Serie A Previews: Euro showdowns
There are several head-to-head fights for European places today, including Napoli-Fiorentina, Torino-Roma and Milan-Sampdoria.
What the papers say...
Today's front page headlines from La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Mandorlini: 'Verona were naive'
Andrea Mandorlini said Verona “could’ve played for two days and not scored” after their 3-0 defeat to Inter.
Handanovic on contract row
Samir Handanovic admits he’s waiting for Inter on the contract renewal after parrying a Luca Toni penalty.
Mancini: 'Medel is decisive'
Roberto Mancini feels Inter do better away than at home after beating Verona 3-0, praising Gary Medel and Samir Handanovic.
Inter victorious in Verona
Inter received a much-needed boost with their 3-0 victory away to Verona, where Luca Toni saw his penalty saved.
Zeman: 'Cagliari are unlucky'
Zdenek Zeman feels Cagliari are “very unlucky” after their 2-0 defeat to Genoa, but he believes in safety.
Jose Mauri: 'My happiest day'
Jose Mauri said sealing Parma’s victory over Juventus was “the happiest day of my life,” but his future is up in the air.
Gasp: 'Genoa did more'
Gian Piero Gasperini felt Genoa fully deserved their 2-0 victory over Cagliari and still “dream” of Europe.
Donadoni: 'Parma fairy tale'
Roberto Donadoni admits Parma’s victory over Juventus was “like a fairy tale” and they will keep fighting.
Allegri: 'Juve did nothing right'
Max Allegri said Juventus “did nothing and deserved the defeat” against bottom of the table Parma.
Mauro Icardi returns from suspension and Luca Toni is eager to shatter more records as disastrous Inter visit Verona.
Juve capitulate in Parma!
Bankrupt bottom club Parma caused the upset of the season by beating leaders Juventus 1-0 at the Tardini!
LIVEBLOG: Verona v Inter
Inter are in crisis and visit an unpredictable Hellas Verona side with Luca Toni firing on all cylinders.
Bonaventura fit for Milan-Samp
Giacomo Bonaventura and Adil Rami passed fitness tests for Milan’s big game against Sampdoria.
Evra: 'Serie A is so tough!'
Patrice Evra admits he had a “shock” when making his Juventus debut. “Serie A is absolutely not easy! I’ve never worked so hard.”
Napoli slam 'media allegations'
Napoli released a statement condemning “attacks and allegations” regarding their players.
Serie B: Carpi close on promotion
Carpi won again and are now only seven points away from mathematical promotion to Serie A, while Pro Vercelli-Livorno ended 3-3.
Juventus have to do without Carlos Tevez and much of their midfield against a Parma side that won’t go without a fight.
LIVEBLOG: Parma-Juve & Genoa-Cagliari
Leaders Juventus visit the Stadio Tardini, where bankrupt Parma are still causing upsets, while Genoa host Zdenek Zeman’s Cagliari.
Pioli: 'Lazio are a special team'
Stefano Pioli thanked Lazio fans for their 2am visit and doubts they’ll lose intensity against Empoli for an eighth straight win.
Inzaghi: 'Milan will beat Samp'
Pippo Inzaghi predicts Milan will beat Sampdoria tomorrow and revealed his talks with Sinisa Mihajlovic.
Pizarro in, Babacar out
Khouma Babacar is out of Fiorentina’s trip to Napoli, but David Pizarro returns from injury.
Inter snap up teen Emmers
Inter have snapped up Xian Emmers, the 15-year-old son of ex-Belgium international Marc Emmers. “I’m very happy.”
Garcia: 'Lover's quarrel at Roma'
Rudi Garcia believes Roma “are on the right track” against Torino tomorrow and fan protests are merely “a lover’s quarrel.”
Totti back for Torino-Roma
Francesco Totti is back in the Roma squad, while Daniele De Rossi and Ashley Cole can face Torino despite fractures.
Montella: 'Exploit Napoli crisis'
Vincenzo Montella insists Fiorentina have already put the thrashing by Juventus behind them and “take advantage” of Napoli’s crisis.
Garcia slams justice system
There’s a split emerging at Roma, as Rudi Garcia protests the decision to close the Curva Sud, while President James Pallotta won’t appeal.
Mourinho's Ideal XI
Jose Mourinho named his ideal XI, including Javier Zanetti, Ashley Cole and Wesley Sneijder.
England for El Shaarawy
Genoa asked for Stephan El Shaarawy, but Milan are more likely to send him towards the Premier League.
Did Benitez try to resign?
There are reports Aurelio De Laurentiis rejected an offer of resignation from Napoli Coach Rafa Benitez ahead of a crunch tie with Fiorentina.
Atalanta ultras lecture squad
Atalanta players were humiliated by a fan protest that interrupted today’s training session ahead of the Sassuolo game.
Dunga: 'Lay off Felipe Anderson'
Carlos Dunga warned Lazio not to put too much pressure on Felipe Anderson. “It can become a boomerang.”
Raggi: 'Monaco can beat Juve'
Andrea Raggi assures Monaco are “going to Turin for the victory” against Juventus in the Champions League.
Thohir: 'Inter fans deserve respect'
Inter President Erick Thohir said the “fans deserve respect, as do their expectations. I’m trying to take this club back to the top.”
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