NEWS

Atalanta-Catania is a relegation dogfight, but Stefano Colantuono maintains it is “not decisive.”
Giovanni Trapattoni has emerged as a surprise candidate if Livorno sack Davide Nicola.
Lega Serie A President Maurizio Beretta is “studying the possibility of reducing the top flight to 18 teams.”
Gian Piero Gasperini has confidence his Genoa can take the sting out of Roma, though “the Scudetto race is not over.”
Verona have won all but one of their home games and Andrea Mandorlini trusts they can scalp Napoli today too.
Gigi Buffon again slammed those who criticise Serie A leaders Juventus. “Insinuations actually please me.”
Torino will be without top scorer Ciro Immobile for today’s early kick-off against Fiorentina.
It’s the mid-point of the Serie A season with Fiorentina facing Alessio Cerci, Juventus in Sardinia, Roma-Genoa and Verona-Napoli.
Today's front page headlines from La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Edy Reja admits he “expected a bigger psychological push” from Lazio’s victory over Inter, as they seemed “worried.”
Davide Ballardini was satisfied with his Bologna debut in a 0-0 draw with Lazio, even if they were jeered off the field.
Miroslav Klose wasted a golden opportunity, while Rolando Bianchi forced a fine save as Bologna held Lazio on Davide Ballardini’s debut.
Davide Nicola insists Livorno only lacked a goal, while Roberto Donadoni explained why he dropped Antonio Cassano.
Lazio President Claudio Lotito claims he sacked Vladimir Petkovic because “his mind was elsewhere.”
Davide Ballardini makes his debut on the Bologna bench against his old club Lazio and their new Coach Edy Reja.
Parma earned their first ever 3-0 victory at the Stadio Picchi, sending Livorno to their seventh defeat in eight games.
Gianfranco Zola has advised Antonio Conte to try a management experience abroad, even if “he can be Juve’s Sir Alex Ferguson.”
It’s reported West Ham have agreed terms with Roma for Marco Borriello, but must wait until Monday for the all-clear.
Inter President Erick Thohir warns he is “not Superman” and will take two or three years to bring this club to the top.
Cagliari host Juventus tomorrow and Coach Diego Lopez admits it would’ve been “better to keep Radja Nainggolan a bit longer.”
It’s reported Inter and Milan are considering an exchange of loans between Alessandro Matri and Zdravko Kuzmanovic.
Antonio Cassano is incredibly benched yet again by Parma for today’s trip to a truly desperate Livorno.
Andrea Pirlo revealed he “wants to stay at Juventus,” will soon secure a contract extension and is eager to forget the Champions League.
Kurt Zouma’s agent announces “it’s a three-horse race” between Inter, Chelsea and Monaco for the St-Etienne defender.
Andrea Barzagli is banned, but Simone Pepe returns to the Juventus squad against Cagliari.
Max Allegri is glad to have Keisuke Honda for Milan’s trip to Sassuolo and claims Inter should be flattered at being compared to them.
Bologna are reportedly close to signing Lazio striker Sergio Floccari and Copenhagen’s Thomas Delaney.
Keisuke Honda is ready for his Milan debut, as he’s in the squad travelling to Sassuolo.
Rudi Garcia is without Daniele De Rossi and Adem Ljajic against Genoa, but assures “nothing has stopped working” at Roma.
How good is Mario Balotelli? He shuns the football to play keepy-uppy with a pair of rolled-up gloves.
Rafa Benitez maintains Napoli are still only at “76 per cent” of their capabilities and has Marek Hamsik back against Verona.
Udinese have officially signed Levski Sofia striker Antonio Vutov and brought back Leo Steve Beleck from Mons.
It’s reported Juventus star Arturo Vidal’s house in Turin was burgled last night with up to €150,000 stolen.
Pepe Reina is still out of action, but Marek Hamsik makes his Napoli comeback against Hellas Verona.
Vincenzo Montella confirmed Fiorentina “need” reinforcements after Giuseppe Rossi’s injury, as Alessandro Matri is an option.

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