NEWS

Milan were aided by two own goals when beating Pescara, but Roma were stunned in the fog by Sergio Pellissier.
Juventus had this victory sealed after just half-an-hour, sweeping 10-man Atalanta aside 3-0.
Vincenzo Montella hailed “extraordinary” David Pizarro as Fiorentina dominated the Tuscan Derby against Siena.
Chelsea lost the Club World Cup against Corinthians and his ex-Inter defender Marco Materazzi blamed Rafa Benitez.
Roma stick with Miralem Pjanic, Pablo Daniel Osvaldo and Francesco Totti in their 4-3-3 system against Chievo.
Fiorentina dominated the Tuscan Derby with Luca Toni bagging a brace of headers to beat Siena 4-1, even though Alberto Aquilani missed a penalty.
Milan welcome Pescara to San Siro to celebrate their 113th birthday with Robinho, Giampaolo Pazzini and Stephan El Shaarawy.
Luca Marrone steps in to the defence as Juventus welcome Atalanta to Turin this afternoon.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has confirmed his interest in Milan star Stephan El Shaarawy. “His philosophy fits perfectly with mine.”
Atalanta call Guglielmo Stendardo for today’s trip to Juventus and assure the controversy over his law exam was “a storm in a teacup.”
President Claudio Lotito is adamant Lazio “attacked for 94 minutes” and fully deserved to beat Inter last night.
Stevan Jovetic is back from the start with Luca Toni, but Emiliano Viviano is benched as Fiorentina welcome Siena in the Tuscan Derby.
Andrea Ranocchia insists not only was there a penalty on him in the final minute of Lazio-Inter, but “the referees had already warned” Michael Ciani.
There are reports that Mauro Zarate stormed off when told he’d be on the Lazio bench against Inter, effectively ending his time in Rome.
Giampiero Ventura realises it is “a delicate duel with Genoa” this afternoon, as Torino try not to get sucked back into the relegation zone.
Bologna visit Napoli this evening, but Coach Stefano Pioli warns they “will not just clam up and defend.”
Ciro Ferrara welcomes back Eder and is sure Sampdoria can cause problems in Sicily against Catania.
Eugenio Corini reveals Chievo have prepared “a special jersey” if they end their Roma taboo this afternoon.
Serse Cosmi realises the lunchtime kick-off is “a special game,” as Siena take on Tuscan rivals Fiorentina.
Giacomo Bonaventura admits he was a Juventus fan as a child, but warns that today his team Atalanta are “giant-killers.”
Cristiano Bergodi is pleased to take on his former teammate Max Allegri as Pescara visit Milan this afternoon.
Smaller clubs are eager to cause upsets today, as Juventus face Atalanta, Milan welcome Pescara, Roma visit Chievo and Napoli take on Bologna.
Today's front page headlines from La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Vladimir Petkovic praised Miroslav Klose after the victory over Inter, but warned Lazio must now start improving their away record.
Andrea Stramaccioni concedes Lazio were better in the first half, but felt “Inter deserved to take the lead” in their 1-0 defeat.
Inter rattled the woodwork twice and tested Federico Marchetti, but Miroslav Klose got the late goal as Lazio won 1-0.
Francesco Guidolin held up his hands after Udinese’s last-gasp equaliser and confessed “Palermo played better. We didn’t deserve that point.”
Gian Piero Gasperini vented his fury at the referees after Palermo “threw away two points” in Udine.
Miroslav Klose is back as Lazio welcome Inter, who change to a four-man defence with Antonio Cassano and Diego Milito upfront.
Palermo thought they had done enough to earn their first away win of the season, but Antonio Di Natale rescued a point for 10-man Udinese in the final minute.
Alexandre Pato is not in Milan’s squad to face Pescara tomorrow afternoon, but Riccardo Montolivo, Kevin Constant and more return.
Walter Mazzarri is confident Napoli are on the right track despite last week’s defeat to Inter and the betting scandal, so focuses on Bologna.
Sassuolo crushed Padova to consolidate the top spot, as Hellas Verona slipped again, Novara shocked Bari and Varese’s game was fogged off.
Palermo revamp with Paulo Dybala, Fabrizio Miccoli and Josip Ilicic starting together against Antonio Di Natale’s Udinese.
Adem Ljajic, Stevan Jovetic and Emiliano Viviano are in the Fiorentina squad to face local rivals Siena.

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