LIVEBLOG: Serie A Saturday
Join us for all the build-up and action from today’s two Serie A games, as leaders Juventus visit Palermo and Napoli host third-placed Chievo.
Juventus scrape victory in Palermo
A thoroughly unconvincing Juventus earned the 1-0 win away to Palermo thanks only to a deflected Dani Alves effort, as tactical experiments did not pay off.
EDF: ‘Injuries no excuse’
Sassuolo Coach Eusebio Di Francesco says his side cannot use injuries as an excuse for recent defeats.
Inzaghi was ‘expecting more’
Lazio Coach Simone Inzaghi admits he expected more from his side after they went behind to Milan.
Juric praises Genoa character
Genoa Coach Ivan Juric has praised the response shown by his team after their goalless draw with Napoli.
Iachini sees ‘Sassuolo fruits’
Udinese Coach Beppe Iachini has praised Sassuolo’s ‘defined blueprint’ and ‘solid project’ ahead of the match between the sides.
Marotta: 'I didn't get Pogba gift!'
Juventus director Beppe Marotta denied a Manchester City offer for Leonardo Bonucci or expensive gifts from Paul Pogba.
Higuain: 'Juve need win at Palermo'
Gonzalo Higuain expects “a difficult game” at Palermo, but notes Juventus “absolutely must return home with three points.”
Serie B: Huge shocks at the top
Leaders Cittadella saw their perfect record shattered by Brescia, Benevento crushed Bari and went into joint second place with Gennaro Gattuso’s Pisa.
Juventus experiment with their formation, using Gonzalo Higuain and Mario Mandzukic together, for their trip to Palermo.
Donadoni: 'Intensity against Inter'
Roberto Donadoni wants Bologna to show “the utmost intensity, as Inter are one of the top four teams in Italy.”
Mihajlovic: 'Torino can beat Roma'
Sinisa Mihajlovic accepts Roma “are a stronger team, but Torino can still win” and reveals why Francesco Totti “owes me a dinner.”
Montella: 'I respected Fiorentina'
Vincenzo Montella assures he showed “respect” when leaving Fiorentina and is focused on building a future for Milan.
Sousa: 'Continuing Montella's work'
Paulo Sousa feels he is “continuing the journey” at Fiorentina started by Cesare Prandelli and Vincenzo Montella as he hosts Milan.
Full-backs return for Milan
Mattia De Sciglio and Luca Antonelli are back in the Milans squad for their trip to Fiorentina.
Report: Italy recall for Balotelli
OGC Nice star Mario Balotelli will be called up for Italy’s games against Spain and Macedonia, it’s reported.
De Boer on changing Inter approach
Frank de Boer explained his changes to Inter mentality and training regime, is ready for Gabigol’s debut, but shrugged off Scudetto talk.
Spalletti: 'Strong Roma at Torino'
Luciano Spalletti warns it will take “a strong Roma” to beat Torino and Leandro Castan tomorrow, while giving some tactical analysis.
Spalletti: 'Totti right now is perfect'
Luciano Spalletti hailed “perfect” Francesco Totti for giving himself to the Roma squad and will attend his 40th birthday party.
Milik: 'Napoli ultras are fanatical'
Arkadiusz Milik is amazed by “fanatical” Napoli supporters and tries not to feel the pressure of being the most expensive ever Polish player.
‘Lotito doesn’t understand football’
Delio Rossi has accused Lazio President Claudio Lotito as having ‘never understood much about football.’
Niang: 'What I always tell Pogba'
Milan striker M’Baye Niang reveals his advice to old friend Paul Pogba at Manchester United and how he’d deal with racist abuse.
Memphis for Milan?
It is reported that Milan are eyeing up a move for Manchester United’s Memphis Depay.
Ranieri: ‘Cagliari my best achievement’
Claudio Ranieri believes his achievements at Cagliari were more important than winning the Premier League with Leicester City.
Niang: 'No Leicester City regrets'
M’Baye Niang has no regrets about turning down Leicester City, praises Milan teammate Carlos Bacca and looks back on that Nou Camp upright.
‘I wouldn’t swap Kalinic for Higuain’
Fiorentina’s Borja Valero is adamant he would not swap forward Nikola Kalinic for either Gonzalo Higuain or Mauro Icardi.
Di Canio: 'Hypocrisy over Fascist tattoo'
Paolo Di Canio is ready to sue Sky Sport Italia for their “hypocrisy” in firing him for showing off a Fascist tattoo referencing Benito Mussolini.
Borja: ‘I want to end career here’
Borja Valero is flattered by interest from Milan and Roma but wants to end his career with current club Fiorentina.
Tuttosport: 'De Boer likes rest'
Tuttosport are reporting the methods used by Inter Coach Frank De Boer on the training ground and in preparation for matches.
'Give Totti a time machine!'
Luciano Spalletti, Fabio Capello and Vincenzo Montella would all give Francesco Totti “a time machine” for his 40th birthday.
Niang: 'My wild days are over'
M’Baye Niang reveals “genuine affection” with Milan Coach Vincenzo Montella and insists his wild days are behind him.
Pogba brings gifts to Juventus
Manchester United man Paul Pogba returned to the Juventus camp on Friday to bring everyone gifts of luxury watches.
Agent: 'Hysaj has Napoli renewal'
Elseid Hysaj will sign a new contract with Napoli over the next couple of days, confirmed the Albania international’s agent.
Arsenal and Chelsea seek Kessie'
Arsenal and Chelsea are reportedly starting to make strong steps forward in the bidding war for Atalanta midfielder Franck Kessié.
Juve to use double centre-forward?
Juventus could use Gonzalo Higuain and Mario Mandzukic together today against Palermo.
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