NEWS

Roma director Monchi praised Coach Eusebio Di Francesco for handling the Patrik Schick situation and shrugged off Premier League interest.
Sergio Pellissier said Chievo want to prove the 5-0 defeat to Inter “was just a fluke” as they host on-form Roma.
Maxime Gonalons notes the importance of strength in depth and squad rotation as Roma make changes against Chievo.
It is reported that Manchester United are ready to make a €100m offer to prise Sergej Milinkovic-Savic away from Lazio.
Roma give Patrik Schick his first start of the season, flanked by Gerson and Stephan El Shaarawy, in the tricky trip to Chievo.
Gian Piero Gasperini praises Davide Ballardini for ‘reviving’ Genoa and hopes Giuseppe Rossi can succeed at Marassi.
Genoa Coach Davide Ballardini hails the work of Atalanta’s Gian Piero Gasperini as the teams prepare to face off.
Beppe Iachini says Sassuolo are still searching for their identity ahead of the match with Crotone.
Massimo Oddo insists Udinese will ‘have to be perfect’ to beat Benevento, who have just one point from 15 matches.
Former Fiorentina President Vittorio Cecchi Gori believes it is ‘risky’ to say the Viola will return to competing for major honours.
Former Juventus forward Renato Buso admits Inter are genuine Scudetto contenders after last night’s goalless draw between the teams.
Samir Handanovic insists Inter are still not at their best despite their 16-match unbeaten start to Serie A.
Verona Coach Fabio Pecchia says ‘now is the time’ for his side to seize the moment as they prepare to face SPAL.
Leonardo Semplici says SPAL’s next two Serie A matches could be vital in determining their season.
Maurizio Sarri and Stefano Pioli meet for the eighth time in Napoli-Fiorentina, with no draws between the two Coaches so far.
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A freezing night in Turin hosted the biggest Derby D’Italia in recent years and Elio Salerno analysed a tactical stand-off.
Sebastian Giovinco and Toronto FC have beaten Seattle Sounders 2-0 to lift their first ever MLS Cup and the Treble.
Miralem Pjanic assures there was no row with Max Allegri, but Juventus consider their draw with Inter to be “two dropped points.”
Luciano Spalletti has regrets that Inter didn’t take the victory away to Juventus. “We’ve got to realise we earned this clash and did less than we could’ve.”
Max Allegri “hoped Juventus would put in a good performance against Inter, but didn’t expect it to be that good” after a 0-0 draw.
Borja Valero insists Inter “came here to win” after their 0-0 draw with Juventus in Turin and isn’t concerned by a Napoli overtake.
Mario Mandzukic had the best chances and hit the crossbar, but Juventus and Serie A leaders Inter played out a goalless draw.
Diego Lopez saw “a very important point” after Cagliari came back from 2-0 down to hold Sampdoria. “We got something out of this game.”
Marco Giampaolo admits Sampdoria not only threw away a 2-0 lead against Cagliari, but also risked losing the game.
Milan are without Alessio Romagnoli, Hakan Calhanoglu and Andrea Conti for their Serie A meeting with Bologna.
Join us for all the build-up and action from Cagliari-Sampdoria and the Derby d’Italia, as leaders Inter visit Scudetto holders Juventus.
Juventus director Beppe Marotta confirms “it is a difficult moment for Paulo Dybala,” who is benched for the big game against Inter.
Inter director Piero Ausilio notes having a full pre-season with Luciano Spalletti has made all the difference, as they are Serie A leaders ahead of facing Juventus.
Giorgio Chiellini said Juventus v Inter is “the kind of game that gives you that desire to play football and the atmosphere will be wonderful.”
Antonio Candreva admits “it has felt like a very long week” as Inter prepared for their showdown with Juventus.
Cagliari had an extraordinarily unlucky start, but fought back from a Fabio Quagliarella brace to snatch a 2-2 draw with Sampdoria.
Juventus surprisingly bench Paulo Dybala, Douglas Costa and Alex Sandro for the Derby d’Italia against full-strength leaders Inter.
Atletico Madrid Coach Diego Simeone seemed to open the door for Napoli and Roma target Sime Vrsaljko to leave in January.
Roberto Donadoni concedes “everyone expected more from Milan this season” as Bologna try to make life even tougher for his former club.