NEWS

Giampiero Ventura realises it is “a delicate duel with Genoa” this afternoon, as Torino try not to get sucked back into the relegation zone.
Bologna visit Napoli this evening, but Coach Stefano Pioli warns they “will not just clam up and defend.”
Ciro Ferrara welcomes back Eder and is sure Sampdoria can cause problems in Sicily against Catania.
Eugenio Corini reveals Chievo have prepared “a special jersey” if they end their Roma taboo this afternoon.
Serse Cosmi realises the lunchtime kick-off is “a special game,” as Siena take on Tuscan rivals Fiorentina.
Giacomo Bonaventura admits he was a Juventus fan as a child, but warns that today his team Atalanta are “giant-killers.”
Cristiano Bergodi is pleased to take on his former teammate Max Allegri as Pescara visit Milan this afternoon.
Smaller clubs are eager to cause upsets today, as Juventus face Atalanta, Milan welcome Pescara, Roma visit Chievo and Napoli take on Bologna.
Today's front page headlines from La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Vladimir Petkovic praised Miroslav Klose after the victory over Inter, but warned Lazio must now start improving their away record.
Andrea Stramaccioni concedes Lazio were better in the first half, but felt “Inter deserved to take the lead” in their 1-0 defeat.
Inter rattled the woodwork twice and tested Federico Marchetti, but Miroslav Klose got the late goal as Lazio won 1-0.
Francesco Guidolin held up his hands after Udinese’s last-gasp equaliser and confessed “Palermo played better. We didn’t deserve that point.”
Gian Piero Gasperini vented his fury at the referees after Palermo “threw away two points” in Udine.
Miroslav Klose is back as Lazio welcome Inter, who change to a four-man defence with Antonio Cassano and Diego Milito upfront.
Palermo thought they had done enough to earn their first away win of the season, but Antonio Di Natale rescued a point for 10-man Udinese in the final minute.
Alexandre Pato is not in Milan’s squad to face Pescara tomorrow afternoon, but Riccardo Montolivo, Kevin Constant and more return.
Walter Mazzarri is confident Napoli are on the right track despite last week’s defeat to Inter and the betting scandal, so focuses on Bologna.
Sassuolo crushed Padova to consolidate the top spot, as Hellas Verona slipped again, Novara shocked Bari and Varese’s game was fogged off.
Palermo revamp with Paulo Dybala, Fabrizio Miccoli and Josip Ilicic starting together against Antonio Di Natale’s Udinese.
Adem Ljajic, Stevan Jovetic and Emiliano Viviano are in the Fiorentina squad to face local rivals Siena.
Juventus have named a 21-man squad for tomorrow’s game with Atalanta, as Martin Caceres returns and Leonardo Bonucci misses out.
Milan insist they won’t sell Robinho, but Santos are confident “negotiations are continuing and this is not over.”
Atalanta have called Guglielmo Stendardo for the game with Juventus despite suggesting he’d be punished for attending a law exam.
Zdenek Zeman has a very simple recipe for Roma’s recent success. “We play better and make fewer mistakes.”
Massimiliano Allegri trusts Robinho will “be professional” despite transfer stories, focuses on Pescara and warns Alexandre Pato won’t play again in 2012.
Daniele De Rossi and Miralem Pjanic have shaken off injuries to be included in the squad for tomorrow’s Chievo-Roma.
Milan’s new 17-year-old starlet M’Baye Niang dedicated his debut goal to the fans and revealed his hero is Inter legend Ronaldo.
Salvatore Aronica has left Napoli ahead of his imminent Palermo move, while Andrea Dossena reportedly demanded a transfer.
Vincenzo Montella is confident Fiorentina can get back on track in the Tuscan derby with Siena with good news for Stevan Jovetic and bad for Emiliano Viviano.
Napoli have joined Juventus, Roma and Inter in showing interest in Arsenal defender Johan Djourou.
Atalanta Coach Stefano Colantuono has had to cancel today’s pre-Juventus Press conference after coming down with flu and could even miss the game.
Andrea Stramaccioni takes on Lazio tonight and will become the longest-running Inter Coach in the post-Jose Mourinho era.
Italian papers claim Juventus are a step closer to securing Didier Drogba in January on an 18-month contract.
Esteban Cambiasso hopes to finish off his career at Inter, explains why he has such a high scoring record and notes Javier Zanetti is “supernatural.”

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