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Rafa Benitez insists there’s nothing “courageous” about rotating the Napoli squad against Genoa. “I know it’s necessary.”
Assistant manager Mauro Tassotti concedes Milan have to beat Sampdoria tonight. “We cannot afford any more mistakes.”
The pressure is on both Milan and Sampdoria to end their negative streaks, as Robinho again leads the way.
Goran Pandev broke his Serie A duck with a brace at Marassi, giving Napoli a 2-0 victory over Genoa.
Reports suggest Roberto Mancini is close to accepting the Galatasaray job, just days before they face Juventus.
Palermo made a winning start under Beppe Iachini, Virtus Lanciano went top awaiting Empoli, but Brescia and Reggina suffered shock defeats.
Napoli aim to get back on track, but make changes in a difficult trip to Marassi against Alberto Gilardino’s Genoa.
Walter Mazzarri complained Inter had “not even 72 hours” to prepare for their game with Cagliari. “It’s all up in the air.”
Inter named their squad for the away match against Cagliari, including Diego Milito.
Claudio Marchisio reveals he wants to be “the Francesco Totti of Juventus” and aims for yet another Turin Derby goal.
Ciro Immobile and Guillermo Rodriguez are available for Torino in the Derby della Mole against Juventus.
Alessio Cerci is Capocannoniere and joked about Juventus rival Carlos Tevez. “He doesn’t have my left foot...”
Antonio Conte named his Juventus squad for the Turin Derby against the Granata.
Francesco Guidolin is without Luis Muriel and Maurizio Domizzi against Atalanta. “It’ll be tough,” said the Udinese Coach.
Napoli President Aurelio De Laurentiis has threatened to “start building a new stadium in Caserta” unless he can buy the San Paolo.
Vladimir Petkovic is tired of Lazio’s inconsistency, but “we want to win” against Sassuolo despite an injury crisis.
Atalanta are in shock after the brother of former President Ivan Ruggeri was assassinated in Bergamo.
Giampiero Ventura is confident Torino can beat Juventus in the Derby, ending an 18-year drought. “We know we can do it.”
Pepe Reina feels “invigorated” by Napoli and is “happy to be back at this level” after difficult years with Liverpool.
Mario Balotelli is “thankful” to Roberto Mancini, though more for Inter than Manchester City, and explains his first penalty save.
Cagliari midfielder Albin Ekdal could be out for up to three months after tests showed a muscular injury is worse than expected.
Antonio Conte has “great respect” for Torino and warns in the Derby della Mole “hunger” counts for more than quality.
There are seven Serie A players called up for Argentina’s international games against Peru and Uruguay, including Rodrigo Palacio.
Fiorentina captain Manuel Pasqual and Roma right-back Douglas Maicon are both out for two weeks.
Udinese starlet Luis Muriel’s agent insists he has had “no contact with English clubs” despite reports of Liverpool’s interest.
Francesco Totti thanked the fans, teammates and club for birthday wishes so he’ll “continue to honour the jersey.”
Fabio Liverani hopes Genoa can give Napoli another surprise this afternoon. “It will take the perfect performance.”
Today's front page headlines from La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Just days after shock results, Milan and Napoli need to get back on track as they face the two Genoa clubs today.
Massimiliano Allegri has named his 19-man Milan squad for the match against Sampdoria on Saturday evening.
Daniele De Rossi has joked about his title as the ‘future captain of Roma’ following Francesco Totti’s renewal at Stadio Olimpico.
Kamil Glik hopes his Torino side ‘believe’ that they can beat Juventus in the Turin derby on Sunday.
Fabio Quagliarella has admitted that everyone in the Juventus squad has to send a signal to the Coach that they are good enough to start.
Chievo boss Giuseppe Sannino wants his side to use their defeat to Juventus as a spring-board for the game against Catania this weekend.
Wallace has revealed the details behind his loan move from Chelsea to Inter this summer.

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