Serie A Team of Week 12
Following the return of Serie A after an international break Dave Taylor picks his best XI from Week 12.
Asamoah risks knee surgery
Juventus are reportedly increasingly concerned with Kwadwo Asamoah’s inflamed knee, which could require surgery.
Six suspended from Week 12
The Lega Serie A have banned Atalanta’s Richmond Boakye for two games, and handed one game suspensions to five others.
Antonelli takes Bertolacci’s goal
The Lega Serie A have attributed Genoa’s equalising goal against Palermo to Luca Antonelli, instead of Andrea Bertolacci.
‘Roma favourites, but CSKA believe’
Christian Panucci believes Roma are favourites over CSKA Moscow today, but that the Russians carry confidence and danger too.
Juve call up Evra, Ogbonna
Juventus are able to include Patrice Evra and Angelo Ogbonna in their squad to play Malmo, but not Kwadwo Asamoah.
Eriksson: ‘Different to Turin’
Magnus Eriksson believes that Malmo will be more confident in taking on Juventus in the Champions League at home.
Hareide: ‘No fear against Juve’
Age Hareide says that Malmo will face Juventus tomorrow evening without fear and confident of being able to achieve a result.
Napoli announce squad for Sparta
Napoli have revealed their squad for Thursday’s trip to Prague, with Dries Mertens still absent.
Juventus assault on Alves
Juventus are said to be considering a move for Barcelona’s Dani Alves, but would face competition from Manchester United.
Tevez, Buffon in ‘Team of the Year’
Three Juventus players are included in the nominations for UEFA’s ‘Team of the Year’, with Paul Pogba, Carlos Tevez and Gigi Buffon making the cut.
Villa in for Ilicic
Fiorentina’s Josip Ilicic is a target for Aston Villa, according to reports in the British Press.
Della Valle slams Prandelli
Fiorentina owner Diego Della Valle has launched a stinging attack on Cesare Prandelli, saying the Galatasaray Coach is driven by money.
Right-back role for Nainggolan?
Radja Nainggolan could reportedly be fielded at right-back when Roma take on CSKA Moscow in the Champions League tonight.
Lavezzi option for Inter
Inter are reported to be considering a move to bring Paris Saint-Germain’s Ezequiel Lavezzi back to Italy.
Zenga not thinking of Inter bench
Walter Zenga admits that he will probably never become Inter Coach, as he discusses Sunday’s derby.
Ribery: Milan clubs’ situation ‘sad’
Bayern Munich winger Franck Ribery has spoken about the ailing fortunes of Milan and Inter, calling the situation “sad”.
Maggio renewal not certain
Christian Maggio may leave Napoli at the end of the season, as the club hasn’t opened talks on a new deal.
Report: Torino look to Pandev
Torino could offer Goran Pandev an escape route from Galatasaray, according to reports this morning.
‘Never say never’ for Cassano
Sampdoria President Massimo Ferrero isn’t ruling out a return to the club for Antonio Cassano, and reveals Stefano Okaka’s asking price.
Spurs and Chelsea chase Icardi?
Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea are reportedly vying with Atletico Madrid for Inter’s Mauro Icardi.
What the papers say...
Today's front page headlines from the Gazzetta dello Sport, Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Iachini: ‘Palermo should have won’
Beppe Iachini believes Mattia Perin prevented his Palermo from beating Genoa, and praised Paulo Dybala.
Gasperini: ‘Clear penalty’ for Genoa
Gian Piero Gasperini lamented Genoa’s draw with Palermo, insisting the Grifone were denied a clear penalty.
Perotti: ‘Two points dropped’
Genoa’s Diego Perotti considers a 1-1 draw with Palermo as two points dropped as the Grifone fail to move into fourth place.
Genoa held by Palermo
Paulo Dybala's wondergoal was cancelled out by Andrea Bertolacci as Palermo and Genoa fought out a draw at Marassi.
Falque: ‘Not about beating Samp’
Genoa midfielder Iago Falque says the possibility of leapfrogging Sampdoria is not a motivation for his side in tonight’s match with Palermo.
Genoa look to go fourth with Alessandro Matri leading the line as they take on Palermo at Marassi.
Balotelli happy at Liverpool
Mario Balotelli is happy at Liverpool, and praised the Anfield club’s supporters.
Roma announce squad for CSKA
Roma have confirmed their squad for tomorrow night’s match with CSKA Moscow, with Douglas Maicon missing the cut.
Scuffet rejected Atletico
Simone Scuffet has revealed that he turned down a move to Spanish champions Atletico Madrid in favour of remaining with Udinese.
Juventus rejected Pogba offers
Paul Pogba’s agent says Juventus turned down two offers for the midfielder this summer, and calls his client ‘the most expensive player in the world’.
Balotelli ‘Will not play in Italy’
Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli will not be returning to Italy anytime soon, as his agent dismisses links to Inter.
Ankle surgery for Michu?
Napoli could lose striker Michu for an extended period, as it’s reported the Spaniard requires ankle surgery.
Rossi recovering ‘according to plan’
Giuseppe Rossi’s recovery from his latest knee injury is going ‘according to plan’ Fiorentina’s medical director assures.
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