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Roma are desperate to avoid another draw at Chievo, Napoli test Inter’s ambitions and Lazio-Fiorentina is a battle for Europe.
What the papers say...
Today's front page headlines from La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Balotelli defends Muntari in racism row
Mario Balotelli attacked a Lega Nord politician for making a racist comment about Milan’s Sulley Muntari.
Inzaghi explains Milan choices
Pippo Inzaghi explained his surprising Milan picks in the 2-2 draw with Verona, but rejected a “trial by media.”
Mandorlini: 'Verona deserved it'
Andrea Mandorlini felt Verona “deserved the point” in their last-gasp 2-2 draw away to Milan.
Toni: 'I always wanted to do that!'
Luca Toni reveals he “always wanted to score a chipped penalty in a big stadium” after Verona held Milan 2-2.
Hellas punish negative Milan
Milan were pegged back at the 95th minute by Verona for a 2-2 draw and Pippo Inzaghi’s decisions will be picked apart.
Zola: 'Cagliari not dead yet'
Gianfranco Zola insists Cagliari “aren’t dead yet” and will keep fighting after their 2-0 defeat to Sampdoria.
Mihajlovic and Eto'o 'both strong'
Sinisa Mihajlovic revealed he’s now on the same page as Samuel Eto’o after his first Sampdoria goal. “We both have strong personalities.”
Galliani won't deny Milan sale
Adriano Galliani refused to deny Milan selling shares to Bee Taechaubol and confirmed Mattia Destro is not injured.
Milan are under pressure as they host Luca Toni’s Verona and make radical changes with Giampaolo Pazzini starting.
Eto'o secures Samp victory
Samuel Eto’o broke his Sampdoria duck and may well end Gianfranco Zola’s Cagliari career, as the Blucerchiati won 2-0.
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Zaza: 'Juve not unbeatable'
Simone Zaza points out “Juventus are not unbeatable” for Sassuolo, revealing how the Bianconeri “got into my brain.”
Guarin: 'Mancini changed Inter'
Fredy Guarin thanked Roberto Mancini for changing the Inter “mentality” and feels closer to the fans than ever.
Reja: 'Atalanta have all to lose'
Edy Reja is ready for his Atalanta debut against Parma, but is concerned the atmosphere around this game is dangerous.
Serie B: Livorno catch Frosinone
Carpi kept on winning and Livorno were revived, but Frosinone fell to Modena and Vicenza twice came back for a point at Pescara.
Samuel Eto’o, Eder and Luis Muriel form a new Sampdoria trident as Gianfranco Zola tries to keep Cagliari afloat.
Icardi recovers for Napoli-Inter
Mauro Icardi and Dias Felipe are included in the Inter squad travelling to Napoli, though the striker is in doubt.
Vidal: 'I grew up in poverty'
Arturo Vidal is one of the most valuable players at Juventus, but reveals the extreme poverty of his upbringing in Chile.
Donadoni: 'Parma are scarred'
Roberto Donadoni warns Parma “have been scarred” by their financial crisis as they return against Atalanta. “We are not robots.”
Doumbia back, Maicon out
Seydou Doumbia is back in the Roma squad for tomorrow’s trip to Chievo, but still no sign of Douglas Maicon.
Lucarelli: 'Parma can protect clubs'
Parma captain Alessandro Lucarelli wants their crisis to be used as a “guarantee this never happens again.”
Mancini: 'Inter will target Scudetto'
Roberto Mancini said Inter “must target the Scudetto next season” and wants to turn things around against Napoli.
Benitez on Inter and Spain
Rafa Benitez said he’s “too young” to become Coach of Spain right now and is looking forward to Napoli facing Inter.
Garcia: 'I believe in Roma'
Rudi Garcia is “relaxed, motivated and has confidence” in Roma ahead of their trip to Chievo, defending the Seydou Doumbia move.
Tevez: 'Juve lead not enough'
Carlos Tevez warned nine points “isn’t enough” for Juventus to break away from Roma, while he considers a gift to fans.
Zuniga back for Napoli-Inter
Juan Camilo Zuniga returns for Napoli against Inter, but Walter Gargano, Christian Maggio and Miguel Britos miss out.
Arsenal target Romagnoli
Having been rebuffed for Daniele Rugani, Arsenal are now tracking Sampdoria and Roma defender Alessio Romagnoli.
Man Utd €40m for Nainggolan
Manchester United and Manchester City are said to be preparing €40m bids for Roma midfielder Radja Nainggolan.
Shaqiri: 'Inter ideal for me'
Xherdan Shaqiri explains why he chose Inter, welcomes a Wolfsburg clash and prepares to take on Napoli.
Toni: 'Inzaghi put me off coaching!'
Verona hero Luca Toni said seeing Pippo Inzaghi at Milan put him off coaching. “He’s aged 10 years!”
Raiola: 'Rodgers makes Balotelli better'
Mario Balotelli is improving thanks to Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers, claims Mino Raiola. “He was never asked to run off the ball before.”
Milan secure Thai investors?
La Repubblica again claims Silvio Berlusconi agreed to sell 25 per cent of Milan to Thai investor Bee Taechaubol.
Conte: 'I hate losing!'
Italy Coach Antonio Conte explains what powers him. “I hate losing. After Perugia I didn’t sleep for five days.”
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