NEWS

Lorenzo Insigne takes on his former club in the lunchtime kick-off, as Pescara visit second placed Napoli.
Mario Balotelli has emerged as the sensational Milan transfer target for January, although he has to ‘break it off’ with Manchester City first.
Genoa Coach Gigi Del Neri faces his past this afternoon when Chievo and his old captain Eugenio Corini come to Marassi.
Parma are fresh from defeating Inter and could take another big scalp away to Lazio today, but Roberto Donadoni wants them to wipe that success from their minds.
Lifelong Roma fan Serse Cosmi is in awe of Francesco Totti’s form, but still believes Siena can cause an upset today.
Francesco Guidolin is “well aware of the bad performances” from Udinese recently, but urged his men not to panic against Cagliari.
Pescara are struggling badly, but Coach Cristiano Bergodi is adamant they “must not think of only defending ourselves” at Napoli today.
Gian Piero Gasperini returns to San Siro with Palermo seeking revenge on Inter, while Vincenzo Montella, Lorenzo Insigne and Mattia Destro also face their past.
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Giampiero Ventura feels Torino “embarrassed Juventus, but the game ended after Kamil Glik’s red card.”
Angelo Alessio concedes the red card “changed the game” and is glad the Derby della Mole was his last Serie A match before Antonio Conte’s return.
Claudio Marchisio thinks it’s “a great sign” that he and fellow Juventus academy product Sebastian Giovinco scored in the Derby della Mole.
Juventus won an eventful Turin Derby 3-0 despite Andrea Pirlo missing a penalty, as Kamil Glik saw red and Claudio Marchisio bagged a brace.
Sampdoria will be without goalkeeper Sergio Romero for tomorrow’s trip to Fiorentina due to personal reasons.
The Turin Derby returns after three years, but Giorgio Chiellini is out so Juventus change to a 4-3-3 system.
Luca Toni and Alberto Aquilani are in the squad for Sunday night’s match with Sampdoria, though both will need last-minute fitness tests.
Italy Coach Cesare Prandelli warns their Confederations Cup group with Brazil, Mexico and Japan “is tough, but we will be prepared.”
There are reports Giorgio Chiellini might not be fit enough to start tonight’s Juventus-Torino derby duel.
Ciro Ferrara is confident “Sampdoria have what it takes to hurt Fiorentina” on Sunday evening.
Livorno dominate the Tuscan derby to close within a point of Sassuolo, who are held in a six-goal thriller, while Hellas Verona crumble, Padova and Modena leave it late.
Vladimir Petkovic sent a stern message to Mauro Zarate and has a goalkeeping problem as Lazio host Parma.
Vincenzo Montella is focused on Fiorentina’s climb up the standings, but admits taking on Sampdoria “is always special” for him.
Palermo Coach Gian Piero Gasperini is adamant he does not want “revenge” against Inter, though he has “regrets” that his ideas are only now being implemented.
Italy will face hosts Brazil, Mexico and Alberto Zaccheroni’s Japan in the Confederations Cup in June 2013.
Despite declaring Wesley Sneijder had trained regularly and was “available,” Andrea Stramaccioni has left him out of the Inter squad to face Palermo.
Zdenek Zeman is not remotely surprised by Roma’s two consecutive victories and has advice for the side ahead of tomorrow’s trip to Siena.
Walter Mazzarri won’t say whether Napoli are “the anti-Juventus” this season, but praised Lorenzo Insigne ahead of tomorrow’s match with his old club Pescara.
Pablo Daniel Osvaldo missed training again today, but is still in the squad for Roma’s game with Siena.
Carlo Ancelotti is “disappointed” with Javier Pastore at PSG and Maurizio Zamparini confirms Inter would like him as a replacement for Wesley Sneijder.
Torino President Urbano Cairo stoked the fires ahead of tonight’s Derby della Mole by pledging “Juventus will never have Angelo Ogbonna.”
There are conflicting reports around Robert Lewandowski, as some claim Juventus are closing in on the Borussia Dortmund striker and others he is joining Manchester United.
Andrea Stramaccioni has broken ranks with Inter and insisted Wesley Sneijder “is available” for tomorrow’s match with Palermo.
Stefano Colantuono admits Atalanta “fear this game” against Bologna and especially Alessandro Diamanti on Sunday.
Palermo President Maurizio Zamparini has officially bought into struggling club Triestina, who went bankrupt in June.
Manchester United are stepping up their attempts to sign Wesley Sneijder, as Inter look to Josip Ilicic as a potential replacement.

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