NEWS

Stefano Pioli told Lazio he “expects a better second half to the season,” starting against Bologna today.
Juventus target a 10th straight win with Udinese to go clear in second, Luciano Spalletti debuts in Roma-Verona and Milan fight it out with Fiorentina.
Today's front page headlines from La Gazzetta dello Sport, Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Maurizio Sarri celebrated the comeback against Sassuolo, but told Gonzalo Higuain and Napoli “they can do even better.”
Eusebio Di Francesco is glad Sassuolo “played on a par with Napoli, but we should’ve believed in ourselves more.”
Gonzalo Higuain admits Maurizio Sarri “has a lot to do” with his extraordinary form of 20 goals in 20 Serie A games.
Napoli fought back from an early penalty and held on under pressure to beat Sassuolo 3-1 in a thrilling encounter.
Roberto Stellone felt the 4-2 result did not reflect Frosinone’s performance against Torino. “We were unlucky.”
Giampiero Ventura believes Ciro Immobile brought more than talent to Torino after their 4-2 win over Frosinone.
Alessio Cerci is closer than ever to joining Genoa, as Milan believe they’ve convinced a Qatari fund to give the green light.
Bee Taechaubol is expected in Italy on Tuesday, as talks continue to buy 48 per cent of Milan.
Ciro Immobile made the perfect comeback, scoring a goal as Torino beat Frosinone 4-2 for their first victory since November.
Napoli are Winter Champions and must beat Sassuolo – one of only two sides they lost to this season – to stay top of Serie A.
Atalanta boss Edy Reja credited “prodigious” Samir Handanovic for earning Inter a point in Bergamo.
There are reports Roma will sell Gervinho to Chinese club Jiangsu Suning for €10m.
Milan President Silvio Berlusconi “still believes in Sinisa Mihajlovic” despite talk of an imminent sacking.
Avellino won the local derby with Salernitana, Bari and Novara hit the brakes while Pescara beat 10-man Livorno in the first games of 2016.
Mario Balotelli and Alex are in the Milan squad to take on Fiorentina, but Philippe Mexes misses out.
Roberto Mancini blamed his strikers for Inter’s 1-1 draw at Atalanta. “I’m not happy and someone has to more.”
Ciro Immobile is thrown straight into the starting XI on his Torino comeback against Frosinone.
It was a game of two own goals, as Inter were held to a 1-1 draw by Atalanta thanks Samir Handanovic’s save of the season.
Luciano Spalletti named his first Roma squad to take on Verona, including Francesco Totti and Edin Dzeko.
Paulo Sousa hints Giuseppe Rossi will start for Fiorentina against Milan. “He’s so fired up he wants to smash the world open.”
Luciano Spalletti warned Roma “have no alibis” ahead of his debut against Verona. “It was an easy decision to come back.”
Roma director Mauro Baldissoni thanked Rudi Garcia and welcomed Luciano Spalletti. “Our plans have not changed.”
There are reports Milan have asked Inter for Andrea Ranocchia on loan with option to buy.
Mauro Icardi insists Inter “have nothing to prove” and he can play alongside Stevan Jovetic against Atalanta.
Max Allegri hopes Juventus kick off “another half-season” in the right way with Udinese, having lost the opener.
Inter need to get back on track and revive the Mauro Icardi-Stevan Jovetic partnership, while Alessandro Diamanti is on the Atalanta bench.
Join us for a Super Serie A Saturday with Inter aiming to get back on top at Atalanta, Ciro Immobile’s Torino comeback with Frosinone and leaders Napoli host giant-killers Sassuolo.
Sinisa Mihajlovic is confident “we can beat Fiorentina if we play like Milan, though I look like a flop compared to Paulo Sousa.”
Empoli Coach Marco Giampaolo confirmed Riccardo Saponara will not play against Chievo tomorrow amid a flu epidemic.
Inter President Erick Thohir believes “there could be no better choice than Roberto Mancini” to get them into the world’s top 10 clubs.
Stefano Colantuono confirmed Antonio Di Natale will start for Udinese against Juventus. “This is his game.”
Roberto Donadoni urged Bologna to “react quickly” to recent setbacks when hosting Lazio tomorrow.

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