What the papers say...
Today's front page headlines from Gazzetta dello Sport, Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Parolo: ‘Don’t blame Pioli’
Lazio midfielder Marco Parolo says the players are to blame for recent results, not Coach Stefano Pioli.
Pioli: ‘Lazio not unlucky’
Coach Stefano Pioli says Lazio's draw with Sampdoria "wasn't bad luck, it's our fault".
Montella: ‘Right Samp attitude’
Vincenzo Montella urges his Sampdoria to “maintain the attitude” they displayed in the draw with Lazio.
Buffon: ‘Donnarumma a top ‘keeper’
Juventus Gianluigi Buffon praises his Milan namesake Donnarumma - “he’s a top goalkeeper”.
Pirlo: ‘Juventus still the best’
Andrea Pirlo believes Juventus are “still the team to beat” and “will do everything” to be at Euro 2016.
Matri: ‘Lazio dominated’
Alessandro Matri laments Lazio’s draw with Sampdoria - “we dominated from start to finish”.
‘Beat Bayern and aim for final’
Juventus Coach Massimiliano Allegri discusses the Bayern Munich tie “if we win, we’ll be one of the candidates for the final”.
Nedved: ‘Nothing is impossible’
Juventus vice-President Pavel Nedved admits they’d rather have avoided Bayern Munich but “nothing is impossible”.
Berisha costs Lazio
A moment of madness from substitute goalkeeper Etrit Berisha saw Lazio draw with Sampdoria at the death.
Osti: ‘No doubts over Montella’
Sampdoria sporting director Carlo Osti insists there are no doubts over Vincenzo Montella - “we strongly believe in him”.
Klose: ‘Lazio will recover’
Miroslav Klose assures Lazio “have the quality to get out of this situation” ahead of a crucial game with Sampdoria.
Sampdoria face Lazio without Eder, while Felipe Anderson is on the bench for the hosts.
Mr Bee deal after Christmas?
Bee Taechaubol’s deal to take over 48 per cent of Milan should be completed after Christmas, according to reports.
Berlusconi: ‘Disappointed in Mihajlovic’
Milan President Silvio Berlusconi reportedly admits he’s “disappointed” in the team and Coach Sinisa Mihajlovic.
Icardi: ‘Mancini motivated me’
Mauro Icardi admits Inter Coach Roberto Mancini “gave me the right motivation” after his double against Udinese.
Benassi to miss Juventus
Torino have confirmed that midfielder Marco Benassi will miss the Coppa Italia tie with Juventus through injury.
Inter leave out Miranda
Joao Miranda and Andrea Ranocchia have been left out of the Inter squad to face Cagliari in the Coppa Italia.
Sousa: ‘Spurs have great quality’
Fiorentina Coach Paulo Sousa says Tottenham Hotspur have “great quality” after drawing them in the Europa League.
Zanetti: ‘Calleri? Great player…’
Inter vice-President Javier Zanetti says Jonathan Calleri is “a great player” but “we haven’t entered negotiations”.
Jovetic: ‘Inter don’t fear Juventus’
Stevan Jovetic insists Inter don’t fear Juventus in the Scudetto race - “when we played them we could have won”.
Milan consider Caceres?
Milan are considering a move for Juventus defender Martin Caceres, according to reports.
Boca: ‘Calleri almost sold’
Boca Juniors President Daniel Angelici admits Inter target Jonathan Calleri’s “sale is almost complete”.
ADL: ‘Napoli can beat Villarreal’
Napoli President Aurelio De Laurentiis sees Villarreal as “a strong team” but “we can beat them”.
Ergun: ‘Italian teams difficult’
Galatasaray sporting director Cenk Ergun rejects talk of a Lazio crisis - “playing Italian teams is always difficult”.
Zanetti: ‘Hard to be out of CL’
Javier Zanetti admits it’s “difficult” for Inter not to be in the Champions League, and targets a return.
Muller: ‘Looking forward to Juventus’
Thomas Muller declares he and Bayern Munich are “looking forward” to facing Juventus in the Champions League.
‘Bayern favourites with Juventus’
Bayern Munich defender Jerome Boateng believes “we are the favourites” against Juventus in the Champions League.
Beckenbauer: ‘Juventus a top team’
Bayern Munich ambassador Franz Beckenbauer calls Juventus “one of the best sides in Europe” ahead of their Champions League meeting.
Rogg: ‘Spurs will be tough’
Fiorentina director general Andrea Rogg admits “Tottenham are a strong team” but targets the Europa League final.
‘Balotelli priorities wrong’
Cesare Prandelli says Mario Balotelli “has qualities that few others have” but “football is not the priority in his life”.
Marotta: ‘Bayern always Bayern’
Juventus general manager Giuseppe Marotta shrugs “Bayern are always Bayern” after the Champions League draw.
Garcia: ‘Madrid a nice draw’
Roma Coach Rudi Garcia insists facing Real Madrid is “a nice draw” and wants to see a packed Stadio Olimpico.
Butragueno: ‘Roma not easy’
Real Madrid’s head of public relations, Emilio Butragueno, admits facing Roma “is not easy for us”.
Spurs-Viola as Italians learn Europa fate
Napoli face Villarreal, Lazio will take on Galatasaray and Fiorentina have drawn Tottenham in the Europa League last 32.
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