World Cup 14
Enrique: 'A great day for Roma'
Luis Enrique admits it was “a great day” for Roma after they hammered Inter 4-0, “but it won’t count for anything if we don’t find consistency.”
Mazzarri rues Napoli finishing
Walter Mazzarri rues Napoli’s inability to finish off their chances in the 0-0 draw with 10-man Milan. “We lacked the final strike.”
Roma confirm De Rossi contract
Roma have announced they’ve agreed a five-year contract extension with Daniele De Rossi. “We didn’t want to distract from the game.”
Conte: 'Images are clear'
Antonio Conte admits Juventus should’ve taken advantage of other results and noted the penalty incident “is clear for all to see.”
Allegri: 'Ibra deserved red'
Massimiliano Allegri insists Milan can be “satisfied” with their point against Napoli, accepting Zlatan Ibrahimovic “deserved the red card.”
Ranieri: 'Inter can't carry on like this'
Claudio Ranieri admits Inter “cannot carry on like this” after their 4-0 “non-performance” at the hands of Roma.
Serie A: Top five falter
It was an unusual round, as none of the top five sides got a victory, as Udinese fell to Fiorentina and Lazio lost at Genoa, while Palermo climbed the standings.
Juve upset at Siena stalemate
Juventus were unable to break down Siena in Turin, but can complain about a penalty decision.
Ibra sees red against Napoli
Milan were held to a 0-0 home draw by Napoli, but Zlatan Ibrahimovic lost his head with a red card.
Four-star Roma crush Inter
Roma absolutely demolished their former Coach Claudio Ranieri’s Inter 4-0 at the Olimpico with Fabio Borini bagging a brace.
Juventus look to a trident of Mirko Vucinic, Alessandro Matri and Simone Pepe as they welcome Antonio Conte’s old club Siena.
Diego Milito, Giampaolo Pazzini and Angelo Palombo face Francesco Totti, Erik Lamela and Daniele De Rossi in the big Roma-Inter clash.
Milan have Robinho with Zlatan Ibrahimovic against Napoli’s Three Tenors Edinson Cavani, Ezequiel Lavezzi and Marek Hamsik.
Genoa surprise Lazio
Genoa had been in complete control with Rodrigo Palacio and Bosko Jankovic on target, though 10-man Lazio gave them a scare in this 3-2 result.
Lazio welcome back Miroslav Klose as they travel to face birthday boy Rodrigo Palacio’s Genoa in the lunchtime kick-off.
Ballardini: 'Novara harder than Roma'
Davide Ballardini’s Cagliari are fresh from thrashing Roma 4-2, but he fears bottom of the table Novara more. “There are no easy games in Italy.”
Mutti's personal Atalanta derby
Palermo boss Bortolo Mutti admits it is “like a personal derby” for him to face his beloved Atalanta this afternoon.
Cosmi sees Bologna danger
Serse Cosmi celebrated a shock win over Inter last week and hopes Lecce can maintain that momentum in the “very dangerous” game with Bologna.
Mondonico calls on Novara 'students'
Emiliano Mondonico sees himself as “a teacher and Novara players are my students,” as he seeks his first positive result against Cagliari.
Donadoni: 'I told you so'
Roberto Donadoni is now the Coach of Parma, but reminds many that he called for a longer Serie A winter break “when I was in charge of Italy.”
Sannino fired up for Juve
Giuseppe Sannino believes Siena will have “exceptional motivation” in today’s trip to Juventus, especially as they are facing their old Coach Antonio Conte.
Serie A Previews: Old school!
Serie A goes old-fashioned today with almost all the kick-offs at 14.00 UK time, including the spectacular Roma-Inter and Milan-Napoli.
What the papers say...
Today's front page headlines from La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
De Rossi set to face Inter
Midfielder Daniele De Rossi is set to make his comeback for Roma in Sunday’s big game with Inter.
Reja grumbles at Genoa trip
Edy Reja admits Lazio asked for tomorrow’s game with Genoa to be postponed, as their journey was delayed by three hours. “This is no way to prepare.”
Palermo close on €200m Arab investment
Palermo President Maurizio Zamparini has announced he is working towards Arab investment, including “€200m for players and a new stadium.”
Mancini brings Man City to Genoa
Roberto Mancini looks forward to Wednesday’s friendly between Manchester City and a Genoa-Sampdoria side. “We can do something wonderful for the city.”
Mazzarri: 'Bring on Milan'
Walter Mazzarri prepares to face Milan and expects Napoli “to give a response” at San Siro, wiping away recent disappointment and refereeing errors.
Nesta misses Milan-Napoli
Alessandro Nesta is out of tomorrow’s Milan-Napoli match due to a muscular problem, adding to the lengthy list of injuries.
Serie B: Samp success
Sampdoria conquered Grosseto and Varese surprised Albinoleffe, but four Serie B games were snowed off.
Marino targets Lazio upset
Pasquale Marino’s Genoa beat Udinese and Napoli in recent home games, so the Coach hopes for three in a row as Lazio visit at Sunday lunch-time.
Guidolin steers Udinese ship
Francesco Guidolin hopes to continue Udinese’s miraculous campaign against Fiorentina on Sunday, “but our objective is to stay up there as long as possible.”
Caceres and Padoin in Juve squad
Martin Caceres and Simone Padoin receive their first Juventus call-ups for tomorrow’s game with Siena.
Rossi: 'Vargas isn't lazy'
Delio Rossi defends under-fire Juan Manuel Vargas, but drops Lorenzo De Silvestri against Udinese so he can “find himself.”
Candreva faces Lazio jeers
Lazio’s big January signing Antonio Candreva “will win over the critics,” said his agent, but fans jeer the man they think is a Roma supporter.
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