NEWS

Bayern Munich defender Jerome Boateng believes “we are the favourites” against Juventus in the Champions League.
Bayern Munich ambassador Franz Beckenbauer calls Juventus “one of the best sides in Europe” ahead of their Champions League meeting.
Fiorentina director general Andrea Rogg admits “Tottenham are a strong team” but targets the Europa League final.
Cesare Prandelli says Mario Balotelli “has qualities that few others have” but “football is not the priority in his life”.
Juventus general manager Giuseppe Marotta shrugs “Bayern are always Bayern” after the Champions League draw.
Roma Coach Rudi Garcia insists facing Real Madrid is “a nice draw” and wants to see a packed Stadio Olimpico.
Real Madrid’s head of public relations, Emilio Butragueno, admits facing Roma “is not easy for us”.
Napoli face Villarreal, Lazio will take on Galatasaray and Fiorentina have drawn Tottenham in the Europa League last 32.
Bayern Munich director Andreas Jung says they ‘wanted to avoid Juventus’ in today’s Champions League last 16 draw.
Roma CEO Italo Zanzi says they ‘will be ready for Cristiano Ronaldo’ when they face Real Madrid in the Champions League last 16.
Juventus vice-President Pavel Nedved says he’s ‘had better days’ after drawing Bayern Munich in the Champions League last 16.
Juventus have been drawn with Bayern Munich and Roma face Real Madrid in the Champions League last 16.
Napoli President Aurelio De Laurentiis says he ‘didn’t expect such a defeatist Roma’ after Sunday’s 0-0 draw.
Reports say Inter have chosen Bologna as Andrea Ranocchia’s next destination over Napoli, Roma and Lazio.
An injury to Benfica’s Luisao could reportedly scupper Fiorentina’s bid to sign defender Lisandro Lopez.
Boca Juniors’ Jonathan Calleri could reportedly sign for Inter this week before being loaned out to Bologna.
Reports say Milan Coach Sinisa Mihajlovic risks the sack if the club don’t win their next two matches.
Reports say Fiorentina will let Giuseppe Rossi leave on loan in January, with Sampdoria and Bologna interested.
Lega Serie A will announce the new date for the postponed Sassuolo-Torino tie on Friday, with January 13 or 20 reportedly the likeliest.
This weekend’s win over Frosinone was reportedly enough to ensure Palermo Coach Davide Ballardini keeps his job over the winter break.
Today's front page headlines from La Gazzetta dello Sport, Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Juan Cuadrado admits his Juventus goal against Fiorentina was unintentional. “Maybe the hair helped!”
Paulo Sousa is “proud and had fun watching Fiorentina play tonight” despite a 3-1 defeat to Juventus.
Fiorentina director Daniele Pradè insists “we dominated the game against Juventus and are only disappointed with the result.”
Max Allegri revealed how Juventus neutralised Fiorentina, but will “take it one step at a time” for the Scudetto.
Paulo Dybala explained his splendid late goal to beat Fiorentina 3-1. “I saw the defender coming at me too quickly.”
Mario Mandzukic, Juan Cuadrado and Paulo Dybala completed the Juventus comeback from an early Fiorentina penalty to go fourth.
Crotone consolidated their leadership of Serie B and Bari saw off Perugia to enter the promotion battle.
Juventus director Beppe Marotta assured they have no intention of selling Paulo Dybala or Alvaro Morata.
Miralem Pjanic concedes Roma “perhaps could’ve created more,” but the point at Napoli was precious.
Maurizio Sarri felt Napoli’s 0-0 draw with Roma “was one-way traffic, as we were the only team playing football.”
Rudi Garcia deflected all criticism of Roma’s negative approach to Napoli. “We could’ve won and I’m not sure about the disallowed goal.”
Fiorentina director Andrea Rogg confirmed Federico Bernardeschi extended his contract and “can’t wait” to face Juventus.
Giorgio Chiellini admits Juventus have a lot to lose and gain in tonight’s clash with Fiorentina.
Marek Hamsik insists Napoli “dominated Roma, a team built to win the Scudetto, but the ball wouldn’t go in.”