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Stefano Pioli said Lazio “can only tip our hats” to Juventus, but regrets letting their heads drop so early.
Max Allegri said Paul Pogba “can become the strongest midfielder in the world” after Juventus crushed Lazio 3-0.
Carlos Tevez confessed “this is the best form of my career” after his ninth Juventus goal in 10 Serie A games.
Paul Pogba’s brace and Carlos Tevez allowed 10-man Juventus to thump Lazio 3-0 at the Olimpico.
Francesco Totti dedicated Roma’s victory to Leandro Castan, who will face brain surgery “with the same grit he puts into each game.”
Atalanta Coach Stefano Colantuono was furious with the referee after a 2-1 home defeat to Roma.
Rudi Garcia insists he was right to have faith in Adem Ljajic, but concedes Roma “gave away the ball” too much with Atalanta.
Rodrigo Palacio admits the Derby della Madonnina is “the most important game of the year” for Inter.
Serie A leaders Juventus visit fifth-placed Lazio with Andrea Pirlo starting, but there’s an 11-year taboo around this fixture.
Roma went behind after 57 seconds, but fought back to beat Atalanta 2-1 thanks to Adem Ljajic and Radja Nainggolan.
Zdenek Zeman is looking forward to Cagliari’s game at Napoli, as “they will give us more space to attack into.”
Sinisa Mihajlovic said Sampdoria mustn’t get lulled into a false sense of security as “favourites” in Cesena.
Hernanes has been included in the Inter squad for tomorrow’s Milan derby, while many others return from injury.
Roma director Mauro Baldissoni confirmed the players want to win against Atalanta “so they can dedicate it to Leandro Castan.”
Riccardo Montolivo is back in the Milan squad for the derby, almost six months after fracturing his tibia.
Roma are without numerous top players for their trip to Atalanta, but Mattia Destro takes centre-stage in Bergamo.
Leaders Carpi fought back for a 3-3 thriller at Brescia despite being down to nine men, while Modena-Pescara had four red cards.
Roberto Donadoni urged Parma to focus on Empoli and not their financial problems. “Our only objective is to win.”
Verona midfielder Bosko Jankovic has undergone surgery on a fractured ankle.
Torino are without six players for tomorrow’s early kick-off with Sassuolo, adding Marcelo Larrondo and Salvatore Masiello to the absentee list.
Pippo Inzaghi admits his first Milan derby “cannot be a game like the others, but it’ll be difficult for Inter to be stronger than us.”
Roberto Mancini is excited to make his second Inter debut in the Milan derby, reiterating the “mentality” must change before the tactics.
Napoli are without Dries Mertens, Juan Zuniga, Michu or Jorginho for tomorrow’s clash with Cagliari.
Sebastian Giovinco’s contract with Juventus is due to expire and his agent confirms Torino “have wanted him for some time.”
Napoli boss Rafa Benitez feels a kinship with Cagliari Coach Zdenek Zeman, although “I like to attack and win too...”
Diego Milito believes Roberto Mancini can build a new winning era at Inter, “just as he did for Jose Mourinho.”
Milan have lost defender Alex for the Derby della Madonnina after a thigh strain in training.
Vincenzo Montella said Fiorentina “are just as motivated as I am” to shake off problems against Verona.
Andriy Shevchenko warns the Milan derby “is worth a lot more than three points” and expects more from Fernando Torres.
President Massimo Ferrero believes Sampdoria “can win the Scudetto with Sinisa Mihajlovic as my Vujadin Boskov.”
Sampdoria patron Massimo Ferrero was his usual outlandish self, praising and criticising the other Serie A Presidents.
Antonio Conte welcomes the decision to organise meetings with Serie A, B and Lega Pro Coaches.
Fredy Guarin “admires” new Coach Roberto Mancini and now sees “joy, passion and enthusiasm” at Inter.
Turkish media claim Juventus are tracking Galatasaray defender Semih Kaya for a January move.
Fernando Torres “will not know what the Milan derby really means until I am on the pitch at San Siro.”

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