NEWS

Cesena held leaders Juventus to a shock 2-2 draw after Arturo Vidal missed a late penalty in this wide open encounter.
Sinisa Mihajlovic was pleased with Luis Muriel and Samuel Eto’o, but said Sampdoria “must rediscover our confidence.”
Gianfranco Zola thanked Zeljko Brkic for keeping Cagliari in their 1-1 draw at Torino, but “we must be cooler in front of goal.”
Andrea Mandorlini warned Verona “need to find our old solidity” after a 5-2 hammering at Genoa.
Giampiero Ventura had “regrets” that Torino failed to win five in a row, but the draw with Cagliari was “a small step forward.”
Andrea Stramaccioni blamed Udinese for “getting too angry” after a dubious penalty in their 1-0 defeat to Lazio.
Roberto Mancini confirmed Inter will “consider” signing free agent Dias Felipe, who walked out on Parma.
Fiorentina patron Andrea Della Valle warned Claudio Lotito’s role in the Federation “is unsustainable.”
Juventus director general Beppe Marotta slammed Lazio President Claudio Lotito for creating a “feudal system.”
Juventus have the chance to go nine points clear at the top, but are without Carlos Tevez against plucky Cesena.
Chievo were clinical in making the most of Sampdoria mistakes for a 2-1 victory, though Luis Muriel scored on his debut.
Stefano Colantuono felt Atalanta “did not deserve” to go behind, but Inter had free rein after the red card.
Juventus visit Cesena, but will they break away at the top of become the latest big club upset by minnows this weekend?
Gian Piero Gasperini feels Genoa is “the ideal club” for M’Baye Niang after his brace to beat Verona 5-2.
Roberto Donadoni said Parma’s performance to hold second-placed Roma proves their “dignity” in dire circumstances.
Stefano Pioli praised Lazio for their rediscovered mentality against Udinese. “The lads gave everything.”
Roberto Mancini joked about recent controversy as Inter thumped Atalanta 4-1 in Bergamo. “We won’t celebrate either!”
Rudi Garcia admits Roma’s draw with Parma was “negative,” so the fans are right to be disappointed.
Roma were surprisingly pegged back by bottom club Parma, but Inter ended their Atalanta taboo in style, Genoa smashed Verona 5-2 and Lazio conquered Udinese.
Empoli Coach Maurizio Sarri said Milan “panicked” after the equaliser and relished their reputation as giant-killers.
Pippo Inzaghi said Milan “need to find confidence” after more injury problems and a 1-1 home draw with Empoli.
Mattia Destro broke his Milan duck, but Empoli more than deserved a 1-1 draw with Diego Lopez sent off and more injuries.
Inter aim to build momentum and end their Atalanta taboo, but Mauro Icardi is ruled out by illness.
Roma have the chance to close on Juventus and break away from Napoli, so start Seydou Doumbia and Gervinho against struggling Parma.
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Claudio Lotito doubled down on controversial comments, saying Andrea Agnelli “hates me” and Lega Serie B President Andrea Abodi is “a cretin.”
Miralem Pjanic is the latest player struck by the Roma flu epidemic and misses out on today’s game with Parma.
Juventus prepare their move for Stevan Jovetic after he said Manchester City Coach Manuel Pellegrini “killed me.”
Milan welcome back Mattia Destro and Nigel de Jong, but face another potential upset against impressive Empoli.
Andrea Stramaccioni believes the clash with Lazio today is “the right opportunity” to test Udinese’s mettle.
Sinisa Mihajlovic assures Sampdoria are not “losing momentum” ahead of today’s trip to Chievo and ignores the derby.
Stefano Colantuono said being accused of match-fixing was “like being punched in the face,” but focuses Atalanta on Inter.
Stefano Pioli is confident Lazio will ignore “the media storm” and two straight defeats to get the better of Udinese.
Gigi Buffon reveals his Juventus dreams, how he keeps motivated, working with Max Allegri and keeping Paul Pogba.
Milan face another potential upset against Empoli, while Inter are in Bergamo, Roma host Parma and Juventus visit Cesena.