Montella: 'Fiorentina want Europa'
Vincenzo Montella marks his 100th Fiorentina match in their Europa League meeting with Guingamp. “We care about this competition.”
Guingamp-Fiorentina is 'David and Goliath'
Guingamp players Lionel Mathis and Jeremy Pied see tomorrow’s Europa League clash with Fiorentina as “David and Goliath.”
Dodo earns Brazil call-up
Brazil named their squad for friendlies against Argentina and Japan, including several Serie A-based players.
De Jong 'proud' of Man Utd interest
Milan midfielder Nigel de Jong is “proud” to be admired by Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal.
Eder: Miha has instilled grit
Sampdoria striker Eder believes that Sinisa Mihajlovic has instilled in the team the same grit and determination he had as a player.
Maccarone: Empoli must be clinical
Massimo Maccarone has urged his Empoli colleagues to back up ‘beautiful performances’ with what matter most - goals.
Damiao: Milan came in, but…
Brazil international Leandro Damiao says he did receive an ‘interesting offer’ from Milan, but opted against accepting it.
Benitez: Can’t always win 5-0
Rafa Benitez sees Napoli’s fans as behind the team, as he explains where the squad needs to improve, even if they are ‘as good as last year, if not better’.
Rafael: Napoli all together
Rafael Cabral insists that the mood in the Napoli camp is at its best, the players are united and that the Champions League must be forgotten.
‘Mazzarri Inter’s added value’
Marco Fassone has labelled Walter Mazzarri as Inter’s ‘added value’ and suggested Mauro Icardi’s new contract is not a priority.
Earache for Roma’s Castan
Roma have advised defender Leandro Castan to skip training today and tomorrow due to a case of severe earache.
Poli: Milan still improving
Andrea Poli has enthused at Milan’s start and lists their determination to continue to improve, and to take a result against Juventus in Week 3.
‘Lichtsteiner hit me in the…’
Malmo defender Pa Konate has accused Stephan Lichtsteiner of some below-the-belt tactics during Juventus’ Champions League win yesterday.
Honda, Menez, SES for Juve
A trident of Keisuke Honda, Jeremy Menez and Stephan El Shaarawy is speculated to start for Milan at the weekend against Juventus.
Lopez, Saponara back in Week 7
Milan’s objective is reportedly to have Diego Lopez and Riccardo Saponara both fit and ready by mid-October and Week 7.
Cole, Maicon to face CSKA
Rudi Garcia will reportedly keep faith with both Douglas Maicon and Ashley Cole at full-back for Roma’s Champions League meeting with CSKA Moscow.
Cosmi: Napoli lack hunger
Serse Cosmi has defended Rafa Benitez and believes Napoli’s issues may lie in a lack of competitive hunger.
Wholesale Napoli Europa changes
Rafa Benitez is expected to ring the changes to his Napoli side for their Europa League season debut against Sparta Prague.
Mancini: No Lokomotiv talks
Roberto Mancini has distanced himself from reports linking him with taking over at Russian side Lokomotiv Moscow.
Capello: If I were Rudi Garcia…
Fabio Capello has warned Roma Coach Rudi Garcia not to take CSKA Moscow lightly, as he considers the Giallorossi’s Champions League group.
What the papers say...
Today's front page headlines from La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Gomez: 'I'll be the real Mario soon'
Mario Gomez insists he is “accustomed to pressure and will get back to the real Mario” for Fiorentina soon.
Olsen: 'Malmo still pleased'
Malmo goalkeeper Robin Olsen still felt “pleased with the match as a whole” despite a 2-0 defeat to Juventus.
Immobile: 'A weight off my shoulders'
Ciro Immobile confessed his debut Borussia Dortmund goal against Arsenal was “like a weight off my shoulders.”
Allegri: 'Juve can do better'
Massimiliano Allegri complained Juventus were “too disorganised and wasted chances” in their 2-0 win over Malmo.
CL: Immobile and Balotelli on target
Ciro Immobile and Mario Balotelli scored decisive goals, but Alessio Cerci and Cesare Prandelli had poor debuts.
Tevez: 'I didn't miss Euro goals'
Carlos Tevez insists he “truly did not miss” Champions League goals after ending his five-year drought.
CL: Tevez double inspires Juve
Carlos Tevez broke his Champions League drought with a brace, giving Juventus a 2-0 Champions League win over Malmo.
Slutski: 'Roma attack frightening'
CSKA Moscow manager Leonid Slutski is worried about facing Roma’s “frightening attack” in the Champions League.
Monaco 'wanted Bardi at all costs'
Francesco Bardi moved from Inter to Chievo on loan, but his agent reveals “Monaco wanted him at all costs.”
Marotta: 'Juve under pressure'
Beppe Marotta said “it is only normal” for Juventus to be under pressure ahead of a Champions League tie with Malmo.
Italians in every Champions League game
Tonight’s eight Champions League games all involve at least one Italian, including Mario Balotelli and Ciro Immobile.
Spalletti: 'Balotelli was cumbersome'
Luciano Spalletti trusts Roma and Inter can trouble Juventus, while Milan got rid of “cumbersome” Mario Balotelli.
Juventus field Paul Pogba, Carlos Tevez and Fernando Llorente in their Champions League opener against Malmo.
Pjanic: 'Roma can have their say'
Miralem Pjanic prepares for CSKA Moscow and assures Roma “can have our say in a very tough group.”
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