COPPA ITALIA

Adriano Galliani claims Wanda Nara is a victim of ‘machismo’ in football, hopes Inter and Milan can reign again and would take Max Allegri over Jose Mourinho.
Gervinho bagged a brace as Parma got their Coppa Italia off to a great start, beating Venezia 3-1 at the Stadio Tardini.
Fiorentina begin their season with the Coppa Italia tie against “very dangerous” Monza tomorrow and Vincenzo Montella is “excited.”
Rolando Maran admits Cagliari “want to be protagonists” this season in Serie A and the Coppa Italia after strengthening the squad.
Udinese Coach Igor Tudor prepares for the Coppa Italia with Sudtirol and confirms Fiorentina “asked us for Rodrigo De Paul.”
Sinisa Mihajlovic is “more combative than ever” as he continues to coach Bologna from a distance during chemotherapy.
Eusebio Di Francesco said Sampdoria must be ready to “start the season for real” with a Coppa Italia Third Round tie at Crotone on Sunday.
Roberto D’Aversa is confident Parma will not underestimate today’s Coppa Italia opponents Venezia. “We want to face every match the same way.”
Genoa Coach Aurelio Andreazzoli was pleased with their 4-1 Coppa Italia victory over Imolese, even though “there was a virus going around.”
Lasse Schone scored his first goal for Genoa as the Grifone swept Imolese aside 4-1 in their Third Round Coppa Italia tie.