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Stephan El Shaarawy scored on his 20th birthday against his former club as an uninspired Milan scraped a 1-0 victory on Gigi Del Neri’s Genoa debut.
Serse Cosmi looks on the bright side for Siena, but Gian Piero Gasperini is "angry" at Palermo's results.
Massimiliano Allegri desperately clings to the Milan bench and sticks with his 3-4-3 system as Genoa debut under new Coach Gigi Del Neri.
Palermo had the best chances in this bottom of the table clash at Siena, as Fabrizio Miccoli wasted a golden opportunity and there was a strong penalty shout, but it ended 0-0.
Alberto Aquilani is back in the Fiorentina squad to take on Lazio tomorrow, but David Pizarro and Facundo Roncaglia miss out.
Milan President Silvio Berlusconi admits the club “needs to be looked after at the moment.”
Napoli could be without Edinson Cavani for Sunday’s game against Chievo after he pulled up in training.
Udinese Coach Francesco Guidolin hails Zdenek Zeman as “a master” whose Roma are becoming more dangerous as his philosophy adapts.
Fiorentina welcome Lazio on Sunday and Vincenzo Montella sets the Aquile up as “an example” for them to follow.
Verona climbed back into second place, but Cittadella leapfrogged Spezia after a shock away win, while Empoli finally won a six-goal thriller, Varese and Padova were held.
Catania Coach Rolando Maran is not afraid of welcoming Juventus tomorrow. “Nothing is impossible and we want to give our fans a dream.”
Raul Bobadilla crushed Udinese with a hat-trick this week, but the Young Boys striker admits he is “dreaming of Inter.”
Zdenek Zeman prepares Roma to face Udinese and launches another sideswipe at Juventus. “They had 20 years to change football...”
Vladimir Petkovic is confident Lazio will have the upper hand against Fiorentina on Sunday despite "alarm bells" over conceding late goals.
Juventus welcome back Simone Pepe, but are without Claudio Marchisio and Lucio for their trip to Catania.
Serie B club Grosseto have effectively sacked four players who were involved in a car accident this morning, as the driver had been drinking.
Walter Mazzarri made a public appeal for Napoli’s fans to stand by them against Chievo after a nightmare week.
The reports of Liverpool’s interest in Palermo midfielder Josip Ilicic continue to gather pace with a £5m offer on the table.
Andrea Stramaccioni feels Inter are “on the right track, but we haven’t achieved anything yet” ahead of tomorrow’s trip to Bologna.
Shakhtar Donetsk manager Mircea Lucescu believes Italian teams “are too focused on Serie A and snub European competition.”
Marcello Lippi has won the Chinese Super League title with his Guangzhou Evergrande team today.
Manchester United, Chelsea and Liverpool are keeping a close eye on Genoa full-back Mario Sampirisi when he takes on Milan this evening.
Today is Stephan El Shaarawy’s birthday and Massimo Ambrosini reveals why he might have to pay for the Milan youngster’s vacation.
Juventus stand-in Coach Angelo Alessio insists they cannot repeat the same mistakes against Catania. “We’ve got to crank up the tempo from the first minute.”
Marek Hamsik is not bowed by Napoli’s recent problems and insists “we can dream” about the Scudetto.
Gian Piero Gasperini warns Palermo will go to Siena this afternoon “to strike their weak spots.”
There are surprise reports from Spain that David Villa is eager to solve the Juventus striker problem with a January move.
Zdenek Zeman has given his typically forthright views on football, tactics, leadership and why “it’s becoming a more individual sport.”
The bitter row between Fiorentina and Juventus escalated again after Daniele Pradè challenged Beppe Marotta to “say that to my face in a locked room.”
Tonight Massimiliano Allegri gambles with his Milan career by facing Genoa on Gigi Del Neri’s debut, while Siena test Palermo’s mettle.
Today's front page headlines from La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Manchester City talent scout Angelo Gregucci confirmed Fiorentina star Stevan Jovetic “is on our list,” plus two Serie B youngsters.
Leaders Sassuolo stay clear at the top, but needed a last-gasp victory over nine-man Juve Stabia, while Livorno squeezed past Cesena.
Juventus midfielder Emanuele Giaccherini is to be fined for displaying an 'offensive banner' during the club's title celebrations.
UEFA have hit Napoli with a €150,000 fine for failing to adhere to safety regulations and ignoring 'inappropriate fan behaviour'.

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