NEWS

Stefano Pioli believes Lazio cannot be “fooled” by Empoli’s lowly position in the Serie A table. “They are very dangerous.”
Sassuolo had the better of the game and Atalanta hit the woodwork, so a point each was fair.
Sampdoria are eager to take another prestigious scalp as they defend third place against Stephan El Shaarawy’s Milan.
Marcello Lippi noted he’s finished as a club Coach, but the Guangzhou Evergrande director would like a national team job.
Andrea Pirlo has been ruled out of Juventus-Parma on Sunday, leaving Max Allegri with few options.
Yuto Nagatomo and Hernanes return for Inter against Verona, but Fredy Guarin and Yann M’Vila are still out.
Federico Marchetti, Stefan Radu, Dusan Basta and Keita Balde Diao are out of Lazio’s trip to Empoli.
Sassuolo welcome back Simone Zaza and Paolo Cannavaro in an early relegation dogfight with Atalanta.
Davis Curiale’s hat-trick saw Frosinone flatten Trapani to join Carpi as leaders, Avellino conquered nine-man Modena, while Lanciano leapfrogged Livorno.
Bologna paid tribute to Klas Ingesson today as former teammates walked round the Stadio Dall’Ara with his jersey.
Roberto Donadoni feels Paolo De Ceglie set the path for Parma against Juventus. “Everyone in the team can score.”
Alberto Aquilani has recovered, so Fiorentina’s injury crisis abates against Napoli.
Kevin Strootman is back in the Roma squad after eight months to take on Torino tomorrow.
Arrigo Sacchi criticised Italy boss Antonio Conte and said Mario Balotelli “is not a football player,” but Zdenek Zeman “is a genius.”
Rafa Benitez said Napoli’s confidence makes “everything easier” and they’ll go for victory at Fiorentina too.
Rudi Garcia stands by his assertion that Roma will win the Scudetto and his Bayern Munich approach ahead of Torino.
Walter Mazzarri shrugged off Inter President Erick Thohir’s warning and expects “a great match” against Verona.
Rudi Garcia confirmed Kevin Strootman “will be on the bench” tomorrow for Roma-Torino.
Udinese will be without Antonio Di Natale against Palermo. “We have to change our approach,” said Andrea Stramaccioni.
Marek Hamsik is in the squad for Napoli’s trip to Fiorentina, but it remains to be seen if he’ll start.
Max Allegri said Juventus will stick with the four-man defence against Parma and a trident attack “is possible.”
Alessandro Del Piero turns 40 this weekend and looks on Sydney and Delhi experiences. “I had to divide ‘football player’ from ‘Juventus player.’”
Napoli hitman Jose Callejon said his debut Spain call is “one of the happiest moments of my life.”
Antonio Di Natale reveals he taught Alexis Sanchez how to shoot and would only have left Udinese for Liverpool.
Vincenzo Montella said Fiorentina are still “burning” from previous Napoli defeats and Rafa Benitez “snubbed us.”
Inter President Erick Thohir warned Walter Mazzarri he wants “the next matches to bring points – plural.”
Fiorentina’s Josip Ilicic is refusing to play for Slovenia as long as Srecko Katanec is the Coach.
There are reports Inter could loan Nemanja Vidic back to Manchester United in January.
Theo Walcott’s agent confirmed “interest from Fiorentina, but I think a move would be almost impossible.”
Marek Hamsik admits he could miss out on Napoli’s trip to Fiorentina tomorrow due to flu symptoms.
Arturo Vidal received a “positive” response from a check-up on his operated knee, confirmed Juventus.
Spezia got the better of Crotone and temporarily soared into second place in Serie B.
Week 11 kicks off today with Sassuolo-Atalanta and Sampdoria-Milan, then Napoli visit Fiorentina and Inter host Verona.
Today's front page headlines from La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Maurizio Zamparini calls hiring Gennaro Gattuso at Palermo a mistake, and suggests the best Coach he worked with was Francesco Guidolin.

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