What the papers say...
Today's front page headlines in English from La Gazzetta dello Sport, Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Highlights: Napoli 4-0 Roma
On the night in which Napoli honoured Diego Armando Maradona, they dominated Roma 4-0 with particularly exhilarating goals from Lorenzo Insigne and Matteo Politano.
Dzeko: 'Roma weren't ourselves'
Edin Dzeko fully admits Roma ‘weren’t our usual selves’ in the 4-0 defeat to Napoli. ‘We have to wake up as soon as possible.’
Gattuso: 'That's the attitude I want from Napoli'
Gennaro Gattuso wants to ‘always see this mentality’ from Napoli after they crushed Roma 4-0, but insists they ‘earned 18 points and hope justice can be served.’
Fonseca: 'Roma simply didn't do enough'
Paulo Fonseca concedes Roma ‘didn’t show courage and did not do anywhere near enough’ in their 4-0 defeat to Napoli. ‘We couldn’t string three passes together.’
Insigne: 'Starting point for Napoli'
Lorenzo Insigne admits Napoli felt ‘extra motivation to pay homage to our idol’ Diego Maradona, but the 4-0 win over Roma ‘can also be a starting point.’
Napoli 4-0 Roma: Dominant Napoli honour Diego
Napoli dedicated their 4-0 domination of Roma to Diego Maradona, with a splendid Lorenzo Insigne free kick, Fabian Ruiz, Dries Mertens and Matteo Politano goals.
Italiano: 'Spezia thoroughly deserved point'
Spezia coach Vincenzo Italiano maintains they ‘thoroughly deserved the point’ in a four-goal thriller away to Cagliari.
Di Francesco: 'Cagliari threw points away'
Eusebio Di Francesco feels Cagliari ‘threw two points away’ in their 2-2 draw with Spezia, decided by a last-gasp spot-kick.
Highlights: Cagliari 2-2 Spezia
It was a hugely entertaining clash in Sardinia, as Cagliari fought back from a goal down to lead, only to be caught by a stoppage-time penalty.
Liveblog: Serie A Wk9 Super Sunday
Join us for the build-up and action as it happens from today’s five Serie A games, including Lazio-Udinese, Milan-Fiorentina and Napoli-Roma.
Napoli wear new Maradona kit
Napoli are wearing a new special edition kit this evening in honour of Diego Armando Maradona and their bond with the Argentina icon.
Meret: 'Maradona seen as a divinity'
Alex Meret admits Diego Armando Maradona is ‘seen almost as a divinity’ in Naples and the period after his death is ‘not normal days.’
Pedro: 'Evaluate what level Roma are at'
Pedro wants Roma to ‘evaluate what level we are at right now’ against Napoli, but naturally there’s a unique atmosphere in this stadium days after Diego Maradona’s death.
Cagliari 2-2 Spezia: Thriller in Sardinia
It was a dramatic four-goal thriller in Sardinia, as Cagliari fought back to lead 2-1 with Leonardo Pavoletti’s back-heel flick, but Spezia converted a penalty for 2-2 in stoppages.
Line-ups: Napoli v Roma
Napoli and Roma go head-to-head for a top four spot, with Dries Mertens, Lorenzo Insigne and Hirving Lozano against Edin Dzeko, Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Pedro.
Official: Stadio Diego Armando Maradona
The Mayor of Naples announced the Stadio San Paolo will be renamed the Stadio Diego Armando Maradona.
Highlights: Bologna 1-0 Crotone
Bologna made history as they finally kept a clean sheet after conceding in 41 consecutive Serie A games, beating Crotone 1-0.
Highlights: Milan 2-0 Fiorentina
Milan are having their best start to a season in the three points for a win era, sweeping Fiorentina aside 2-0 despite Bartlomiej Dragowski’s penalty save.
Preziosi recalls Genoa director: 'Had to be done'
Genoa sacked director of sport Daniele Faggiano and brought back Francesco Marroccu after just three months. ‘It had to be done,’ insisted President Enrico Preziosi.
Stroppa: 'Crotone demoralised by goal'
Giovanni Stroppa admits Crotone ‘didn’t maintain the same standard’ of performance and became ‘demoralised’ after Bologna scored.
Mihajlovic: ‘Maradona videos useful'
Sinisa Mihajlovic believes it was useful to show videos of Diego Armando Maradona to his players before the game against Crotone: ‘Nobody speaks about his humility.’
Prandelli: 'Fiorentina lack intensity, Donnarumma...'
Cesare Prandelli is aware Fiorentina ‘have a lot of work to do’ and praises Gigio Donnarumma: ‘He made two crucial saves.’
Kessie: 'Taking the next penalty'
Franck Kessie revealed what Stefano Pioli told Milan players after their 2-0 win against Fiorentina and insists: ‘I’m going to take the next penalty kick.'
Bonera: 'Kessie brings quality and quantity'
Stand-in Milan coach Daniele Bonera admits he was surprised by how much quality Franck Kessie brings as well as physicality after a 2-0 win over Fiorentina.
Milan players made video call with Pioli after win v Fiorentina
Milan players made a video call from the pitch with Stefano Pioli after their 2-0 win against Fiorentina.
Bologna break record run without clean sheets
Bologna have kept a clean sheet for the first time since September 25, 2019, ending an all-time Serie A record run of conceding in 41 consecutive rounds.
Bologna 1-0 Crotone: Clean sheet curse ended
Bologna kept their first clean sheet since September 2019, as Roberto Soriano’s chaotic goal on the stroke of half-time proved enough to beat Crotone.
Milan 2-0 Fiorentina: Rossoneri five points clear
Milan extended their lead at the top of the table to five points by comfortably pushing Fiorentina aside with Alessio Romagnoli and a Franck Kessie penalty, even if Bartlomiej Dragowski parried another spot-kick.
Why did Pirlo rest Ronaldo against Benevento?
Juventus coach Andrea Pirlo rested Cristiano Ronaldo against Benevento but provided two different reasons to explain why CR7 didn’t travel with the rest of the team to the Ciro Vigorito.
Highlights: Lazio 1-3 Udinese
Udinese turned on the style despite missing several key players and earned a shock 3-1 win away to Lazio.
Watch: Romagnoli controversial celebration
Milan captain Alessio Romagnoli gave Milan the lead in the first half against Fiorentina and celebrated with a controversial gesture.
Video: Messi dedicates goal to Maradona
Leo Messi scored against Osasuna and celebrated revealing a Diego Maradona's Newell’s Old Boys jersey, under his shirt.
Inzaghi: ‘Lazio not humble’
Simone Inzaghi has said Lazio were not humble in their ‘ugly and deserved’ defeat against Udinese.
Cioffi: ‘Perfect debut’
Udinese’s assistant coach Gabriele Cioffi has said he had a perfect coaching debut and praised Luca Gotti: ‘He has built a great team.’
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