NEWS

Shakhtar Donetsk gave Juventus a real test in their first home Champions League tie, as they were perhaps fortunate to get a 1-1 draw.
Ivo Pulga is officially the new Cagliari Coach in conjunction with Diego Lopez after Massimo Ficcadenti left the club.
Antonio Di Natale and Maurizio Domizzi are in the Udinese squad travelling to Liverpool, but Dusan Basta misses out.
Beppe Marotta expressed his disappointment at empty seats for the Champions League debut at the Juventus Stadium.
Sampdoria defender Daniele Gastaldello has received a two-match ban, but Napoli Coach Walter Mazzarri only received a fine.
Chievo striker Sergio Pellissier has been released from hospital after surgery to remove kidney stones.
Napoli have included Edinson Cavani in their Europa League squad to face PSV, but Christian Maggio and Marek Hamsik are out.
Juventus welcome Shakhtar Donetsk in their first Champions League home game with Mirko Vucinic and Alessandro Matri up front.
New Chievo Coach Eugenio Corini is excited at replacing Domenico Di Carlo. “I feel ready to take this great opportunity.”
Cagliari have released a statement insisting they have not promoted Diego Lopez to the first team job, but didn’t rule out sacking Massimo Ficcadenti either.
Juventus boss Antonio Conte will have to wait until October 7 at the latest to find out the result of his appeal against a 10-month ban.
Riccardo Montolivo says the scepticism around Milan reminds him of the doubters who questioned Italy ahead of Euro 2012.
Udinese defender Andrea Coda has admitted he has 'dreamed' of playing at Anfield, as the Zebrette travel to Liverpool in the Europa League.
Milan Coach Massimiliano Allegri has claimed his side have to 'improve a lot' if they are to beat Zenit St. Petersburg on Wednesday.
Milan owner and President Silvio Berlusconi has claimed he has 'total faith' in the club's Vice-President Adriano Galliani.
Walter Mazzarri is to be offered a one-year extension to his Napoli contract, according to reports in Italy.
Former Milan striker Filippo Inzaghi has admitted he misses playing for the Rossoneri, after retiring from the game in the summer.
Cagliari are set to replace Coach Massimo Ficcadenti with former defender Diego Lopez, according to reports in the Italian media.
Palermo Coach Gian Piero Gasperini has been reminiscing about his time at Genoa, as the two face-off in Serie A this weekend.
Milan full-back Djamel Mesbah has revealed that Fiorentina made a late bid to sign him during the summer.
Chievo Verona insist that they haven’t gambled in deciding to replace Domenico Di Carlo for the inexperienced Eugenio Corini.
Zenit boss Luciano Spalletti has admitted that his side can’t afford to lose to Milan in the Champions League on Wednesday.
Bayern Munich chief Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has revealed that his club made a bigger offer than Juventus for Arturo Vidal in 2011.
Edinson Cavani says he’s never thought about leaving a Napoli side whom he now considers to be Scudetto contenders.
There could be some notable boardroom changes at Milan and Roma, reports the Corriere dello Sport.
Antonio Cassano insists that joining Inter has always been his dream, while he expects to put on weight when he hangs up his boots.
Chievo Verona have confirmed that Eugenio Corini is their new Coach after they took the decision to fire Domenico Di Carlo.
Palermo have dismissed speculation that the club were thinking about dismissing Gian Piero Gasperini after just three games in charge.
Gianluca Pagliuca expected Alberto Gilardino to rediscover his scoring touch following his move to Bologna.
Newcastle full-back Davide Santon has sent Italy boss Cesare Prandelli a clear message. “Don’t forget about me!”
The 2012 Golden Ball should be awarded to Andrea Pirlo of Juventus, says Shakhtar Donetsk boss Mircea Lucescu.
Reports suggest that Juventus boss Antonio Conte should have his suspension reduced by the TNAS appeal court.
Today's front-page headlines from La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Malaga are interested in signing Inter midfielder Ricardo Alvarez, according to reports in the Spanish media.
Zenit St. Petersburg defender Domenico Criscito believes midweek Champions League opponents Milan have 'improved in recent weeks'.

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