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Paulo Sousa celebrated Fiorentina’s climb into second place, but “feels bad” for Giuseppe Rossi.
Luca Toni announced he will retire at the end of the season. “I think the time has come to stop.”
Stefano Colantuono insists “3-0 does not reflect the game” after Udinese’s defeat to Fiorentina.
Palermo director Manuel Gerolin confessed they are “thinking and evaluating” a recall for Beppe Iachini.
Vincenzo Montella seeks his first win on the Sampdoria bench and welcomes high-flying Sassuolo with Antonio Cassano.
Fiorentina disposed of Udinese to fly into second place, while Atalanta pummelled Palermo, Chievo stunned Frosinone and Empoli doomed Verona.
Fiorentina shrugged off Udinese to leapfrog Napoli in the table and close within a point of new leaders Inter.
Pepe Reina admits Napoli “did not have the right humility” in their shock 3-2 loss at Bologna. “It was my mistake.”
Maurizio Sarri hopes Napoli’s 3-2 defeat at Bologna can avoid further slip-ups in future. “We ran into every pitfall.”
Roberto Donadoni thanked Bologna for a “simply extraordinary” performance to beat on-form Napoli 3-2.
There are reports Luciano Spalletti has given the all-clear for a return to Roma if Rudi Garcia is fired.
Mattia Destro bagged a brace as Bologna earned a shock 3-2 victory, ending Napoli’s brief time at the top and their 18-match unbeaten run.
Fiorentina look to Nikola Kalinic and Josip Ilicic as they host Udinese to close on the top spots.
Inter striker Mauro Icardi was reportedly mugged in Milan last night.
Gervinho has not suffered serious muscle damage, but remains a doubt against BATE Borisov, while it’s worse for Vasilis Torosidis.
Milan striker M’Baye Niang confessed he “risked ruining my career” with bad behaviour, but sorted himself out.
Join us for all the action as it happens and give your views on seven Serie A games, including Bologna-Napoli, Fiorentina-Udinese and Carpi-Milan.
Napoli need a win to recapture top spot from Inter and are taking no chances, while Mattia Destro is back for Bologna.
It’s reported Juventus have beaten Roma to a deal for Internacional goalkeeper Alisson.
Eusebio Di Francesco wants a very different Sassuolo attitude when they visit his old friend Vincenzo Montella’s Sampdoria.
Stefano Colantuono is sure “Fiorentina will fight to the end for the Scudetto, but Udinese can cause them problems today.”
Paolo Maldini insists his fierce criticism of the Milan hierarchy is “out of love” and trusts Sinisa Mihajlovic to help them.
Gigi Del Neri wants Verona to “rediscover our enthusiasm” and get off the foot of the table against Empoli.
Napoli legend Careca believes Gonzalo Higuain is the key to winning the Scudetto and Jorginho earns admirers in Brazil.
Napoli must win at Bologna to recapture top spot from Inter, while Fiorentina host Udinese and Milan visit Carpi.
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Felipe Melo will stay under observation after the Inter midfielder was diagnosed with head trauma.
Gian Piero Gasperini believes Inter can win the Scudetto, but concedes Genoa “were too timorous” at San Siro.
Roberto Mancini defended his tactical decisions after Inter beat Genoa 1-0. “I am Coach of Inter, not of Mauro Icardi.”
Adem Ljajic “hopes Roma regret me” after scoring the winner for Inter against Genoa, his second goal in as many games.
Adem Ljajic was on target with a free kick as Inter squeezed past Genoa 1-0, but Danilo D’Ambrosio saw red late on.
Roberto Di Matteo and ex-Galatasaray manager Hamza Hamzaoglu have joined the list of Lazio options.
Roma President James Pallotta has landed in Italy. “I am pretty angry,” he said after a 1-1 draw at Torino.
Inter director Javier Zanetti believes the Napoli defeat was a positive “turning point” and Mauro Icardi should be dropped against Genoa.
Inter drop Mauro Icardi and bring Rodrigo Palacio back into the line-up as Diego Perotti returns for Genoa.

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