NEWS

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.
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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.
Yuto Nagatomo and Mateo Kovacic are fit enough to be in the squad for Inter-Parma on Sunday evening.
Empoli retained the leadership of Serie B despite a surprise draw at Crotone, as Virtus Lanciano blocked Palermo in stoppages.
Mario Balotelli, Ricky Kaka and Gabriel start as Max Allegri’s Milan face his hometown club Livorno.
Miroslav Klose and Stefan Radu are out of Lazio’s difficult trip to Torino.
FIFA have controversially moved the kick-off time of Italy-England forward by three hours, increasing the risk of heatstroke.
Vincenzo Montella reveals Fiorentina will “keep Roma’s wolves at bay with fire,” as he reunites with Adem Ljajic and Francesco Totti.
Francesco Totti is back in the Roma squad after more than a month out and could feature against Fiorentina tomorrow.
Vladimir Petkovic gets ready to face Torino and warns his Lazio stars that patience is up. “We have no choice but to win.”
David Pizarro and Manuel Pasqual are back in the Fiorentina squad to face Roma, but still no Mario Gomez.
Arturo Vidal netted against Bologna for his 11th goal of the season and revealed the secret to his Juventus success.
Walter Mazzarri wants Inter to stop fumbling leads as they host Parma and explains why Antonio Cassano was sold.
Arrigo Sacchi warned Italy’s main contender in World Cup Group D is Uruguay. “We struggled more against them than England.”
Roma are coming off four consecutive stalemates, but Rudi Garcia trusts they will be “11 wolves” against Fiorentina.
Italy face a choice between two training camps for the World Cup – one in a safari park and another close to a nudist beach.
Gianfranco Zola believes Italy “have something more than England” in their World Cup group, outlining strengths and weaknesses.

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