NEWS

Roma were surprisingly pegged back by bottom club Parma, but Inter ended their Atalanta taboo in style, Genoa smashed Verona 5-2 and Lazio conquered Udinese.
Empoli Coach Maurizio Sarri said Milan “panicked” after the equaliser and relished their reputation as giant-killers.
Pippo Inzaghi said Milan “need to find confidence” after more injury problems and a 1-1 home draw with Empoli.
Mattia Destro broke his Milan duck, but Empoli more than deserved a 1-1 draw with Diego Lopez sent off and more injuries.
Inter aim to build momentum and end their Atalanta taboo, but Mauro Icardi is ruled out by illness.
Roma have the chance to close on Juventus and break away from Napoli, so start Seydou Doumbia and Gervinho against struggling Parma.
Follow all the Serie A action as it happens this afternoon on our LIVEBLOG, including Roma-Parma, Atalanta-Inter and Udinese-Lazio.
Claudio Lotito doubled down on controversial comments, saying Andrea Agnelli “hates me” and Lega Serie B President Andrea Abodi is “a cretin.”
Miralem Pjanic is the latest player struck by the Roma flu epidemic and misses out on today’s game with Parma.
Juventus prepare their move for Stevan Jovetic after he said Manchester City Coach Manuel Pellegrini “killed me.”
Milan welcome back Mattia Destro and Nigel de Jong, but face another potential upset against impressive Empoli.
Andrea Stramaccioni believes the clash with Lazio today is “the right opportunity” to test Udinese’s mettle.
Sinisa Mihajlovic assures Sampdoria are not “losing momentum” ahead of today’s trip to Chievo and ignores the derby.
Stefano Colantuono said being accused of match-fixing was “like being punched in the face,” but focuses Atalanta on Inter.
Stefano Pioli is confident Lazio will ignore “the media storm” and two straight defeats to get the better of Udinese.
Gigi Buffon reveals his Juventus dreams, how he keeps motivated, working with Max Allegri and keeping Paul Pogba.
Milan face another potential upset against Empoli, while Inter are in Bergamo, Roma host Parma and Juventus visit Cesena.
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Rafa Benitez feels Napoli mistakes gifted Palermo victory “against the run of play when we were in control.”
Beppe Iachini explained his tactical switch as Palermo picked Napoli apart. “We had to be aggressive all over the pitch.”
Franco Vazquez said Palermo had “the perfect performance” to beat Napoli 3-1 and hopes to play for Italy.
Palermo demolished on-form Napoli 3-1 in a shock Sicilian result, aided by another Rafael howler.
Vincenzo Montella was pleasantly surprised by the new Fiorentina partnership Khouma Babacar and Mohamed Salah against Sassuolo.
Eusebio Di Francesco admits Fiorentina “deserved victory,” as Sassuolo suffered their first home defeat in five months.
Palermo and Napoli drew 3-3 earlier this season, so expect more fireworks tonight between Paulo Dybala and Gonzalo Higuain.
Mohamed Salah and Khouma Babacar formed a fantastic new Fiorentina partnership, conquering Sassuolo 3-1.
Napoli visit Palermo tonight and neutrals hope for a repeat of their 3-3 draw. Follow our LIVEBLOG to find out!
Empoli boss Maurizio Sarri warns “few in Europe” have a strike force as impressive as Milan.
Inter named their squad to face Atalanta tomorrow, missing five important players.
Luis Muriel is in the Sampdoria squad for the first time, while Samuel Eto’o could start tomorrow against Chievo.
Juventus named their squad for the trip to Cesena on Sunday evening, missing Carlos Tevez.
Carpi missed a penalty and Frosinone were flattened, as Bologna, Livorno and Avellino climb, while Vicenza can’t stop winning.
Sassuolo have their trio of star strikers back, but host Fiorentina with Alessandro Diamanti and Mohamed Salah.
Mimmo Di Carlo promises Cesena “are prepared to battle” against Juventus on Sunday night with Gaby Mudingayi.
Pippo Inzaghi admits Milan fans are running out of patience and wants improvements against Empoli tomorrow.

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