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Edy Reja maintains Lazio “showed great character and temperament” in earning a stalemate in Naples.
Ezequiel Lavezzi could not disguise his frustration at Federico Marchetti’s “incredible saves” for Lazio.
Ezequiel Lavezzi had the best chances, but was denied by Federico Marchetti as Lazio earned a point in Naples.
Milan dominated in Florence, hitting the woodwork and seeing Clarence Seedorf’s goal incorrectly disallowed, but it ended 0-0 on Delio Rossi’s debut.
Davide Ballardini lost on his Cagliari debut against Inter and blamed the officials. “Only at San Siro can you not see that was offside.”
Claudio Ranieri insists he “believes in Ricky Alvarez” despite originally sending him to the stands and admits Inter’s opener was offside.
Napoli are taking no chances against a revamped Lazio at the Stadio San Paolo, while Djibril Cisse takes the centre-forward role.
Delio Rossi reshuffles the Fiorentina pack on his debut by welcoming a Milan side on sparkling form.
Inter President Massimo Moratti is open to the proposed Calciopoli ‘round table talks,’ “as long as there aren’t knives under the table.”
Inter rattled the crossbar twice before defeating Cagliari 2-1 on Davide Ballardini’s debut with Thiago Motta and Philippe Coutinho on target.
Torino and Italy defender Angelo Ogbonna slammed the door on a potential move to Juventus. “Never!”
Giuseppe Sannino is confident Siena will “go all out on the attack” against Atalanta. “In some ways we’re similar teams.”
Vincenzo Montella denies Catania can relax after a run of tough encounters. “The fixtures that really count are against the likes of Chievo.”
Inter lost Wesley Sneijder in the warm-up for today's game against Cagliari on Davide Ballardini’s debut.
Grosseto cause a shock in Padova and Pescara climb into second place, as Torino are held, Empoli crumble and Sampdoria scrape a point.
Lecce Coach Eusebio Di Francesco admits his Roma memories will come flooding back, but also hopes former teammate Francesco Totti “doesn’t play.”
Alberto Malesani will not stand for anything other than a win from Genoa against Novara. “We’ve got to get back on track.”
Stefano Pioli tells Bologna it’s make or break time in their relegation derby with bottom of the table Cesena.
Francesco Guidolin’s Udinese may be top of the table and face Parma on Sunday, but he feels “we struggle to get a run of consecutive wins.”
Devis Mangia has no fear when taking on Juventus in Turin. “We certainly won’t sit back and watch.”
Roma’s Pablo Daniel Osvaldo reveals why he left Espanyol and is glad he returned to Italy. “I went the wrong way about it.”
Luis Enrique has Francesco Totti back in the Roma squad, but warns “if we don’t play at 100 per cent, Lecce can win at the Olimpico.”
Massimiliano Allegri welcomes back Alexandre Pato, but points out “I expect something more from him. He should learn from the veterans.”
Antonio Conte insists Sunday’s encounter between Juventus and Palermo is “like a World Cup Final.”
Milan star Robinho thinks the future of the team is in safe hands, as he is already teaching his infant son step-overs.
Serie A returns this weekend after the international break and there are three spectacular Saturday games.
“There are still a few differences to be whittled down” between Roma and Daniele De Rossi over his new contract.
Marek Hamsik reassures Napoli fans “the best is yet to come,” starting from Lazio and Manchester City.
Cristian Chivu’s agent warns Inter “we have already received five very important offers” if they don’t renew his contract.
Edy Reja feels tonight’s showdown with Napoli is “a graduation exam” for Lazio, especially as they are without so many injured players.
Ascoli caused an upset by snatching a stoppage-time victory away to Livorno on Friday night.
Today's front-page headlines from La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Dejan Stankovic are in the running for FIFA’s Puskas Award that recognises the best Goal of the Year.
As Lecce prepare to come up against Roma’s Erik Lamela this weekend, it has emerged that they once ignored a recommendation to sign the player.
Arturo Vidal has apologised in an open letter to both Juventus and Chile for being excluded from his national team’s training camp last week.

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