NEWS

Alessandro Del Piero has been greeted by a huge mob of Sydney FC fans. “I am here for the start of a new career.”
Captain Massimo Ambrosini warns Milan have “no more alibis” after their shock home defeat to Atalanta.
Palermo President Maurizio Zamparini is starting to fear relegation and was asked if Giuseppe Sannino is at risk. “I prefer to get drunk than answer that.”
Serse Cosmi insists Siena will take on Udinese “with no fear” as they try to fight back from a six-point penalty.
Catania Coach Rolando Maran inherited Vincenzo Montella’s job and insists today’s opponents Fiorentina “are among the best in Serie A.”
Genoa President Enrico Preziosi is banned from attending stadiums for six months. “I get the feeling they’re against me.”
Roma may be all-attack, but Stefano Pioli assures Bologna “will not play a passive game” this afternoon.
Giampiero Ventura certainly won’t adopt catenaccio when Inter visit Torino tonight. “It’s better to lose with opportunities than win while pegged back.”
Domenico Di Carlo hopes Chievo can be “hungrier than the fans” in the lunchtime kick-off with Lazio.
Who will maintain their 100 per cent record today in Serie A? Juventus, Napoli, Lazio and Sampdoria face tough tests.
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Massimiliano Allegri isn’t panicking despite their worst home start in 82 years. “We’ve got one more point than at this stage last season.”
Stefano Colantuono congratulated Atalanta for their shock victory over Milan at San Siro. “We played just the way we’d prepared it.”
It was Sampdoria all over again, as Milan dominated possession only to waste chances and fall to a shock home defeat against Atalanta!
Alessandro Del Piero feels the nostalgia for Juventus making way for excitement at moving to Sydney, but reveals he “hasn’t heard from” President Andrea Agnelli.
Adriano Galliani insists this is “a modern Milan” that can win while balancing the budget, getting ahead of the game.
Michael Agazzi joked he wouldn’t try to replicate his bizarre ‘scorpion flick’ save on Fabrizio Miccoli. “I’d wreck my knee!”
Giuseppe Sannino has regrets as Palermo were jeered by their fans, but Massimo Ficcadenti was grateful for the point.
Giampaolo Pazzini faces his former Atalanta teammates with Stephan El Shaarawy and Kevin-Prince Boateng against German Denis and Maxi Moralez.
Arevalo Rios thought he had given Palermo a much-needed victory, but Marco Sau scored his Serie A debut goal to earn Cagliari a last-gasp point.
Andrea Stramaccioni praised Antonio Cassano and warned Inter to “keep a clear head” amid criticism when they face Torino.
Lucio has made a rapid recovery, while Nicklas Bendtner and Mauricio Isla have their first call-ups of the season for Genoa-Juventus.
Fiorentina take on Catania without Alberto Aquilani, Mounir El Hamdaoui or Stefan Savic.
Francesco Guidolin casts aside Udinese’s Europa League commitments and claims tomorrow against Siena it’s “a relegation dogfight.”
Giuseppe Sannino risks the wrath of his President by leaving Paulo Dybala on the bench as Palermo welcome Cagliari in the 17.00 UK time kick-off.
Hellas Verona played a five-goal thriller in Vicenza, while Livorno hammered local rivals Empoli to go top with Sassuolo.
Vincenzo Montella admits he’ll be emotional when facing his former club Catania, but is keeping the Fiorentina cards close to his chest.
Gigi De Canio still has “doubts” on whether to field Marco Borriello, Ciro Immobile and Bosko Jankovic in a trident as Genoa welcome Juventus.
Walter Mazzarri refuses to set Napoli apart as Scudetto contenders and notes Goran Pandev “has the priority” ahead of Lorenzo Insigne against Parma.
Samir Handanovic and Rodrigo Palacio are back in action for Inter in their trip to Torino.
Vladimir Petkovic expects a “tough” test against Chievo and is amused that Lazio “were considered hopeless a few weeks ago and champions now.”
Genoa will be without summer signing Juan Manuel Vargas for the next three weeks after he picked up an injury on international duty.
Zdenek Zeman expects a “positive” Roma display against Bologna and insists he was misquoted in his attack on “enemy of football” Giancarlo Abete.
Diego Simeone conquered Europe with Atletico Madrid and it’s reported he is already courted for a future at Inter – his old club.
Fiorentina won’t be able to count on Stefan Savic against Catania tomorrow, as there are still red tape issues with Manchester City.

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