NEWS

President Silvio Berlusconi believes he is the key to solving Milan’s problems. “The team needs my help.”
Giampiero Ventura celebrated his Toro century, but Vladimir Petkovic brushed off rumours.
Eusebio Di Francesco tried to reassure Sassuolo and Eugenio Corini warned Chievo aren't out of danger yet.
Sinisa Mihajlovic was pleased with Sampdoria's spirit, but Gigi De Canio lamented psychological pressure.
Andrea Mandorlini saw a dominant Verona side, but Stefano Colantuono blasted the referee.
Both Diego Lopez and Gian Piero Gasperini had to comment on the controversial red card.
Vladimir Petkovic feels Lazio need “to believe more” after defeat at Torino and dismissed “speculation” over his bench.
Uruguay international Edinson Cavani is excited to face Italy in the World Cup. “They are one of the best.”
Lazio’s crisis goes from bad to worse with defeat at Torino, Verona and Cagliari dramatic comebacks, Sampdoria and Chievo revivals continue.
Rudi Garcia was glad to see Mattia Destro back on the scoresheet against Fiorentina and warned “Roma are in the Scudetto race.”
Mattia Destro couldn’t contain his joy at scoring Roma’s winner over Fiorentina on his comeback. “I couldn’t take it anymore.”
Vincenzo Montella felt Fiorentina “played on a par with Roma and either side could’ve won” after their 2-1 defeat.
Mattia Destro scored on his Roma comeback for an exhilarating 2-1 victory over Fiorentina, but Miralem Pjanic saw red.
The referee for the crucial Champions League match Galatasaray-Juventus will be Pedro Proença.
Stefano Colantuono believes Atalanta’s visit to Hellas Verona today “can be the turning point.”
Roma have Francesco Totti back on the bench and Adem Ljajic against his old club as Roma host Giuseppe Rossi’s Fiorentina.
Sampdoria have been transformed under Sinisa Mihajlovic and wants them “attacking and aggressive” against Catania.
Former South African leader Nelson Mandela will be remembered ahead of every Serie A game today.
Roberto Mancini doubts Juventus will miss Andrea Pirlo too much in Tuesday’s Champions League showdown with Galatasaray.
Gigi Buffon warned England goalkeeper Joe Hart he should leave Manchester City if he wants to be at the World Cup.
There are reports Milan are challenging Lazio for the signature of Murat Yakin if he leaves Basel in January.
Miroslav Klose warned Lazio fans he will probably turn down a contract extension. “I’ve received other offers.”
Antonio Cassano must wear a mask to protect his fractured nose, but Parma boss Roberto Donadoni notes “he really cares about taking on Inter.”
Giuseppe Rossi has big plans for 2014 and today’s trip to Roma. “Winning with Fiorentina and going to the World Cup are my dreams.”
Roma’s unbeaten record is at risk against Vincenzo Montella’s Fiorentina in the early kick-off, while Antonio Cassano visits Inter.
Today's front page headlines from La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Rafa Benitez admits Napoli shot themselves in the foot against Udinese and “cannot be happy,” but trusts they can beat Arsenal.
Francesco Guidolin was pleased with Udinese’s “mentality” in fighting back for 3-3 at Napoli and explained his red card.
Napoli fumbled their lead repeatedly despite Goran Pandev’s brace in a thrilling 3-3 draw with Udinese.
Davide Nicola was pleased with Livorno’s “confident performance” in a 2-2 draw with Milan.
Massimiliano Allegri complimented his hometown club Livorno, but blasted Milan for their “lack of determination.”
Mario Balotelli was philosophical about the crossbar denying a hat-trick against Livorno. “Next time it will go in.”
Mario Balotelli scored a stunning brace and hit the bar as Milan scrambled a late 2-2 draw away to Livorno.
Napoli rotate their squad with Anthony Reveillere and Rafael getting their debuts against a reshuffled Udinese.
Japan manager Alberto Zaccheroni believes playing for Milan in Serie A will “benefit” Keisuke Honda.

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