ADL: ‘Napoli can beat Villarreal’
Napoli President Aurelio De Laurentiis sees Villarreal as “a strong team” but “we can beat them”.
Ergun: ‘Italian teams difficult’
Galatasaray sporting director Cenk Ergun rejects talk of a Lazio crisis - “playing Italian teams is always difficult”.
Zanetti: ‘Hard to be out of CL’
Javier Zanetti admits it’s “difficult” for Inter not to be in the Champions League, and targets a return.
Muller: ‘Looking forward to Juventus’
Thomas Muller declares he and Bayern Munich are “looking forward” to facing Juventus in the Champions League.
‘Bayern favourites with Juventus’
Bayern Munich defender Jerome Boateng believes “we are the favourites” against Juventus in the Champions League.
Beckenbauer: ‘Juventus a top team’
Bayern Munich ambassador Franz Beckenbauer calls Juventus “one of the best sides in Europe” ahead of their Champions League meeting.
Rogg: ‘Spurs will be tough’
Fiorentina director general Andrea Rogg admits “Tottenham are a strong team” but targets the Europa League final.
‘Balotelli priorities wrong’
Cesare Prandelli says Mario Balotelli “has qualities that few others have” but “football is not the priority in his life”.
Marotta: ‘Bayern always Bayern’
Juventus general manager Giuseppe Marotta shrugs “Bayern are always Bayern” after the Champions League draw.
Garcia: ‘Madrid a nice draw’
Roma Coach Rudi Garcia insists facing Real Madrid is “a nice draw” and wants to see a packed Stadio Olimpico.
Butragueno: ‘Roma not easy’
Real Madrid’s head of public relations, Emilio Butragueno, admits facing Roma “is not easy for us”.
Spurs-Viola as Italians learn Europa fate
Napoli face Villarreal, Lazio will take on Galatasaray and Fiorentina have drawn Tottenham in the Europa League last 32.
‘Bayern wanted to avoid Juve’
Bayern Munich director Andreas Jung says they ‘wanted to avoid Juventus’ in today’s Champions League last 16 draw.
Zanzi: ‘Roma ready for Ronaldo’
Roma CEO Italo Zanzi says they ‘will be ready for Cristiano Ronaldo’ when they face Real Madrid in the Champions League last 16.
Nedved: ‘I’ve had better days’
Juventus vice-President Pavel Nedved says he’s ‘had better days’ after drawing Bayern Munich in the Champions League last 16.
Juve draw Bayern, Real for Roma
Juventus have been drawn with Bayern Munich and Roma face Real Madrid in the Champions League last 16.
ADL ‘didn’t expect defeatist Roma’
Napoli President Aurelio De Laurentiis says he ‘didn’t expect such a defeatist Roma’ after Sunday’s 0-0 draw.
Ranocchia set for Bologna?
Reports say Inter have chosen Bologna as Andrea Ranocchia’s next destination over Napoli, Roma and Lazio.
Viola-Lopez deal hits rocks?
An injury to Benfica’s Luisao could reportedly scupper Fiorentina’s bid to sign defender Lisandro Lopez.
Calleri to Bologna via Inter?
Boca Juniors’ Jonathan Calleri could reportedly sign for Inter this week before being loaned out to Bologna.
Two games for Miha future?
Reports say Milan Coach Sinisa Mihajlovic risks the sack if the club don’t win their next two matches.
Viola consider Rossi loan
Reports say Fiorentina will let Giuseppe Rossi leave on loan in January, with Sampdoria and Bologna interested.
New Sassuolo-Toro date on Friday
Lega Serie A will announce the new date for the postponed Sassuolo-Torino tie on Friday, with January 13 or 20 reportedly the likeliest.
Ballardini survives Palermo Christmas?
This weekend’s win over Frosinone was reportedly enough to ensure Palermo Coach Davide Ballardini keeps his job over the winter break.
What the papers say...
Today's front page headlines from La Gazzetta dello Sport, Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Cuadrado: 'Goal was a mistake!'
Juan Cuadrado admits his Juventus goal against Fiorentina was unintentional. “Maybe the hair helped!”
Sousa: 'Proud of Fiorentina'
Paulo Sousa is “proud and had fun watching Fiorentina play tonight” despite a 3-1 defeat to Juventus.
Prade': 'Viola dominated Juve'
Fiorentina director Daniele Pradè insists “we dominated the game against Juventus and are only disappointed with the result.”
Allegri: 'Juve neutralised Viola'
Max Allegri revealed how Juventus neutralised Fiorentina, but will “take it one step at a time” for the Scudetto.
Dybala: 'I saw the defender...'
Paulo Dybala explained his splendid late goal to beat Fiorentina 3-1. “I saw the defender coming at me too quickly.”
Comeback kings sink Fiorentina
Mario Mandzukic, Juan Cuadrado and Paulo Dybala completed the Juventus comeback from an early Fiorentina penalty to go fourth.
Serie B: Crotone and Bari win
Crotone consolidated their leadership of Serie B and Bari saw off Perugia to enter the promotion battle.
Marotta: 'Dybala and Morata stay'
Juventus director Beppe Marotta assured they have no intention of selling Paulo Dybala or Alvaro Morata.
Pjanic: 'Roma didn't create much'
Miralem Pjanic concedes Roma “perhaps could’ve created more,” but the point at Napoli was precious.
Sarri: 'Only Napoli played'
Maurizio Sarri felt Napoli’s 0-0 draw with Roma “was one-way traffic, as we were the only team playing football.”
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