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Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Jordan Veretout are expected to start for Roma against Sassuolo in their full Giallorossi debuts.
Paulo Dybala’s brother sent a caustic message to Juventus Coach Maurizio Sarri. “The violin can’t play beautiful music if it’s missing a string.”
Dries Mertens explained away his cheeky goal celebration for Napoli after his wife complained it was “most deceptive.”
Sassuolo Coach Roberto De Zerbi shares Roma boss Paulo Fonseca’s attacking philosophy. “If you play this type of football, you accept the risks that go with it.”
Hellas Verona Coach Ivan Juric intends to face Milan “without pressure and focused on our own football, not neutralising the opposition.”
Bologna assistant managers Miroslav Tanjga and Emilio De Leo reveal the message Sinisa Mihajlovic gave the team ahead of their Brescia trip.
Gian Piero Gasperini is trying to keep Atalanta focused on the trip to Genoa and finding consistency, not getting distracted by the Champions League.
Aurelio Andreazzoli hopes Genoa can emulate the path set out by Atalanta when they face off today. “I appreciate their philosophy of football.”
Inter and Juventus are already starting the war of words, with Antonio Conte telling Maurizio Sarri to “calm down, as he’s on the powerful side now.”
Today's front page headlines in English from La Gazzetta dello Sport, Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Juventus have lost the Serie A leadership for the first time since March 3, 2018, a run of 560 days at the top of the table, replaced by Inter.
Antonio Conte warned Inter “must fight it out for every result” and should not underestimate the importance of defeating 10-man Udinese.
Udinese Coach Igor Tudor reassured Rodrigo De Paul after a costly red card, but confessed allowing Stefano Sensi a decisive Inter header was disappointing.
Stefano Sensi admits Inter “should’ve been more clinical and we’ve got to improve” after squeezing past 10-man Udinese.
Inter made it three wins out of three thanks to Stefano Sensi’s header, but it was an uninspired performance after Rodrigo De Paul’s foolish red card for Udinese.
Eusebio Di Francesco saw “the best Sampdoria performance of the season so far,” even if they did lose 2-0 at Napoli.
Join us for all the build-up and action as it happens from today’s three Serie A games, as Fiorentina-Juventus is a grudge match, Napoli host Sampdoria and Inter welcome Udinese.
Inter director of sport Piero Ausilio assures there is “absolutely no rush” to discuss improving Lautaro Martinez’s contract.
Seko Fofana asked Udinese to “be positive and give 100 per cent” to stop Serie A leaders Inter at San Siro this evening.
Milan Skriniar urged Inter to “prove we are taking charge of the situation” with a strong start against Udinese.
Carlo Ancelotti appreciates the Napoli strength in depth after a 2-0 victory over Sampdoria. “Fernando Llorente is tall, but he can play football.”
Dries Mertens scored both Napoli goals in the 2-0 victory over Sampdoria, but refused to comment on a new contract. “We’ll see.”
Chievo won the Veneto Derby against 10-man Venezia, while Frosinone paid the penalty in Entella, Ascoli and Cittadella celebrated wins.
Sampdoria have started the Serie A season with three straight defeats for only the fifth time in their history.
Dries Mertens bagged a brace to intensify Sampdoria’s crisis, while Fernando Llorente provided an assist within minutes of his Napoli debut.
Inter try to maintain their perfect start to the season by hosting Udinese and move Matteo Politano up alongside Romelu Lukaku.
Simone Inzaghi confirmed Kosovo international Valon Berisha will start for Lazio against SPAL. “A normal performance isn’t enough here.”
Mario Rui admits Liverpool and the Champions League are a distraction, but Napoli’s “most important game” is against Sampdoria.
Fiorentina President Rocco Commisso was full of praise for his squad after troubling Juventus. “Did you see Franck Ribery? He was better than Cristiano Ronaldo!”
Maurizio Sarri felt Juventus ought to be pleased with a draw against Fiorentina, because amid injuries “a team with less personality would’ve lost.”
Vincenzo Montella hails Franck Ribery and Gaetano Castrovilli after a 0-0 draw with Juventus, but rues the lack of a winning Fiorentina goal. “We’re on the right track.”
Franck Ribery saw improvements as Fiorentina held Juventus 0-0 and praised the fans. “I came to Florence for a crowd like this.”
Napoli give Hirving Lozano his first start and adjust their tactics after two seven-goal thrillers, but Fabio Quagliarella’s Sampdoria badly need a boost and launch Emiliano Rigoni.
Fiorentina had the best chances with Federico Chiesa and Franck Ribery, but Juventus clung on for a point despite losing three players to injury.
Marco Giampaolo urges Krzysztof Piatek to be “a complete player, not just a pirate in the final third” as Milan visit Hellas Verona.