NEWS

Lazio look to Filip Djordjevic against a revamped Atalanta side fresh from fighting back for a 3-2 victory.
Andrea Belotti struck deep into stoppages to give Palermo a thrilling 2-1 victory over nine-man Sassuolo, ending a nine-game unbeaten streak.
Roberto Donadoni urged Parma to ignore the club takeover, focus on Cagliari and welcome back Gabriel Paletta.
Juraj Kucka is out of Genoa’s showdown with Roma on Sunday, but Nicolas Burdisso returns.
Arrigo Sacchi visited his “genial pupil” Carlo Ancelotti at Real Madrid and reveals he wasn’t wanted at Milan.
Vincenzo Montella has called Mounir El Hamdaoui and not 100 per cent fit Alberto Aquilani for Cesena-Fiorentina.
Matias Silvestre, Gianluca Sansone and Lorenzo De Silvestri miss out on Sampdoria’s trip to Juventus.
Sinisa Mihajlovic said Sampdoria will be “the good, the bad and the ugly” when facing Juventus in a shoot-out.
Carpi beat Modena and extend their lead to six points, as Bologna stall Frosinone, while Livorno and Spezia soar.
Both Palermo and Sassuolo are on long unbeaten runs, but go head-to-head with some of Serie A’s brightest young talents.
Gian Piero Gasperini said Roma “are without doubt a stronger team than Genoa, but the best don’t always win.”
Milan have a lengthy injury list going into their crucial game against Napoli on Sunday.
Max Allegri warned Juventus that fourth-placed Sampdoria can cause a huge upset. “They have nothing to lose.”
It’s second against third and Roma have several important absentees for their trip to Genoa.
Juventus named their squad to face Sampdoria on Sunday, missing the suspended Giorgio Chiellini.
As expected, Sylvinho has today officially joined Roberto Mancini’s Inter staff as assistant manager.
Rafa Benitez would love Napoli-Liverpool in the Europa League, opens the door to Fernando Torres and expects Milan fireworks.
Rudi Garcia insists there is “no shame in losing to Napoli and Manchester City” as Roma visit third-placed Genoa.
Pippo Inzaghi was “very angry” with Milan’s defeat to Genoa and expects a fiery response against Napoli.
Sulley Muntari’s tackle that injured Marco van Ginkel was “tough, but not malicious,” insisted Pippo Inzaghi.
Vincenzo Montella was furious with Fiorentina after Europa League defeat. “I expect much more from many players” against Cesena.
Napoli are without Christian Maggio for Sunday night’s big Serie A match against Milan.
As Milan are building a new complex away from San Siro, Inter are reportedly due to follow suit.
Borussia Dortmund forward Ciro Immobile hopes to eliminate his old club Juventus in the Champions League semi-final.
Amid reports Sinisa Mihajlovic is vetoing Antonio Cassano at Sampdoria, the Parma striker could go to Torino.
Roberto Mancini is eager to be reunited with Manchester City defender Matija Nastasic at Inter in January.
Stefano Colantuono wants Atalanta to “keep the momentum going” against Lazio this evening.
It’s reported Fernando Torres could make a shock return to Liverpool after failing to settle at Milan.
Palermo are unbeaten in six, but Beppe Iachini warned not to “rest on our laurels” against Sassuolo today.
Ashley Cole will reportedly leave Roma in January to join MLS club Orlando City.
Sassuolo boss Eusebio Di Francesco expects “an entertaining game” with fellow surprise packages Palermo.
Sulley Muntari could be fined by Milan after injuring teammate Marco van Ginkel during a training session.
Trapani fumbled their chance to go second and a two-goal advantage in the thrilling 2-2 draw with Perugia.
Today it’s Palermo-Sassuolo and Lazio-Atalanta, but on Sunday Juventus face fourth placed Sampdoria, Roma visit Genoa in third and Napoli take on Milan.
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