NEWS

Empoli had to come back from 2-0 down for a draw at Cesena, but Coach Maurizio Sarri insists “we deserved victory.”
Pierpaolo Bisoli blamed the referee for Cesena’s 2-2 draw with Empoli. “How can you give a penalty like that?”
Torino will be without midfielder Antonio Nocerino for six weeks due to a muscular tear.
Juventus director general said tonight is “a moment of truth for Milan,” but the Bianconeri have nothing to prove.
Kwadwo Asamoah said Juventus are “above all ready psychologically” for tonight’s Milan showdown.
Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti will be watching Milan-Juventus and has a soft spot for Pippo Inzaghi.
Christian Abbiati assured Milan will face Juventus “with hunger and sporting aggression” tonight.
Empoli showed great character to fight back from 2-0 down for a 2-2 draw away to Cesena.
There are multiple layers to tonight’s Scudetto showdown and grudge match between Max Allegri’s Juventus and Pippo Inzaghi’s Milan.
Verona Coach Andrea Mandorlini targets Javier Saviola’s Serie A debut against Torino. “He was born ready.”
Sampdoria Coach Sinisa Mihajlovic was punched by a heckler outside the team hotel and he reacted for a brawl.
Lazio have reportedly agreed a contract extension with Nigeria international Ogenyi ‘Eddy’ Onazi.
Eusebio Di Francesco is eager to keep Sassuolo grounded against Sampdoria after a 7-0 drubbing by Inter.
Andrea Stramaccioni is “not falling for talk of Napoli in crisis” and instead warns Udinese have injuries.
It’s a relegation dogfight already between newly-promoted sides Cesena and Empoli at the Stadio Manuzzi.
Leaders Perugia lost their 100 per cent record, Cittadella won a five-goal thriller, but Bologna, Livorno and Lanciano were crushed.
Zdenek Zeman admits Francesco Totti is “like a son” and will “never change” his all-attack approach as Cagliari visit his old club Roma.
Mateo Kovacic is in the Inter squad travelling to Palermo tomorrow night despite a bruised foot.
Stefano Pioli told Lazio they “need to act like a real team” against Genoa on Sunday.
Vincenzo Montella wants Fiorentina to ride their Europa League enthusiasm against Atalanta and reassures Mario Gomez.
Milan boss Pippo Inzaghi joked he was so “seduced” by Jeremy Menez that he “intends to marry him!”
Roma have an injury crisis on their hands for Sunday’s match against Cagliari.
Rudi Garcia is looking forward to Roma facing Zdenek Zeman’s Cagliari and hopes for “a draw” in Milan-Juventus.
Nemanja Vidic admits he wants to follow in the footsteps of Dejan Stankovic and become a Coach when he retires.
Nemanja Vidic has to “adapt” to Italian referees as well as players and saw similarities between Walter Mazzarri and Sir Alex Ferguson.
Rafa Benitez cancelled his Press conference ahead of Udinese-Napoli, but is confident they’ll have “character and confidence.”
Jorginho and Giandomenico Mesto are out of Udinese-Napoli, but Faouzi Ghoulam returns after breaking his arm.
President Aurelio De Laurentiis complained Napoli fans “want everything right away” and Rafa Benitez opts for silence.
Italy Coach Antonio Conte wants Euro 2016 success to “earn” a World Cup campaign and urges a quota of home-grown players.
Antonio Conte assured Mario Balotelli can get back into the Italy squad if he’s “professional,” but is also “watching Graziano Pellè.”
Carlos Tevez challenged Milan to “show what they’re made of” in tonight’s top of the table clash with Juventus.
Radja Nainggolan admits he “grew up” at Cagliari and thanks them for his current Roma career.
Mario Gomez confessed to Fiorentina fans he “lacks calm at the moment” and needs a goal to find his confidence.
Pierpaolo Bisoli knows the result of today’s Cesena-Empoli clash could be decisive for their hopes of Serie A safety.
President Silvio Berlusconi trusts “in two to three years Milan will become protagonists in the world” ahead of tonight’s clash with Juventus.

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