NEWS

Rolando Maran was pleased with the first hour of his Chievo debut, but not the eventual 2-1 defeat to Genoa.
Napoli director Riccardo Bigon insists there is “no split between the team and its fans” after the bus was attacked.
Inter director Piero Ausilio wants to see “tactical sense, heart and determination” against Cesena today.
Gennaro Gattuso has resigned as Coach of OFI Crete. “I cannot continue to carry this situation on my shoulders alone.”
Max Allegri said the Fernando Llorente goal against Palermo proved Juventus were right to have faith and the same goes for Andrea Pirlo.
It’s reported Sassuolo and Italy striker Simone Zaza will be out of action for at least 10 days.
Walter Mazzarri is under pressure and with few options as Inter visit Cesena in a must-win match.
Napoli bring back Gonzalo Higuain, Marek Hamsik and Jose Callejon for a surprising head-to-head with Verona.
Fernando Llorente broke his goal drought as Juventus beat Palermo 2-0, Udinese went joint third and Genoa ruined Rolando Maran’s Chievo debut.
Alessandro Del Piero warned Mario Balotelli that “the mind is more important than technique.”
Roberto Pereyra starts in Juventus-Palermo and insists Champions League criticism was “excessive.”
Manolo Gabbiadini is flying high with Sampdoria, but said he’d “like an experience in Spain or England.”
Parma President Tommaso Ghirardi confirms “the next two games will be very important” for Roberto Donadoni.
Juventus need to get back on track against Palermo, who have a surprisingly good record in Turin.
Inter are reportedly looking to Zakaria Bakkali of PSV Eindhoven and Aleksander Cavric at Genk.
Igli Tare insists Miroslav Klose “is the most important player” in the Lazio squad, despite dropping to the bench.
Andrea Stramaccioni believes Luis Muriel can make his mark when Udinese host Atalanta this afternoon.
Alessandro Del Piero was more impressed with Roma than Juventus in the Champions League, warning the Bianconeri risk “failure.”
It’s reported Massimo Moratti was stunned by Inter’s vicious statement towards Juventus, as he accepted Andrea Agnelli’s joke.
Arrigo Sacchi believes the current Bayern Munich team “would struggle” against his Grande Milan of the 1980s.
Cesena boss Pierpaolo Bisoli insists this is the right day to “end the Inter taboo” and calls on Hugo Almeida.
Parma could sack Roberto Donadoni and promote Hernan Crespo from the Primavera youth team.
Verona Coach Andrea Mandorlini expects “a difficult game for many reasons” at Napoli’s Stadio San Paolo.
President Maurizio Zamparini warns Palermo “have a great record against Juventus” and puts a price-tag on Paulo Dybala.
Rolando Maran makes his debut on the Chievo bench against Genoa today. “It is going to be emotional.”
Milan-Fiorentina is a straight fight for European qualification tonight, but first Juventus host Palermo, Inter visit Cesena and Napoli take on Verona.
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Rudi Garcia felt Roma should’ve turned their dominant possession into goals in a 0-0 draw with Sampdoria.
Sinisa Mihajlovic saw “that step up in mentality” when Sampdoria held second-placed Roma 0-0 at Marassi.
Gervinho thumped the woodwork and Sergio Romero was decisive, as Roma were held to a 0-0 draw by still-unbeaten Sampdoria.
Eusebio Di Francesco feels Sassuolo have turned a corner after holding Juventus and beating Parma 3-1.
Roberto Donadoni admits Parma are “broken” after a fifth consecutive defeat to Sassuolo.
There are reports David Moyes is in Milan this weekend, fuelling links with the Inter job.
There are reports Roma could release Ashley Cole in January to join new MLS club Orlando City.
Roma try to shake off their Bayern Munich mauling, but face an unbeaten Sampdoria side who are third in Serie A.

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