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Stefano Sturaro warns Juventus will be faced with “a very difficult match” against Atalanta, but hopes they learned from the Genoa setback.
Juventus use Miralem Pjanic as a trequartista in their new 4-3-1-2 system as they host Gian Piero Gasperini’s seemingly-unstoppable Atalanta.
Join us for all the build-up and action to tonight’s intriguing and unpredictable Serie A match between leaders Juventus and Europe’s form team Atalanta.
Inter are considering ex-Roma director of sport Walter Sabatini to take over from Piero Ausilio, according to reports.
Crotone Coach Davide Nicola concedes Milan “have few weak points, but our intention is to fight it out with our strengths.”
Sergej Milinkovic-Savic and Stefan de Vrij are in the Lazio squad for the Derby della Capitale, but need fitness tests tomorrow.
There are rumours Palermo contacted Sampdoria outcast Antonio Cassano to revitalise both his campaign and their own.
Everton reportedly offered £14.5m for Manolo Gabbiadini, but Napoli are demanding at least £20m.
Stephan El Shaarawy is included and Mario Rui gets his first Roma call-up ahead of tomorrow’s Derby della Capitale with Lazio.
Spal caused a huge surprise away to Cittadella, Spezia held Frosinone and Carpi conquered Trapani, as Verona have the chance to break away.
Sinisa Mihajlovic is “proud to be the Coach of Torino” on the club’s 110th birthday and expects a warm welcome from Sampdoria fans.
Massimo Rastelli tells Cagliari that “safety passes through Pescara” ahead of tomorrow’s trip to the Stadio Adriatico.
Massimo Oddo wants Pescara to play like “11 mad dogs” in the relegation tussle with Cagliari. “We need the points.”
Paulo Sousa told Fiorentina to “break with the past” and focus on Palermo, standing up for his decisions this season.
Simone Inzaghi feels Lazio have so far been surprising, but ahead of the Derby della Capitale with Roma “the best is yet to come.”
Luciano Spalletti hinted Francesco Totti could start the Derby della Capitale tomorrow. “Roma have what it takes to beat Lazio.”
Miralem Pjanic is expected to take a trequartista role as Juventus move to 4-3-1-2 against Atalanta this evening.
Coach Stefano Pioli cancelled Inter’s planned day off after a 3-0 defeat to Napoli.
Carlos Bacca has been sent home from the Milan training camp, as he’s not in the squad to face Crotone.
Eugenio Corini urged Palermo to show “mental strength” on his debut away to Fiorentina. “We must react to any negative situation.”
Andrea Stramaccioni described his Inter rise and fall, including a comical introduction, Wesley Sneijder and Antonio Cassano controversy.
Chelsea target Antonio Rudiger admits he “likes the Premier League, but my future is at Roma and if they don’t want to sell me, I’ll stay here.”
Jiangsu Suning centre-forward hinted at his imminent move to Inter with a message via social media. “The best is yet to come.”
Vincenzo Montella reunites with old friend Davide Nicola as Milan host Crotone and warns “this is worth three points, the same as facing Juventus.”
Paul Pogba described his four years at Juventus as “on holiday and I just came back to my house” at Manchester United.
With Mohamed Salah out for three weeks, Roma are turning to Memphis Depay and Napoli benchwarmer Emanuele Giaccherini.
Serie B side Trapani have formally appointed new Coach Alessandro Calori after Serse Cosmi was sacked.
Milan seem set to receive another €100m deposit to delay closing until February 28, but that means no January transfer spending.
The nominations for the Bidone d’Oro award – given to the worst foreign import in Serie A – include Hernanes, Ravel Morrison and Geoffrey Kondogbia.
Andrea Ranocchia concedes the Inter defenders “were forced to backtrack” when Napoli came at them during last night’s 3-0 defeat.
Piotr Zielinski celebrated his first goal in a Napoli jersey during the 3-0 win over Inter. “Maurizio Sarri says I can do better.”
Tonight something’s got to give in Juventus-Atalanta, then on Sunday Milan host Crotone and there’s the small matter of the Rome Derby.
Today's front page headlines in English from La Gazzetta dello Sport, Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Mario Balotelli tweeted praise for Napoli during tonight’s game and Maurizio Sarri was open to a January transfer for the Nice hitman.
Maurizio Sarri thinks Napoli “played better” in the 1-1 draw with Sassuolo than tonight’s 3-0 victory over Inter. “We were more determined.”

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