NEWS

Massimiliano Allegri admits Milan’s defending “is not good enough,” but hailed their belief to come back from 2-0 down against Torino.
Napoli rotated the squad, but it was only when Marek Hamsik came on that they were able to break down Atalanta.
Kaka made his comeback, but Milan recovered from 2-0 down to draw 2-2 at Torino in chaotic and controversial fashion.
Walter Mazzarri was pleased with the Inter performance and content enough with the point against Juventus.
Napoli aim to continue their splendid start to the season against Atalanta, but rotate the squad with Dries Mertens.
Antonio Conte believes the Derby d’Italia draw showed Inter and Juventus can fight for the Scudetto this term.
After Sampdoria caught a Genoa coach spying on their training session in camouflage gear, now the Rossoblu claim they too discovered espionage.
Kaka makes his Serie A comeback from the start as Milan visit Torino this evening.
Arturo Vidal replied to Mauro Icardi in a hard-fought 1-1 Derby d’Italia draw between Inter and Juventus.
Antonio Di Natale will make his 300th Serie A appearance for Udinese on Sunday against Bologna.
Parma general manager Pietro Leonardi hit back at the Daily Mail’s criticism. “They don’t know what they’re talking about.”
Massimo Moratti is “curious” to see how Inter fare against Juventus today and said a Chinese bid for the club was “just a rumour.”
Roma have a 100 per cent record so far and Coach Rudi Garcia hopes the enthusiasm can continue. “We’re targeting a top five finish.”
Mirko Vucinic partners Carlos Tevez, while Rodrigo Palacio starts with Ricky Alvarez as Inter host Juventus in the Derby d’Italia.
Trapani continued their amazing season by thrashing Reggina 4-0, while Empoli went top after Avellino fell in Lanciano.
Diego Lopez assures Cagliari will face Fiorentina “without fear” at the Stadio Franchi. “We can have our say.”
Napoli patron Aurelio De Laurentiis plays mind games on Mario Balotelli and is “scared” of Borussia Dortmund.
Vladimir Petkovic tried to reassure Lazio fans “everything will be ok” as they face bête noir Chievo with a midfield crisis.
Jose Maria Callejon is confident Napoli “want to win the Scudetto and achieve something important.”
Francesco Acerbi is set for his Sassuolo debut on Sunday, his first appearance since emergency surgery to remove a tumour.
Roberto Mancini praised Carlos Tevez – “when he wasn’t playing golf” – doubts Mario Balotelli has matured and put himself forward for the Italy job.
Udinese have an injury crisis on their hands against Bologna, losing Dusan Basta, Thomas Heurtaux, Gianpiero Pinzi and more.
Japan Coach Alberto Zaccheroni maintains he does “not feel like a candidate” to succeed Cesare Prandelli for Italy.
Vincenzo Montella could use Juan Cuadrado as a full-back, play Manuel Pasqual and explains Mario Gomez is “learning Neapolitan.”
In a frankly bizarre twist, Sampdoria caught a Genoa scout dressed in camouflage gear spying on their training ahead of Sunday’s derby.
It’s reported Erik Lamela’s teenage brother was kidnapped by armed men and released after his family paid a ransom.
Italy Coach Cesare Prandelli will watch Giuseppe Rossi and Marco Sau in Sunday’s Fiorentina-Cagliari.
Giuseppe Sannino warned Chievo “must not repeat the same old mistakes” against Lazio on Sunday.
Fabio Capello insists he will retire after the Russia job, but doesn’t believe Max Allegri is the right man for Italy.
Napoli President Aurelio De Laurentiis hailed Coach Rafa Benitez as “my most important buy” and took a sideswipe at Walter Mazzarri.
Diego Milito is in the Inter squad to face Juventus this afternoon, his first call-up since damaging knee ligaments in February.
Week 3 begins with a bang today as Juventus visit Inter, then tonight there’s both Napoli-Atalanta and Kaka’s comeback in Torino-Milan.
Today's front page headlines from La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Stephan El Shaarawy has suffered a thigh strain, so will miss out on Torino-Milan and Celtic next week.
Palermo fought back with two goals in quick succession to see off Cesena, including Northern Ireland international Kyle Lafferty.

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