Messi out for two months
Leo Messi is out for two months with a knee ligament injury, so he’ll miss the Champions League clash with Roma.
Baldissoni: 'Garcia not on the brink'
Roma director Mauro Baldissoni laughed off questions about Rudi Garcia getting the sack.
Serie B: Cagliari top as Livorno tumble
Livorno lost their 100 per cent record to soaring Spezia, so Cagliari won a five-goal thriller to go top of Serie B and Pescara last-gasp draw.
Roma need to get back on track, but lose Alessandro Florenzi and keep Daniele De Rossi in defence against Carpi.
LIVEBLOG: Serie A Saturday
Follow all the action as it happens on our matchday Liveblog for Roma v Carpi and tonight’s Napoli v Juventus showdown.
Mancini: 'Inter physical and technical'
Roberto Mancini shot down criticism of his supposedly ‘ugly’ Inter side as they host second-placed Fiorentina.
Gasperini: 'Genoa fight back'
Gian Piero Gasperini is confident Genoa will “fight back” against Milan after a dismal start to the season.
Miha: 'Balotelli has matured, but...'
Sinisa Mihajlovic sees an improved Milan against Genoa and tempered praise for Mario Balotelli.
Pioli: 'Difficult Lazio moment'
Stefano Pioli concedes Lazio are “in a difficult moment” and welcomes Lucas Biglia back against Verona.
Florenzi out of Roma-Carpi
Alessandro Florenzi is reportedly out of today’s Roma v Carpi Serie A game due to an injury.
Bruno Peres blow for Torino
Bad news for Torino, as Bruno Peres has been diagnosed with a thigh strain.
Biglia returns for Lazio
Lucas Biglia returns for Lazio as they prepare to face Verona, but Alessandro Matri and Antonio Candreva miss out.
Ex-Genoa trio return for Milan
Andrea Bertolacci, Juraj Kucka and Luca Antonelli are back in the Milan squad to face Genoa.
EDF: 'Juve should have Berardi'
“I would’ve signed Domenico Berardi if I were Juventus,” confessed Sassuolo Coach Eusebio Di Francesco.
Atletico Madrid eye Bonaventura?
Spanish and Italian papers suggest Atletico Madrid are interested in Milan midfielder Giacomo Bonaventura.
D'Ambrosio 'ok' after car crash
Inter defender Danilo D’Ambrosio reassured fans his car crash left him with “only minor injuries and a huge scare.”
Sousa: 'Fiorentina different to Inter'
Paulo Sousa warns Inter “will without a doubt be under more pressure” than Fiorentina in tomorrow’s top of the table clash.
Colantuono 'always under pressure'
Stefano Colantuono complained at “stupid” reports he’s due to for the sack and explained Udinese’s problems ahead of Bologna.
Napoli squad for Juve
Napoli have a full squad at their disposal for tonight’s Serie A showdown with Juventus.
Lemina 'rejected Napoli for Juve'
Mario Lemina “turned down more money from Napoli and England so he could join Juventus,” said his agent.
Calhanoglu on Milan Euro-list?
Milan are reportedly launching a campaign to monitor the world's 23 most promising young players, with Hakan Calhanoglu topping the list.
Rivera: 'Balo amazing, but...'
Italian legend Gianni Rivera says Milan's Mario Balotelli must learn humility, while lamenting the lack of technique in modern football.
Rested Napoli face doubtful Juve
Max Allegri is still looking for a tactical identity for Juventus and should field Paulo Dybala, while Maurizio Sarri kept Napoli at rest.
Inter's D'Ambrosio in car crash
Inter’s Danilo D’Ambrosio was involved in a car crash and as a consequence will miss tomorrow’s match against Fiorentina.
Mazzarri for Liverpool, Sunderland, Stoke?
Former Napoli and Inter Coach Walter Mazzarri is reportedly in England and juggling options with Liverpool, Sunderland and Stoke City.
Roma discuss Hajduk Split pact
Roma are reportedly in negotiations with Hajduk Split to create a synergy between clubs, exchanging players in future.
Capello: 'I'd rather win ugly'
Fabio Capello rushed to Inter’s defence, assuring “I’d rather win than lose while playing entertaining football.”
Prandelli: 'Jovetic and Melo key'
Cesare Prandelli gives insight into how Stevan Jovetic and Felipe Melo have found their form at Inter.
Guarin: 'Inter thinking about Scudetto'
Fredy Guarin confirms Inter “can think about winning the Scudetto” and credits Coach Roberto Mancini with their success.
Serie A Previews: Napoli-Juve night
Today Roma host Carpi in a must-win game, then Juventus visit Napoli in what’s sure to be a thriller, while on Sunday top two Inter and Fiorentina face off.
What the papers say...
Today's front page headlines from La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Thuram: ‘Give Juventus time’
Lilian Thuram is confident Juventus are still “at the top level” despite a difficult start to the season.
Inter make €90m loss?
It’s reported Inter will declare a loss of €90m when last year’s accounts are published.
Platini: ‘Happy to clarify’
UEFA President Michel Platini insists he is ‘available to speak at any time’ amid a FIFA investigation.
FIFA: ‘Co-operating with inquiry’
FIFA released a statement saying it “complied with all requests”, as the Swiss attorney general investigates Sepp Blatter.
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