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Montella: 'Thrilling turnaround'
Vincenzo Montella really enjoyed his Serie A debut on the Fiorentina bench. “Winning with a last-minute goal was very exciting after piling pressure on Udinese for 90 minutes.”
Della Valle pledges Fiorentina striker
A passionate President Andrea Della Valle celebrated Fiorentina’s last-gasp win over Udinese and pledged “Stevan Jovetic will stay and we’ll sign an important striker.”
Official: Samp sign Poulsen
Sampdoria have officially signed Danish left-back Simon Poulsen from AZ Alkmaar.
Guidolin blasts Udinese
Francesco Guidolin was furious with Udinese after they squandered a lead to lose in Florence. “If we don’t play better than this, we’ll never get into the Champions League.”
Marotta: 'Tough to buy for Juve'
Juventus director Beppe Marotta hit back at Zdenek Zeman and Walter Mazzarri, then revealed “there aren’t many easily available players.”
Milan lose Ambro and Abate
Giampaolo Pazzini could make his Milan debut against Sampdoria on Sunday afternoon, but Massimo Ambrosini and Ignazio Abate are out.
Juventus begin the defence of their Scudetto the way last term started, by facing Parma in Turin with Sebastian Giovinco upfront.
Wk1: Jovetic revives Viola!
Fiorentina dominated possession, but needed a late Stevan Jovetic brace to wipe out Maicosuel’s Udinese opener in this exciting 2-1 victory.
Hamsik on changed Napoli
Marek Hamsik admits he “will miss Ezequiel Lavezzi and Walter Gargano,” but Napoli can push forward even without them against Palermo.
Ramirez 'head not in the game'
Gaston Ramirez’s move to Southampton may not be over, as he was dropped from Bologna’s trip to Chievo. “His head isn’t in the game,” said Coach Stefano Pioli.
Fiorentina open the Serie A season with Borja Valero, David Pizarro and Stevan Jovetic against a revamped Udinese.
Petkovic ready for Lazio debut
Vladimir Petkovic is “excited” about making his Serie A debut on the Lazio bench and welcomes imminent new signing Michael Ciani.
Ferrara: 'Samp can trouble Milan'
Ciro Ferrara is confident his newly-promoted Sampdoria “can cause even more problems” for Milan on Sunday, though Maxi Lopez remains a doubt.
Mazzarri: 'No time for Carrera'
Walter Mazzarri brushed off new Juventus controversy to focus on a decimated Napoli’s difficult trip to Palermo. “I haven’t got time for Massimo Carrera.”
Allegri: 'Cassano lacks respect'
Massimiliano Allegri bitterly criticised Antonio Cassano, ruled out reports he wanted to resign and prepares for Milan’s Serie A opener against Sampdoria.
Biondini 'hurt' by Genoa exit
Davide Biondini is pleased to join Atalanta, but aimed a sideswipe at his former club. “I was hurt by Genoa.”
Zeman cagey over Stek
Zdenek Zeman is keeping tight-lipped over Maarten Stekelenburg and his Roma line-up against Catania, but notes Marco Borriello and Simone Perrotta “are not in my plans.”
Cassano: 'Milan were wrong, not me'
Antonio Cassano launched an attack on Milan and Adriano Galliani after his transfer to Inter. “This time I’m not the one who got it wrong. I wasn't ungrateful.”
Maicon out, Cassano in
Antonio Cassano is in the Inter squad travelling to Pescara on Sunday, but Douglas Maicon and Rodrigo Palacio miss out.
Del Piero 'hasn't decided yet'
Alessandro Del Piero was not invited to the Juventus Stadium today, but his agent reveals “he has not chosen his next club yet.”
Lazio clinch Ciani deal
Lazio have reportedly snapped up their new defender, agreeing a €4m deal with Bordeaux overnight for giant centre-back Michael Ciani.
Galliani: 'I'm flying out for Kaka'
“I will fly to Madrid over the next few days and we’ll see what happens,” confirmed Adriano Galliani as Milan launch a new bid for Kaka.
Pirlo: 'Juve, losers and Balotelli hair'
Andrea Pirlo slammed “loser” Walter Mazzarri, called Zdenek Zeman “strange” and pledged to get a Mario Balotelli haircut if Juventus won the Champions League.
Llorente: Juve or nothing
Spanish media claim Athletic Bilbao striker Fernando Llorente has made up his mind that Juventus is his preferred destination.
Gabbiadini: 'I wanted Bologna'
Manolo Gabbiadini has completed his transfer to the Stadio Dall’Ara via Juventus. “Other teams wanted me, but I preferred Bologna.”
'Why El Kaddouri chose Napoli'
Agent Mino Raiola explains why Omar El Kaddouri signed for Napoli after talks with Genoa, Parma and Juventus.
'Jovetic off the market, and...'
“Stevan Jovetic is off the market and Fiorentina will sign a new striker,” confirmed director of sport Daniele Prade ahead of today’s season debut.
Don counts on 'Juve atmosphere'
Roberto Donadoni is without Amauri for tonight’s Juventus encounter, but hopes Parma can step it up for “the atmosphere of the big occasion.”
Guidolin focused on Fiorentina
Francesco Guidolin assures Udinese “are concentrated” on facing Fiorentina today despite the Champions League play-off distraction.
What the papers say...
Today's front page headlines from La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Serie B: Verona open with draw
The Serie B 2012-13 season has begun with a 1-1 draw between Modena and Hellas Verona.
Official: Napoli sign El Kaddouri
It is now official that Napoli have signed Omar El Kaddouri from Brescia. “He is an important player for the present and future,” said Aurelio De Laurentiis.
'Julio Cesar to QPR probable'
“Julio Cesar’s transfer to Queens Park Rangers is very probable,” said Inter’s transfer intermediary Kia Joorabchian.
Maicon agent meets Real Madrid
There are reports Douglas Maicon’s agent is meeting with Real Madrid tomorrow to discuss the Inter right-back’s future.
Maxi Lopez doubt to face Milan
Maxi Lopez might not get the chance to face his former teammates, as the Sampdoria striker is likely to miss the trip to Milan on Sunday.
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