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Arrigo Sacchi believes Serie A should follow the example of Cagliari Coach Zdenek Zeman. “He’s a genius.”
Fabian Schär said he’s ready to leave Basel and “couldn’t say no to top clubs like Inter, Milan and Juventus.”
Paulo Dybala believes Palermo can conquer Milan at San Siro tonight with his first away goal.
Guangzhou Evergrande won the Chinese title for the third year running with Marcello Lippi, Alessandro Diamanti and Alberto Gilardino.
Sassuolo Coach Eusebio Di Francesco promised “a battle” in a relegation dogfight against Chievo this afternoon.
Napoli are reportedly planning a £12m January swoop for Newcastle United’s Cheick Tiote.
Antonio Cassano and his wife relished their revenge over Walter Mazzarri after Parma beat Inter 2-0.
Stefano Colantuono denied Atalanta are in crisis ahead of today’s trip to Torino. “We are not in trouble.”
Alvaro Morata is fired up after his goal against Empoli and urged Juventus to bring on Olympiacos.
Gian Piero Gasperini wants Genoa to build on their shock victory over Juventus by upsetting Udinese today.
Walter Mazzarri hit out angrily at fans calling for Roberto Mancini to take over at Inter after a 2-0 defeat to Parma.
The race for third place is wide open with Sampdoria-Fiorentina, Udinese-Genoa and Milan-Palermo today.
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Walter Mazzarri looked to the Inter injury crisis after defeat to Parma, but confessed they “stall when it’s time to change gear.”
Roberto Donadoni praised Parma’s victory over Inter and admitted Paolo De Ceglie “hadn’t even scored two in training!”
Paolo De Ceglie scored the first brace of his career to give bottom club Parma a shock 2-0 win over Inter.
Napoli director Riccardo Bigon told naysayers they should acknowledge good buys like David Lopez and Kalidou Koulibaly.
Maurizio Sarri feels Empoli should build on their performance against Juventus. “We won’t always be facing Gigi Buffon.”
Andrea Pirlo said he is getting back in shape and Juventus-Olympiacos will be “like a Final.”
Max Allegri said the Juventus victory at Empoli and Roma’s defeat to Napoli proves critics were too quick to judge.
Andrea Pirlo and Alvaro Morata gave Juventus victory in Empoli and a three-point lead at the top of the table, but also two new injuries.
Inter seek a third consecutive victory against Antonio Cassano’s Parma, who are on six straight defeats.
Roma director Walter Sabatini insists a 2-0 defeat to Napoli left them “only moderately worried.”
Fiorentina named their squad for the trip to Sampdoria, including Mati Fernandez and Mario Gomez.
Rafa Benitez denied the 2-0 victory over Roma was Napoli’s best performance under his reign. “Of course there are regrets.”
Milan named their squad for tomorrow night’s game with Palermo at San Siro.
Rudi Garcia admits Napoli “were the better team today and deserved to win,” but slammed Roma’s attitude.
Juventus can go three points clear of Roma against struggling Empoli, so start Alvaro Morata and Sebastian Giovinco.
Livorno inflict the first US-era defeat for Bologna, Pro Vercelli crush Bari and Trapani win a Brescia thriller as Carpi go clear.
Rafa Benitez said Napoli should continue in the vein of today’s 2-0 win over Roma. “One game at a time.”
Gonzalo Higuain scored one and set up another for Jose Callejon, while Napoli hit the woodwork twice to beat joint Serie A leaders Roma 2-0.
Beppe Iachini said he needs a “perfect Palermo” against Milan tomorrow night and Maurizio Zamparini is “like Jose Mourinho.”
Parma announced they will take their appeal to the European Court of Human Rights after their spot was handed to Torino.
Fabio Capello warned the Russian Federation he is “very close to the limit” after going unpaid for five months.
Morgan De Sanctis said Roma intend to “stay top until the end” of the season, but appealed for calm at Napoli.

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