Milan are forced into numerous changes, including debutant goalkeeper Gabriel, as they host Antonio Di Natale’s Udinese.
Wk8: Cagliari enjoy homecoming
Mauricio Pinilla snatched a late 2-1 win on Cagliari’s return to the Sant’Elia, as 10-man Catania capitulated despite saving a penalty.
Ilicic out of Fiorentina-Juventus
Josip Ilicic and Ante Rebic will not take part in Fiorentina’s grudge match with Juventus tomorrow.
Cagliari finally return home to the Stadio Sant’Elia and want to celebrate with a win over Catania.
Campagnaro out of Torino-Inter
Hugo Campagnaro and Ricky Alvarez are out of Inter’s encounter with Torino, so Walter Samuel could start.
Serie B: Big clubs fall badly
Virtus Lanciano continue to break away after shocking Crotone at home, but Novara lost 5-0, while Reggina and Pescara are in real trouble.
Ventura: 'Toro can trouble Inter'
Giampiero Ventura is confident Torino can cause problems for Inter tomorrow, even if they are in an “emergency situation.”
Gasperini: 'Fundamental Genoa-Chievo'
Gian Piero Gasperini warns Sunday’s game with Chievo is “fundamental” for Genoa’s hopes of safety.
Britos has dislocated shoulder
Napoli defender Miguel Angel Britos could require surgery after he dislocated his shoulder against Roma.
Vidal makes Florence trip
Arturo Vidal is in the Juventus squad against Fiorentina, but Mirko Vucinic and Fabio Quagliarella miss out.
Abbiati out of Milan-Udinese
Christian Abbiati won’t face Udinese this evening, as Milan’s injury crisis intensifies.
Mazzarri: 'I have Inter doubts'
Walter Mazzarri admits he has “doubts” over his line-up against Torino, but was impressed with Inter’s recent performances.
Petkovic 'optimistic' on Lazio
Lazio Coach Vladimir Petkovic is “optimistic” about his team’s prospects this season, starting from Atalanta.
Klose returns for Lazio
Miroslav Klose is back in the Lazio squad for Sunday’s trip to Atalanta, but Cristian Ledesma is at risk.
Montella: 'Mental strength is key'
Vincenzo Montella knows the rivalry between Fiorentina and Juventus, so tomorrow’s game is “about mental strength.”
Balotelli to miss Barcelona?
Mario Balotelli’s injury is worse than previously thought and could rule him out of Milan-Barcelona on Tuesday.
Rossi: 'Samp need self-esteem'
Delio Rossi believes Sampdoria can only solve their problems by winning. “We lack self-esteem.”
Do Roma have Abner deal?
It’s reported the player Roma have secured is Brazilian left-back Abner, snatching him from Manchester City.
Kovacic: 'Win for Thohir's Inter'
Mateo Kovacic hopes Inter can beat Torino with his goal on Sunday, so he can dedicate it to new owner Erick Thohir.
Conte: 'Juve focus on Fiorentina'
Antonio Conte will “punish” Arturo Vidal, is pleased Roma are so competitive and has Juventus focused only on Fiorentina.
Aquilani: 'If I score against Juve...'
Fiorentina’s Alberto Aquilani faces his former Juventus teammates on Sunday. “I have no regrets and will celebrate if I score.”
Pjanic: 'My magic moment'
Miralem Pjanic reflects on his “magic moment” after a brace gave Roma victory over Napoli and Bosnia reached the World Cup.
Lopez: 'Cagliari coming home'
Cagliari Coach Diego Lopez can’t help but be excited as his team returns ‘home’ to the Sant’Elia against Catania today.
Serie A Previews: Pressure on Milan
Week 8 continues today with Cagliari-Catania returning to Sardinia and the moment of truth for Milan against Udinese.
What the papers say...
Today's front page headlines from La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Serie B: Cesena go top
Cesena temporarily went top of the table after a 2-1 victory over Bari.
Garcia: 'A pyrrhic victory'
Rudi Garcia saw Roma earn “a pyrrhic victory” 2-0 over Napoli after losing Francesco Totti and Gervinho.
Benitez: 'Napoli controlled game'
Rafa Benitez was happy with Napoli’s performance against a Roma side that “put 11 men behind the ball.”
De Rossi: 'Borriello the example'
Daniele De Rossi held back on Scudetto talk, but named Marco Borriello as “the example” followed by Roma.
Pjanic breaks 10-man Napoli
Miralem Pjanic’s brace gave Roma their eighth straight win, as 10-man Napoli capitulated in the Scudetto showdown despite great chances.
Sabatini: 'Terrorised by Pandev!'
Roma director of sport Walter Sabatini is “terrorised” by Napoli striker Goran Pandev ahead of tonight’s clash.
Tonight the Stadio Olimpico lights up for a huge top of the table showdown between Roma and Napoli, but Gonzalo Higuain is dropped.
Cagliari at Sant'Elia permanently
As expected, all of Cagliari’s remaining home games this season have been moved back to the Stadio Sant’Elia.
Marchisio: 'Pizarro like Pirlo'
Juventus man Claudio Marchisio praised Fiorentina’s David Pizarro as “the best after Andrea Pirlo” in midfield.
Verona to mourn President
Hellas Verona will wear a black armband, special shirts and hold a minute’s silence for Vice-President Giovanni Martinelli.
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