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Lazio made short work of Pescara and Fiorentina won the Derby dell’Appennino, while Cagliari caused an upset on Ivo Pulga’s debut.
Claudio Marchisio left it late to snatch a 2-1 Juventus victory at Siena after a few scares.
Stefano Colantuono was left to rue a series of early Atalanta misses in their defeat to Roma. “We should’ve been 2-0 up after 20 minutes.”
Zdenek Zeman explained why he dropped Daniele De Rossi, Pablo Osvaldo and Nicolas Burdisso for today’s win over Atalanta.
Roma dropped stars like Daniele De Rossi and rode their luck as Atalanta wasted chances, but emerged 2-0 winners in a thrilling encounter.
Despite expectations, Nicklas Bendtner does not get his first Juventus start against Antonio Conte’s old club Siena.
Alberto Zaccheroni has been on both benches, so gives his predictions for tonight’s Milan-Inter showdown.
Antonio Conte could be handed a new long-term contract with Juventus in a ‘Sir Alex Ferguson’ role.
Zdenek Zeman makes big changes as Roma and Atalanta try to put last weekend’s hammerings behind them, dropping Daniele De Rossi, Nicolas Burdisso and Pablo Osvaldo.
Gian Piero Gasperini admits “stepping back into Marassi was one of the most emotional moments of my life.”
Rolando Maran is counting on Catania’s desire to get back on track against Parma after a 4-0 defeat.
Ivo Pulga prepares for his debut on the Cagliari bench with co-Coach Diego Lopez against Torino and has pledged “no catenaccio.”
This evening Cesare Prandelli will name his Italy squad for the World Cup qualifiers, which should include Stephan El Shaarawy, Domenico Criscito and Mario Balotelli.
Siena Vice-President Valentina Mezzaroma hope she can “play a trick on my old friend” Antonio Conte’s Juventus.
Roberto Donadoni has told Parma to use their pace to trouble Catania this afternoon. “We can’t allow them to control the tempo.”
Nigel De Jong is looking forward to his first Milan derby tonight. “I am a winner and I always want to win. It’s my mentality.”
Stefano Pioli tells Bologna they can cause an upset against on-form Fiorentina in today’s Derby dell’Appennino.
Bojan Krkic is familiar with the Clasico and would “love to play in the Milan derby” this evening.
It’s the Derby della Madonnina this evening, the Derby dell’Appennino in the afternoon and a Napoli-Udinese crunch match tonight.
Today's front page headlines from La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Genoa fought back to hold Palermo in an entertaining 1-1 draw on Gian Piero Gasperini’s return to Marassi.
Ciro Ferrara admits Sampdoria made mistakes and didn’t do enough at the Bentegodi. “We are young and should be more cynical.”
Eugenio Corini was moved by a late Chievo victory on his debut and defended their controversial winner against Sampdoria.
Fabrizio Miccoli leads Palermo out at Marassi as former Genoa boss Gian Piero Gasperini returns to his old club.
Chievo snatched victory on new Coach Eugenio Corini’s debut thanks to a late howler from Sampdoria goalkeeper Sergio Romero.
Rodrigo Palacio is back in the Inter squad for tomorrow night’s Milan derby, but Cristian Chivu has undergone surgery.
Mauro Zarate’s rapport with Lazio has become extremely tense again, as he is dropped for the trip to Pescara.
Walter Mazzarri will not let the defeat to PSV hit Napoli’s confidence ready to face Udinese. “We can get a result against anyone.”
Francesco Guidolin tells Udinese to “forget about Anfield” and get ready for battle against Napoli on Sunday night.
Serse Cosmi warns Siena that “our best might not be enough” to get a result against Serie A leaders Juventus on Sunday.
Alexandre Pato made his comeback for the Milan youth team today, scoring a brace in their 2-1 victory.
Chievo Coach Eugenio Corini makes changes on his debut, introducing Adrian Stoian in a trequartista role, as Maxi Lopez returns for Sampdoria.
Sassuolo are screaming away at the top of the table after conquering Grosseto, Varese scraped a draw with Empoli and Modena put four past Cesena.
Andrea Stramaccioni laughed off comparisons with Jose Mourinho ahead of the Derby della Madonnina. “The pitch will prove who is stronger.”
Roma President James Pallotta will open the new Hall of Fame tomorrow and declared he wants “the title within five years.”

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