Juventus' Curva Sud closure explained
CONI has released a statement explaining the reasons for upholding a one-match closure of Juventus’ Curva Sud.
Prandelli: ‘Results important for Italy’
Former Italy CT Cesare Prandelli insists results are ‘the most important thing’, and clarifies some earlier comments.
Trezeguet: ‘Buffon the best ever’
David Trezeguet believes former Juventus teammate Gigi Buffon is ‘the best goalkeeper of all time’.
‘Not enough interest in Italy’
Marcello Lippi believes fans only closely follow Italy ‘when there is an actual competition’.
Lippi: ‘Serie A more balanced’
Marcello Lippi believes Serie A is ‘more balanced’ this season, but cautions against writing off Juventus.
‘Roma Scudetto favourites’
Former Milan defender Thiago Silva sees Roma as favourites for the Scudetto this season.
‘De Vrij played in unsuitable conditions’
Lazio’s orthopaedic consultant has revealed that Stefan De Vrij played under ‘unsuitable conditions’ for the Netherlands, leading to his injury.
‘Chievo feet on the ground’
Chievo have their ‘feet on the ground’ despite topping the Serie A table, according to Simone Pepe.
Pepe: ‘Juventus a privilege’
New Chievo signing Simone Pepe says his time at Juventus was ‘a privilege’ and speaks about the ‘terrible’ feeling of losing the Champions League final.
‘I lost joy of football at Roma’
Seydou Doumbia reveals that he ‘lost the joy of playing football’ at Roma and says: ‘I don’t think I can go back’.
Kovacic: ‘Can’t say no to Madrid’
Mateo Kovacic says ‘you can’t say no to Real Madrid’ and backs Inter to win Sunday’s Derby della Madonnina.
Balo escapes Milan fine?
Mario Balotelli has avoided a fine from Milan for having his driving license revoked, according to reports.
Trap: ‘Serie A most beautiful’
Serie A is ‘the most beautiful league in the world’ according to Giovanni Trapattoni, who also gives Azzurri Coach Antonio Conte his backing.
Juventus ‘a seven-headed dragon’
Giovanni Trapattoni says Juventus are like ‘a dragon with seven heads’ and backs them to retain the Scudetto.
Darmian: ‘Magical English atmosphere'
Manchester United’s Matteo Darmian praises the ‘magical atmosphere’ in England, and compliments a ‘strong Torino team.’
‘Inter more important than CL’
Ivan Perisic says ‘the Champions League doesn’t matter’ compared to joining Inter, and praises the Nerazzurri’s ‘determination’ to sign him.
Perisic: ‘Everything to beat Milan’
Inter’s new signing Ivan Perisic says he’ll ‘do everything to beat Milan’ on Sunday as he prepares for his arrival in Italy.
What the papers say...
Today's front-page headlines from Gazzetta dello Sport, Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Ambrosini: ‘Milan one-dimensional'
Former Milan midfielder Massimo Ambrosini looks ahead to Sunday’s derby and is worried the Rossoneri ‘can’t change formation.’
Digne ‘at ease with Roma’
New Roma signing Lucas Digne says he feels ‘at ease’ in the capital and that Rudi Garcia was important in his decision to move.
Kondogbia: ‘Derby worth three points’
Inter’s Geoffrey Kondogbia says the Milan derby is just ‘a game worth three points’, but acknowledges that it’s ‘different’ to other matches.
‘Icardi a derby doubt’
Inter’s medical coordinator has revealed that Mauro Icardi is a doubt for Sunday’s Derby della Madonnina.
Juventus hit back at Curva closure
Juventus say they are ‘perplexed’ by the decision to close the Curva Sud in Juventus Stadium for Saturday’s match against Chievo.
Angelici: ‘Juventus, thank you’
Boca Juniors President Daniel Angelici has thanked Juventus for allowing them to ‘bring Carlos Tevez back home’.
Mancini: ‘Satisfying Inter mercato’
Inter Coach Roberto Mancini says he is ‘satisfied’ with his summer signings, and believes it’s ‘important’ that Serie A sides have begun spending big again.
Fiorentina-Mexes in January?
Fiorentina will make a second attempt to sign Milan defender Philippe Mexes in January, according to reports.
Bertolacci out of Milan derby
Milan have confirmed that midfielder Andrea Bertolacci will miss Sunday’s Milan derby with a thigh injury.
Agent: ‘Telles appreciated in Italy’
The agent of new Inter signing Alex Telles says the Brazilian ‘will be appreciated in Italy’ and discusses his Galatasaray exit.
‘Jovetic in great condition’
The coordinator of Inter’s medical team says Stevan Jovetic is ‘doing well physically’ and hasn’t presented ‘any of the rumoured problems’.
Lazio trio refuse extensions?
Senad Lulic, Federico Marchetti and Lucas Biglia have all reportedly turned down Lazio’s contract renewal offers.
Prandelli: ‘Juventus still favourites’
Cesare Prandelli believes the ‘solid structure’ at Juventus means they’re still Scudetto favourites.
Frey: ‘Juve to be feared’
Chievo defender Nicolas Frey says that Juventus are ‘to be feared’ despite his side’s stunning start to the Serie A season.
Buffon: ‘Leave Pirlo alone’
Italy goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon defends Andrea Pirlo - ‘I don’t think it’s time yet for Andrea to hang up his boots’.
Gomes has Genoa medical
Brazilian striker Bruno Gomes has arrived in Italy, and is undergoing his Genoa medical today.
Zanetti: ‘Inter must continue like this’
Inter legend Javier Zanetti urges the team to ‘continue like this’ after two wins from their first two games.
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