Wk8: Viola stall in Verona
Udinese beat Pescara despite being down to 10 men, but Sampdoria’s dismissal cost them in Parma and Chievo held Fiorentina.
Cassano sinks Catania
Inter ran a few risks and Catania were denied a penalty, but Antonio Cassano and Rodrigo Palacio secured the 2-0 victory.
Inter have revamped again with a Rodrigo Palacio-Diego Milito-Antonio Cassano trident attack against Catania.
Cagliari beat 'phantom' Bologna
Cagliari got their second consecutive victory with Radja Nainggolan on target, but Alberto Gilardino had a ‘phantom goal’ controversy for Bologna.
Napoli checked 'secret Conte tunnels'
There are reports Napoli demanded the FIGC perform checks on the Juventus Stadium to ensure there were no ‘secret tunnels’ Antonio Conte could go through.
Toni: 'Guardiola, go to Bayern!'
Luca Toni reveals he was about to retire before Fiorentina called, but has also advised Pep Guardiola to take over Bayern Munich rather than Milan.
Abate: 'Milan must act like men'
Ignazio Abate has urged Milan to “emerge from this difficult moment like men” after a fifth defeat in eight games.
Hernanes: 'Lazio for Champions League'
Hernanes is confident Lazio “are fighting for the Champions League” after their victory over Milan.
Cambiasso: 'I'm not finished!'
Esteban Cambiasso has a strong record against Catania and feels he has a point to prove. “Many thought I was finished, but I have a long career ahead of me.”
Ferrara eyes Tardini revival
Sampdoria lost their unbeaten run and are without a win in four, but Ciro Ferrara is sure “we’ll give it our all” to turn things around against Parma.
Pulga feels Cagliari pressure
Ivo Pulga and Diego Lopez won their first match in charge of Cagliari, but concede it’ll be tough to follow that up in today’s early kick-off with Bologna.
Corini reveals Jovetic plan
Chievo boss Eugenio Corini has no intention of man-marking Stevan Jovetic when Fiorentina visit this afternoon.
De Canio 'scared' of Roma stars
Genoa Coach Gigi De Canio reveals a Ciro Immobile problem going into tonight’s exciting encounter with Roma. “I’m a little bit scared.”
Mazzarri: 'I could leave Napoli'
Walter Mazzarri reiterated after the defeat to Juventus that he could quit Napoli at the end of the season. “I haven’t had a break in 12 years and there’s a lot of stress.”
Milan: 'Allegri stays'
Massimiliano Allegri “will stay in his place. There is no desire at all to change the Coach,” insisted Milan Vice-President Adriano Galliani after defeat to Lazio.
What the papers say...
Today's front page headlines from La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Juve lodge Napoli complaints
Juventus have lodged complaints after a member of the Napoli kit staff allegedly slapped a steward and ultras wrecked the stadium toilets.
Petkovic ignores Scudetto talk
Vladimir Petkovic shrugged off Scudetto talk after Lazio took Milan apart. “Our ambitions remain the same, this changes nothing and we must keep our feet on the ground.”
Allegri: 'Milan risk relegation zone'
Massimiliano Allegri tried to see the positive side, but confessed Milan “could get sucked back into the relegation zone” after their 3-2 defeat to Lazio.
Milan lose Lazio thriller
Lazio nearly threw away a 3-0 lead, but further added to Milan’s misery with a 3-2 victory at the Olimpico.
Hamsik: 'Napoli must reflect'
Marek Hamsik feels Napoli “need to reflect” on the reasons behind their 2-0 defeat to Juventus.
Pogba: 'So proud to play for Juve'
Paul Pogba admits he was so excited by his first goal for Juventus that he can barely remember it and reveals Patrick Vieira advised him on this move.
Verona apologise for Morosini chants
Hellas Verona have publicly apologised after a small section of ultras aimed insulting chants at Piermario Morosini during today’s game with Livorno.
Caceres: 'No Juve reserves'
Martin Caceres could not disguise his joy at scoring the breakthrough goal for Juventus against Napoli.
Alessio: 'It's all Conte's doing'
Juventus assistant manager Angelo Alessio was back for the victory over Napoli, but gives all the credit to Antonio Conte.
Mazzarri: 'Napoli were in control'
Walter Mazzarri feels “Napoli were in charge” at the Juventus Stadium and it all went wrong when the Bianconeri changed for a corner.
Milan reshuffle again as Christian Abbiati and Robinho are out for tonight’s trip to third-placed Lazio, but Giampaolo Pazzini starts.
Juve supersubs sink Napoli!
Juventus won the top of the table clash thanks to splendid goals from substitutes Martin Caceres and Paul Pogba as Napoli were defeated 2-0.
Laporta sees Guardiola at Milan
Former Barcelona President Joan Laporta believes Pep Guardiola could end up at Milan. “He loves Italy and would get along with Silvio Berlusconi.”
'Totti will not come to Sydney'
Sydney FC have assured it is “not possible” for Francesco Totti to join Alessandro Del Piero in the A-League.
Marotta: 'Buffon criticism untrue'
Juventus director general Beppe Marotta told off critics who thought Gigi Buffon was faking his injury on international duty.
Aquilani fails fitness test
Alberto Aquilani, Michele Camporese and Cristian Llama have not recovered in time for Fiorentina’s trip to Chievo.
It’s the top of the table clash in Turin as Juventus start with Marco Storari, Sebastian Giovinco and Fabio Quagliarella against Napoli’s Edinson Cavani, Goran Pandev and Marek Hamsik.
Serie B: Sassuolo crash, Verona take Livorno
It was a big round in Serie B, as leaders Sassuolo crashed at Cittadella, Verona won the promotion head-to-head in Livorno and Ascoli lost a six-goal thriller.
Guidolin wants 18-team Serie A
Francesco Guidolin is feeling the strain after a break for international duty and goes into Udinese-Pescara noting “I like the idea of an 18-team Serie A.”
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