NEWS

Carlo Ancelotti has revealed just how close he was to returning to Milan last year but insists he was right to take a break from football.
Nice boss Lucien Favre admits Mario Balotelli is exceeding expectations after another pair of goals on Wednesday against Monaco in Ligue 1.
Edin Dzeko has vowed to become more ruthless in front of goal after his brace in Roma’s 4-0 win against Crotone in Serie A on Wednesday.
Marek Hamsik insisted he saw “a great Napoli” draw 0-0 with Genoa but agreed with Maurizio Sarri that his should have been awarded “at least one” penalty.
Andrea Barzagli admits Juventus “sent a signal to ourselves” by beating Cagliari 4-0 in Serie A on Wednesday.
Joao Mario says he is relishing the opportunity of playing in a “very nice and interesting tournament” like Serie A after Inter’s 2-0 win at Empoli.
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Sinisa Mihajlovic treated Torino’s draw away to Pescara “as a victory, considering we were down to nine men” and in an injury crisis.
Genoa Coach Ivan Juric “cannot deny there are regrets” at a 0-0 draw with Napoli, as they had great chances to win late on.
Paulo Sousa blames Fiorentina for “throwing away the opening 30 minutes” of their 2-2 draw at Udinese.
Rolando Maran concedes Chievo have “gone beyond our rosiest expectations” by beating Sassuolo to go into third place.
Luciano Spalletti explains why he picked Francesco Totti from the start in a 4-0 victory over Crotone. “A great performance.”
Frank de Boer was impressed with the attitude shown by Inter after a 2-0 win at Empoli. “The players understand our philosophy.”
Maurizio Sarri blamed the referee after Napoli’s 0-0 draw at Genoa. “We should’ve had two penalties and I’d like the club to make itself heard.”
Max Allegri felt Juventus “answered excessive critics” with a 4-0 demolition job on Cagliari that put them back on top of the table.
Napoli fired blanks at Genoa and Chievo surprised Sassuolo to go third with Inter and four-star Roma, while nine-man Torino scraped a point at Pescara and Palermo shocked Atalanta.
Mauro Icardi was again ruthless in attack, as Inter notched up a third consecutive Serie A victory to leave Empoli empty-handed.
Juventus certainly got back on track, and top of the table, thrashing Cagliari 4-0 with Daniele Rugani and Dani Alves unexpected scorers.
Bologna inflicted a third consecutive defeat on Sampdoria, thanks mainly to Ladislav Krejc and a sensational Simone Verdi volley.
New Serie A leaders Napoli bring Arek Milik and Dries Mertens back into the starting XI for a very difficult match with high-flying Genoa.
Inter have found their voice under new Coach Frank de Boer and aim to build on the Derby d’Italia success by visiting Empoli.
Juventus need to get back on track and make numerous changes, including the return of Gonzalo Higuain, against Cagliari.
Francesco Totti gets his first start of the season along with Mohamed Salah, Stephan El Shaarawy and Edin Dzeko as Roma host Crotone.
Join us for all NINE of tonight’s Serie A games, including Juventus-Cagliari, Genoa-Napoli, Empoli-Inter, Udinese-Fiorentina and Roma-Crotone.
Liverpool generated the most income from selling players to the big five leagues since 2010, but Juventus are in third place.
Inter legend Lothar Matthäus reminisced on his time in Serie A facing Diego Armando Maradona and Diego Simeone.
UEFA presented the Euro 2020 tournament today, which will be played in 13 host cities around Europe, including Rome.
Bologna have Mattia Destro back in the starting XI against a Sampdoria side still fuming from recent results.
Sergej Milinkovic-Savic has urged Lazio to offer more of a goal threat after firing blanks against Milan on Tuesday.
Former Italy boss Cesare Prandelli believes Napoli are the biggest challengers to Juventus for the Serie A title this season.
Inter President Erick Thohir says “if we chose Frank de Boer then it’s precisely because we wanted to follow his Ajax model”.
Thiago Motta admits he is rooting for Mario Balotelli to do Paris Saint-Germain a favour when Nice host Monaco on Wednesday and return to the Italy squad.
Raul Albiol is expected to sign a new, four-year contract with Napoli in the next few days, which could be bought out for only €8m.
Juventus forward Paulo Dybala admits he may be “lacking a little confidence” after failing to score in any of his five appearances this season.
We continue to mark Francesco Totti's 40th birthday with a special infographic presenting some of his most fascinating facts.

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