COPPA ITALIA

Refereeing chief Marcello Nicchi claims he would have sided with Michael Oliver if Gianluigi Buffon’s ‘threatening’ outburst happened in a Serie A game.
Juventus director Beppe Marotta insists they can “still achieve something extraordinary and consolidate our domination in Italy,” but again criticises Champions League referees.
Gianluigi Buffon reportedly risks being handed a domestic ban for his outbursts after Juventus’ defeat to Real Madrid.
Andrea Pirlo insists “anything is possible” for Juventus against Real Madrid, and congratulates Milan Coach Gennaro Gattuso.
Ruud Gullit urges Milan to go all-out for the Coppa Italia because “new cycles need a victory”.
Milan winger Suso admits he’d “prefer fourth place” and Champions League qualification to beating Juventus in the Coppa Italia Final.
The Coppa Italia final between Juventus and Milan has been confirmed for May 9, with tickets priced between €35 and €130.
Miralem Pjanic is looking forward to the closing months of the campaign and Champions League draw. “What more could we ask for?”
Simone Inzaghi concedes “this is an important moment of the season” for Lazio, as results have not gone their way ahead of the trip to Cagliari.
Big changes to the 2018-19 Serie A season, which runs from August 19 to May 26, with Winter rounds and an end to the transfer market on August 18.