodi pens Catania contract
As expected, Francesco Lodi has officially extended his contract with Catania until June 2016.
Portanova betting ban cut
Bologna defender Daniele Portanova has also seen his ban slashed to four months on appeal in the betting scandal.
Prandelli: 'It'll be the old Italy'
Cesare Prandelli is confident it will be “the Italy of Euro 2012” against Armenia, kick-off 18.00 BST and had a warning for Mario Balotelli.
Tare: Klose the key
Lazio sporting director Igli Tare has praised star-striker Miroslav Klose, calling him 'critical to the team'.
'Guardiola to Milan is possible'
Former Barcelona Coach Pep Guardiola could be on the bench at San Siro as boss of Milan, according to his agent.
Llorente - Juve move in doubt
Juventus target Fernando Llorente could be on his way to Zenit St. Petersburg, according to reports in the Spanish media.
Zamparini: Ancelotti knows nothing
Palermo President Maurizio Zamparini has criticised Paris Saint-Germain boss Carlo Ancelotti, claiming he knows nothing about football.
Campagnaro denies Juve interest
Napoli defender Hugo Campagnaro has denied rumours he is interested in a move to League rivals Juventus.
Ibra: Balotelli & Barca 'mediocre'
Former Inter striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has criticised Manchester City forward Mario Balotelli by calling him 'mediocre'.
Juventus mourn death of Haller
Italian giants Juventus have paid tribute to German legend Helmut Haller who has died at the age of 73.
Denis not off to Fiorentina
Atalanta have dismissed claims that they are ready to sell German Denis to Fiorentina during the January transfer window.
Qatar to buy Milan stake?
Milan chief Silvio Berlusconi is ready to sell 30 per cent of the club to the Qatar Investment Authority, reports the Gazzetta dello Sport.
Immobile to stay at Genoa
The agent of Ciro Immobile has rejected the notion that his client could leave Genoa in the January transfer window.
Marchisio: Armenia won’t be easy
Claudio Marchisio has warned his Italy teammates that there are no easy games in international football ahead of tonight’s Armenia tie.
Silvestre on Atletico radar
Atletico Madrid have contacted Inter with a view to signing Matias Silvestre, reports in Italy are suggesting.
Aquilani: Montella will be a great
Alberto Aquilani is convinced that Fiorentina boss Vincenzo Montella is on the way to becoming a coaching great.
Pandev to avenge Juventus defeat
Goran Pandev is looking for Italian Super Cup revenge when Napoli travel to Juventus in Week 8.
Davids joins Barnet!
Former Serie A star Edgar Davids has joined English Division Two side Barnet as a player Coach.
Alessio ban cut by TNAS
Juventus assistant boss Angelo Alessio will be free to sit on the bench when Serie A resumes after he had his ban slashed.
Andreolli transfer talk premature
The agent of Marco Andreolli has cooled the transfer speculation around the Chievo defender. “We’re only in October!”
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