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Serie A Team of Week 1
With the re-arranged Week 1 ties played in midweek, Dave Taylor selects his best XI from the latest round of games.
Montella awaits Lopez decision
Catania boss Vincenzo Montella will have no say in whether the club keep or sell Maxi Lopez in January.
‘Krasic doesn’t fit at Juventus’
Juventus legend Franco Causio claims it is obvious that Milos Krasic isn’t in the long term plans of the club.
Napoli spending ends with Vargas
Napoli have claimed that the capture of Eduardo Vargas will be their only piece of transfer business in January.
Atalanta knew Denis would menace
Atalanta director Pierpaolo Marino had no doubts that German Denis could ripple the net regularly in Serie A.
‘Roma a side in form’
Bologna’s Marco Di Vaio insists there is no disgrace in losing to Roma. “Perhaps they’re the most in-form side in Italy right now.”
Greco wants Roma extension
Leandro Greco’s agent is optimistic that his client will soon sign a new deal with hometown club Roma.
Del Neri on Genoa radar
Gigi Del Neri will be a contender to replace Alberto Malesani at Genoa if the tactician is sacked after a mixed start to the campaign.
Lazio boss blocks Cisse sale
Lazio Coach Edy Reja insists that Djibril Cisse will not be heading through the Stadio Olimpico exit in January.
Gilardino move ruled out
Alberto Gilardino will remain with Fiorentina despite fresh links with Genoa, his representative has underlined.
Chiellini hails Juve strength
Juventus didn’t win at Udinese on Wednesday but they still proved a point, says defender Giorgio Chiellini.
Milito: A goal for the tifosi
Diego Milito has dedicated his goal against Lecce to the Inter fans after he returned to the Serie A scoresheet.
Buffon outlines Juve target
Juventus goalkeeper Gigi Buffon has revealed his club’s objective for 2012. “We want to qualify for the Champions League.”
What the papers say...
Today's front-page headlines from La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Cosmi rues Lecce errors
Serse Cosmi can’t help but feel regret after Lecce threw away a lead against Inter. “We wasted too much.”
Comments: Par 3-3 Cat
Franco Colomba's Parma could taste victory, but Vincenzo Montella hails Catania's belief.
Comments: Nov 2-2 Pal
Andrea Mazzarani has faith in Novara, while Bortolo Mutti analyses his Palermo debut.
Comments: Nap 6-1 Gen
Napoli confirm Eduardo Vargas is on his way and Alberto Malesani says Genoa were squeezed dry.
Comments: Laz 0-0 Chi
Domenico Di Carlo and Edy Reja admit Albano Bizzarri was man of the match.
Comments: Ata 4-1 Ces
Stefano Colantuono says Atalanta needed a slap in the face, while Daniele Arrigoni's Cesena melted
Ranieri: 'The Christmas we wanted'
Claudio Ranieri says this is “the Christmas we wanted” as Inter go into fifth place with four consecutive victories.
Enrique: 'Roma's best performance'
Luis Enrique felt this was “the best performance” Roma have given since he took over. “We had total control of the game.”
Reja: 'Lazio went AWOL'
Edy Reja admits Lazio “just weren’t there” after a terrible performance at home against Chievo.
Napoli, Inter and Roma win big
It was a goal-packed midweek round in Serie A, as Napoli flattened Genoa 6-1, Roma conquered Bologna, Parma had a six-goal thriller and Bortolo Mutti’s Palermo debut in Novara.
Guidolin: 'Schedule disrespectful'
Francesco Guidolin has again blamed the “disrespectful” fixture list for Udinese’s tired performance against Juventus.
Conte content with Juve point
Antonio Conte insists Juventus should be content with their point at the Stadio Friuli. “These are the two best defences in Serie A.”
Napoli hit sixth gear
Napoli ended 2011 on a high by tearing Genoa to shreds, as the 6-1 scoreline could’ve been even more damning.
Inter sweep Lecce aside
Inter fought back from a shock early Lecce goal to get their fourth consecutive victory, although they hit the woodwork four times.
Roma hope to ride the wave of enthusiasm as they travel to Bologna with Francesco Totti, Erik Lamela and Pablo Daniel Osvaldo.
Napoli hope to end the year with a morale-boosting result against Genoa, as Goran Pandev completes the trident attack.
Inter have Diego Forlan back in the starting XI with Giampaolo Pazzini against Serse Cosmi’s third-choice Lecce goalkeeper.
Serie B: Livorno hire Madonna
Serie B side Livorno have officially hired Armando Madonna as their new Coach after Walter Novellino’s exit.
Juve hint at Borriello bid
Juventus director general Beppe Marotta “can absolutely rule out” a deal for Roma outcast Marco Borriello, but “enquiries can be made.”
Friuli stalemate puts Juve top
Both Udinese and Juventus had chances, but the finishing left a lot to be desired in their 0-0 draw, so Juve end 2011 as joint leaders with Milan.
Milan confirm PSG friendly
Milan have confirmed they’ll face Paris Saint-Germain over the winter break in the Dubai Emirates Challenge.
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