Serie A Team of Week 16
After a long weekend of important games and significant results, Dave Taylor picks his best XI from round 16.
‘No Parolo-Matri swap’
Parma chief Tommaso Ghirardi has cooled talk of a possible swap deal involving Marco Parolo and Milan’s Alessandro Matri.
Sannino heading to Watford
Giuseppe Sannino is set to be named as the new Coach of Watford after Gianfranco Zola quit on Monday.
Guarin set for Chelsea move
Fredy Guarin is moving closer to a January transfer from Inter to Chelsea, according to the Gazzetta dello Sport.
Tevez admits Argentina ‘defeat’
Carlos Tevez of Juventus doesn’t expect to be recalled by Argentina for the 2014 World Cup Finals.
Milan display satisfies Galliani
Milan may have been unable to beat Roma on Monday night, but Vice-President Adriano Galliani was pleased with their efforts.
Zapata: Draw right result
Cristian Zapata says the 2-2 draw between Milan and Roma last night was a fair reflection of the game.
Gattuso home raided in betting probe
The home of 2006 World Cup winner Gennaro Gattuso was raided by police this morning in the latest betting match-fixing twist.
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What the papers say...
Today's front-page headlines from La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Balotelli unveils headline boots
Mario Balotelli wore special boots for tonight’s Milan-Roma match, covered in his strangest newspaper headlines.
Garcia: 'Roma made mistakes'
Rudi Garcia rued wasted chances at San Siro after Roma’s 2-2 draw and joked about their match with Juventus.
Allegri: 'An entertaining game'
Massimiliano Allegri felt Milan could’ve beaten Roma after fighting back twice for a 2-2 draw. “It was entertaining.”
Milan fight back twice to hold Roma
Milan fought back twice to earn a thrilling 2-2 draw with Roma that either side could’ve won in stoppages.
Acerbi blasts doping accusations
Francesco Acerbi is waiting to hear whether his cancer has returned and criticised those who accused him of doping.
Stankovic rejects Serbian FA job
Former Inter and Lazio star Dejan Stankovic explains why he turned down the chance to become Serbian FA President.
Coppa Italia schedule confirmed
The Coppa Italia Round of 16 schedule has been drawn up with Roma-Sampdoria and Udinese-Inter on January 9.
Tassotti expects open Milan-Roma
Milan assistant manager Mauro Tassotti expects a very open game against Roma tonight. “Both sides will have a lot of space.”
Francesco Totti is on the bench as Gervinho, Adem Ljajic and Mattia Destro face Mario Balotelli and Kaka’s Milan for tonight’s Serie A showdown.
Atletico admire Milan 'history'
Raul Garcia believes Atletico Madrid can beat Milan in the Champions League, but director Clemente Villaverde fears their “incredible history.”
Petkovic: 'Draw could've been worse'
Vladimir Petkovic is pleased with Lazio’s Europa League draw against Ludogorets. “It could’ve been worse.”
Trabzonspor: 'Let's eliminate Juve!'
The President of Trabzonspor is overjoyed at picking Juventus in the Europa League. “They can be eliminated by a Turkish side again!”
Montella: 'Shame about Juve draw'
Vincenzo Montella is disappointed with Fiorentina’s Europa League draw, as they could face Juventus in the next round.
Benitez hails Swansea 'intensity'
Rafa Benitez praised Napoli’s Europa League opponents Swansea. “They play with great intensity.”
Juventus to make Coppa changes
Juventus boss Antonio Conte is expected to make a number of changes to his strongest side against Avellino in the Coppa Italia.
Napoli will be tough, admits Laudrup
Swansea boss Michael Laudrup admits Europa League opponents Napoli will be a massive test for his outfit.
Albertini respects Atletico threat
Demetrio Albertini expects Milan to have their difficulties against Atletico Madrid when his two former clubs meet in the Champions League.
Mangia named Spezia boss
Former Italian Under-21 boss Devis Mangia is back in the game after he was hired by Serie B side Spezia.
ADL: ‘Napoli must beat Swansea’
Napoli chief Aurelio De Laurentiis respects Swansea, but thinks the Azzurri have what it takes to progress in the Europa League.
Maxi Lopez to be sold?
The Gazzetta dello Sport is suggesting Catania will listen to offers for Maxi Lopez during the January transfer window.
Udinese accept loss to Torino
Boss Francesco Guidolin and midfielder Andrea Lazzari couldn’t hide their disappointment after the 2-0 home loss to Torino on Sunday.
Milan: Draw could have been worse…
Milan director Umberto Gandini seems satisfied with being drawn against Atletico Madrid in the Champions League.
Nedved wanted to avoid Turkey return
Juventus director Pavel Nedved isn’t overly enthusiastic about a Europa League trip to Trabzonspor in the last 32.
Clubs learn Europa League fate
Napoli, Juventus, Lazio and Fiorentina have today been told of their last 32 Europa League opponents. And it could be Juve-Fiorentina in the last 16!
No more Milan buys unless…
Milan Vice-President Adriano Galliani has admitted the club will need to trim their squad before adding any more new signings next month.
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