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Marek Hamsik says his Napoli side will be ready to take on Juventus when Serie A returns after the international break.
Alessandro Diamanti has commented on the fact that he and Bologna teammate Alberto Gilardino are in the latest Italy squad.
Javier Zanetti has refused to rule out a Scudetto challenge from his Inter side after victory in the Milan derby.
Salvatore Aronica could be in hot water after the Napoli defender attacked a local journalist after the Udinese win.
Antonio Candreva has thanked his club and the fans following his recall to the Italian international set-up.
Walter Samuel decided the Milan derby with an early goal, but he’s refusing to name his Inter side as title candidates.
Alberto Gilardino has thanked new club Bologna for reviving his Italian international career.
Yuto Nagatomo has expressed his relief that Inter won the derby 1-0 after he picked up his first ever red card.
Milan’s Riccardo Montolivo is struggling to come to terms with the 1-0 derby defeat against Inter. “There was only one team on the pitch…”
Alberto Aquilani of Fiorentina should return to action after the international break, reports La Nazione.
Claudio Marchisio netted his first goal of the campaign at Siena on Sunday, but he insists the victory was all that mattered.
Siena boss Serse Cosmi has hit out at Juventus matchday boss Massimo Carrera after Sunday’s Serie A game.
Today's front-page headlines from La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Inter President Massimo Moratti compared Andrea Stramaccioni to Jose Mourinho and the derby to the epic result in Barcelona.
Walter Mazzarri admits Udinese made it “very difficult” for Napoli and is already looking ahead to the top of the table showdown with Juventus.
Andrea Stramaccioni praised Inter, dedicated the derby win to the ultras in a Jose Mourinho style and laughed off Milan complaints about the referee.
Massimiliano Allegri blamed the referee for Milan’s derby defeat to Inter. “Let’s just say he was unlucky on decisive incidents.”
Napoli squeezed past Udinese with a hard-fought 2-1 victory to stay joint top of the table with Juventus, but it was far from easy.
Gritty 10-man Inter won an extremely controversial derby thanks to a Christian Abbiati howler, but Milan were furious at a disallowed goal and penalty appeals.
It’s bound to be an exhilarating encounter as Edinson Cavani’s Napoli take on Antonio Di Natale’s Udinese.
The Derby della Madonnina is a huge test for two teams in the balance and sees Antonio Cassano take on Milan, but Bojan Krkic is preferred to Giampaolo Pazzini.
Giampiero Ventura had questions about the penalty, but Ivo Pulga hailed his predecessor.
Giovanni Stroppa was disappointed with Pescara's attitude, but Vladimir Petkovic was proud of Lazio.
Fabio Borini, Lorenzo Insigne, Samuele Longo and Ciro Immobile are among the talents for Italy’s Under-21 European Championship play-off with Sweden.
Mario Balotelli, Stephan El Shaarawy, Alberto Gilardino, Andrea Ranocchia, Antonio Candreva and Domenico Criscito return for World Cup qualifiers against Armenia and Denmark.
Vincenzo Montella has found his perfect partnership and Stefano Pioli admits Bologna were poor.
Rolando Maran and Roberto Donadoni agree the early goal was decisive.
Vladimir Petkovic will not rule out Lazio going for something more than third place this season. “We always want to win.”
Massimo Carrera concedes Juventus were fortunate to win in Siena. “We lacked determination today.”
Siena Coach Serse Cosmi was furious after their 2-1 defeat to Juventus. “Failing to send off Giorgio Chiellini was decisive.”
Cagliari Coach Ivo Pulga was “satisfied” to start his Sardinian career with a victory away to Torino.
Lazio made short work of Pescara and Fiorentina won the Derby dell’Appennino, while Cagliari caused an upset on Ivo Pulga’s debut.
Claudio Marchisio left it late to snatch a 2-1 Juventus victory at Siena after a few scares.
Stefano Colantuono was left to rue a series of early Atalanta misses in their defeat to Roma. “We should’ve been 2-0 up after 20 minutes.”
Zdenek Zeman explained why he dropped Daniele De Rossi, Pablo Osvaldo and Nicolas Burdisso for today’s win over Atalanta.

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