Previews: Packed Saturday
There are four games to kick off Serie A Week 34 today, including Napoli-Novara, Chievo-Udinese and a Parma-Cagliari relegation battle.
What the papers say...
Today's front page headlines from La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Serie B: Pescara hit 'em for six
Pescara put recent troubles aside by earning an amazing 6-0 victory away to promotion-chasing Padova.
Brocchi: 'I won't retire'
Cristian Brocchi is out for the rest of the season, but the Lazio veteran insists he “will not retire yet. I still want to play in the Champions League.”
Di Carlo: 'Chievo want fun'
Domenico Di Carlo prepares his Chievo for a ‘derby’ against Udinese on Saturday and shakes off the pressure. “We want to have fun.”
Ficcadenti focus on Parma
Massimo Ficcadenti wants to secure Cagliari’s safety in Saturday’s head-to-head with Parma. “I don’t think 40 points are enough anymore.”
Zarate thanks Stramaccioni
Mauro Zarate has found a new lease of life at Inter and thanks the new Coach. “Andrea Stramaccioni has faith in me and I believe we can finish third.”
Reja rues Lazio injuries
Edy Reja admits Lazio have numerous problems, but “I have faith in the team” going into Sunday’s match with Lecce.
U-21: Italy squad for Scotland
Ciro Ferrara has called up Ciro Immobile and Samuele Longo for the first time as Italy’s Under-21 side takes on Scotland.
Lavezzi out of Napoli-Novara
As expected, Ezequiel Lavezzi is out of Napoli’s game with Novara, but Walter Mazzarri reveals why he still won’t play Edu Vargas.
Jovetic race to be fit for Inter
Fiorentina’s medical staff warn they “do not want to take risks” after Stevan Jovetic picked up a new injury ahead of the Inter clash.
Klose expects Lazio comeback
Miroslav Klose insists he wants to recover in time for Euro 2012, but also to help Lazio “and score a few goals” in Serie A this season.
Berlusconi covers Milan losses
Milan President Silvio Berlusconi has personally covered the €67.3m hole in the club’s budget from January to December 2011.
Guidolin drops Domizzi
Francesco Guidolin has confirmed that Maurizio Domizzi won’t play for Udinese this weekend for disciplinary measures.
Tesser wants no fear
Attilio Tesser wants his Novara players to forget their current predicament so as to face Napoli on Saturday without fear.
Montella happy at Catania
Vincenzo Montella has looked to end speculation on his future by indicating that he will be staying at Catania for next season.
Borini a doubt for Juve
Fabio Borini is a late fitness doubt to face Juventus this weekend, after picking up an injury in training for Roma.
Robben turns down Juve
Bayern Munich winger Arjen Robben has reportedly turned down an advance from Juventus this week to join the Italians in the summer.
Inter players recall the Special One
Members of Inter’s treble-winning team of 2010 have provided their insight into the workings of former Nerazzurro Coach Jose Mourinho.
Marchisio: Unbeaten only good if…
Claudio Marchisio admits that finishing the season unbeaten will mean nothing for Juventus if they don’t win the Scudetto.
Galliani denies Allegri-Silvio rift
Adriano Galliani has denied rumours of a poor relationship between Milan President Silvio Berlusconi and Coach Massimiliano Allegri.
Totti to play until he’s 40
Francesco Totti has reflected on spending his career with only Roma and revealed that he would like to play for another five years if possible.
Mazzarri: Napoli determined but tired
Walter Mazzarri believes his players have all the determination necessary to secure Champions League qualification again, but perhaps not the energy.
De La: Hamsik one of Europe’s best
Aurelio De Laurentiis is delighted to sign Marek Hamsik to an extended contract at Napoli, a player he believes is one of the best in Europe.
Genoa make Destro promise
Genoa President Enrico Preziosi has claimed that Siena’s Mattia Destro will return to the Stadio Ferraris.
Trezeguet: Mazzarri didn’t want me
David Trezeguet has revealed that he was close to joining Napoli until boss Walter Mazzarri blocked the switch.
Parma confirm Donadoni for 2012-13
Parma have insisted that boss Roberto Donadoni will remain at the club – but they are not so sure when it comes to Sebastian Giovinco.
‘Juve will be like Barca and Real’
Alessio Tacchinardi believes that Juventus will soon be in a position to challenge Spanish giants Barcelona and Real Madrid.
Hamsik deal signed in flight
Marek Hamsik has extended his contract with Napoli until 2016 after President Aurelio De Laurentiis added his signature during a flight to Milan.
Previews: Juventus welcome Roma
The pressure is on Juventus this weekend to maintain their one-point advantage in the title race, as they host Champions League-chasing Roma.
Curci to face Juventus?
Gianluca Curci is on stand-by ahead of the Juventus game after Marteen Stekelenburg was struck down by a virus.
Borini: Del Piero is my idol
Roma’s Fabio Borini has admitted a love for Alessandro Del Piero and Roberto Baggio ahead of Sunday’s game at Juventus.
No Milan deal yet for Acerbi
Chievo’s Francesco Acerbi would not turn down a move to Milan, but his agent insists no deal between clubs has been struck.
Milan trio look good for contracts
Milan will probably offer new contracts to Alessandro Nesta, Massimo Ambrosini and Gennaro Gattuso.
San Siro to go synthetic
Milan and Inter will play their home games on a synthetic surface from next season onwards, reports La Gazzetta dello Sport.
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