World Cup 2014
Attacking stats condemn Juventus
Juventus’ fragility in attack has been underlined today by two sets of statistics in the Gazzetta dello Sport and La Stampa.
What the papers say...
Today's front-page headlines from La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Zanetti 'as sad as the fans'
Javier Zanetti assures Inter fans “we are just as sad as you” after the Champions League exit to Olympique Marseille.
Deschamps: 'It's extraordinary!'
Didier Deschamps admits Marseille have achieved “something extraordinary” in knocking Inter out of the Champions League.
Ranieri 'couldn't have done more'
Claudio Ranieri feels Inter’s exit to Olympique Marseille “sums up our season, but the lads could not have given any more.”
Inter crash out to Marseille
Diego Milito thought he’d done enough to force extra time, but Inter again conceded in stoppages and crash out of the Champions League to Olympique Marseille.
Ancelotti reads Chelsea-Napoli
Former Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti has warned “they’ll start with a high tempo and aggressive, which could frighten Napoli.”
Cech: 'Napoli a final for Chelsea'
Petr Cech insists it will be “a small final” for Chelsea tomorrow. “Our mood has been good and I believe it will show against Napoli.”
Moratti: 'Inter know what I expect'
Inter President Massimo Moratti is in the stands for tonight’s clash with Marseille. “The players know what I expect from them.”
Fiorentina 'victims' of Juve?
Fiorentina have warned they “don’t want to become victims” of Juventus complaints against referees when they face off on Saturday.
Chelsea in Cavani's sights
Edinson Cavani hopes Napoli can repeat their Manchester City exploits and eliminate Chelsea from the Champions League. “Anything can happen.”
Inter have Wesley Sneijder, Diego Milito and Diego Forlan for the crucial second leg as they try to overturn a 1-0 defeat to Olympique Marseille.
Mazzarri: 'Napoli ready to astound'
Walter Mazzarri is overjoyed at the ‘freeze’ on his touchline ban against Chelsea and warns Napoli are “accustomed to astounding people.”
Cosmi: 'Six points not an abyss'
Serse Cosmi believes Lecce can fight their way to Serie A safety this season, as “six points are not an abyss.”
Mandanda 'confident' for Inter
Marseille goalkeeper Steve Mandanda is adamant his side are “full of confidence” against Inter tonight despite four consecutive defeats.
Adriano contract terminated again
Former Inter star Adriano’s troubled career took another downward turn today, as Corinthians terminated his contract.
Mourinho on Napoli and Inter
Jose Mourinho is impressed with Napoli as they face Chelsea, while he warns Inter of their “complicated” test with Olympique Marseille.
Genoa deny Palacio rumours
Genoa have again moved to quash speculation surrounding Rodrigo Palacio, suggesting that a contract extension is more likely than a summer departure.
Oriali open to Inter return?
Transfer guru Lele Oriali has refused to dismiss rumours of a return to Inter, two years on from a less-than acrimonious split from the Nerazzurri
Zola undecided on Chelsea-Napoli
Gianfranco Zola is torn between former sides Chelsea and Napoli as they prepare to meet in Wednesday’s Last 16 second leg clash.
Maroni upset over ‘passport’ shelving
Former Italy Interior Minister Roberto Maroni, who formulised the original ‘fan passport’ scheme, is unhappy that FIGC is replacing it after just a few seasons.
Mazzarri ban overturned for Chelsea
Walter Mazzarri will be on the bench for Napoli’s crucial Champions League clash with Chelsea after an appeal on his original suspension was upheld.
Batistuta ‘can’t play football’ anymore
Gabriel Batistuta has admitted that he cannot play football anymore as a consequence of the injuries picked up during his professional career.
Ronaldo turns down Berlusconi
Cristiano Ronaldo has distanced himself from a possible future transfer to Milan, saying he is happy at Real Madrid.
Coutinho to stay at Espanyol?
Espanyol have admitted an interest in keeping Inter midfielder Philippe Coutinho at the club for the 2012-13 campaign.
Brocchi eyes Lazio extension
Cristian Brocchi is hopeful that he will be handed a new one-year contract with Italian club Lazio.
Chivu confirms Inter talks
Cristian Chivu has confirmed that he has begun negotiations with Inter about his contract situation at San Siro.
Donadoni calls for perfect Parma
Parma boss Roberto Donadoni admits his side will have to be virtually perfect to get anything out of Saturday’s game against Milan.
Siena believe in Destro’s quality
Mattia Destro has what is needed to become a player at a top club, insists Siena sporting director Giorgio Perinetti.
Zeman wants Pescara future
Zdenek Zeman says he intends to still be in charge of Pescara next season – hopefully in the Italian top flight.
Kjaer-Silvestre swap ruled out
Roma have dismissed speculation that they will attempt to offer Palermo Simon Kjaer in exchange for Matias Silvestre.
Hamsik issues Chelsea warning
Marek Hamsik expects his Napoli side to cause Chelsea problems on the counter-attack in the Champions League on Wednesday.
Another week out for Inter’s Alvarez
Inter hope to have Ricky Alvarez back from injury in time for the League game against Juventus in Week 29.
Pescara deny Verratti-Juventus deal
Serie B outfit Pescara have denied reports that they have agreed to sell Marco Verratti to Italian giants Juventus.
August 25 start for Serie A
The Corriere dello Sport is today suggesting that next season’s Serie A will begin on the weekend of August 25 and 26.
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