NEWS

Cesena host Verona tomorrow evening and Coach Pierpaolo Bisoli insists it represents “a new beginning.”
Milan have Fernando Torres, Riccardo Saponara and Diego Lopez back in the starting XI against unpredictable Palermo as they fight for third.
Rolando Maran got his first point on the Chievo bench and is sure “we can fight to the end with this spirit.”
Stefano Colantuono is happy with “an excellent point” Atalanta earned away to Torino.
Eusebio Di Francesco was just glad to keep picking up points after Sassuolo’s goalless draw at Chievo.
Andrea Stramaccioni gave Udinese a stern talking to after a 4-2 home defeat to Genoa. “We’ve lost humility.”
Giampiero Ventura complained Torino “were denied a penalty” in their 0-0 draw with Atalanta.
Antonio Conte defended his Champions League record on the Juventus bench and passed the baton to Max Allegri.
Antonio Conte said Mario Balotelli “has to deserve and earn” an Italy call-up, he’s impressed by Graziano Pellè and Andrea Pirlo.
Arturo Vidal praised Coach Max Allegri and sets the bar high for Juventus in the Champions League.
Sinisa Mihajlovic explained his radical tactical changes that allowed Sampdoria to beat Fiorentina 3-1, taking third place.
Vincenzo Montella admits Fiorentina’s 3-1 defeat at Sampdoria was “a missed opportunity to go into third place.”
Gian Piero Gasperini said Genoa’s 4-2 victory away to Udinese was “our best performance of the season.”
World Cup winning Coach Marcello Lippi has retired to become technical director at Guangzhou Evergrande.
Genoa caused another upset by winning 4-2 in Udine, Torino protested with Atalanta and Chievo shared the spoils with Sassuolo.
Sampdoria saw off Fiorentina 3-1 in a thrilling encounter with Sergio Romero saving a penalty and Eder’s stunning solo effort.
Stefano Pioli told Lazio “do not look at the table” ahead of their difficult clash with Zdenek Zeman’s Cagliari.
Frosinone flattened Latina to win the local derby and take second place in Serie B.
Marek Hamsik was still left with regrets after Napoli beat Roma 2-0. “We should’ve scored many more goals.”
Marassi hosts a head-to-head for European spots, as Sinisa Mihajlovic’s Sampdoria and Vincenzo Montella’s Fiorentina face off.
Cagliari boss Zdenek Zeman is looking forward to facing Lazio and taking another big scalp.
Juventus-Olympiacos will be officiated by Martin Atkinson in the Champions League.
Kevin Strootman assures he feels “better and better,” so can’t wait to get back to playing for Roma.
Arrigo Sacchi believes Serie A should follow the example of Cagliari Coach Zdenek Zeman. “He’s a genius.”
Fabian Schär said he’s ready to leave Basel and “couldn’t say no to top clubs like Inter, Milan and Juventus.”
Paulo Dybala believes Palermo can conquer Milan at San Siro tonight with his first away goal.
Guangzhou Evergrande won the Chinese title for the third year running with Marcello Lippi, Alessandro Diamanti and Alberto Gilardino.
Sassuolo Coach Eusebio Di Francesco promised “a battle” in a relegation dogfight against Chievo this afternoon.
Napoli are reportedly planning a £12m January swoop for Newcastle United’s Cheick Tiote.
Antonio Cassano and his wife relished their revenge over Walter Mazzarri after Parma beat Inter 2-0.
Stefano Colantuono denied Atalanta are in crisis ahead of today’s trip to Torino. “We are not in trouble.”
Alvaro Morata is fired up after his goal against Empoli and urged Juventus to bring on Olympiacos.
Gian Piero Gasperini wants Genoa to build on their shock victory over Juventus by upsetting Udinese today.
Walter Mazzarri hit out angrily at fans calling for Roberto Mancini to take over at Inter after a 2-0 defeat to Parma.
The race for third place is wide open with Sampdoria-Fiorentina, Udinese-Genoa and Milan-Palermo today.

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