Serie A Team of Week 4
Following some unexpected results over the weekend, Dave Taylor had another difficult day picking his best XI.
Moratti: Milan clubs on the slide
Inter chief Massimo Moratti has admitted that times are changing for his side and city cousins Milan.
Roma trio back in action
There is a triple fitness boost for Roma ahead of Wednesday’s Serie A game against Sampdoria at the Stadio Olimpico.
Give Inter time, says Cambiasso
Esteban Cambiasso is refusing to panic after Inter were left stunned by little Siena at the Meazza on Sunday.
Milan boss Allegri banned
Massimiliano Allegri’s disastrous start to the season continues after the Milan man was handed a one-match touchline ban.
Roma handed 3-0 win at Cagliari
Roma have been awarded a 3-0 win at Cagliari after Sunday’s game was postponed because of safety concerns.
Inter to use three at the back?
Inter boss Andrea Stramaccioni is the latest Serie A tactician to be tempted into using a three-man defence.
Carrera: Conte can stay at home
Juventus match-day boss Massimo Carrera has a solution to the problem of where Antonio Conte will sit at Fiorentina on Tuesday. “He doesn’t even have to be there…”
Palermo – survival the only target
Former Palermo boss Delio Rossi has told Rosanero fans that the side are unlikely to find themselves in the top 10 when the season ends.
Hamsik: Red card didn’t help Napoli
Marek Hamsik has argued that the early dismissal of Catania’s Pablo Alvarez may have actually made things more difficult for his Napoli side.
Robinho back for Milan
Daniele Bonera and Robinho should be available for the game against Cagliari after returning to Milan training.
Lazio consider Hernanes renewal
Lazio are keen to tighten their grip on Brazilian international midfielder Hernanes, according to the Messaggero.
Abbiati: We respect Allegri
The Milan squad still have great faith in under-pressure boss Massimiliano Allegri, says Christian Abbiati.
Juventus aware of hidden dangers
Juventus director general Beppe Marotta has dismissed the notion that his club will have no rivals in the Scudetto race this season.
Viviano hungry to beat Juventus
Emiliano Viviano has promised to take the Fiorentina squad out for a meal should his beloved Viola beat Juventus on Tuesday.
Cagliari attack Roma ‘vulture’ Baldini
Roma director general Franco Baldini has been criticised by Cagliari for demanding that his team be awarded a 3-0 win for Sunday’s postponed tie between the two clubs.
Elkann hails Quagliarella and Juve
Juventus patron John Elkann has celebrated the return to form of striker Fabio Quagliarella after his recent scoring exploits.
‘Boateng red card a scandal’
Djamel Mesbah insists that Milan teammate Kevin Prince Boateng should not have been dismissed against Udinese. “It’s a scandal!”
Milan’s Inzaghi and Allegri childlike
Alessandro Nesta has labelled Milan boss Massimiliano Allegri and former teammate Pippo Inzaghi as childish after their alleged bust-up last week.
What the papers say...
Today's front-page headlines from La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Cellino: 'I avoided Cagliari chaos'
Cagliari President Massimo Cellino insists he was trying to “avoid chaos” by inviting fans to attend a game behind closed doors against Roma.
Petkovic: 'Lazio were wasteful'
Vladimir Petkovic complimented Genoa for their victory and assured Lazio are on the right track despite the end of their 100 per cent record.
De Canio: 'Deserved win? Well...'
Gigi De Canio feels Genoa got the three points against Lazio that they had probably deserved last week from Juventus.
Borriello ends Lazio record
Lazio wasted numerous chances, so Marco Borriello struck to give Genoa a shock victory at the Stadio Olimpico and end their perfect record.
Abete: 'Cellino unacceptable'
FIGC President Giancarlo Abete blasted Cagliari patron Massimo Cellino’s “unacceptable” behaviour that saw today’s game with Roma called off.
Gargano: 'I didn't write Napoli letter'
Walter Gargano has told fans his farewell letter to Napoli “was written by the club. People don’t know how things really went.”
Lazio must beat Genoa to stay joint top of the table this evening, so look to Mauro Zarate and Libor Kozak.
Galliani: 'Full faith in Allegri'
Adriano Galliani has assured Milan Coach Massimiliano Allegri “is not up for debate. He has the total faith of the President and me.”
Andrea Stramaccioni keeps the faith and Serse Cosmi hails Siena's "almost perfect" performance.
Rolando Maran feels Catania gave "101 per cent," but Walter Mazzarri will give Napoli a talking to.
Stefano Pioli regrets dropping a lead, though Giovanni Stroppa feels Pescara earned the point.
Stefano Colantuono praised Atalanta's patience, while Gian Piero Gasperini was angry at losing his Palermo debut.
Guidolin: 'Allegri can revive Milan'
Francesco Guidolin’s Udinese beat Milan, but he still reassured under-fire colleague Massimiliano Allegri.
Strama: 'It's an ugly defeat'
Andrea Stramaccioni urges Inter to “stick together” after what he admits was an “ugly defeat” to Siena.
Allegri: 'I'm not at risk'
Massimiliano Allegri insists there is “no problem” with Milan after another 2-1 defeat to Udinese.
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