NEWS

Arturo Vidal replied to Mauro Icardi in a hard-fought 1-1 Derby d’Italia draw between Inter and Juventus.
Antonio Di Natale will make his 300th Serie A appearance for Udinese on Sunday against Bologna.
Parma general manager Pietro Leonardi hit back at the Daily Mail’s criticism. “They don’t know what they’re talking about.”
Massimo Moratti is “curious” to see how Inter fare against Juventus today and said a Chinese bid for the club was “just a rumour.”
Roma have a 100 per cent record so far and Coach Rudi Garcia hopes the enthusiasm can continue. “We’re targeting a top five finish.”
Mirko Vucinic partners Carlos Tevez, while Rodrigo Palacio starts with Ricky Alvarez as Inter host Juventus in the Derby d’Italia.
Trapani continued their amazing season by thrashing Reggina 4-0, while Empoli went top after Avellino fell in Lanciano.
Diego Lopez assures Cagliari will face Fiorentina “without fear” at the Stadio Franchi. “We can have our say.”
Napoli patron Aurelio De Laurentiis plays mind games on Mario Balotelli and is “scared” of Borussia Dortmund.
Vladimir Petkovic tried to reassure Lazio fans “everything will be ok” as they face bête noir Chievo with a midfield crisis.
Jose Maria Callejon is confident Napoli “want to win the Scudetto and achieve something important.”
Francesco Acerbi is set for his Sassuolo debut on Sunday, his first appearance since emergency surgery to remove a tumour.
Roberto Mancini praised Carlos Tevez – “when he wasn’t playing golf” – doubts Mario Balotelli has matured and put himself forward for the Italy job.
Udinese have an injury crisis on their hands against Bologna, losing Dusan Basta, Thomas Heurtaux, Gianpiero Pinzi and more.
Japan Coach Alberto Zaccheroni maintains he does “not feel like a candidate” to succeed Cesare Prandelli for Italy.
Vincenzo Montella could use Juan Cuadrado as a full-back, play Manuel Pasqual and explains Mario Gomez is “learning Neapolitan.”
In a frankly bizarre twist, Sampdoria caught a Genoa scout dressed in camouflage gear spying on their training ahead of Sunday’s derby.
It’s reported Erik Lamela’s teenage brother was kidnapped by armed men and released after his family paid a ransom.
Italy Coach Cesare Prandelli will watch Giuseppe Rossi and Marco Sau in Sunday’s Fiorentina-Cagliari.
Giuseppe Sannino warned Chievo “must not repeat the same old mistakes” against Lazio on Sunday.
Fabio Capello insists he will retire after the Russia job, but doesn’t believe Max Allegri is the right man for Italy.
Napoli President Aurelio De Laurentiis hailed Coach Rafa Benitez as “my most important buy” and took a sideswipe at Walter Mazzarri.
Diego Milito is in the Inter squad to face Juventus this afternoon, his first call-up since damaging knee ligaments in February.
Week 3 begins with a bang today as Juventus visit Inter, then tonight there’s both Napoli-Atalanta and Kaka’s comeback in Torino-Milan.
Today's front page headlines from La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Stephan El Shaarawy has suffered a thigh strain, so will miss out on Torino-Milan and Celtic next week.
Palermo fought back with two goals in quick succession to see off Cesena, including Northern Ireland international Kyle Lafferty.
Mirko Vucinic and Andrea Barzagli have both been included in the Juventus squad to play Inter on Saturday.
Milan could try and cure their defensive ills by signing Nicolas Burdisso in January, according to reports.
Claudio Marchisio has insisted he does not have to explain why Inter against Juventus is such a big game.
Massmiliano Allegri has named his 21-man Milan squad for the game against Torino on Saturday, and it includes Kaka.
Lazio could be without midfielder Lucas Biglia for their match against Chievo this weekend.
Rafael Benitez has claimed his Napoli side are fully focused on the upcoming match with Atalanta, despite the Champions League starting next week.
Torino Coach Giampiero Ventura has insisted that his side have to have ‘total respect’ for Milan this weekend.
Samuel Eto’o has admitted that Jose Mourinho was the reason he left Anzhi to join Chelsea this summer.

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