‘Roma are not just Totti’
Aleksei Berezutski doesn’t think CSKA Moscow will necessarily have an advantage with the weather, nor will they focus just on Roma’s Francesco Totti.
Slutski: ‘CSKA can progress’
Leonid Slutski sees CSKA Moscow’s chance at Champions League progression, but admits it hinges on a performance against Roma.
Moratti: ‘Mancini working well’
Massimo Moratti was happy with what he saw in the Milan derby from Inter, and he already says Roberto Mancini is doing ‘a good job’.
Maicon frustrating Roma?
Douglas Maicon’s extended period of recovery for Roma and his absence for CSKA Moscow is reportedly causing issue at the club.
‘I’d return only for Milan’
Carlo Ancelotti would return to Italian football only for Milan, whilst he reflects on seeing Clarence Seedorf, Pippo Inzaghi and Rino Gattuso coaching.
Ancelotti: ‘Serie A has little charm’
Carlo Ancelotti has reflected on Serie A’s declining appeal and says tax breaks and squad limitations are not the answer.
‘I tried signing Balotelli, but…’
Carlo Ancelotti has explained how he now feels more ‘cosmopolitan’ as a Coach, and reveals he did try to sign Mario Balotelli.
Buffon in FIFPro XI contention
Gigi Buffon is once more one of the five goalkeepers in world football shortlisted for the FIFA FIFPro World XI, for 2014.
‘Milan must stop conceding’
Mauro Tassotti has lamented Milan’s inability to keep clean sheets, and says they needed to handle possession better yesterday against Inter.
Mazzola: ‘Inter’s squad poor’
Sandro Mazzola says that Roberto Mancini’s task at Inter must be eased by work in the transfer market.
Castan surgery brought forward?
There is speculation that Leandro Castan could have his neurosurgery procedure brought forward to as early as this week.
Nedved: ‘Juve are improving’
Pavel Nedved has commented on an ‘improving’ Juventus under Massimiliano Allegri, as he labels this week’s Champions League test a ‘must-win’.
Pogba: ‘Juve now stronger’
Paul Pogba believes that the current iteration of Juventus is ‘stronger’, with ‘more quality’ and that they ‘attack with more men’.
‘Under Mazzarri Inter would’ve…’
Bernardo Corradi believes that Inter showed a strong reaction under Roberto Mancini against Milan, one perhaps unlikely under Walter Mazzarri.
What the papers say...
Today's front page headlines from La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Obi 'prefers Mancini system'
Joel Obi decided the Milan derby and said Roberto Mancini’s tactics give Inter “more options, especially in midfield.”
Rami: 'I never played right-back'
Adil Rami made his right-back debut in the Milan derby. “If a mechanic can become a professional...”
Inzaghi: 'Milan derby regrets'
Pippo Inzaghi felt “regret” that Milan only drew 1-1 with Inter and explained how he’s trying to help Fernando Torres.
Mancini: 'Happy with Inter'
Roberto Mancini was “very happy” with Inter’s Milan derby performance considering he “only had five days to work.”
Kuzmanovic: 'Mancini organised'
Zdravko Kuzmanovic credited Roberto Mancini for Inter’s precious Derby della Madonnina point against Milan.
Derby della Madonnina draw
A magnificent Jeremy Menez volley was wiped out by Joel Obi, as Roberto Mancini begins with a Milan derby draw.
Galliani: 'Inzaghi mad about football'
Adriano Galliani praised Milan Coach Pippo Inzaghi ahead of his first derby. “He’s mad about football.”
Ausilio: 'Mazzarri out for Mancini'
Inter director Piero Ausilio claims they only sacked Walter Mazzarri “when the opportunity to reach Roberto Mancini emerged.”
Guarin: 'Enthusiasm for Mancini'
Fredy Guarin claims Roberto Mancini’s arrival brought “enthusiasm and joy” to Inter ahead of tonight’s derby.
Muntari: 'Milan just want a win'
Sulley Muntari has played on both sides of the Milan derby and said tonight the Rossoneri “want to win, not chatter.”
Palacio: 'Derby goal my best'
Rodrigo Palacio is looking forward to tonight’s Milan derby and cannot explain what went wrong with Walter Mazzarri.
It’s the Derby della Madonnina as Roberto Mancini revamps Inter on his ‘debut’ and Pippo Inzaghi looks to Fernando Torres.
Maran appreciated Chievo reaction
Chievo boss Rolando Maran was pleased with the fightback for a 1-1 draw away to Udinese.
Sarri: 'Long road for Empoli'
Empoli got their second consecutive victory, but Maurizio Sarri warned “there’s a long road to safety.”
Strama: 'Udinese threw away points'
Andrea Stramaccioni felt Udinese “threw away two points” against Chievo, but Antonio Di Natale “is in history now.”
Bisoli: 'Cesena threatened victory'
Cesena boss Pierpaolo Bisoli was pleased with the point against Sampdoria, although “we threatened to win it.”
Mandorlini: 'Defeat undeserved'
Andrea Mandorlini said Fiorentina “did not deserve” their 2-1 victory away to Verona. “We created so many chances.”
Decimated Roma in Moscow
Roma are without Douglas Maicon, Vasilis Torosidis and Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa for their Champions League trip to CSKA Moscow.
Donadoni: 'I'm not giving up'
Roberto Donadoni insists “nobody is giving up at Parma, especially not me” after a 2-0 home defeat to Empoli.
Di Francesco's hairdryer treatment
Eusebio Di Francesco reveals he gave Sassuolo the hairdryer treatment at half-time in their 1-0 win over Torino.
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