Juventus without Conte – the stats
Antonio Conte will return to the Juventus bench this weekend once his suspension ends on December 8, but how have his side done without him?
Do Udinese want Merkel?
The agent of Alexander Merkel says he knows nothing of rumours that the Genoa man is wanted by Udinese.
Ancelotti on De Rossi and Pastore
Paris Saint-Germain boss Carlo Ancelotti insists that Roma’s Daniele De Rossi is not a January target and that Javier Pastore will remain in the French capital.
Who await Juventus and Milan?
Juventus may have finished top of their Champions League group, but they still risk being paired with Real Madrid. The last 16 could be tricky for Milan too.
What the papers say...
Today's front-page headlines from La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Lichtsteiner: 'I'd like Celtic tie'
Stephan Lichtsteiner created the Juventus goal to beat Shakhtar Donetsk and “would like to play Celtic” in the Champions League Round of 16.
Bonucci: 'Bring on Real Madrid!'
Leonardo Bonucci is feeling thoroughly confident after Juventus won their Champions League group. “I want Real Madrid in the next round.”
Giovinco: 'I contributed to goal'
Sebastian Giovinco would like to take at least a bit of credit for the goal that allowed Juventus to beat Shakhtar Donetsk.
Alessio: 'Conte, Mission Accomplished'
Juventus assistant manager Angelo Alessio said they “achieved this mission” of Champions League qualification, but can now hand over to Antonio Conte.
Lucescu: 'Juve were hungrier'
Shakhtar Donetsk manager Mircea Lucescu said “Juventus wanted this win much more,” but also complained about the referee.
Messi injury scare
The world of football is holding its breath after Lionel Messi was stretchered off during Barcelona’s 0-0 draw with Benfica.
Chiellini: 'Juve can fight anyone'
Giorgio Chiellini believes Juventus “proved we can challenge anyone in Europe,” but hopes they don’t draw Real Madrid.
Juve win group after Donetsk triumph!
Juventus are not only through to the Champions League last 16, but also finished top of their group after a 1-0 victory away to Shakhtar Donetsk.
Marotta drops Juve transfer hint
Beppe Marotta has confirmed Juventus “will evaluate what the transfer market offers us in January.”
Raiola on Ibra and El Shaarawy
Agent Mino Raiola warns “Zlatan Ibrahimovic won’t end his career at PSG,” while Stephan El Shaarawy turned down offers from London.
Coppa: Four-star Cagliari
Cagliari crushed Pescara 4-2 with a Thiago Ribeiro hat-trick to set up a Coppa Italia Fifth Round trip to Juventus.
Petkovic: 'Lazio play to win'
Vladimir Petkovic warns his players and the other Europa League teams that Lazio “will play to win” away to Maribor.
Zeman: 'De Rossi isn't integrated'
Roma Coach Zdenek Zeman insists Daniele De Rossi “is not a problem, but he has not integrated himself into the squad.”
Giorgio Chiellini, Paul Pogba and Sebastian Giovinco are in the starting XI as Juventus must earn a point at Shakhtar Donetsk to continue their Champions League adventure.
Sneijder breaks Twitter embargo
Wesley Sneijder has broken Inter’s Twitter embargo to send a message to fans, confirming he has “not been called up for tomorrow!!!”
Giraudo appeal in Calciopoli trial
The Calciopoli civil trial is still dragging on and today ex-Juventus general manager Antonio Giraudo had his sentence reduced to 20 months.
Flamini hints at Milan exit
Mathieu Flamini’s contract with Milan expires at the end of the season, so he has left the door open for a January move to Olympique Marseille.
Guidolin: 'Udinese's Euro adventure'
Francesco Guidolin prepares for Udinese’s last European tie of the season against Liverpool and feels “it was a great adventure.”
Napoli suffer Dzemaili loss
Napoli have been hit with a late injury ahead of their Europa League tie against PSV Eindhoven on Thursday.
Udinese track Gremio’s Naldo
Italian club Udinese have confirmed that they are keeping an eye on Gremio player Naldo.
Antognoni hails Roma ace Osvaldo
Giancarlo Antognoni has been impressed by the improvements of Roma’s Pablo Daniel Osvaldo since his struggles at Fiorentina.
Napoli won’t rest Cavani
Napoli have already qualified from their Europa League group, but Edinson Cavani will still play against PSV Eindhoven on Thursday.
Balotelli too pricey for Milan
The agent of Mario Balotelli insists that the Manchester City man won’t join Milan. “He costs as much as the Mona Lisa.”
Pizarro in Chile after death
Fiorentina’s David Pizarro has flown home to Chile after the midfielder’s sister died.
‘Paloschi like Super Pippo’
Alberto Paloschi has been likened to legendary Italian striker Filippo Inzaghi by Chievo Verona teammate Gennaro Sardo.
Floro Flores set for Genoa
Genoa are reportedly on the verge of signing Udinese striker Antonio Floro Flores who is currently on loan at Granada.
Stramaccioni: Sneijder? I decide
Inter boss Andrea Stramaccioni has again insisted that he is the only man who decides whether Wesley Sneijder plays or not.
Olympics key for Juan Jesus
Juan Jesus suspects that he wouldn’t still be at Inter had he not shined for Brazil at the London 2012 Olympic Games.
Sydney lose Del Piero
Alessandro Del Piero is set for a short spell on the sidelines after limping out of Sydney FC’s 0-0 draw with Melbourne Heart.
Inter chief Moratti: Who’s Diakite?
Inter chief Massimo Moratti is getting tired of Lazio’s suspicions that Modibo Diakite has agreed to join them next summer.
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