Serie A Team of Week 25
As the top two continue to break away, but European and relegation battles hot up, Marcello Cossali-Francis picks his best XI from Week 25.
Liveblog: Serie A Super Saturday
Join us for the build-up and action as it happens from today’s three Serie A games, Udinese-Roma, Chievo-Cagliari and Genoa-Inter.
Oddo: 'Udinese gifted two goals'
Massimo Oddo criticised his Udinese side for decisive errors both in defence and attack when losing 2-0 to Roma. “We gifted two goals.”
EDF: 'Roma changed attitude'
Eusebio Di Francesco insists Roma wore down Udinese as a team before Cengiz Under’s goal, while they changed attitude more than tactics.
Perotti: 'Roma back on track'
Diego Perotti feels Roma are “getting back on track” after their 2-0 win away to Udinese, the third on the trot in Serie A.
Under soars again in Udine
Cengiz Under hit another screamer for his fourth goal in three games, giving Roma another hard-fought 2-0 win away to Udinese.
Monchi: 'Wasted 3 secs on Spalletti'
Roma director Monchi hit back at Inter boss Luciano Spalletti’s snide remarks. “I wasted three seconds of my life reading his comments.”
Juan Jesus: 'Roma need momentum'
Juan Jesus notes Roma can “build momentum and self-belief” with a victory away to Udinese this afternoon.
Roma have Radja Nainggolan and Daniele De Rossi back, but rely on Cengiz Under for their trip to a revitalised Udinese.
Infantino plans new FIFA rules
FIFA President Gianni Infantino plans to revolutionise football, scrapping the January transfer market, limiting loans and introducing a salary cap.
Roma squad for Udinese
Radja Nainggolan and Lorenzo Pellegrini return from their bans, with Bruno Peres ‘forgiven’ ahead of the trip to Udinese.
EDF: 'Roma expected better'
Eusebio Di Francesco admits he “expected the gap to be smaller” between Roma and the top of the table ahead of their Udinese trip.
Oddo: ‘Teamwork will bridge gap’
Massimo Oddo wants Udinese to play as a team in order to ‘bridge the gap’ in quality between themselves and Roma.
Orsato for Turin derby
Daniele Orsato has been named as the referee for Sunday’s Derby della Mole between Torino and Juventus.
Udinese lose Lasagna
Udinese have lost striker Kevin Lasagna to a thigh strain, while Igor Bubnjic has been loaned to NK Inter Zapresic.
Di Natale: ‘Couldn’t play for Napoli’
Antonio Di Natale admits he couldn’t have played for Napoli as “it would have weighed on me so much”.
Fazio: 'Roma on right track'
Federico Fazio believes Roma “are on the right track now and overturned a difficult situation” to beat Benevento 5-2.
Frustalupi: 'Torino kept balance'
Torino assistant manager Nicolò Frustalupi filled in for suspended Walter Mazzarri and believes they maintained “balance” to beat Udinese.
Oddo: 'Valid goal disallowed'
Massimo Oddo was furious with the officials after Udinese’s 2-0 defeat to Torino. “They disallowed a perfectly good goal and there was a foul on theirs.”
Belotti: 'Toro targeting Europe'
Andrea Belotti celebrated his first goal in over two months as Torino beat Udinese. “Europe is our objective.”
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