Prandelli pleased with Rossi-Balotelli
Cesare Prandelli dropped hints that Giuseppe Rossi and Mario Balotelli are his first choice front two after Italy’s 2-2 draw with Nigeria.
Ranocchia: ‘Italy concede too much’
Andrea Ranocchia admits Italy “conceded too many goals recently” after a 2-2 friendly draw with Nigeria.
Diamanti curses the woodwork
Alessandro Diamanti will “just have to keep improving on free-kicks” after hitting the bar in Italy’s 2-2 draw with Nigeria.
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Today's front-page headlines from La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
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Giuseppe Rossi and Emanuele Giaccherini got the goals, while Italy also hit the woodwork twice in their thrilling 2-2 draw with Nigeria.
Montolivo: 'Italy wasted chances'
Riccardo Montolivo rued Italy’s wasted opportunities in a 2-2 draw with Nigeria. “We need to be more incisive.”
Sirigu: 'No time for Italy tactics'
Salvatore Sirigu explained the difficulties Italy have in working out tactical organisation with little time together.
Parolo: 'I saw Balotelli...'
Marco Parolo was content with his “official debut,” although he revealed a misunderstanding with Mario Balotelli.
Rossi 'worked well with Balo'
Giuseppe Rossi was happy with his first Italy goal in over two years and the partnership with Mario Balotelli.
Giaccherini: 'Italy needed tempo'
Emanuele Giaccherini warned Italy needed to keep the tempo up after a 2-2 draw with Nigeria and is “happy” at Sunderland.
Prandelli: 'A great performance'
Cesare Prandelli was impressed with Italy’s 2-2 draw against Nigeria. “I’d love to see performances like this all the time.”
Italy-Nigeria a four-goal thriller
Giuseppe Rossi and Emanuele Giaccherini were on target as Italy scrambled a 2-2 draw with Nigeria in an entertaining friendly.
Juve ultras to go on strike?
Juventus ultras are threatening to go on strike – sitting in silence for the Champions League game with Copenhagen.
Giuseppe Rossi and Mario Balotelli lead a revamped Italy side against Nigeria in London this evening.
Di Biagio: 'Serbia inconsistent'
Italy Under-21 Coach Gigi Di Biagio warns Serbia are “brilliant but inconsistent, so we must strike at the right moment.”
Conte: 'Juve believe in me'
Antonio Conte revealed the greatest reward he could receive is that “Juventus and the players believe in me.”
Toro shrug off Cerci rumours
“I haven’t received any calls from England for Alessio Cerci and he’s staying at Torino,” assured President Urbano Cairo.
Gomez injury 'completely healed'
Good news for Fiorentina, as Mario Gomez has “completely healed” from his ruptured knee ligament.
'Revolutionary' stadium laws
Italy’s Deputy Prime Minister Angelino Alfano announced a “revolutionary” new law to transform stadiums.
Serie B: Novara fire Coach
Serie B side Novara have officially fired Coach Alfredo Aglietti, with Alessandro Calori expected to take over.
Totti increases workload
Francesco Totti is on the road to recovery after a thigh strain, though Roma medics warn he’ll be out for a while yet.
Joaquin staying for 'two or three years'
Joaquin has admitted that he would like to stay at Fiorentina for another ‘two to three years’.
Cannavaro agent denies Lazio link
Paolo Cannavaro’s agent has rubbished suggestions that the Napoli defender could join Lazio in January.
Parma after Saponara - report
Riccardo Saponara could be on his way to Parma in January, if reports in the Italian Press are to be believed.
Prade set for Fiorentina extension
Fiorentina sporting director Daniele Prade will put pen to paper on a contract extension within the next few weeks, it is claimed.
Milan to target Spurs man Kaboul?
Milan could be set to bolster their backline in January with a move for Tottenham defender Younes Kaboul.
Report: Napoli make Antonelli bid
Napoli have made a €4.8m bid for Genoa full-back Luca Antonelli, reports in the Italian media have claimed.
'Nocerino would love Napoli switch'
Antonio Nocerino’s agent has admitted that his client would ‘love’ a move to Napoli in January.
Thohir denies Leonardo links
New Inter owner Erick Thohir has denied suggestions that he has contacted Leonardo about taking over as sporting director.
Biglia reveals Pirlo admiration
Lazio midfielder Lucas Biglia has revealed that he takes inspiration from Juventus man Andrea Pirlo.
Prandelli honoured to reach 50
Italy boss Cesare Prandelli says he will be proud to lead the Azzurri for the 50th time this evening when they face Nigeria.
Juve not thinking of Biabiany – agent
The agent of Jonathan Biabiany doesn’t expect to see the player leave Parma for Juventus in January.
Italy probable XI v Nigeria
The Gazzetta dello Sport expects Antonio Candreva to be used behind a strike pairing of Giuseppe Rossi and Mario Balotelli in Italy-Nigeria.
De Rossi to match Facchetti caps
Roma’s Daniele De Rossi will equal the number of caps won by Inter legend Giacinto Facchetti if he features against Nigeria tonight.
Dzemaili was close to Milan
The agent of Napoli’s Blerim Dzemaili has revealed that his client was close to joining Milan during the 2013 January transfer window.
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