NEWS

Sampdoria dominated the first half, but had to scrape a 1-1 draw with Torino thanks to a penalty apiece.
Both Milan and Udinese make surprising changes for this afternoon’s showdown, as there are new attacking options.
Roma have announced an appeal to be awarded the Cagliari win after Massimo Cellino invited fans to attend a closed doors game. “It’s his fault.”
“This could only happen in Italy,” shrugged Zdenek Zeman as the FIGC opens an inquiry into Cagliari’s stadium chaos.
Argentine defender Facundo Roncaglia celebrated his first Fiorentina goal and sent a message. “I hope Cesare Prandelli calls me to play for Italy.”
Atalanta boss Stefano Colantuono feels Palermo will be boosted by the arrival of new Coach Gian Piero Gasperini in today’s match.
Bologna Coach Stefano Pioli hopes to “ride the wave of enthusiasm” against Pescara after their shock victory over Roma.
Catania have a strong record against Napoli, so Coach Rolando Maran urges his men to face them “without fear.”
Giampiero Ventura expects an entertaining lunchtime game as Torino visit “enthusiastic” Sampdoria.
Gian Piero Gasperini prepares for his Palermo debut against Atalanta and warns “this team needs enthusiasm and faith, not depression.”
Alberto Zaccheroni knows what it’s like to be fired by Milan and gives his support to Massimiliano Allegri ahead of today’s crunch match with Udinese.
Will it be the end of the road for Max Allegri or Francesco Guidolin when Milan visit Udinese? Plus prepare for Lazio-Genoa, Inter-Siena and Catania-Napoli.
Today’s Cagliari-Roma match has been called off by local authorities due to public order concerns after the club invited fans to attend the closed doors game.
Today's front page headlines from La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Chievo Coach Mimmo Di Carlo just had to shrug and accept “Juventus proved they were superior.”
Massimo Carrera was impressed by the “patience” Juventus showed in breaking down Chievo and Paul Pogba’s Serie A debut.
“This has been one of the greatest weeks of my life,” grinned Fabio Quagliarella after clinching decisive points against Chelsea and Chievo.
Fabio Quagliarella scored a splendid brace as Juventus pushed past Chievo 2-0 despite the best efforts of Stefano Sorrentino.
Roberto Donadoni praised Parma midfielder Jaime Valdes for his courage when taking a stoppage-time penalty to hold Fiorentina.
Vincenzo Montella sees “the glass half-full” after Fiorentina saw victory snatched from their grasp in stoppages by Parma.
Paul Pogba, Fabio Quagliarella, Mauricio Isla and Lucio get the chance to start as Juventus welcome Chievo this evening.
Parma snatched a last-gasp draw with Fiorentina after a game with two saved penalties, both sides rattling the woodwork and Facundo Roncaglia’s debut Serie A goal.
Cagliari’s last-minute appeal against playing Roma behind closed doors failed, but President Massimo Cellino defied the authorities by urging fans to attend!
Gigi De Canio believes Genoa can end Lazio’s perfect record on Sunday evening. “We are on the right track.”
Cagliari Coach Massimo Ficcadenti admits playing Roma behind closed doors could have an effect on his team. “I hope it’s sorted out as soon as possible.”
Marco Verratti is still only 19, but the Italy international has won over PSG fans and admits “I’d love to play alongside Andrea Pirlo.”
Vincenzo Montella revamps Fiorentina with Haris Seferovic and Mati Fernandez against Parma this evening.
Sassuolo keep on soaring, Padova snatch a five-goal thriller with Reggina and Livorno tumble in Modena, but Pro Vercelli get their first win.
Serse Cosmi warns Inter that tomorrow Siena “are not sacrificial lambs” and notes he was the man who got the best out of Diego Milito.
Vladimir Petkovic still isn’t happy as Lazio defend their 100 per cent record against Genoa. “We must be perfectionists and show more grit.”
Massimiliano Allegri hit back at the media for stories on a row with Pippo Inzaghi or resigning from Milan. “None of it is true. We’re focused on Udinese.”
Francesco Guidolin urges Udinese to “not feel the pressure of the result” – advice he would extend to Massimiliano Allegri’s Milan tomorrow.
Andrea Stramaccioni admits Inter “miss Maicon,” but can end their San Siro taboo against Siena on Sunday.
Zdenek Zeman explained how Roma will face Cagliari without Francesco Totti, Pablo Osvaldo or Daniele De Rossi. “I’m convinced they can do well.”
Palermo President Maurizio Zamparini admits “if I thought about the money I’ve spent on Coaches, I’d feel like shooting myself...”

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