Serie A team of Week 10
With Roma taking back over at the top as the contenders gather close behind, Dave Taylor selects his top XI from Week 10.
Trap: ‘Juventus? It happened to me…’
Giovanni Trapattoni attempts to explain Juventus’ poor start to the season - “it happened to me…”
Rizzoli for Inter-Roma
Nicola Rizzoli will be the referee for tomorrow’s top-of-the-table clash between Inter and Roma.
Three-game ban for Borriello
Carpi striker Marco Borriello has received a three-game ban for attempting to headbutt Frosinone’s Danilo Soddimo.
‘Donnarumma can be Milan’s Buffon’
Gianluigi Donnarumma’s agent believes the young goalkeeper “can be Milan’s new Buffon”.
Ljajic: ‘Roma are strong but…’
Adem Ljajic admits Roma are “definitely a good team” but Inter “are not far behind.”
Dzeko: ‘Inter not decisive’
Roma striker Edin Dzeko insists tomorrow’s clash with Inter “is not decisive” for the Scudetto race.
Dzeko: ‘Mancini tried to sign me’
Edin Dzeko reveals Roberto Mancini tried to bring him to Inter, and insists he had “no problem” with Manuel Pellegrini at Manchester City.
Medel: ‘Inter, stop the mistakes’
Gary Medel believes Inter can “fight for the Scudetto” but “we have to cut out certain mistakes.”
What the papers say...
Today's front page headlines from the Gazzetta dello Sport, Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Saponara: ‘Any role for Azzurri’
Empoli’s Riccardo Saponara says he’s best as a trequartista but would ‘play in any role for the national team’.
Giampaolo: ‘Diousse, youthful error’
Empoli Coach Marco Giampaolo defends substitute Assane Diousse’s red card as an ‘error of youth’.
Zenga: ‘Well done Cassano!’
Sampdoria Coach Walter Zenga praises the ‘real professional’ Antonio Cassano and Empoli Coach Marco Giampaolo.
Eder: ‘Bitter about draw’
Sampdoria forward Eder says he’s ‘bitter’ about the 1-1 draw with Empoli, but is happy to have scored his 100th career goal.
Empoli hold Samp at Marassi
Eder rescued a point for Sampdoria against Empoli in a 1-1 draw at the Marassi, following Manuel Pucciarelli's superb opener.
Jovetic: 'Inter, I'm here to win'
Stevan Jovetic says his injury was 'the hardest moment in my life' and won't back down from Inter's Scudetto campaign: 'We all want that'.
Fiorentina: no Astori injury
Fiorentina released an official statement to communicate that Davide Astori can be ruled out of serious injury.
Florenzi: 'Inter, fear Pjanic'
Roma's Alessandro Florenzi identifies Miralem Pjanic as the greatest threat for Inter ahead of Saturday's game.
Antonio Cassano and Eder spearhead Sampdoria’s attack as they face Riccardo Saponara’s Empoli at the Marassi tonight.
Jovetic: 'Roma? Let's hope Pjanic...'
Inter striker Stevan Jovetic is looking forward to the game against Roma: 'Let's hope Miralem Pjanic flunks this one!'
De Rossi in doubt for Inter
Roma's Daniele De Rossi looks increasingly likely to sit out Saturday's match against Inter, but will have a trial tomorrow.
Donadoni: 'Destro needs help'
Roberto Donadoni admits 'several teams are stronger than Bologna' and discusses Mattia Destro: 'He needs everybody's help'.
Inter, Genoa vie for Laxalt
Inter and Genoa could clash over Diego Laxalt, currently on loan to the Grifone but wanted by both teams.
Donadoni: 'Bologna need anger'
Roberto Donadoni says he has 'good, quality players' at Bologna, but claims 'we'll have to fight for every point tooth and nail'.
Radu, Mauricio in for Milan
Lazio's medical staff confirmed the good condition of Stefan Radu and Mauricio, who will be available against Milan.
Agent hints at Rugani departure
The agent of Juventus’ Daniele Rugani has hinted that he could join Napoli if he doesn’t play more for the Bianconeri.
‘Donnarumma was prepared for this’
The father of Milan’s 16-year-old goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma reveals ‘there were hints’ he would get a chance.
‘Handanovic definitely staying’
Samir Handanovic is ‘definitely staying at Inter’ according to his agent, who expects the renewal to be announced in December.
Agent: ‘Gomez one of league’s best’
The agent of Atalanta’s Alejandro Gomez says he’s ‘one of the top five best players in Serie A’ and reveals previous interest from Inter.
Agent: ‘No Felipe Anderson exit’
Lazio winger Felipe Anderson’s agents have issued a statement confirming he ‘has not agreed a deal to leave’.
Evra: ‘Respect the shirt’
Patrice Evra has some hard-hitting words for his Juventus teammates ahead of the Derby della Mole: “We must respect this shirt.”
Prandelli: ‘Higuain best around’
Napoli striker Gonzalo Higuain is ‘the best striker in circulation’ according to former Azzurri CT Cesare Prandelli.
‘Napoli team of the moment’
Cesare Prandelli says that Napoli are ‘the team of the moment’ and praises the ‘democratic and hard’ Maurizio Sarri.
Suarez entourage want sale?
Fiorentina midfielder Mario Suarez’s representatives reportedly want a January sale for their client after he was dropped.
Inter announce Brazil academy
Inter announced a new academy in Brazil today and vice-President Javier Zanetti says: ‘’It will be important for the future.”
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