NEWS

Sinisa Mihajlovic saw “that step up in mentality” when Sampdoria held second-placed Roma 0-0 at Marassi.
Gervinho thumped the woodwork and Sergio Romero was decisive, as Roma were held to a 0-0 draw by still-unbeaten Sampdoria.
Eusebio Di Francesco feels Sassuolo have turned a corner after holding Juventus and beating Parma 3-1.
Roberto Donadoni admits Parma are “broken” after a fifth consecutive defeat to Sassuolo.
There are reports David Moyes is in Milan this weekend, fuelling links with the Inter job.
There are reports Roma could release Ashley Cole in January to join new MLS club Orlando City.
Roma try to shake off their Bayern Munich mauling, but face an unbeaten Sampdoria side who are third in Serie A.
Sassuolo poured more misery on local rivals Parma with a 3-1 victory at the Tardini, but Francesco Acerbi celebrated a milestone.
David Pizarro is out of Fiorentina’s trip to Milan on Sunday evening, but Marko Marin wants his Serie A debut.
Milan have Nigel de Jong and Giacomo Bonaventura back for tomorrow’s showdown with Fiorentina.
Maurizio Sarri concedes Empoli “paid dearly for a blackout” in their 4-0 home defeat to Cagliari.
Zdenek Zeman said Cagliari finally “managed to play the way we wanted to” in their 4-0 destruction of Empoli.
Juventus named their squad to take on Palermo tomorrow afternoon, including Romulo.
As expected, Fredy Guarin has added to the Inter injury crisis ahead of Sunday’s trip to Cesena.
Parma and Sassuolo are desperate for a victory and face off in today’s Emilia-Romagna Derby, but Simone Zaza is out.
Carpi humiliated Pescara 5-0, Frosinone and Bari fell, while Avellino were held by Lanciano in a game with four red cards, so there are four Serie B leaders.
Cagliari inflicted a remarkable 4-0 hammering on Empoli’s home turf in an early glimpse of Zemanlandia.
Inter President Erick Thohir showed “gratitude, admiration and respect” for Massimo Moratti’s 19 years in charge.
Stefano Pioli wants “another sign” from Lazio against Torino tomorrow, as they seek a fourth consecutive victory.
It’s reported Fredy Guarin is also out of Inter’s trip to Cesena due to a muscular problem.
Palermo boss Beppe Iachini warns recent Juventus setbacks do not reflect performances and “we can’t get anything wrong.”
Javier Zanetti urged everyone “stay united” and assured Massimo Moratti “will always be part of Inter.”
Pippo Inzaghi sees tomorrow night’s Milan-Fiorentina as potentially decisive in “the hunt for third place.”
Zdenek Zeman’s Cagliari visit impressive new boys Empoli in the unusual early Saturday kick-off.
Juventus turned their attention towards Udinese wing-back Silvan Widmer as a possible replacement for Stephan Lichtsteiner.
Rafa Benitez said criticism of Napoli is “exaggerated” ahead of Verona, but the club will grow “with or without me.”
Walter Mazzarri brushed off rumours he’ll be sacked if Inter lose at Cesena. “Against Napoli we played almost the ideal football.”
Max Allegri insists defeat to Olympiacos “cannot justify such ferocious criticism” of Juventus as they host Palermo.
Vincenzo Montella insists his Fiorentina era “is not over,” denies a Milan approach and compliments Pippo Inzaghi.
Sampdoria Coach Sinisa Mihajlovic admits he is “ambitious and we’ll see at the end of the season” after links to Inter and Napoli.
Marco Materazzi trusts Antonio Conte can succeed with Italy, but Mario Balotelli’s career “is going backwards.”
Marco Materazzi would “throw myself on the fire for Jose Mourinho,” but blasted Inter, Massimo Moratti and Rafa Benitez.
Amid reports Rafa Benitez has three games to save his job, Valon Behrami explains why Napoli fans attacked the team bus.
Luis Suarez had to “accept what you’ve done is wrong and apologise” after biting Giorgio Chiellini at the World Cup.
Angelo Palombo said Sampdoria won’t sit back against Roma this evening. “Otherwise Sinisa Mihajlovic will beat us up!”

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