NEWS

Shakhtar Donetsk boss Mircea Lucescu has praised Roma Coach Zdenek Zeman, saying he has 'great respect' for the Czech tactician.
Milan owner Silvio Berlusconi has been sentenced to four years in prison and will be forced to pay part of a €10m fine for tax evasion.
Mattia Destro has yet to open his goalscoring account for Roma – but he’s been hailed as the future of Italian football.
Milan boss Massimiliano Allegri, now using a 3-4-3 formation, is in confident mood ahead of the game against Genoa.
Alessandro Diamanti says that only an enticing offer from abroad would see him question his Bologna future.
New Genoa boss Gigi Del Neri has reportedly asked for his first January reinforcement – Juventus’ Simone Padoin.
Juventus director general Beppe Marotta has defended his actions on the transfer market for the Old Lady.
Napoli could be docked points and a number of their players banned as part of the Italian Football Federation’s next stage of their betting probe.
Nike’s Maxim high visibility ball will makes its Serie A debut on Saturday when Siena and Palermo take to the field.
Inter will be unable to count on Philippe Coutinho for at least the next three weeks because of injury.
Roma’s Federico Balzaretti is expected to miss the club’s next three games after being ruled out of action for 15 days.
Milan sensation Stephan El Shaarawy wants to become a major player for club and country. “The World Cup is my objective.”
Paul Pogba is being tipped to get a starting shirt on Sunday when Juventus travel to Catania in Serie A.
Serse Cosmi is hoping that a successful survival campaign at Siena could offer him an opportunity at a bigger club.
Fiorentina boss Vincenzo Montella has praised Lazio tactician Vladimir Petkovic ahead of Sunday’s Serie A clash between the two teams.
Napoli fans were so angry at the Azzurri’s defeat in the Europa League on Thursday that the travelling support refused to accept the players’ shirts.
Italian international Mattia Destro says he has no regrets about his decision to join Roma during the summer.
Claudio Marchisio has underlined that he hopes to spend the rest of his playing days with hometown club Juventus.
Samir Handanovic has played down his crucial late save which helped Inter to victory against Partizan Belgrade.
Rodrigo Palacio is happy to be making a difference for Inter after an injury-affected start to his Nerazzurri career.
Today's front-page headlines from La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Walter Mazzarri maintains he “has to make choices” between Serie A and Europe after Napoli’s second string side lost to Dnipro.
Napoli’s Europa League hopes are hanging by a thread after their 3-1 defeat to Dnipro highlighted the usual problems on set plays and with squad rotation.
Udinese paid for a sluggish performance in Switzerland, as Raul Bobadilla’s hat-trick saw Young Boys emerge 3-1 winners.
Vladimir Petkovic concedes Lazio “should’ve finished the game earlier” after conceding a late Panathinaikos equaliser.
Andrea Stramaccioni admits Inter had problems beating Partizan Belgrade and praised Samir Handanovic for “a save worth three points.”
Lazio paid the price for complacency, as they rested on an amazing Panathinaikos own goal and were caught for a 1-1 draw in the final minute.
Inter needed a last-gasp goal from Rodrigo Palacio to beat Partizan Belgrade after wasting a series of golden opportunities and running risks at the back.
Napoli need a result away to Group leaders Dnipro, but revolutionise their squad with Juan Zuniga, Lorenzo Insigne and Edu Vargas.
Udinese aim to continue their remarkable Europa League run against Young Boys this evening with Mathias Ranegie taking centre stage.
The verdict on whether the Cagliari-Roma game must be replayed is postponed after the judges requested further information.
Juventus are still considering a bid for Athletic Bilbao's Fernando Llorente, according to reports in the Italian media.
Adriano Galliani has gone on Milan Channel to confirm “We will go forward” with Massimiliano Allegri.
Lazio make relatively few changes as they visit Panathinaikos in the Europa League, kicking off at 18.00 BST in Athens.
Philippe Coutinho and Antonio Cassano lead the way as Inter welcome Partizan Belgrade in the Europa League at 18.00 BST.

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