NEWS

Italy Under-21 Coach Gigi Di Biagio called for the fans to “support us” in their Euro play-off with Slovakia.
Carlos Tevez and Fernando Llorente start as Juventus take on Diego Simeone’s Atletico Madrid.
There are reports Napoli could accept Liverpool’s £31m offer for Gonzalo Higuain in January to buy Jackson Martinez.
Rafa Benitez defended his squad rotation policy ahead of Napoli’s trip to Slovan Bratislava. “I do it to win.”
Marek Hamsik admits “this is a special game” as he captains Napoli against Slovan Bratislava in Slovakia.
Vincenzo Montella wants Fiorentina to beat Dinamo Minsk in the Europa League to “renew our enthusiasm.”
Mateo Kovacic, Dodo, Jonathan and Hugo Campagnaro are out of Inter’s Europa League match with Qarabag.
Torino have named their squad for the Europa League match against FC Copenhagen.
Zibi Boniek said Roma goalkeeper Lukasz Skorupski was “a mere spectator” against Manchester City last night.
Slovan Bratislava Coach Frantisek Straka said it is “a great honour” to play Napoli and Marek Hamsik will receive a warm welcome.
Udinese have joined Antonio Di Natale in mourning after his father passed away last night.
Fiorentina enigma Josip Ilicic is dropped by Slovenia. “We need players with hunger, not just fame.”
Antonio Conte will announce his Italy squad on Saturday for Euro 2016 qualifiers against Azerbaijan and Malta.
Roma forward Adem Ljajic is frozen out from the Serbia squad because Coach Dick Advocaat slammed his “mentality.”
Qarabag warned Inter the champions of Azerbaijan will show they are “worthy of respect” at San Siro.
Giampaolo Pazzini insists he can play alongside Fernando Torres and “bring Milan back to where it belongs.”
The FIGC and Lega Serie A called for “immediate confrontation” with the Government after new laws on security in stadiums.
Keisuke Honda and Yuto Nagatomo are called up for Japan’s games against Jamaica and Brazil.
Keita Balde Diao’s agent has warned that the player is not happy sitting on the bench at Lazio and may consider his future come January.
Roma are reportedly already looking to make permanent Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa’s loan move from Newcastle United.
Giampiero Ventura has outlined Torino’s ambition to go as far as they can in the Europa League, for what it means to the club.
Atletico Madrid have named 18 players for tonight’s match with Juventus, including Alessio Cerci but not Gabi Fernandez.
Mauro Icardi says Inter hope to learn from mistakes made against Cagliari, and that he would willingly sign a new contract with the club.
Walter Mazzarri asks for balance in assessing an Inter he hopes can bounce back and learn from defeat to Cagliari, as he explains the reluctance for a back-four.
Fabio Quagliarella is happy with continuity at Torino, hopes for an Italy recall and reflects on similarities between Giampiero Ventura and Antonio Conte.
Alessio Tacchinardi believes that Napoli should switch formation to a 4-3-3 and build the team around Marek Hamsik and Gonzalo Higuain.
Rafa Benitez is expected to run through another squad rotation for Napoli’s trip out to Slovan Bratislava.
Marek Hamsik admits that returning to former side Slovan Bratislava this week with Napoli holds special meaning for him.
Dino Zoff backs Juventus to take a result at Atletico Madrid, reflects on a potential two-horse title race and is enthused by Antonio Conte’s Italy.
Cyril Thereau believes that whilst Udinese have room to improve, they are capable of aiming for European qualification this season.
Inter are reportedly tracking the performances of FC Basel’s Fabian Schar and summer target Fabio Borini.
The City of Milan has reportedly requested that the Giuseppe Meazza Stadium, San Siro, hosts the Coppa Italia Final and Supercoppa Italiana in 2015.
Fiorentina have reportedly reached agreement with Juan Cuadrado on a €35m buyout clause to be inserted in his new contract.
Former Inter defender Tarcisio Burgnich has advised Walter Mazzarri and the Nerazzurri players on how to bypass their mini-crisis.
Walter Mazzarri has a number of players at risk of missing the Europa League clash with Qarabag and even the weekend trip to Fiorentina.

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