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Davide Ballardini wanted more Cagliari goals and Pasquale Marino criticised the 'absurd' red card.
Stefano Pioli gave Bologna a transfer warning and Vincenzo Montella said it was Catania's worst performance.
Palermo have thrown new buy Franco Vazquez into the starting XI as they welcome a reshuffled Napoli in the evening kick-off.
Stefano Colantuono believes the “non-existent penalty proved decisive” in Atalanta’s defeat to Milan.
Pasquale Marino’s Genoa debut was a disaster, falling 3-0 in Cagliari. “Absolutely nothing worked. I expected something different.”
Delio Rossi is “very happy” with Fiorentina’s victory and their adoption of the new 3-5-2 tactical system.
Italian media claim Manchester City have rejected Milan’s latest offer for Carlos Tevez, as they are “irritated by their attitude and that of the player.”
Luis Enrique hopes Roma captain Francesco Totti can “never stop scoring” now he has broken his duck for the season.
Antonio Conte says Juventus expected a battle in Lecce and stands up for new signing Marco Borriello after a message from fans.
Daniele De Rossi gave a cryptic message on his Roma contract renewal talks. “I have very clear ideas, but I won’t talk about them now.”
Massimiliano Allegri admits it was crucial for Milan to begin 2012 on the right foot, but won’t discuss Carlos Tevez.
Francesco Guidolin wants Udinese to “enjoy the moment,” but Daniele Arrigoni feels Cesena did not deserve to lose 4-1.
Fiorentina’s tactical revolution had an immediate effect, but Genoa’s new Coach and hitman flopped in Cagliari and Bologna swept past Catania.
Alessandro Matri came off the bench to give Juventus a hard-fought 1-0 victory over Serse Cosmi’s Lecce.
Francesco Totti finally got his first Serie A goals of the season by converting two penalties as Roma saw off Chievo’s challenge.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored one and created another for Kevin-Prince Boateng as Milan ended Atalanta’s unbeaten home record.
Roma introduce the trident of Erik Lamela, Francesco Totti and Bojan Krkic to take on Chievo amid an injury crisis.
Juventus welcome back Mirko Vucinic and Fabio Quagliarella to the starting XI as they take on Serse Cosmi’s Lecce.
Milan have had to revamp their midfield and defence amid an injury crisis against local rivals Atalanta.
Udinese survived a scare, thanking Francesco Antonioli’s howler and an Antonio Di Natale brace in today’s 4-1 victory over 10-man Cesena.
Fiorentina have switched to a 3-5-2 system with Adem Ljajic and Stevan Jovetic up front in their trip to Novara.
Watch Christian Vieri show off his moves in the new Italian edition of Strictly Come Dancing!
Parma are expected to axe Franco Colomba today with the likes of Roberto Donadoni, Gigi Del Neri and Gianfranco Zola up for the job.
Lazio captain Cristian Ledesma says his side have “no excuses” for their 4-0 thrashing in Siena, “but we’re not finished yet.”
It’s reported Inter are surging ahead of Milan in the race for Carlos Tevez by offering €27m to sign the troubled striker.
Gigi Buffon trusts Juventus are now “respected again by fans and opponents” as he welcomes Marco Borriello.
Attilio Tesser launches Andrea Caracciolo in the starting XI as Novara welcome troubled Fiorentina. “We’ve got to stop them pinning us back.”
Bortolo Mutti introduces Palermo’s January signings and demands they “never show fear” against Napoli tonight.
Stefano Colantuono warns Atalanta “need a perfect performance, but we can do it” to beat Milan in today’s derby.
Look ahead to all today’s Serie A matches, including Lecce-Juventus, Atalanta-Milan, Alberto Gilardino’s Genoa debut and Palermo-Napoli.
Serse Cosmi trusts Lecce will gain extra motivation from welcoming leaders Juventus and “get ourselves out of a difficult situation.”
Today's front page headlines from the Gazzetta dello Sport, Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Franco Colomba concedes Parma’s 5-0 defeat to Inter was excessive and he risks his job, as director Pietro Leonardi “will evaluate the situation.”
Claudio Ranieri feels tonight’s 5-0 demolition job on Parma was “the best Inter performance of my time here.”
Inter notched up their fifth straight win by hitting five past sorry Parma, including Diego Milito’s brace and a Marco Davide Faraoni stunner!

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