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Giuseppe Sannino acknowledges Palermo are “technically inferior” to Napoli, but can still cause an upset this evening.
Today's front page headlines from La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Juventus could be without summer signing Lucio for much of the season after he was diagnosed with “a complete tear” of his ankle ligament.
Roberto Donadoni was disappointed with Parma’s performance at the Juventus Stadium. “We were too timid.”
Stand-in Coach Massimo Carrera assures he “did not need” Antonio Conte’s advice to deal with Juventus-Parma.
Serie B Week 1 had some surprises this evening, including victories for Pro Vercelli and Spezia, while Livorno won away and Virtus Lanciano held Padova.
Juventus started the season with a controversial 2-0 win over Parma, as Arturo Vidal’s penalty was saved and Andrea Pirlo’s goal might not have been over the line.
Vincenzo Montella really enjoyed his Serie A debut on the Fiorentina bench. “Winning with a last-minute goal was very exciting after piling pressure on Udinese for 90 minutes.”
A passionate President Andrea Della Valle celebrated Fiorentina’s last-gasp win over Udinese and pledged “Stevan Jovetic will stay and we’ll sign an important striker.”
Sampdoria have officially signed Danish left-back Simon Poulsen from AZ Alkmaar.
Francesco Guidolin was furious with Udinese after they squandered a lead to lose in Florence. “If we don’t play better than this, we’ll never get into the Champions League.”
Juventus director Beppe Marotta hit back at Zdenek Zeman and Walter Mazzarri, then revealed “there aren’t many easily available players.”
Giampaolo Pazzini could make his Milan debut against Sampdoria on Sunday afternoon, but Massimo Ambrosini and Ignazio Abate are out.
Juventus begin the defence of their Scudetto the way last term started, by facing Parma in Turin with Sebastian Giovinco upfront.
Fiorentina dominated possession, but needed a late Stevan Jovetic brace to wipe out Maicosuel’s Udinese opener in this exciting 2-1 victory.
Marek Hamsik admits he “will miss Ezequiel Lavezzi and Walter Gargano,” but Napoli can push forward even without them against Palermo.
Gaston Ramirez’s move to Southampton may not be over, as he was dropped from Bologna’s trip to Chievo. “His head isn’t in the game,” said Coach Stefano Pioli.
Fiorentina open the Serie A season with Borja Valero, David Pizarro and Stevan Jovetic against a revamped Udinese.
Vladimir Petkovic is “excited” about making his Serie A debut on the Lazio bench and welcomes imminent new signing Michael Ciani.
Ciro Ferrara is confident his newly-promoted Sampdoria “can cause even more problems” for Milan on Sunday, though Maxi Lopez remains a doubt.
Walter Mazzarri brushed off new Juventus controversy to focus on a decimated Napoli’s difficult trip to Palermo. “I haven’t got time for Massimo Carrera.”
Massimiliano Allegri bitterly criticised Antonio Cassano, ruled out reports he wanted to resign and prepares for Milan’s Serie A opener against Sampdoria.
Davide Biondini is pleased to join Atalanta, but aimed a sideswipe at his former club. “I was hurt by Genoa.”
Zdenek Zeman is keeping tight-lipped over Maarten Stekelenburg and his Roma line-up against Catania, but notes Marco Borriello and Simone Perrotta “are not in my plans.”
Antonio Cassano launched an attack on Milan and Adriano Galliani after his transfer to Inter. “This time I’m not the one who got it wrong. I wasn't ungrateful.”
Antonio Cassano is in the Inter squad travelling to Pescara on Sunday, but Douglas Maicon and Rodrigo Palacio miss out.
Alessandro Del Piero was not invited to the Juventus Stadium today, but his agent reveals “he has not chosen his next club yet.”
Lazio have reportedly snapped up their new defender, agreeing a €4m deal with Bordeaux overnight for giant centre-back Michael Ciani.
“I will fly to Madrid over the next few days and we’ll see what happens,” confirmed Adriano Galliani as Milan launch a new bid for Kaka.
Andrea Pirlo slammed “loser” Walter Mazzarri, called Zdenek Zeman “strange” and pledged to get a Mario Balotelli haircut if Juventus won the Champions League.
Spanish media claim Athletic Bilbao striker Fernando Llorente has made up his mind that Juventus is his preferred destination.
Manolo Gabbiadini has completed his transfer to the Stadio Dall’Ara via Juventus. “Other teams wanted me, but I preferred Bologna.”
Agent Mino Raiola explains why Omar El Kaddouri signed for Napoli after talks with Genoa, Parma and Juventus.
“Stevan Jovetic is off the market and Fiorentina will sign a new striker,” confirmed director of sport Daniele Prade ahead of today’s season debut.
Roberto Donadoni is without Amauri for tonight’s Juventus encounter, but hopes Parma can step it up for “the atmosphere of the big occasion.”

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