World Cup 2014
Quagliarella: 'My greatest week'
“This has been one of the greatest weeks of my life,” grinned Fabio Quagliarella after clinching decisive points against Chelsea and Chievo.
Quagliagol crushes Chievo
Fabio Quagliarella scored a splendid brace as Juventus pushed past Chievo 2-0 despite the best efforts of Stefano Sorrentino.
Donadoni admires brave Valdes
Roberto Donadoni praised Parma midfielder Jaime Valdes for his courage when taking a stoppage-time penalty to hold Fiorentina.
Montella: 'Glass half full'
Vincenzo Montella sees “the glass half-full” after Fiorentina saw victory snatched from their grasp in stoppages by Parma.
Paul Pogba, Fabio Quagliarella, Mauricio Isla and Lucio get the chance to start as Juventus welcome Chievo this evening.
Viola pay Parma penalty!
Parma snatched a last-gasp draw with Fiorentina after a game with two saved penalties, both sides rattling the woodwork and Facundo Roncaglia’s debut Serie A goal.
Cagliari defy 'closed doors' order
Cagliari’s last-minute appeal against playing Roma behind closed doors failed, but President Massimo Cellino defied the authorities by urging fans to attend!
De Canio 'on the right track'
Gigi De Canio believes Genoa can end Lazio’s perfect record on Sunday evening. “We are on the right track.”
Ficcadenti fears Roma test
Cagliari Coach Massimo Ficcadenti admits playing Roma behind closed doors could have an effect on his team. “I hope it’s sorted out as soon as possible.”
Verratti: 'I can play with Pirlo'
Marco Verratti is still only 19, but the Italy international has won over PSG fans and admits “I’d love to play alongside Andrea Pirlo.”
Vincenzo Montella revamps Fiorentina with Haris Seferovic and Mati Fernandez against Parma this evening.
Serie B: Livorno tumble
Sassuolo keep on soaring, Padova snatch a five-goal thriller with Reggina and Livorno tumble in Modena, but Pro Vercelli get their first win.
Cosmi: 'Siena not sacrificial lambs'
Serse Cosmi warns Inter that tomorrow Siena “are not sacrificial lambs” and notes he was the man who got the best out of Diego Milito.
Petkovic wants 'perfectionist' Lazio
Vladimir Petkovic still isn’t happy as Lazio defend their 100 per cent record against Genoa. “We must be perfectionists and show more grit.”
Allegri: 'I did not resign'
Massimiliano Allegri hit back at the media for stories on a row with Pippo Inzaghi or resigning from Milan. “None of it is true. We’re focused on Udinese.”
Guidolin: 'Udinese-Milan in same boat'
Francesco Guidolin urges Udinese to “not feel the pressure of the result” – advice he would extend to Massimiliano Allegri’s Milan tomorrow.
Strama snaps at San Siro taboo
Andrea Stramaccioni admits Inter “miss Maicon,” but can end their San Siro taboo against Siena on Sunday.
Zeman trusts decimated Roma
Zdenek Zeman explained how Roma will face Cagliari without Francesco Totti, Pablo Osvaldo or Daniele De Rossi. “I’m convinced they can do well.”
Zamparini counts cost of sackings
Palermo President Maurizio Zamparini admits “if I thought about the money I’ve spent on Coaches, I’d feel like shooting myself...”
Juve face Walcott competition
Juventus face competition from Chelsea, Manchester City and Liverpool after Arsene Wenger admitted he could lose Theo Walcott in January.
De La: 'Napoli's Scudetto year'
Napoli President Aurelio De Laurentiis reassures Walter Mazzarri and tells fans “this could be the right year to win the Scudetto.”
Guardiola: 'Milan? Not this year'
Former Barcelona hero Pep Guardiola admits he could consider taking the Milan job, “but I won’t coach this year.”
Pirlo rested for Pogba?
Andrea Pirlo looks set to be rested against Chievo this evening, giving Paul Pogba his Serie A debut for Juventus.
Ferrara keeps Samp grounded
Ciro Ferrara faces a tough decision on Eder as Sampdoria welcome Torino on Sunday defending a 100 per cent record. “Let’s not get ahead of ourselves.”
Cagliari: 'Is Arenas is ready'
Cagliari continue to insist the Is Arenas “is ready to host fans,” though tomorrow’s game with Roma looks like it will be played behind closed doors.
Ranocchia's Inter pledge
Andrea Ranocchia has thanked Coach Andrea Stramaccioni and pledged a radical haircut if Inter win the Scudetto.
Del Neri reads Juve-Chievo
Gigi Del Neri has been Coach of both Chievo and Juventus, so has a special view of tonight’s game. “Nothing is impossible.”
Serie A Previews: Juve's bête noir
Juventus defend their 100 per cent record against ‘bête noir’ Chievo, while Fiorentina visit the Stadio Tardini this evening.
What the papers say...
Today's front page headlines from La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Serie B: Awful Empoli
Novara pegged back Hellas Verona with a late equaliser, but Empoli’s season went from bad to worse with a home defeat to Ternana.
Rossi to Roma 'an idea for now'
Giuseppe Rossi is in contact with Roma and eager to play for Zdenek Zeman, “but for now it’s only an idea.”
'Carrera was always a Coach'
Massimo Carrera “was already a Coach when he was a player,” claims the Juventus stand-in’s mentor Emiliano Mondonico.
Minute's silence for Gattai
There will be a minute’s silence before all Italian sporting events this weekend to mark the death of former CONI President Arrigo Gattai.
Vidal in Juve squad
Arturo Vidal is in the Juventus squad for tomorrow night’s match with Chievo despite his ankle injury.
Donadoni has Amauri worry
Roberto Donadoni’s Parma welcome Fiorentina on Saturday, but Amauri is “not 100 per cent fit.”
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