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Milan’s revival hit the brakes once again with a hard-fought 0-0 draw away to Carpi.
Leonardo Bonucci reveals the “turning point” that allowed Juventus to rediscover their form.
Vincenzo Montella warned Sampdoria are “tense and fragile” after a fourth consecutive defeat.
Adriano Galliani warned Milan fans not to expect January reinforcements other than Kevin-Prince Boateng.
Cagliari scraped a last-gasp point against bottom club Como after a red card, while Salernitana held Vicenza.
Eusebio Di Francesco gave his explanation of the Sassuolo miracle, as they crushed Sampdoria to go sixth.
Sassuolo plunged Sampdoria further into crisis with a commanding 3-1 victory at Marassi.
Milan have the opportunity to close within seven points of the Serie A leaders and look to M’Baye Niang for the trip to Carpi.
Roberto Stellone thought Frosinone had a good performance against Chievo. “It’s just a shame about that late error.”
Rolando Maran felt Chievo’s victory away to Frosinone was “worth its weight in gold.”
Marco Giampaolo celebrated “a very important victory” as Empoli conquered Hellas Verona at the Bentegodi.
Gigi Del Neri believes Verona “are motivated, ready to run and fight” despite their 1-0 home defeat to Empoli.
Atalanta boss Edy Reja doesn’t understand why Palermo sacked Beppe Iachini in the first place.
Paulo Sousa celebrated Fiorentina’s climb into second place, but “feels bad” for Giuseppe Rossi.
Luca Toni announced he will retire at the end of the season. “I think the time has come to stop.”
Stefano Colantuono insists “3-0 does not reflect the game” after Udinese’s defeat to Fiorentina.
Palermo director Manuel Gerolin confessed they are “thinking and evaluating” a recall for Beppe Iachini.
Vincenzo Montella seeks his first win on the Sampdoria bench and welcomes high-flying Sassuolo with Antonio Cassano.
Fiorentina disposed of Udinese to fly into second place, while Atalanta pummelled Palermo, Chievo stunned Frosinone and Empoli doomed Verona.
Fiorentina shrugged off Udinese to leapfrog Napoli in the table and close within a point of new leaders Inter.
Pepe Reina admits Napoli “did not have the right humility” in their shock 3-2 loss at Bologna. “It was my mistake.”
Maurizio Sarri hopes Napoli’s 3-2 defeat at Bologna can avoid further slip-ups in future. “We ran into every pitfall.”
Roberto Donadoni thanked Bologna for a “simply extraordinary” performance to beat on-form Napoli 3-2.
There are reports Luciano Spalletti has given the all-clear for a return to Roma if Rudi Garcia is fired.
Mattia Destro bagged a brace as Bologna earned a shock 3-2 victory, ending Napoli’s brief time at the top and their 18-match unbeaten run.
Fiorentina look to Nikola Kalinic and Josip Ilicic as they host Udinese to close on the top spots.
Inter striker Mauro Icardi was reportedly mugged in Milan last night.
Gervinho has not suffered serious muscle damage, but remains a doubt against BATE Borisov, while it’s worse for Vasilis Torosidis.
Milan striker M’Baye Niang confessed he “risked ruining my career” with bad behaviour, but sorted himself out.
Join us for all the action as it happens and give your views on seven Serie A games, including Bologna-Napoli, Fiorentina-Udinese and Carpi-Milan.
Napoli need a win to recapture top spot from Inter and are taking no chances, while Mattia Destro is back for Bologna.
It’s reported Juventus have beaten Roma to a deal for Internacional goalkeeper Alisson.
Eusebio Di Francesco wants a very different Sassuolo attitude when they visit his old friend Vincenzo Montella’s Sampdoria.
Stefano Colantuono is sure “Fiorentina will fight to the end for the Scudetto, but Udinese can cause them problems today.”
Paolo Maldini insists his fierce criticism of the Milan hierarchy is “out of love” and trusts Sinisa Mihajlovic to help them.