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Parma have been docked one point by the Italian football authorities for missing payment on taxes and wages last month.
Manchester City right-back Pablo Zabaleta says ‘confidence is high’ ahead of the ‘crucial’ Champions League clash with Roma.
Former Fiorentina director Mario Sconcerti says La Viola are ‘too far behind’ to achieve Champions League qualification.
Pietro Lo Monaco eulogises Diego Simeone and compares him to Jose Mourinho, whilst also backing Juventus in the Champions League.
Gianluca Vialli has praised Juventus’ ‘change of mentality’ and says they cannot consider second place in the Champions League group stage.
Alvaro Morata sees tonight’s match with Atletico Madrid as ‘special’, and the opportunity for Juventus to ‘send a message’ to Europe.
Fernando Llorente describes tonight's rivals Atletico Madrid as ‘complicated’, but affirms Juventus are playing to win.
Andrea Stramaccioni explains why he feels things went wrong for him at Inter and why he was happy working with Antonio Cassano.
Udinese Coach Andrea Stramaccioni hopes Roberto Mancini is given time, as he believes that: “Inter will be great again.”
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Sinisa Mihajlovic says he’s looking forward to taking on Juventus after his Sampdoria side won at Verona tonight.
Stefano Okaka says Sampdoria’s determined attitude was the difference after they overcame Verona at Bentegodi.
Domenico Di Carlo is the new Cesena Coach, the club has confirmed, replacing Pierpaolo Bisoli at Dino Manuzzi.
Massimiliano Allegri says Juventus’ crunch Champions League tie with Atletico Madrid is a ‘special’ occasion.
Cagliari Coach Zdenek Zeman blasted his team after their home defeat to Chievo, admitting his side just didn’t turn up.
Sampdoria had their strikers to thank after all three scored to help the Blucerchiati to a 3-1 win over Verona, with Rafael Marquez seeing red.
Chievo Coach Rolando Maran praised his side for a ‘big step forward’ after they climbed out of the relegation zone by beating Cagliari.
Manolo Gabbiadini starts for Sampdoria at Verona tonight, despite reportedly being on the verge of a move to Napoli.
Max Allegri has named the 20 players which will form the Juventus squad for tomorrow’s crucial game with Atletico Madrid.
Chievo climbed out of the relegation zone at the expense of Cagliari, emerging from Sardinia with a 2-0 win.
Diego Simeone has spoken about Atletico Madrid’s match with Juventus tomorrow night, calling it ‘a game unlike any other’.
The Bianconeri lost 1-0 to Diego Simeone’s side earlier this season, but Koke professes an admiration for the Old Lady’s midfield strength.
Cagliari take on Chievo at Sant’Elia tonight, with Victor Ibarbo leading the line for the home side.
Fiorentina striker Mario Gomez has defended his goalscoring record for the Viola and says he’ll be back to his best soon.
Pierpaolo Bisoli has spoken about his dismissal by Cesena, admitting that he isn’t finding it easy.
Napoli could sell Marek Hamsik in January, after the Slovakian was jeered by the San Paolo crowd at the weekend.
Inter target Ivan Mocinic has talked up a possible move to San Siro, insisting ‘I’ve always been an Inter fan’.
Former Italy midfielder Fabio Liverani has been appointed as Leyton Orient manager, the club has confirmed.
Empoli’s sporting director says no-one will leave the club in January - including Daniele Rugani.
Manchester City midfielder Samir Nasri believes his side can beat Roma on Wednesday, insisting the English champions are stronger.
Domenico Di Carlo or Delio Rossi could take over the Cesena hot seat if reports indicating Davide Ballardini has rejected the job are correct.
Alessandro Florenzi looks ahead to Roma’s Champions League clash with Manchester City on Wednesday, and believes his side can win.
There are reports that Davide Ballardini has rejected the opportunity to replace Pierpaolo Bisoli on the Cesena bench.
Juventus Coach Massimiliano Allegri insists his side are not inferior to tomorrow’s opponents Atletico Madrid.
Juventus Coach Max Allegri has explained the importance of Champions League progression, and reflects on the point in Florence.

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