M'Vila out due to flu
Inter midfielder Yann M'Vila missed the Lazio game due to a flu. He had to leave the hotel where the Inter players were ahead of the game and go home to rest.
Gervinho set for scans
Roma striker Gervinho is set to undergo scans to determine the seriousness of a right ankle knock suffered in a scoreless draw at home to Milan on Saturday. Gervinho hobbled off in the final minutes of the Stadio Olimpico clash. The 27-year-old striker is expected to be called up by Ivory Coast for the 2015 African Cup of Nations to be held January 17 to February 8.
Roma coach wins ban appeal
Roma manager Rudi Garcia has won his appeal against a two-match ban imposed for allegedly clashing with a steward after his side's Serie A win at Genoa. The Frenchman will be back on the bench for Roma's clash with Milan at the Stadio Olimpico on Saturday. The ban was lifted after the steward retracted his claims.
Roma's left-back Jose Holebas also won his appeal. He had been given a one-match suspension for his alleged 'provocative and insulting' hand gesture toward the Genoa fans.
Torres makes Roma trip
Fernando Torres is in the Milan squad which will travel to face Roma, after recovering from flu. The Spanish striker had been a doubt after missing training this week with illness but is named in Coach Filippo Inzaghi's squad to take on the Giallorossi. Brazilian defender Alex also returns to the fold after injury, but Adil Rami and Mattia De Sciglio are still unavailable.
Allegri suspension overturned
Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri has successfully appealed against his one-match ban. The 47-year-old was handed the sanction on Tuesday following an altercation with match officials after Sunday's 1-1 draw with Sampdoria. Juve swiftly lodged an appeal against the suspension, which would have seen their coach absent from the touchline for Thursday's Serie A clash with Cagliari. The former Milan coach will now pay a fine of €10,000, but will be on the Juve bench at Stadio Sant'Elia.
Roma coach and defender suspended
Rudi Garcia has been handed a two-match ban following an altercation with a steward after Roma's 1-0 win at Genoa on Sunday. The coach was alleged to have tried to slap a steward in the ill-tempered aftermath of the Serie A encounter, with the league confirming his "aggressive behaviour" in its disciplinary release on Tuesday. In addition to Garcia's sanction, Roma defender Jose Holebas will serve a one-match suspension for directing a "provocative and insulting" gesture in the direction of home fans.
Milan defender Adil Rami was injured against Napoli and will probably not recover in time for the match against Roma. Rami started in Milan's 2-0 victory over Napoli last Sunday but had to walk off the pitch with an injury. Today's Gazzetta dello Sport reveals that the France defender was diagnosed with a sprain to his right thigh. While recovery times are still uncertain, it seems very unlikely that he will be in the pitch against the Giallorossi on Saturday.
Biglia out until January
Lazio will be without Lucas Biglia until January after he was diagnosed with a thigh strain. The Argentina international missed Saturday's 3-0 victory over Atalanta due to a muscular problem, but the medical tests only showed the extent of the damage Monday. It is a first degree strain in the left thigh and will keep Biglia out of action for at least a couple of weeks.
Lazio hit with major injury crisis
Lazio's injury crisis has gone from bad to worse with the news that defender Stefan Radu has sustained a muscular strain in training, forcing him to miss the match against Atalanta on Saturday. Radu joins a lengthy injury list containing midfielders Ederson, Marco Parolo, Antonio Candreva and defenders Michael Ciani and Luis Pedro Cavanda among others.
Van Ginkel to miss two games
Marco van Ginkel will miss Milan's final two games of 2014 with a sprained ankle. The Dutch midfielder, 22, is on loan at the San Siro club from Chelsea, and had broken into Filippo Inzaghi's team in recent weeks having not featured at the beginning of the campaign. Van Ginkel will miss the games against Roma and Napoli.
Babacar suffers injury in training
Fiorentina have lost striker Khouma Babacar to a muscular injury for at least one game, possibly more. The Senegalese pulled up during training today with a problem in his right thigh and will undergo further tests tomorrow. Babacar is certainly out of this weekend's Serie A trip to Cesena, while Juan Guillermo Cuadrado is suspended. It's the latest injury to forwards at the Viola camp after Giuseppe Rossi and Federico Bernardeschi.
Braafheid out for two months
Lazio will be without Edson Braafheid for up to two months after a knee ligament injury. The full-back limped off during 2-1 victory over Parma. "We fear a first to second degree lesion to the collateral medial ligament in the left knee," chief medic Stefano Salvatori said. "The cruciate ligament appears to have held firm, but we need further tests to see if there has been damage to the medial or meniscus ligaments. As things stand, he'll be out for four to eight weeks."