Serie A Previews: Double derby day
Roberto Mancini and Hernanes face their past in Inter-Lazio, but first there are local derbies in Tuscany and Verona.
What the papers say...
Today's front page headlines from La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Mexes: 'I may as well shoot!'
Philippe Mexes reveals what he was thinking when he took a shot from 41 metres in Milan’s 0-0 draw at Roma.
Inzaghi: 'Immensely proud of Milan'
Pippo Inzaghi was “immensely proud” of 10-man Milan after a 0-0 draw away to Roma. “We played with heart.”
Garcia: 'Roma lacked creativity'
Rudi Garcia said even with a penalty appeal, Roma “should’ve done better against an ultra-defensive Milan.”
De Sanctis: 'Roma regrets with Milan'
Morgan De Sanctis felt Milan’s 0-0 draw with Roma “was not undeserved, but we are left with regrets.”
Angry Roma held by 10-man Milan
Pablo Armero was sent off and Roma denied a penalty, but 10-man Milan clung on for a 0-0 draw at the Olimpico.
Real Madrid win Club World Cup
Carlo Ancelotti’s Real Madrid beat San Lorenzo 2-0 to win the Club World Cup in Marrakech.
Chiellini: 'Super Cup for Christmas'
Giorgio Chiellini hopes Juventus can “give ourselves a Christmas present” with the Italian Super Cup against Napoli.
Di Carlo: 'Cesena showed courage'
Mimmo Di Carlo was proud of Cesena’s comeback for a 1-1 draw at Sassuolo. “That penalty could’ve felled us.”
Di Francesco: 'Sassuolo too naive'
Eusebio Di Francesco was “angry” at his “naive” Sassuolo for conceding a last-gasp equaliser from Cesena.
Sabatini: 'Garcia bitter at steward'
Roma director Walter Sabatini reveals Rudi Garcia is “bitter” at the Genoa steward’s accusation and doesn’t regret selling Jeremy Menez.
Keita: 'Roma have Milan plan'
Seydou Keita assures Roma “have planned to win this match” against Milan at the Stadio Olimpico.
Roma aim to end 2014 one point adrift of leaders Juventus, but host a Milan side that is pushing for third place.
Mexes: 'Milan believe at Roma'
Philippe Mexes said Milan must “believe more than ever” in tonight’s trip to Roma, having beaten Napoli last week.
Cesena comeback stuns Sassuolo
Cesena snatched a last-gasp 1-1 draw at local rivals Sassuolo after an extremely controversial Simone Zaza penalty.
Anzhi owner buys Parma?
There are reports the mystery Parma buyers are Rezart Taci and Anzhi owner Suleyman Kerimov.
Gasp: 'Genoa must forget Roma'
Gian Piero Gasperini urged Genoa not to get “distracted” by the controversial defeat to Roma and focus against Torino.
Borussia Dortmund capitulate
Jurgen Klopp demands “ferocious players” after Juventus’ Champions League opponents Borussia Dortmund lost again.
Allegri: 'Napoli tougher in one-off'
Max Allegri warns Juventus that Napoli are “more difficult to face in a one-off game” ahead of Monday’s Italian Super Cup.
Sassuolo welcome back Domenico Berardi but are weakened in defence as they host struggling Cesena.
Lazio injuries for Inter trip
Lazio travel to face Inter tomorrow without Antonio Candreva, Lucas Biglia, Michael Ciani and many more.
Serie B: Top teams all drop points
Catania and Brescia share the spoils under new Coaches, while Frosinone, Livorno, Spezia and Trapani all drop points.
Hernanes back, Osvaldo out
Hernanes returns for Inter in time to face his former teammates Lazio, but Jonathan and Daniel Osvaldo miss out.
Mertens: 'Napoli strong as Juve'
Dries Mertens acknowledges Juventus “are a strong side, but so are Napoli” ahead of Monday’s Italian Super Cup.
Miha: 'Di Natale still among best'
Sinisa Mihajlovic warned Sampdoria to focus 100 per cent on Udinese and reveals why he didn’t sign Antonio Di Natale.
Montella hails Cuadrado attitude
Vincenzo Montella claims dropping Juan Cuadrado woke him up ahead of Fiorentina’s derby with Empoli. “He’s never trained so hard.”
Pioli: 'Lazio superior to Inter'
Stefano Pioli wants Lazio to celebrate Christmas in third place and warns his team are “superior” to Inter.
Meunier fuels Napoli talk
Club Brugge confirm Napoli are “closely following” Thomas Meunier, who fuelled reports of a move on Twitter.
Mancini: 'How to improve Serie A'
Roberto Mancini understands Antonio Conte’s frustration as Italy Coach and suggested ways of improving Serie A.
Mancini: 'Inter's ideal buy...'
Roberto Mancini commented on Nemanja Vidic, Fredy Guarin, Rodrigo Palacio and described Inter’s ideal January signings.
Mancini: 'Inter must attack Lazio'
Roberto Mancini looks forward to facing Lazio, welcomes back Hernanes and insists Inter “will challenge for third place.”
El Shaarawy sacrificed for Milan debts?
It’s reported Milan could sell Stephan El Shaarawy to plug a €70m hole in their balance sheet.
Golden Boy Sterling on Balotelli
Tuttosport have named Liverpool’s Raheem Sterling as Europe’s best young player, so he discussed Paul Pogba, Mario Balotelli and ping-pong.
Pogba to meet PSG chief Al Thani?
Tuttosport claims Paul Pogba could meet PSG owner Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani in Doha, as Juventus are there for the Italian Super Cup.
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