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Sassuolo are propping up the table, but Coach Eusebio Di Francesco doubts Walter Mazzarri will let Inter get complacent.
Cristian Zapata admits he’s got previous with Gonzalo Higuain, calls Mario Balotelli ‘El Loco’ and hasn’t forgiven UEFA.
Andrea Mandorlini warns Hellas Verona will “try to imitate Copenhagen” at the Juventus Stadium today.
Ezequiel Schelotto concedes it will be “strange” to face Inter for Sassuolo after he was frozen out by Walter Mazzarri.
Vincenzo Montella admits Giuseppe Rossi’s rapid return to form has “surprised even us” as they visit Atalanta this afternoon.
Today's front page headlines from La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
It’s an action-packed day with Inter visiting Sassuolo, then the Derby della Capitale and tonight a Milan-Napoli showdown.
Fabio Liverani criticised Francesco Lodi, while Davide Nicola thanked his goalkeeper.
Genoa and Livorno both had great opportunities to win, denied by the woodwork, a goalline clearance and extraordinary defending, but it ended goalless.
Cagliari goalkeeper Michael Agazzi has apologised to his teammates after a howler in the 2-2 draw with Sampdoria.
Giuseppe Sannino praised Chievo's tactical wisdom, but Francesco Guidolin accused Udinese of "unconscionable arrogance."
Diego Lopez hopes Cagliari learn a lesson and Delio Rossi saw a post-derby response from Sampdoria.
Genoa and Livorno are both riding on a wave of enthusiasm, but who will fall off first?
It was a crazy finale as Sampdoria held Cagliari 2-2 with goalkeeping howlers, while Chievo fought back to beat Udinese despite a goal after 50 seconds.
Milan have called up 20 players for the clash with Napoli, though Ignazio Abate and M’Baye Niang return.
Antonio Di Natale is rested and Sergio Pellissier partners Alberto Paloschi in today’s Chievo-Udinese.
Fiorentina are without Mario Gomez, Juan Guillermo Cuadrado, Josip Ilicic and David Pizarro for their trip to Atalanta.
Pescara, Brescia and Cittadella earned shock home defeats, while Trapani’s fairytale ended and Empoli completed a great comeback.
Hellas Verona are without Raphael Martinho and Domenico Maietta for their trip to the Juventus Stadium, but Luca Toni returns.
Walter Mazzarri thanked President Massimo Moratti for his team talk as Inter prepare for Sassuolo and shrugged off Juventus comparisons.
Vladimir Petkovic is glad Roma are seen as the favourites in the Derby della Capitale. “It’ll give Lazio something to prove.”
Inter have named their squad for Sunday’s early kick-off against Sassuolo.
Claudio Marchisio returns to the Juventus squad to face Hellas Verona after a month out with a knee injury.
Max Allegri doesn’t see why Napoli should be considered favourites against Milan, even if they have the “diabolical” Gonzalo Higuain.
Rudi Garcia is about to experience his first ever Derby della Capitale. “You don’t play a derby, you win it.”
Adem Ljajic and Federico Balzaretti are in the Roma squad to take on Lazio tomorrow afternoon.
Javier Zanetti compared Walter Mazzarri to ex-Inter Coach Hector Cuper and will retire next year if he stops being “useful.”
Rafa Benitez expects two attacking teams to go at it on Sunday night, so “it doesn’t matter” whether Napoli or Milan are considered favourites.
There are reports Napoli striker Gonzalo Higuain was twice close to Milan, but turned them down.
Italy Coach Cesare Prandelli admits Giuseppe Rossi and Lorenzo Insigne are “surprising” him, while Francesco Totti could be at the World Cup.
Antonio Conte reveals he’ll be resting Gigi Buffon against Verona, reassures Fernando Llorente and shrugs off criticism of Juventus.
Colombian media claim Napoli wing-back Juan Camilo Zuniga is very close to agreeing a move to Barcelona.
Delio Rossi tried to revive a battered Sampdoria ahead of today’s match with Cagliari. “We can only make up for the Derby with performances.”
Erik Lamela may have left Roma for Tottenham, but he will “definitely watch the Derby.” Meanwhile, there are injury concerns for Adem Ljajic.
In the two Friday night Serie B games, Gennaro Gattuso’s Palermo stumbled in Spezia and Latina stalled Virtus Lanciano.

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