Roma got back to winning ways at Cagliari with a new teenage talent, Napoli beat Udinese 3-1, Empoli saw off Cesena 2-0 and Sassuolo held Sampdoria 1-1.
Napoli have their sights set on second place, but welcome an Udinese side that held them 2-2 in the Coppa Italia.
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Andrea Stramaccioni already scared Napoli once last month and warns Udinese are ready to do it again.
Gonzalo Higuain reiterated he is “happy” at Napoli and “came here to win titles and make history like Diego Maradona.”
Rafa Benitez told Napoli to focus on one game at a time, starting from Udinese, and brushed off PSG interest.
Napoli are without Giandomenico Mesto against Udinese, while David Lopez remains in doubt.
Udinese midfielder Allan's agent says he is ‘ready for a great club like Napoli’, and that he would be ‘decisive’ with them.
Udinese sporting director Cristiano Giaretta admits that Inter are following midfielder Allan, and that they would have ‘no qualms’ in selling him.
Udinese President Franco Soldati recognises poacher Antonio Di Natale is their ‘emblem’ and says he wants to ‘convince him to stay’.
Dias Felipe wants a return to Udinese after terminating his contract and reveals “the situation at Parma was absurd.”
Udinese confirmed they are “trying to find the best solution” for Antonio Di Natale after an offer from New York.
Pablo Armero will remain at Milan until June, despite reportedly accepting an offer from Genoa yesterday.
Inter, Juventus and Torino signed promising South American youngsters, while Udinese sent Marco Davide Faraoni to Perugia.
Andrea Stramaccioni felt Udinese “deserved the three points” from their goalless draw with Juventus.
Max Allegri admits Juventus “risked losing” against Udinese and was happy with the 0-0 draw.
Udinese and Juventus both had chances, but Carlos Tevez missed a sitter in a surprising 0-0 draw.
Juventus have the chance to go nine points clear at the top, but have midfield problems against Antonio Di Natale’s Udinese.
Andrea Stramaccioni warned Udinese “will fight to the death” against Juventus this afternoon. “We learned our lesson.”
Juventus have Paolo De Ceglie back for the trip to Udinese, but Claudio Marchisio and Arturo Vidal miss out.