Serie A Team of Week 23
A weekend that saw the top three encourage those below in the race for Champions League football, Dave Taylor selects his best XI from round 23.
Florenzi: ‘Roma deserved whistles’
Roma’s Alessandro Florenzi says the Giallorossi deserved to be whistled after being held by bottom side Parma.
Johansen: ‘Celtic can beat Inter’
Celtic midfielder Stefan Johansen believes the Celtic Park atmosphere can help his side can beat Inter when they meet on Thursday night.
Honda: ‘Fans, help us’
Milan’s Keisuke Honda has called on the club’s fans to get behind them and help them turn around their form.
‘Capello risks sack’
The President of the Russian Football Union, Nikolai Tolstykh, reveals that Fabio Capello faces the sack if Russia don’t make Euro 2016.
Tottenham option for Llorente?
Juventus striker Fernando Llorente is reportedly a target for English Premier League side Tottenham Hotspur.
Thai investor bids for Milan?
Reports in Thailand claim investor Bee Taechaubol has submitted a bid for a controlling stake in Milan.
Liverpool in for Pjanic?
Reports in England are linking Liverpool with a move for Roma midfielder Miralem Pjanic in this summer’s transfer window.
‘Lotito? Miserable human being’
The man at the centre of the Claudio Lotito phoncecall furore has described the Lazio President as a ‘miserable human being’.
Mandorlini risks sack?
Verona Coach Andrea Mandorlini’s job is reportedly at risk after four defeats in five Serie A games, with Edy Reja ready to come in.
‘Guarin rejected Chelsea, Madrid’
Inter midfielder Fredy Guarin rejected moves to Chelsea and Real Madrid, according to the player’s agent.
Napoli join Dybala race?
Napoli are said to be the latest name to show an interest in Palermo’s Argentinian forward Paulo Dybala.
Mancini: ‘No clause in my deal’
Roberto Mancini insists that there is no exit clause in his Inter contract, and discusses Thursday’s Celtic match.
D-Day for Parma
Parma will today learn whether they will face administration, as the deadline to pay outstanding player wages looms.
What the papers say...
Today's front page headlines from the Gazzetta dello Sport, Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Buffon: 'It's all our fault'
Gigi Buffon blasted himself and his Juventus teammates for their “unacceptable attitude” at Cesena, but also slammed critics.
Di Carlo: 'Cesena courage rewarded'
Domenico Di Carlo praised Cesena for their “courage” in holding Juventus 2-2 and explained his penalty protest.
Allegri: 'Juve were arrogant'
Max Allegri said Juventus will “cancel out signs of arrogance” after being pegged back 2-2 by Cesena.
Maran: 'Chievo satisfied'
Rolando Maran couldn’t help but be “satisfied” after Chievo’s second consecutive victory sank Sampdoria.
Cesena shock Juventus
Cesena held leaders Juventus to a shock 2-2 draw after Arturo Vidal missed a late penalty in this wide open encounter.
Mihajlovic: 'Samp lost confidence'
Sinisa Mihajlovic was pleased with Luis Muriel and Samuel Eto’o, but said Sampdoria “must rediscover our confidence.”
Zola: 'Cagliari need cool heads'
Gianfranco Zola thanked Zeljko Brkic for keeping Cagliari in their 1-1 draw at Torino, but “we must be cooler in front of goal.”
Mandorlini: 'Verona lost solidity'
Andrea Mandorlini warned Verona “need to find our old solidity” after a 5-2 hammering at Genoa.
Ventura 'regrets' Toro draw
Giampiero Ventura had “regrets” that Torino failed to win five in a row, but the draw with Cagliari was “a small step forward.”
Stramaccioni: 'Udinese got angry'
Andrea Stramaccioni blamed Udinese for “getting too angry” after a dubious penalty in their 1-0 defeat to Lazio.
Inter confirm Felipe talks
Roberto Mancini confirmed Inter will “consider” signing free agent Dias Felipe, who walked out on Parma.
Fiorentina: 'Lotito unsustainable'
Fiorentina patron Andrea Della Valle warned Claudio Lotito’s role in the Federation “is unsustainable.”
Marotta: 'Lotito feudal system'
Juventus director general Beppe Marotta slammed Lazio President Claudio Lotito for creating a “feudal system.”
Juventus have the chance to go nine points clear at the top, but are without Carlos Tevez against plucky Cesena.
Clinical Chievo see off Samp
Chievo were clinical in making the most of Sampdoria mistakes for a 2-1 victory, though Luis Muriel scored on his debut.
Colantuono: 'Undeserved defeat'
Stefano Colantuono felt Atalanta “did not deserve” to go behind, but Inter had free rein after the red card.
Juventus visit Cesena, but will they break away at the top of become the latest big club upset by minnows this weekend?
Gasp: 'Genoa ideal for Niang'
Gian Piero Gasperini feels Genoa is “the ideal club” for M’Baye Niang after his brace to beat Verona 5-2.
Dondoni: 'Parma not relegated yet'
Roberto Donadoni said Parma’s performance to hold second-placed Roma proves their “dignity” in dire circumstances.
Pioli: 'Lazio gave everything'
Stefano Pioli praised Lazio for their rediscovered mentality against Udinese. “The lads gave everything.”
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