NEWS

Simone Zaza and Sassuolo pegged Juventus back to a 1-1 draw despite Paul Pogba’s wonder-strike, so Roma are just one point behind.
Chievo Coach Eugenio Corini believes Roma “are on the same level as Juventus” after a 3-0 hammering.
Roma Coach Rudi Garcia explained his decisions against Chievo and expects a “fantastic” Bayern Munich match.
Leonardo Bonucci expects “a fine duel” with Sassuolo striker Simone Zaza tonight and noted Juventus are in the driving seat.
Mattia Destro confirmed Roma have not lost confidence and “can’t wait” to face Bayern Munich.
Leaders Juventus try to maintain their 100 per cent record away to Sassuolo, but take on Simone Zaza and Domenico Berardi.
Mattia Destro, Adem Ljajic and Francesco Totti ensured Roma had crushed Chievo’s spirit before half-time.
Vincenzo Montella hinted he’ll drop Borja Valero again when Fiorentina host Lazio on Sunday. “We can think big.”
Verona Coach Andrea Mandorlini warned “it’s never easy against Milan, but we won’t make it easy for them either.”
Mateo Kovacic, Yuto Nagatomo, Fredy Guarin and Gary Medel are all in the Inter squad to face Napoli.
Lucas Biglia and Cristian Ledesma are available for Lazio’s trip to Fiorentina on Sunday.
Roma director general Mauro Baldissoni said Rudi Garcia “is right to say he’s sure we’ll win the Scudetto.”
Zdenek Zeman warned Cagliari to be wary of Sampdoria, as “they have the same character as Sinisa Mihajlovic.”
The new American Bologna began with a 3-0 win, while leaders Frosinone saw off Modena and Livorno destroyed Ternana, but Lanciano held Perugia.
Roma have Morgan De Sanctis, Daniele De Rossi and Davide Astori back against Chievo in today’s afternoon game.
Pippo Inzaghi congratulated Stephan El Shaarawy on his anger at being dropped, as Milan visit their bête noir Verona.
Lazio Coach Stefano Pioli said tomorrow’s early kick-off with Fiorentina is “an important test for both teams.”
Antonio Di Natale is now 37 and targeting Roberto Baggio’s Serie A goals record. “Football is my life.”
Mario Gomez and Marko Marin are still out, but Micah Richards and Joaquin return for Fiorentina-Lazio.
Walter Mazzarri aimed sideswipes at old club Napoli, the Inter boo boys and fitness problems ahead of tomorrow’s clash.
Nigel de Jong is suspended, but Jeremy Menez, Giacomo Bonaventura, Marco van Ginkel and Diego Lopez are ready for Verona-Milan.
Udinese assistant manager Dejan Stankovic “will never stop dreaming” of a job as Inter Coach.
Rafa Benitez understands what Walter Mazzarri is going through as Napoli face Inter, but is in no rush to renew.
Fiorentina goalkeeper Norberto Neto would never join Juventus, as “I wouldn’t betray the Viola fans.”
Jorginho is back in the Napoli squad travelling to Inter for tomorrow night’s Serie A showdown.
Inter director Marco Fassone said San Siro fans are “more refined” than Napoli supporters ahead of tomorrow’s match.
Sampdoria are third in Serie A, but Sinisa Mihajlovic sarcastically “thanked” Antonio Conte for not calling his players.
Walter Gargano is out for a month with a fractured cheekbone, but the extent of the Napoli midfielder’s injury is emerging.
Giorgio Chiellini looked back at infamous incidents with Luis Suarez, Edinson Cavani, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Zinedine Zidane.
Juventus defender Giorgio Chiellini revealed how he nearly joined Roma, the Premier League and now wants to experience America.
Reports intensify that Real Madrid want to hand Sami Khedira to Juventus in exchange for Arturo Vidal.
Roberto Baggio said he’s not involved in football at the moment, but “in future anything is possible.”
Palermo President Maurizio Zamparini called UEFA President Michel Platini “just a stuck-up Frenchman.”
Raul Albiol admits Napoli face a “very difficult game” against Inter on Sunday evening.
Torino captain Kamil Glik saw his two-match ban halved, but Omar El Kaddouri had his two-round suspension confirmed.

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