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Today's front page headlines in English from La Gazzetta dello Sport, Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Fabio Capello tells Real Madrid that unless they improve rapidly, “Dries Mertens and Napoli will go clear on goal every time.”
Gigi Del Neri can’t work out how Udinese managed to lose 3-0 away to Fiorentina. “The result was extremely harsh.”
Paulo Sousa praised Khouma Babacar, discussed the tactical difficulties of facing Udinese and prepared Fiorentina for Borussia Monchengladbach.
Khouma Babacar insists “anyone who thinks Fiorentina don’t mean something to me is really on the wrong track” after his goal against Udinese.
Borja Valero, Khouma Babacar and Federico Bernardeschi’s penalty got Fiorentina back on track and made short work of Udinese.
Rolando Maran warns his Chievo side that tomorrow’s opponents Sassuolo “are among the toughest to beat.”
Cagliari Coach Massimo Rastelli expects “a physical battle” when Juventus come to Sardinia on Sunday evening. “Nobody is unbeatable.”
Despite turning them down, Atalanta striker Alberto Paloschi remains a target for Chinese club Beijing Guoan.
Fiorentina director of sport Carlos Freitas concedes fans were “dissatisfied” with the 4-0 defeat to Roma and won’t be drawn on Paulo Sousa.
Federico Bernardeschi hit out at Fiorentina “critics who always had targets aimed on me” ahead of tonight’s match with Udinese.
Inter have a 21-man squad against Empoli, including Trent Sainsbury, but Ever Banega, Mauro Icardi and Ivan Perisic miss out.
Fiorentina again start Khouma Babacar upfront as they host Duvan Zapata’s Udinese to take pressure off Paulo Sousa.
Fiorentina need to get themselves back on track as they host giant-killers Udinese this evening.
Eusebio Di Francesco is confident Sassuolo are finding their feet again and will continue that form against Chievo.
Luca Toni reveals the fear as his car, including Verona President Maurizio Setti, was attacked by Avellino thugs. “They smashed windows and threw bottles.”
Inter confirm Ever Banega has sprained his knee and is out against Empoli awaiting more tests.
Referee Nicola Rizzoli explained precisely what happened in the contested Juventus victory over Inter, including that Mauro Icardi chance.
Claudio Marchisio and Mario Lemina return as Juventus travel to Cagliari, but Andrea Barzagli misses out.
Frosinone saw off 10-man Carpi and are the new Serie B leaders after Verona collapsed at Avellino, while Benevento got past Latina.
Gabriel ‘Gabigol’ Barbosa could get his first Serie A start tomorrow against Empoli, as Inter miss Mauro Icardi and Ivan Perisic.
Mario Balotelli was dropped by OGC Nice as Coach Lucien Favre admits the striker doesn’t help out in defence. “What can I do?”
Crotone Coach Davide Nicola is honest when he says they are “prepared to park the bus” against high-flying Roma tomorrow.
Gian Piero Gasperini assures Atalanta motivation “will not be inferior” to Palermo’s as they continue to chase Europe.
Sinisa Mihajlovic denied tension within the Torino squad and promised they “will not underestimate” Pescara tomorrow.
Riccardo Saponara gets his first call-up and Nikola Kalinic is back in the Fiorentina squad against Udinese this evening.
Roma are without Francesco Totti for their trip to Crotone, but Mohamed Salah returns and Luciano Spalletti warns these points are precious.
Luca Toni and Verona President Maurizio Setti saw their car attacked by Avellino hooligans ahead of today’s Serie B game.
Luciano Spalletti reassured Roma midfielder Radja Nainggolan after declaring he hated Juventus. “He said a couple of daft things.”
Cagliari striker Marco Borriello reveals he turned down Real Madrid and Manchester City, while Francesco Totti and Daniele De Rossi “almost made me faint!”
Antonio Di Natale reveals the times he almost left Udinese for Fiorentina and why “I see a lot of myself in Lorenzo Insigne.”
Bruno Peres won’t go quite as far as Roma teammate Radja Nainggolan, but will say “Juventus make me angry and we can end their hegemony.”
Max Allegri hopes to have “another 300 or 400 games” on the Juventus bench, reshuffles the pack in Cagliari and silences Inter controversy.
Lazio midfielder Marco Parolo confessed he grew up as a Milan supporter, but is determined to beat them on Monday night.
Nikola Kalinic does not regret turning down a huge move to Tianjin Quanjian, but admits his Fiorentina future depends on Paulo Sousa.

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