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Alessandro Del Piero warned Mario Balotelli that “the mind is more important than technique.”
Roberto Pereyra starts in Juventus-Palermo and insists Champions League criticism was “excessive.”
Manolo Gabbiadini is flying high with Sampdoria, but said he’d “like an experience in Spain or England.”
Parma President Tommaso Ghirardi confirms “the next two games will be very important” for Roberto Donadoni.
Juventus need to get back on track against Palermo, who have a surprisingly good record in Turin.
Inter are reportedly looking to Zakaria Bakkali of PSV Eindhoven and Aleksander Cavric at Genk.
Igli Tare insists Miroslav Klose “is the most important player” in the Lazio squad, despite dropping to the bench.
Andrea Stramaccioni believes Luis Muriel can make his mark when Udinese host Atalanta this afternoon.
Alessandro Del Piero was more impressed with Roma than Juventus in the Champions League, warning the Bianconeri risk “failure.”
It’s reported Massimo Moratti was stunned by Inter’s vicious statement towards Juventus, as he accepted Andrea Agnelli’s joke.
Arrigo Sacchi believes the current Bayern Munich team “would struggle” against his Grande Milan of the 1980s.
Cesena boss Pierpaolo Bisoli insists this is the right day to “end the Inter taboo” and calls on Hugo Almeida.
Parma could sack Roberto Donadoni and promote Hernan Crespo from the Primavera youth team.
Verona Coach Andrea Mandorlini expects “a difficult game for many reasons” at Napoli’s Stadio San Paolo.
President Maurizio Zamparini warns Palermo “have a great record against Juventus” and puts a price-tag on Paulo Dybala.
Rolando Maran makes his debut on the Chievo bench against Genoa today. “It is going to be emotional.”
Milan-Fiorentina is a straight fight for European qualification tonight, but first Juventus host Palermo, Inter visit Cesena and Napoli take on Verona.
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Rudi Garcia felt Roma should’ve turned their dominant possession into goals in a 0-0 draw with Sampdoria.
Sinisa Mihajlovic saw “that step up in mentality” when Sampdoria held second-placed Roma 0-0 at Marassi.
Gervinho thumped the woodwork and Sergio Romero was decisive, as Roma were held to a 0-0 draw by still-unbeaten Sampdoria.
Eusebio Di Francesco feels Sassuolo have turned a corner after holding Juventus and beating Parma 3-1.
Roberto Donadoni admits Parma are “broken” after a fifth consecutive defeat to Sassuolo.
There are reports David Moyes is in Milan this weekend, fuelling links with the Inter job.
There are reports Roma could release Ashley Cole in January to join new MLS club Orlando City.
Roma try to shake off their Bayern Munich mauling, but face an unbeaten Sampdoria side who are third in Serie A.
Sassuolo poured more misery on local rivals Parma with a 3-1 victory at the Tardini, but Francesco Acerbi celebrated a milestone.
David Pizarro is out of Fiorentina’s trip to Milan on Sunday evening, but Marko Marin wants his Serie A debut.
Milan have Nigel de Jong and Giacomo Bonaventura back for tomorrow’s showdown with Fiorentina.
Maurizio Sarri concedes Empoli “paid dearly for a blackout” in their 4-0 home defeat to Cagliari.
Zdenek Zeman said Cagliari finally “managed to play the way we wanted to” in their 4-0 destruction of Empoli.
Juventus named their squad to take on Palermo tomorrow afternoon, including Romulo.
As expected, Fredy Guarin has added to the Inter injury crisis ahead of Sunday’s trip to Cesena.
Parma and Sassuolo are desperate for a victory and face off in today’s Emilia-Romagna Derby, but Simone Zaza is out.
Carpi humiliated Pescara 5-0, Frosinone and Bari fell, while Avellino were held by Lanciano in a game with four red cards, so there are four Serie B leaders.

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