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Massimiliano Allegri says Juventus’ crunch Champions League tie with Atletico Madrid is a ‘special’ occasion.
Cagliari Coach Zdenek Zeman blasted his team after their home defeat to Chievo, admitting his side just didn’t turn up.
Sampdoria had their strikers to thank after all three scored to help the Blucerchiati to a 3-1 win over Verona, with Rafael Marquez seeing red.
Chievo Coach Rolando Maran praised his side for a ‘big step forward’ after they climbed out of the relegation zone by beating Cagliari.
Manolo Gabbiadini starts for Sampdoria at Verona tonight, despite reportedly being on the verge of a move to Napoli.
Max Allegri has named the 20 players which will form the Juventus squad for tomorrow’s crucial game with Atletico Madrid.
Chievo climbed out of the relegation zone at the expense of Cagliari, emerging from Sardinia with a 2-0 win.
Diego Simeone has spoken about Atletico Madrid’s match with Juventus tomorrow night, calling it ‘a game unlike any other’.
The Bianconeri lost 1-0 to Diego Simeone’s side earlier this season, but Koke professes an admiration for the Old Lady’s midfield strength.
Cagliari take on Chievo at Sant’Elia tonight, with Victor Ibarbo leading the line for the home side.
Fiorentina striker Mario Gomez has defended his goalscoring record for the Viola and says he’ll be back to his best soon.
Pierpaolo Bisoli has spoken about his dismissal by Cesena, admitting that he isn’t finding it easy.
Napoli could sell Marek Hamsik in January, after the Slovakian was jeered by the San Paolo crowd at the weekend.
Inter target Ivan Mocinic has talked up a possible move to San Siro, insisting ‘I’ve always been an Inter fan’.
Former Italy midfielder Fabio Liverani has been appointed as Leyton Orient manager, the club has confirmed.
Empoli’s sporting director says no-one will leave the club in January - including Daniele Rugani.
Manchester City midfielder Samir Nasri believes his side can beat Roma on Wednesday, insisting the English champions are stronger.
Domenico Di Carlo or Delio Rossi could take over the Cesena hot seat if reports indicating Davide Ballardini has rejected the job are correct.
Alessandro Florenzi looks ahead to Roma’s Champions League clash with Manchester City on Wednesday, and believes his side can win.
There are reports that Davide Ballardini has rejected the opportunity to replace Pierpaolo Bisoli on the Cesena bench.
Juventus Coach Massimiliano Allegri insists his side are not inferior to tomorrow’s opponents Atletico Madrid.
Juventus Coach Max Allegri has explained the importance of Champions League progression, and reflects on the point in Florence.
Coach Massimiliano Allegri says that it's ‘the norm for Juventus to be among Europe’s Last 16, and that the Europa League isn’t under consideration.
Cesena have confirmed that they have sacked Pierpaolo Bisoli as Coach, ahead of the expected appointment of Davide Ballardini.
Atletico Madrid’s form requires Juventus’ full focus, admits Claudio Marchisio, who also plays down previous recent European disappointments.
Claudio Marchisio says Juventus are aware of Atletico Madrid’s strengths, in preview of what he labels as the Bianconeri’s ‘game of the year’.
Juventus may return to the 4-3-1-2 for their Champions League game against Atletico Madrid, with the return of Carlos Tevez.
Fiorentina have reportedly offered €1.5m-a-year to Norberto Neto, but there remain offers from Liverpool and Roma.
Cesena are reportedly on the verge of sacking Pierpaolo Bisoli and replacing him with Davide Ballardini.
President James Pallotta will be meeting with Roma directors to discuss the January transfer window, with the apparent priority being the defence.
Arrigo Sacchi believes that Roma and Juventus both have a chance to qualify for the Champions League Last 16, whilst he backs Juve for the Scudetto.
Empoli goalkeeper Luigi Sepe has affirmed his desire to join Napoli, whilst his agent confirms there's ‘no problem’.
Milan director Adriano Galliani went into the changing rooms after yesterday's defeat and personally confronted his team.
Inter's Mateo Kovacic admits that his team has to ‘work harder’ and is ‘not worthy of the top three places’ in Serie A.
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