NEWS

Rafa Benitez said Napoli “could’ve done more damage” in their 1-0 victory away to Fiorentina.
Vincenzo Montella did not understand Fiorentina’s approach to Napoli, but “we didn’t deserve defeat.”
Napoli forward Lorenzo Insigne has sprained his knee with probable ligament damage, confirmed the club.
Pierpaolo Bisoli said Cesena “need to react to this heavy blow” after defeat to Chievo in stoppages.
Palermo boss Beppe Iachini confirmed Franco Vazquez was not supposed to take the penalty in their 1-1 draw with Udinese.
Inter are under pressure as they host unpredictable Verona at San Siro with Walter Mazzarri ordered to get points.
Roma need to beat Torino in order to keep up with leaders Juventus and put recent poor results behind them.
Gonzalo Higuain snatched a 1-0 win for Napoli, but Fiorentina were denied by the woodwork and a goalline clearance.
Parma captain Alessandro Lucarelli apologised to fans after an historic 7-0 defeat to Juventus. “We are ashamed.”
Sergio Pellissier and Rolando Maran assured the Chievo striker “is not finished” after his brace to beat Cesena.
Andrea Stramaccioni thanked goalkeeper Orestis Karnezis for Udinese’s point against Palermo. “His save was worth a goal.”
Maurizio Sarri praised Empoli for “no lapses in concentration” after their 2-1 victory over Lazio.
Roberto Donadoni felt “a sense of impotence and shame” after Parma’s record-breaking 7-0 defeat at Juventus.
Lazio Coach Stefano Pioli felt the 2-1 defeat at Empoli was decided by poor “defending on set plays.”
Max Allegri is pleased with the new Juventus system after a 7-0 hammering of Parma, but insists it isn’t everything.
Carlos Tevez said Juventus “made up” for previous errors in a 7-0 demolition of Parma and is happy to be back for Argentina.
Fiorentina rely on Juan Cuadrado and Khouma Babacar against Napoli in a head-to-head for Europe.
Empoli beat Lazio to stop them going into third place, Palermo missed a penalty to hold Udinese and Sergio Pellissier revived Chievo against Cesena.
Carlos Tevez, Fernando Llorente and Alvaro Morata bagged braces as Juventus destroyed Parma 7-0 with a new tactical system.
Zdenek Zeman warned Cagliari “will find it difficult to win” if they keep wasting chances like the Genoa game.
Gian Piero Gasperini felt Genoa “played better than in other games” despite only getting a draw at Cagliari.
Mattia Perin’s penalty save and an own goal allowed 10-man Genoa to grab a 1-1 draw at Cagliari.
Lazio can go clear in third place with a victory away to Empoli this afternoon and rely on Filip Djordjevic.
Max Allegri revamps Juventus against Antonio Cassano’s Parma, adopting a Christmas Tree formation.
Germany Under-21 international Johannes Geis is in talks with Milan, confirmed the Mainz man’s agent.
Verona “know that we can hurt Inter” at San Siro this evening, assured assistant manager Roberto Bordin.
Milan are reportedly preparing a January offer for Everton midfielder James McCarthy.
Genoa have won four of their last five games, but face a tough trip to Zdenek Zeman’s unpredictable Cagliari.
Stevan Jovetic, Joel Campbell and Fabio Borini are all January transfer targets for Inter and Fiorentina.
Alessandro Del Piero turns 40 today and the ex-Juventus legend celebrates with the Delhi Dynamos.
Antonio Conte will name his Italy squad to face Croatia and Albania, which could include Manolo Gabbiadini and Stephan El Shaarawy.
Maurizio Sarri prepares to face Lazio and wants to be “Empoli’s Sir Alex Ferguson” after a contract extension.
Gian Piero Gasperini wants Genoa to “end this fantastic streak on a high” in Cagliari after four wins in five rounds.
Jose Callejon thanked Napoli for helping him earn his first Spain call-up. “I’ve been able to mature in Italy.”
Zdenek Zeman demands a different “mentality” from Cagliari against Genoa after their heavy defeat to Lazio.

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