Stephan Lichtsteiner warned Juventus “must win at all costs” in tonight’s trip to Hellas Verona for a variety of reasons.
Juventus visit Verona and find a new role for Paulo Dybala as trequartista behind Gonzalo Higuain and Mario Mandzukic.
Juventus named their squad to face Hellas Verona on Saturday night and are still missing some key players, but find a new role for Paulo Dybala.
Napoli will be crowned winter champions if they beat Crotone tonight, with only five teams in the last 23 years failng to take the Scudetto after leading at halfway.
Juventus Coach Max Allegri admits he switched to a midfield three because “we conceded a lot of goals” at the start of the season, but could change it tomorrow.
Juventus Coach Max Allegri says it’s “likely” Paulo Dybala will play against Verona, but says comparisons “should never have been made” to Lionel Messi.
Massimiliano Allegri warns his players against complacency tomorrow - “Juventus haven’t won at Verona since 2001…”
Simone Inzaghi said Lazio “want to compete on all three fronts” after beating Fiorentina 1-0 to reach the Coppa Italia semi-final.
Fabio Pecchia felt Verona’s 4-0 defeat to Udinese was a total wash-out. “We simply didn’t play on any level today.”
Massimo Oddo believes Udinese can do even better if they improve their “game management” after a 4-0 victory over Verona.
Join us for all the action from today’s eight Serie A games, including Napoli-Sampdoria, Sassuolo-Inter, Milan-Atalanta and Juventus-Roma.
Milan team manager Christian Abbiati believes the training retreat helped the team prepare for Atalanta. “Gennaro Gattuso is our leader.”
Napoli fought back twice to beat Sampdoria in a 3-2 thriller, but Inter fell to a second straight defeat at Sassuolo and Benevento crumbled again.
Check out all the line-ups from today’s afternoon Serie A kick-offs, including Napoli-Sampdoria, Sassuolo-Inter and SPAL-Torino.
Fabio Pecchia calls for Verona to display some consistency after an improved recent run of results.
Gennaro Gattuso complained Milan “do not play like a team” and wants a very different attitude against Atalanta. “We risk another embarrassment.”
Napoli are reportedly lining up a move for Mohamed Fares, but they’d loan him back to Verona until the summer.
Lazio are reportedly preparing a January swoop for Verona defender Martin Caceres.
Hellas Verona forward Alessio Cerci has been diagnosed with a thigh strain and is not expected back until January.
Milan CEO Marco Fassone confirmed Ricky Kaka will “decide what to do” about his future before Christmas and explained their training retreat.