NEWS

It’s make or break for Walter Mazzarri as his Inter host Rafa Benitez’s Napoli in a double blast from the past.
Giampiero Ventura took a Zen approach to Torino’s 1-0 victory over Udinese. “I told them stress leads nowhere.”
Erick Thohir said he “expects a reaction” from Inter tonight against Napoli. “A winner gets back on his feet.”
Cesena Coach Pierpaolo Bisoli admits “it really hurts to lose this game” to Palermo at the 92nd minute.
Andrea Stramaccioni concedes Torino “made the most of our weaknesses” after Udinese’s 1-0 defeat.
Roberto Donadoni acknowledges his Parma position is in doubt after four straight defeats and a fan protest.
Andrea Mandorlini cursed a “strange game” and forgave Rafa Marques after a 3-1 home defeat to Milan.
Beppe Iachini celebrated Palermo’s first victory of the season, a last-gasp 2-1 over Cesena. “We deserved it.”
Sinisa Mihajlovic claimed Sampdoria’s 2-2 draw at Cagliari “feels like a defeat,” despite keeping them in third place.
Pippo Inzaghi admits he “didn’t expect to be 3-0 up” away to Verona and hailed Keisuke Honda.
Keisuke Honda bagged a brace as Milan conquered Verona, Samp stalled in a Sardinia thriller, Torino beat Udinese, Palermo and Atalanta got key victories.
Stefano Pioli said Lazio conquered Fiorentina 2-0 at the Stadio Franchi with “spirit and extraordinary effort.”
Vincenzo Montella admits Fiorentina “did not take the right approach” to Lazio, but “dominated the second half.”
Chievo have officially sacked Coach Eugenio Corini and Rolando Maran is expected to take over.
Lazio notched up a third straight win, conquering Fiorentina 2-0 at the Stadio Franchi, though Alberto Aquilani hit the post.
Stephan El Shaarawy returns to the Milan starting XI as they visit surprise package Verona and Luca Toni.
Stephan El Shaarawy said “it will be fundamental to start strong, tough and united” in today’s Verona-Milan.
Lazio President Claudio Lotito defended FIGC President Carlo Tavecchio, snapped at Roma and said he’ll go into politics.
Fiorentina director Daniele Pradè reassured Borja Valero and confirmed Adrian Mutu won’t return to Florence.
Roma’s big Champions League game with Bayern Munich on Tuesday will be officiated by Jonas Eriksson.
Gian Piero Gasperini admits it will be tough to keep Genoa focused against Empoli after floods throughout the city.
Fiorentina again drop Borja Valero with Khouma Babacar and Juan Cuadrado hoping to break down Filip Djordjevic’s Lazio.
Chievo are reportedly ready to sack Coach Eugenio Corini and bring in Rolando Maran.
Manchester United could be preparing a £15m January offer for Torino and Italy wing-back Matteo Darmian.
Luciano Moggi claims Roma are returning to a “pre-Calciopoli tactic: tell referees it’s best to go against Juventus to avoid criticism.”
Palermo are bottom of the table and Beppe Iachini could be fired if he fails to beat Cesena today. “I take it one day at a time.”
Udinese are in the top four, but Andrea Stramaccioni is concerned about their trip to Torino. “They are very organised.”
Roberto Donadoni told Parma “from now on every game is a head-to-head,” starting with Atalanta.
Francesco Totti praised Roma for demolishing Chievo 3-0, as “it was important to maintain that mentality.”
Roberto Pereyra told Juventus to forget Sassuolo and focus on the Champions League trip to Olympiacos.
Inter defender Juan Jesus assures Gonzalo Higuain “doesn’t scare me” ahead of tonight’s big match with Napoli.
Walter Mazzarri and Rafa Benitez face their past in Inter-Napoli, but first Fiorentina host Lazio and Milan visit Verona.
Today's front page headlines from La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Arturo Vidal released a statement assuring media reports of a row with Juventus and fine for a bar brawl are untrue.
Massimiliano Allegri said he “knew there were difficulties” after Juventus were held 1-1 by Sassuolo, but won’t lose confidence.

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