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Today's front page headlines in English from La Gazzetta dello Sport, Corrier dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Empoli Coach Giovanni Martusciello thought they held out as long as possible against runaway Serie A leaders Juventus.
Inter could try to use Ivan Perisic as part of an exchange deal to swoop for Arsenal’s Alexis Sanchez, also wanted by Juventus.
Max Allegri explained the changes he made as Juventus beat Empoli 2-0, won’t rule out Roma or Napoli for the Scudetto, but “our destiny is in our hands.”
Alex Sandro credited Juventus for maintaining patience in their 2-0 win over Empoli and celebrated with a samba.
Over 3,000 Atalanta fans greeted the team at the airport in Bergamo after their shock 2-0 victory away to Napoli.
Mario Mandzukic – with the aid of the crossbar and Lukasz Skorupski – and Alex Sandro eventually broke Empoli down for a 2-0 Juventus victory.
Diego Lopez told Palermo they have no option other than to get points against Sampdoria in the early Sunday game.
Simone Inzaghi urged Lazio to focus on Udinese and not get distracted by the upcoming Coppa Italia semi-final with Roma.
Join us for all the build-up and action from today’s Serie A games, as it’s third against fourth with Napoli-Atalanta and leaders Juventus host Empoli.
Juventus director Beppe Marotta insists Leonardo Bonucci’s row with Max Allegri was “over-emphasised, as these things happen in every family.”
Gian Piero Gasperini said Atalanta “are authorised to dream” of European qualification after a remarkable 2-0 win away to Napoli.
Stefano Sturaro warned Juventus are tired going into the Empoli game tonight, but “nobody can doubt our motivation.”
Alejandro ‘Papu’ Gomez said Atalanta’s game went to plan conquering Napoli at the San Paolo and they are “on the same level as Inter, Lazio and Milan.”
Atalanta caused a huge upset, beating Napoli when down to 10 men thanks to a Mattia Caldara brace to move within three points of third place.
Juventus make changes as they host Empoli, bringing back Leonardo Bonucci with Miralem Pjanic, Juan Cuadrado and Gonzalo Higuain.
Marcelo Brozovic and Mauro Icardi are in the Inter squad to face Roma tomorrow night, though Joao Miranda sits out a ban.
Mattia De Sciglio is back in the Milan squad against Sassuolo tomorrow after his badly sprained ankle.
Manchester United scouts are attending Napoli v Atalanta today to view Franck Kessie and Elseid Hysaj.
Alejandro ‘Papu’ Gomez warns Atalanta “came to Napoli in order to pick up points, as we too want to play in Europe.”
Napoli once more shun squad rotation and keep faith with their stars against fourth-placed surprise package of the season Atalanta.
Frosinone won the promotion showdown with Hellas Verona to consolidate first place and Spal surged into second, while Pisa won a six-goal thriller at Ascoli.
Eusebio Di Francesco feels Milan “have adopted some of the Sassuolo philosophy” by focusing on young players and attacking football.
After the Stadio della Roma project got the all-clear, city rivals Lazio released a statement warning they want their own arena too.
Zdenek Zeman told Pescara to “take it one game at a time” after their 5-0 demolition of Genoa and ahead of tomorrow’s trip to Chievo.
Paolo Maldini still has “the same doubts” on Milan’s Chinese takeover and admits it’s harder for clubs like Juventus to disguise the Leonardo Bonucci-Max Allegri row.
Roma boss Luciano Spalletti praised Inter Coach Stefano Pioli’s tactical intelligence, but won’t swap Edin Dzeko with Mauro Icardi.
Carlo Ancelotti will mark his 1,000th game as a Coach today and casts his eye over Bayern Munich, Claudio Ranieri and reducing Serie A to 18 teams.
Roberto Mancini reveals he was offered a three-year contract to stay with Inter, stands up for Claudio Ranieri and denies Leicester City talks.
Atalanta striker Andrea Petagna believes they can beat Napoli today and pledges to bleach his hair if they qualify for Europe.
The Mayor gave the all-clear for the Stadio Della Roma project, but it’s worth noting the arena has many more hurdles to overcome.
Vincenzo Montella has “no regrets” and urges Milan to “dominate the game” against Sassuolo, but shrugs off refereeing controversy.
Juventus reportedly have a pact for midfielder Corentin Tolisso, but Olympique Lyonnais only want €40m cash, not Mario Lemina.
Samir Handanovic believes that “for the first time in five years, Inter are on the right track” with Stefano Pioli and owners Suning Group.
Gigi Buffon wishes Milan goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma a happy 18th birthday. “You have what it takes to mark an era.”

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