Conte scouts Balotelli
Antonio Conte will be in the stands for Genoa-Milan today and is reportedly ready to recall Mario Balotelli for Italy.
Iachini: 'Palermo won't sack me'
Beppe Iachini brushed off suggestions he could be sacked by Palermo, but needs “a big performance” against Torino.
Bitter 39th birthday for Totti
It’s a bitter 39th birthday for Roma captain Francesco Totti with fears he’ll be out for two months after a thigh strain.
Gervinho: 'Same player as always'
Gervinho ended his 300-day goal drought for Roma and “wanted to prove I’m the same player I always was.”
Hamsik: 'Napoli better than Benitez'
Marek Hamsik sees victory over Juventus as a sign of how much Napoli have improved since Rafa Benitez left.
Preziosi: 'Roma betrayed me'
Genoa President Enrico Preziosi denied he’s selling the club and said Roma "betrayed" him over Juan Manuel Iturbe.
Allegri: 'Call me mad...'
Max Allegri believes Juventus can emerge stronger from their current crisis after defeat at Napoli. “It’s not a funeral.”
Serie A Previews: Top of table duel
Leaders Inter and second-placed Fiorentina face off, while Milan visit Genoa, Lazio take on Verona and Sassuolo-Chievo is a surprise clash.
What the papers say...
Today's front page headlines from La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Serie A Team of Week 5
After Inter won once again to stay at the top of the table Dave Taylor picks his top XI from Week 5.
Evra: 'Going gets tough at Juve'
Patrice Evra warned “if someone feels unable to handle difficult moments, then he doesn’t belong at Juventus.”
Castori: 'Not the real Carpi'
Coach Fabrizio Castori insisted “this was not the real Carpi” after their 5-1 humiliation at the hands of Roma.
Sarri: 'Clear rapport with Higuain'
Maurizio Sarri said the key to getting the best out of Gonzalo Higuain is “tell him to his face what he’s doing well and wrong.”
De Laurentiis: 'Napoli can go far'
President Aurelio De Laurentiis believes “this Napoli can go far. I told you to wait for Maurizio Sarri.”
Allegri: 'Juve did what we had to'
Max Allegri insists Juventus “did what we had to do” and lost to Napoli only because of misplaced passes.
Higuain: 'Napoli-Juve like a derby'
Gonzalo Higuain said Napoli beating Juventus was “like a derby for this city.”
Napoli send Juve spiralling
Gonzalo Higuain scored one and set up another as Napoli beat Juventus 2-1, but Lorenzo Insigne was injured.
Roma await injury tests
Roma confirm Edin Dzeko sprained his right knee, while Seydou Keita and Francesco Totti have muscular injuries.
Defender drought for Inter
Inter are without Jeison Murillo and Danilo D’Ambrosio for their top of the table clash with Fiorentina.
Fiorentina squad for Inter
Fiorentina named their squad to face Inter, missing Manuel Pasqual and Marko Bakic.
Marotta: 'Juve faith in Allegri'
Juventus director Beppe Marotta assured “we have great faith in the Coach and the squad we’ve put together.”
Reina: 'What Napoli-Juve means'
Pepe Reina said Napoli players “know how much the fans care about this match” against Juventus.
Hernanes: 'Juve keep winning habit'
Hernanes said the new Juventus “must prove we haven’t lost the habit of winning” as they visit Napoli.
Garcia: 'Injuries a concern'
Rudi Garcia couldn’t entirely celebrate Roma’s 5-1 win over Carpi, as there were three new injuries.
Napoli and Juventus never have a relaxed fixture anyway, but the pressure is on for tonight’s showdown.
Five-star Roma crush Carpi
Roma put crisis talk behind them with a 5-1 demolition of Carpi, though Francesco Totti and Seydou Keita went off injured.
Messi out for two months
Leo Messi is out for two months with a knee ligament injury, so he’ll miss the Champions League clash with Roma.
Baldissoni: 'Garcia not on the brink'
Roma director Mauro Baldissoni laughed off questions about Rudi Garcia getting the sack.
Serie B: Cagliari top as Livorno tumble
Livorno lost their 100 per cent record to soaring Spezia, so Cagliari won a five-goal thriller to go top of Serie B and Pescara last-gasp draw.
Roma need to get back on track, but lose Alessandro Florenzi and keep Daniele De Rossi in defence against Carpi.
LIVEBLOG: Serie A Saturday
Follow all the action as it happens on our matchday Liveblog for Roma v Carpi and tonight’s Napoli v Juventus showdown.
Mancini: 'Inter physical and technical'
Roberto Mancini shot down criticism of his supposedly ‘ugly’ Inter side as they host second-placed Fiorentina.
Gasperini: 'Genoa fight back'
Gian Piero Gasperini is confident Genoa will “fight back” against Milan after a dismal start to the season.
Miha: 'Balotelli has matured, but...'
Sinisa Mihajlovic sees an improved Milan against Genoa and tempered praise for Mario Balotelli.
Pioli: 'Difficult Lazio moment'
Stefano Pioli concedes Lazio are “in a difficult moment” and welcomes Lucas Biglia back against Verona.
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