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Lorenzo Insigne, Andrea Petagna and Chucky Lozano start for Napoli, with Dries Mertens and Victor Osimhen on the bench, as they visit impressive Verona.
According to La Gazzetta dello Sport, Antonio Conte could face a lengthy ban after ‘almost clashing physically’ with referee Fabio Maresca in the tunnel.
According to several reports in Italy, Milan defender Pierre Kalulu has suffered a blunt abdominal muscle trauma.
New Milan signing Fikayo Tomori admits he was surprised when he got called by the Rossoneri. 'It's an opportunity I couldn't turn down.'
Italian sports paper claim Udinese midfielder Tolgay Arslan should have been sent off in the first half of Udinese-Inter, while the penalty kick awarded to Atalanta against Milan was ‘clear’.
Roma are reportedly considering a swap deal between Edin Dzeko and Christian Eriksen, but Inter’s president Steven Zhang doesn’t seem convinced.
Matthijs de Ligt is back on the bench, but Dejan Kulusevski again partners Cristiano Ronaldo against Bologna, who look to Musa Barrow.
La Gazzetta dello Sport explains the real reasons why Antonio Conte was furious with referee Fabio Maresca and why he shouted: ‘It’s always you. Even in the VAR.’
Sunday begins with an Allianz Stadium clash between Juve and Bologna in Serie A. The Old Lady’s coach Andrea Pirlo is expected to once again start Arthur in the middle of the park with Cristiano Ronaldo and Alvaro Morata up front.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic hit back at Duvan Zapata during Milan-Atalanta as the Colombian striker had ironically asked ‘Do you want the 13th penalty?’
Today's front page headlines in English from La Gazzetta dello Sport, Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Giacomo Bonaventura’s sensational chest and volley was the ideal way to open his Fiorentina account, while Dusan Vlahovic completed a well-worked move.
Former Arsenal defender Sokratis Papastathopoulos had been heavily linked with Lazio and Genoa, but it’s now reported he’s going to Olympiacos.
Cesare Prandelli acknowledges the 3-5-2 formation makes Fiorentina ‘much more balanced and organised,’ but they were also more aggressive against Crotone.
Giovanni Stroppa wanted Crotone to be more ‘courageous’ from the start against Fiorentina and hails ‘world class’ Junior Messias.
Cittadella lost the derby with Venezia and Salernitana got back on track, but Chievo and Frosinone stalled their progress.
A spectacular Giacomo Bonaventura volley and well-worked Dusan Vlahovic goal allowed Fiorentina to see off Crotone 2-1 in this relegation battle.
Udinese coach Luca Gotti insists they weren’t overly-defensive in the 0-0 draw with Inter. ‘We didn’t stop playing our football.’
Inter pushed forward constantly, but couldn’t find a way through Udinese, as Juan Musso and the offside flag denied Lautaro Martinez.
Atalanta put on a masterclass at San Siro to dominate leaders Milan 3-0, but the Rossoneri were still crowned Winter Champions.
Join us for all the build-up and action as it happens from today’s four Serie A games, Roma-Spezia, Milan-Atalanta, Udinese-Inter and Fiorentina-Crotone.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic admits he felt ‘isolated’ upfront in Milan’s defeat to Atalanta. ‘We are Winter Champions, but it means nothing to me.’
Antonio Conte reveals what sparked his row with referee Fabio Maresca, but won’t call the 0-0 draw with Udinese a missed opportunity because Milan lost. ‘We need to think only of ourselves.’
Antonio Conte and Inter team manager Lele Oriali were sent off in Udine, with reports of an ugly row with referee Fabio Maresca in the tunnel.
Stefano Pioli acknowledges Atalanta are a bogey team for Milan and explains his decision to start Soualiho Meite, while celebrating the Winter Champions crown.
Gian Piero Gasperini calls the 3-0 win over Milan ‘one of our best performances since I’ve been’ on the Atalanta bench, but won’t start Scudetto talk.
Josip Ilicic won’t put limits on Atalanta ambitions after their 3-0 domination of Milan. ‘I am a happy man, because I can do what I love.’
Juan Musso made a fantastic save on Lautaro Martinez, but ultimately Inter just didn’t do enough to beat Udinese and missed out on the Winter Champions title.
Milan suffered their heaviest defeat of the season, as Atalanta put in a dominant performance to win 3-0 at San Siro, but are still crowned Winter Champions.
There were six goals in their Coppa Italia meeting midweek, but Roma took revenge with a 4-3 thriller in stoppages to beat Spezia.
Juventus confirm Matthijs de Ligt has recovered from COVID-19 and will be in the squad for tomorrow’s game with Bologna.
Beppe Marotta insists reports around Achraf Hakimi and their financial situation are trying to ‘destabilise’ Inter, but their transfer window is closed.
Milan director Ricky Massara explains they had to ‘fight hard with Chelsea’ to get an option to buy on Fikayo Tomori, but probably won’t get another left-back.
Victor Osimhen is back in full training with Napoli after recovering from both COVID-19 and a dislocated shoulder.
Paulo Fonseca demands ‘more respect’ for Roma in the media after a 4-3 win over Spezia, but refuses to answer questions on his split with Edin Dzeko. ‘We proved we are all together.’