NEWS

Joao Pedro scored on his comeback from a doping ban, but Gonzalo Higuain’s first goal in a Milan jersey secured a point in Cagliari.
Simone Inzaghi “knew it would be a struggle against an Empoli side that plays really good football” as Lazio cherished their win.
Pippo Inzaghi is not “worried” after another Bologna defeat to Genoa after reports emerge he could be fired.
Join us for all the build-up and action as it happens from today’s Serie A games, including Roma-Chievo, Juventus-Sassuolo, Empoli-Lazio and Cagliari-Milan.
Giacomo Bonaventura and Diego Farias are both confident of getting a result as Milan and Cagliari face off this evening.
Empoli were very unlucky to lose at home to Lazio, as Marco Parolo bundled in from close range and thanked Thomas Strakosha in stoppages.
Goalkeeper Alex Meret is included in the Napoli squad for their Champions League opener against Red Star Belgrade.
Gonzalo Higuain is hoping to break his Milan duck and Cagliari welcome back Joao Pedro from his doping ban.
Douglas Costa has written a public apology “to Juventus fans” after he was sent off for spitting at Sassuolo’s Federico Di Francesco.
Roberto De Zerbi had some “regrets” after Sassuolo lost 2-1 to Juventus, but pointed out the difficulties of preparing for the Old Lady.
Torino director Gianluca Petrachi was furious after their goal was incorrectly disallowed in the draw with Udinese and VAR protocol not followed.
Juventus winger Douglas Costa risks at least a three-match ban, possibly closer to five, after spitting at a Sassuolo player.
Soualiho Meite gave the ball away for the Udinese opener and made up for it by scoring Torino’s equaliser.
Krzysztof Piatek was on target yet again as Genoa saw off a tense Bologna outfit, with Erick Pulgar sent off.
Gonzalo Higuain is looking to break his duck for Milan, and the Argentinian striker has an impressive record against Cagliari.
Max Allegri told off Douglas Costa and the rest of his Juventus players for their attitude after a 2-1 win over Sassuolo, but was never worried about Cristiano Ronaldo.
Cristiano Ronaldo admits he “was a little tense” at failing to break his Juventus duck, but relished his brace to beat Sassuolo.
Lazio go looking for a second consecutive victory, but Serie B title winners Empoli are on solid form too and believe in an upset.
Cristiano Ronaldo broke his drought with a brace as Juventus beat Sassuolo 2-1, but Douglas Costa faces a lengthy ban for spitting.
Cristiano Ronaldo scored his first Serie A goal at the 28th attempt and after 320 minutes of Juventus football.
Eusebio Di Francesco confessed “the worst thing you can do is think you’re in control and not finish it off” after Roma’s 2-2 draw with Chievo.
Lorenzo D’Anna praised Chievo for “not losing our heads” at 2-0 down, as they fought back to hold Roma and very nearly won it.
Juventus director Beppe Marotta welcomes today’s attacking approach against Sassuolo. “If we don’t win the Scudetto, it’s probably our own fault.”
Roma paid for complacency as they fumbled a 2-0 lead against struggling Chievo for a spectacular 2-2 draw at the Stadio Olimpico.
Check all the official line-ups from this afternoon’s Serie A games, Juventus-Sassuolo, Genoa-Bologna and Udinese-Torino.
Juventus make numerous changes, including Emre Can’s first start and Paulo Dybala back, as Cristiano Ronaldo seeks a goal against second-placed Sassuolo.
Sime Vrsaljko is reportedly suffering from gonalgia in his left knee, ruling him out of Inter’s Champions League game with Tottenham.
Roma director of sport Monchi backed Coach Eusebio Di Francesco and assured “this side was constructed to fight on all fronts.”
Chievo defender Federico Barba assured they are “here to get some points” off Roma at the Stadio Olimpico.
Juan Jesus wants his side to beat Chievo and “send a signal that the old Roma is back” after some stuttering performances.
Polish referee Szymon Marciniak will officiate Napoli’s Champions League trip to Red Star Belgrade on Tuesday.
French referee Clement Turpin will officiate Inter’s Champions League opener against Tottenham Hotspur on Tuesday.
Roma have Alessandro Florenzi, Steven Nzonzi and Stephan El Shaarawy in the starting XI as they host struggling Chievo.
Inter fans are furious after VAR protocol was not followed in their 1-0 defeat to Parma for Federico Dimarco’s possible handling offence.
English papers continue to maintain Juventus are ready to sell Paulo Dybala to Manchester United as part of a €150m deal for Paul Pogba.