NEWS

Ricky Kaka welcomes Clarence Seedorf to Milan, but admits he “didn’t want to play football anymore” after an injury on his debut.
Antonio Cassano thanked Parma and the fans for “putting up with me. I always make life difficult for myself!”
Marek Hamsik made his Serie A comeback, but admits Napoli’s Scudetto ambitions are over. “We should look at second place.”
Walter Mazzarri “can’t explain why we didn’t score today” after Inter’s disappointing 1-0 defeat to Genoa.
Rafa Benitez concedes Napoli “are still missing something” after their last-gasp 2-2 draw against 10-man Bologna.
Alessandro Matri “needed a moment like this” after scoring a brace on his Fiorentina debut, but is already injured.
Gian Piero Gasperini insists he didn’t mean to insult Inter, but that Genoa’s “desire to win” was decisive today.
There were some real upsets today, as Gian Piero Gasperini took revenge on Inter, 10-man Bologna held Napoli with Torino and Parma away wins.
Alessandro Matri made the perfect Fiorentina debut, scoring two and providing an assist in their 3-0 victory at Catania.
Edy Reja said “this is the Hernanes I know” after a last-gasp victory for 10-man Lazio over Udinese.
Alessandro Matri makes his Fiorentina debut from the start against a Catania side with Rolando Maran back in charge.
Lazio fought back twice to win 3-2 away to Udinese with only 10 men after some bizarre goals and howlers.
Gian Piero Gasperini is eager to trip up his former club, as an Inter side in crisis visit Genoa with Diego Milito and Rodrigo Palacio.
Napoli need a victory to keep up with the top two against Alessandro Diamanti’s Bologna.
Michel Bastos is expected in Italy today to complete his medical and transfer to Roma, snubbing Napoli.
Milan President Silvio Berlusconi welcomed new Coach Clarence Seedorf. “It’s important to start well.”
Atalanta Coach Stefano Colantuono slammed “snobs” in the crowd who jeer their own players. “They can stay at home.”
Ciro Immobile is becoming a star at Torino, but concedes their rivals Juventus could be in his future. “It doesn’t depend on me.”
Udinese and Lazio are both desperate to turn their form around and veterans Antonio Di Natale and Miroslav Klose go head-to-head.
Javier Zanetti hit back at Gian Piero Gasperini’s comments claiming Inter only won thanks to the Calciopoli scandal.
Davide Ballardini asked for help from Bologna fans against Napoli, “the most European team in Italy.”
Rolando Maran is back on the Catania bench and believes “we can cause a shock” against Fiorentina today.
Gian Piero Gasperini reiterated his Calciopoli theory about Inter’s success as he faces his former club.
Thiago Motta advises Juventus to cash in on a reported €60m PSG offer for Paul Pogba. “It’d be a good deal for them.”
Francesco Guidolin urged Udinese to embrace “enthusiasm and determination rather than fear” against Lazio.
Clarence Seedorf starts his new career in tonight’s Milan-Verona, while Vincenzo Montella and Gian Piero Gasperini face their past.
Today's front page headlines from La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Antonio Conte praised Sampdoria for coming to attack Juventus, but was very critical of Paul Pogba’s performance.
Sinisa Mihajlovic admits Juventus deserved the victory, but was pleased his Sampdoria “did not come here to defend.”
Arturo Vidal has already matched his personal best of 10 Serie A goals, but admits he was impressed by Sampdoria.
Juventus were forced to work very hard for a 12th consecutive victory, as Arturo Vidal’s brace and a Paul Pogba curler beat Sampdoria 4-2.
Attilio Perotti admits he was “disappointed” with Livorno’s performance in a 3-0 defeat to Roma.
Rudi Garcia confirmed Roma are on the verge of signing Michel Bastos from under Napoli’s noses. “He is a versatile player.”
Arsene Wenger insisted Arsenal are “not especially in for Mirko Vucinic” after links to the Juventus striker.
Juventus aim for a 12th consecutive Serie A victory, but welcome Sinisa Mihajlovic’s fired-up Sampdoria.

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