NEWS

Napoli have their showdown with Udinese on Sunday, but cannot count on Ezequiel Lavezzi or Christian Maggio.
Palermo President Maurizio Zamparini prepares to face Lecce and admits he “made a mistake” sacking Delio Rossi for Serse Cosmi.
Milan patron Silvio Berlusconi is at the Tardini for his first away game since 2007 and insists they’re “not worried” about facing Barcelona.
Mehdi Benatia is likely to be out of action for the next three weeks after picking up a thigh strain in Udinese-AZ Alkmaar.
Milan have a new strike force of Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Stephan El Shaarawy for today’s trip to Parma.
Torino keep the lead despite a draw at Juve Stabia, but Sassuolo fought back from 2-0 down to win a five-goal thriller.
Palermo boss Bortolo Mutti prepares for a tough test against Lecce and won’t be distracted by “the usual” talk about his job being at risk.
Atalanta are without top scorer German Denis, but Stefano Colantuono insists they are going to San Siro “to pick up points” against Inter.
Antonio Di Natale’s Udinese take on hometown club Napoli for third place tomorrow and he looks back at their Europa League exit.
Edy Reja has warned Lazio they need to put in “a very different performance” from the one against Bologna if they are to conquer Catania.
Luis Enrique prepares Roma for Monday’s game against Genoa and feels “after many months we are finally starting to improve.”
Claudio Ranieri claims Inter’s Champions League exit is “water under the bridge. We must look at the positives” ahead of their match with Atalanta.
Inter have a midfield injury crisis on their hands with only four players available for those roles against Atalanta.
Mirko Vucinic should be thanked by Juventus fans, insists Dejan Savicevic. “If Juve are fighting for the Scudetto, it is also down to him.”
Atalanta will be without top scorer German Denis for Sunday’s trip to San Siro, so the striker will miss their game against Inter.
Walter Mazzarri insists the showdown with Udinese “will not be decisive” for Napoli’s Champions League qualifying hopes.
Alberto Gilardino is confident he can win back his place in the Italy squad for Euro 2012. “Cesare Prandelli knows what I can give.”
Giuseppe Rossi has repeatedly been linked with a return to Serie A, but now Roma have joined Juventus, Napoli and Inter on the list of options.
Napoli are reportedly planning a triple summer swoop for Udinese stars Mauricio Isla, Mehdi Benatia and Kwadwo Asamoah.
Marcelo Bielsa turned down the Inter job last summer, but the Athletic Bilbao boss admits he could reconsider. “It’s too early to discuss the future.”
Cagliari President Massimo Cellino aimed a vicious sideswipe at sacked Davide Ballardini, as at least Massimo Ficcadenti “will train the team.”
Today’s Fiorentina-Juventus is hotting up with general manager Sandro Mencucci accusing Antonio Conte of “crying to influence the referee.”
Padova received another blow to their promotion hopes on Friday night when Varese snatched a last-gasp equaliser.
Look ahead to all the Serie A games, including today’s Scudetto double-bill as Milan travel to the Tardini and Juventus face their bitter Fiorentina rivals.
Today's front page headlines from La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
The Italian FA’s (FIGC) President Giancarlo Abete has hit out the Lega Calcio for rejecting Cesare Prandelli’s proposal for pre-Euro 2012 training camps.
Kakha Kaladze admits that such has been Genoa’s drop in form, that he and his teammates cannot think of anything beyond avoiding relegation at the moment.
Attilio Tesser is targeting a second successive win since returning to Novara as Coach, when facing Siena this weekend.
Lazio’s Brazilian playmaker Hernanes has reflected on his good form this season, revealing that his game has had to change. “I realised you must use cunning.”
Wesley Sneijder has emphatically denied the earlier claims that he could have been joining rivals Milan this summer.
Delio Rossi insists that his Fiorentina players will try to forget about their current League status so as to perform well against Juventus.
Stevan Jovetic has lost out on the race to be fit for Saturday’s encounter with Juventus, but Fiorentina are able to call up Valon Behrami.
Giorgio Chiellini has been named by Antonio Conte in a strong matchday squad to face Fiorentina this weekend.
Roberto Donadoni has promised that his Parma players will approach Milan ‘in the right spirit’, by believing that they can take points from Week 28’s game.
Nicolas Burdisso has revealed the extent of the damage done to his knee last autumn, whilst also having a curious comparison for captain Francesco Totti.

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