Alessandro Florenzi warns Cagliari “have a lot of quality in midfield” and trusts he can build a Roma partnership with Patrik Schick.
Monchi denies Juventus have approached Roma for Emerson Palmieri. “There is nothing in it, we haven’t talked to anyone.”
Roma start both Edin Dzeko and Patrik Schick in a new trident as they try to get back on track against unpredictable Cagliari.
On this day 10 years ago, Mario Balotelli made his professional debut, replacing David Suazo for Inter away at Cagliari.
Diego Lopez warns “there’s no point just playing to defend” against Roma, as Cagliari seek an upset this evening.
Christmas is approaching, in what is usually a quiet period for Serie A. Yet with the winter break not until January 6, the Scudetto race is as hot as ever.
Roma have been handed a double boost with the inclusions of Daniele De Rossi and Kevin Strootman in their squad to face Cagliari.
Roma Coach Eusebio Di Francesco warns “it would be a huge mistake” to start thinking of the Juventus game already.
Roma Coach Eusebio Di Francesco says Edin Dzeko and Patrik Schick could play together but - “I won’t say if that’s tomorrow”.
Piero Giacomelli hasn’t been given a Serie A game this weekend, after his controversial refereeing in the Lazio-Torino game on Monday.
Marco Borriello is stuck at SPAL for the rest of the season despite increasing tension with the fans, as he has already played for two clubs.
Diego Lopez saw “a very important point” after Cagliari came back from 2-0 down to hold Sampdoria. “We got something out of this game.”
Marco Giampaolo admits Sampdoria not only threw away a 2-0 lead against Cagliari, but also risked losing the game.
Join us for all the build-up and action from Cagliari-Sampdoria and the Derby d’Italia, as leaders Inter visit Scudetto holders Juventus.
Cagliari had an extraordinarily unlucky start, but fought back from a Fabio Quagliarella brace to snatch a 2-2 draw with Sampdoria.
Cagliari hope Leonardo Pavoletti can continue his scoring record against Sampdoria in the early Saturday kick-off.
Sampdoria boss Marco Giampaolo says he is expecting a ‘challenging’ reunion with former club Cagliari on Saturday.
CONI President Giovanni Malago wants other clubs to push ahead with new stadiums, now Roma’s has been approved.
Paolo Valeri has been announced as the referee for Saturday’s Derby d’Italia between Juventus and Inter.
Alessio Romagnoli, Andrea Poli and Dias Felipe are among the players suspended for this weekend in Serie A.