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Udinese hit the bar and forced a goalline clearance, but Michael Bradley gave 10-man Roma their ninth straight victory!
Inter forward Ishak Belfodil and Verona’s Evangelos Moras received two-match bans for their off-the-ball scuffle.
Fiorentina are on a wave of enthusiasm and want to keep going against a stuttering Chievo side.
Napoli made short work of Torino, securing the 2-0 win thanks to a pair of controversial Gonzalo Higuain penalties.
Milan held Barcelona midweek, but form a new trident for their visit to Antonio Cassano’s Parma.
Something’s got to give, as Roma defend their 100 per cent record against an Udinese side unbeaten in 22 home games.
The pressure is on for Juventus to turn the tide after poor results and they host Gian Piero Gasperini’s revived Genoa.
Fiorentina’s new starlet Ryder Matos is hitting the headlines and admits he’d love to “become like Alexandre Pato.”
Cagliari Coach Diego Lopez assures “there’s no point going to the Olimpico just to defend” against Lazio tonight.
Giuseppe Sannino trusts Chievo can get a result against Fiorentina, as “we are playing good football and just need concentration.”
Napoli aim to get back on track in the early kick-off, but welcome Alessio Cerci’s troublesome Torino.
There are growing reports that Manchester United are preparing a €30m offer for Roma midfielder Miralem Pjanic.
Gigi De Canio makes his debut on the Catania bench today and warned not to “underestimate Sassuolo.”
Marco Amelia said Mario Balotelli “is making very intelligent personal decisions,” including a new look, and praised Ricky Kaka’s work ethic.
Giorgio Chiellini insists the defeat to Real Madrid “sparked something within” Juventus that they’ll unleash on Genoa.
Francesco Guidolin respects Roma, Rudi Garcia and Mehdi Benatia as Udinese search for “another miracle.”
Giampiero Ventura has already been able to hold Inter and Milan, so warns “the result is not written” for Napoli-Torino.
Napoli-Torino is the intriguing early kick-off, then Juventus host Gian Piero Gasperini’s Genoa, Milan visit Parma and leaders Roma face Udinese.
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Andrea Mandorlini said Verona “can only blame ourselves” for the 4-2 defeat to Inter after poor defending from set plays.
Walter Mazzarri was pleased with Inter’s start against Verona, but reprimanded his players for “showing off.”
Inter got back on track with a thrilling 4-2 victory over Verona, making the most of some awful defending from corners.
Delio Rossi warns Sampdoria still need more, while Stefano Colantuono was furious at the dismissal.
Inter take on Serie A surprise package Hellas Verona tonight with Rodrigo Palacio against Luca Toni and Juan Iturbe.
Atalanta dominated the first half, but Sampdoria won 1-0 against 10 men with Shkodran Mustafi’s controversial goal.
Stephan El Shaarawy reveals Milan teammate Mario Balotelli “helped me through tough times, but Kaka has always been my idol.”
Parma boss Roberto Donadoni demands “110 per cent” from his men and has no intention of caging Milan’s stars.
Genoa have dropped Francelino Matuzalem against Juventus as punishment after he failed a breathalyser test this week.
Gonzalo Higuain is in the squad for Napoli’s encounter with Torino, though it remains to be seen whether he can start.
Sampdoria hope to finally kick-start their season, but host an Atalanta side with three consecutive victories.
Parma President Tommaso Ghirardi said “people told me I was mad” when signing Antonio Cassano, but were won over.
Virtus Lanciano and Empoli keep breaking away at the top, but Palermo stall with Varese and Brescia-Siena ends 2-2.
Mattia De Sciglio is back in the Milan squad travelling to Parma tomorrow, but Christian Abbiati and Philippe Mexes miss out.
Juventus take on Genoa tomorrow without Mirko Vucinic, Stephan Lichtsteiner and Fabio Quagliarella.
Vladimir Petkovic is under increasing pressure and has Miroslav Klose doubts as Lazio host Cagliari. “My future won’t be decided tomorrow.”

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