Serie B: Vicenza revival
Vicenza got back on track by defeating 10-man Pescara 2-1 in the Serie B Week 9 opener.
Serie A Previews: Berardi tests Juve
Roma host Chievo, leaders Juventus visit Domenico Berardi’s Sassuolo, while tomorrow there’s Fiorentina-Lazio, Verona-Milan and Inter-Napoli.
What the papers say...
Today's front page headlines from La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
El Shaarawy ‘annoyed’ by omission
Stephan El Shaarawy has admitted his ‘annoyance’ at finding himself amongst the Milan substitutes, but vowed to give his all when the opportunity arises.
Leonardi: Parma negativity my fault
Pietro Leonardi has admitted that his transmission of ‘negativity’ into Parma’s psyche is to blame for their slow start to the season.
Perrotta backs ‘courageous’ Totti
Simone Perrotta has come out in support of Francesco Totti and Morgan De Sanctis following the duo’s outbursts in light of Roma’s 3-2 defeat to Juventus.
Gandini: Berlusconi brings enthusiasm
Umberto Gandini has reflected on the cost of not making the Champions League, and the enthusiasm Silvio Berlusconi brings to Milan.
Gandini: Mario not great yet
Milan director Umberto Gandini believes that Mario Balotelli hasn’t yet made the transition to being a great player.
Gargano out for a month
Napoli will have to make do without the services of Walter Gargano for the next four weeks, despite a successful operation on a fractured cheekbone.
Agent: Inter into Borini
Fabio Borini’s agent has confirmed that Inter are interested in the striker, but that it’s ‘too early’ to discuss January.
Allegri: One day to England
Juventus Coach Max Allegri has admitted he would like to work in the Premier League, but reiterates Arturo Vidal won’t be going there in January.
Djordjevic downplays Balkan brawl
Lazio striker Filip Djordjevic has insisted that there is no bad blood between himself and his Albanian teammates Etrit Berisha and Lorik Cana.
Barca to renew Cuadrado interest?
Barcelona will reportedly renew their interest in Fiorentina’s Juan Cuadrado at the end of the season, providing that their transfer embargo is lifted.
Callejon ‘offered to Arsenal’
Napoli midfielder Jose Callejon could be set for a move to Arsenal, having apparently been offered at a reduced price.
Milan considering Soriano
Tuttosport suggest Sampdoria’s Roberto Soriano is the latest name to be added to Milan’s list of transfer targets.
‘Sassuolo must play with heart’
Eusebio Di Francesco believes Sassuolo must play with heart when they face Juventus on Saturday.
Toni: I want 300 goals!
Verona striker Luca Toni says he would love to reach the 300-goal landmark, but insists ‘the team remain the priority’.
Ranocchia: Renewal due soon
Andrea Ranocchia says his new Inter contract is coming soon, whilst he lifts the lid on some of his teammates and his perceptions of them.
Galliani hails ‘fantastic cohesion’
Adriano Galliani has hailed the ‘fantastic cohesion’ of the Milan squad and hopes the side have overcome their injury jinx.
Juve name 19 for Sassuolo
Juventus have named a 19-man squad to face Sassuolo, minus a few injured names and midfielder Arturo Vidal.
Keita out for two-three weeks
Lazio have confirmed a calf injury for Keita Balde Daio and that he now faces between two and three weeks in recovery.
Menez back to full training
Milan have provided an update from training, reporting that Jeremy Menez took a full part in the session and so did Diego Lopez.
Lippi: Conte is Italy’s best man
Marcello Lippi believes Antonio Conte is showing he is ‘the best man’ for the Italy job, whilst he praise Max Allegri’s ‘intelligence’ at Juventus.
Thohir: Inter’s time has come
Inter President Erick Thohir has issued a rallying cry ahead of Sunday’s Serie A encounter with Napoli, urging fans to believe ‘it’s their time’.
Lippi: Tevez on Zidane’s level
Former Juventus Coach Marcello Lippi has praised Carlos Tevez, and believes the Argentinean has scaled the heights of Zinedine Zidane.
Lotito: Lazio an example
Lazio President Claudio Lotito believes his club represents an example of what football could teach the world of politics.
Tomovic: I’ll shake Cana’s hand
Fiorentina defender Nenad Tomovic insists there will be no bad blood when his side face Lazio on Sunday.
Fractured cheekbone for Gargano
Napoli have suffered an injury blow with the news that midfielder Walter Gargano requires surgery on a fractured cheekbone.
Garcia: Totti must be respected
Roma Coach Rudi Garcia has defended captain Francesco Totti after criticism from Gianluigi Buffon and Juventus.
Garcia: We will win the Scudetto
Rudi Garcia has spoken about the controversial clash with Juventus, and believes his Roma will pip the Bianconeri to the Scudetto.
‘Vidal won’t play at Sassuolo’
Juventus Coach Massimiliano Allegri has confirmed Arturo Vidal will not be in the squad for the Bianconeri’s trip to Sassuolo.
Allegri: A crucial month for Juve
Massimiliano Allegri shrugs off Juventus-Roma talk by asserting focus has to be on Sassuolo and then a ‘crucial’ month ahead.
Vogts leaves Azerbaijan post
Italy’s Euro 2016 Group H qualification opponents Azerbaijan have confirmed that Berti Vogts has left his position as Coach.
Cana facing six month ban
Lazio midfielder Lorik Cana could be facing a minimum six month ban following involvement in clashes during Tuesday’s Serbia-Albania match.
Furino: Video evidence is useless
Former Juventus man Giuseppe Furino believes having video replays for controversial decisions would have no benefit, and spoke about Arturo Vidal.
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