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Zlatan Ibrahimovic celebrates his second Serie A hat-trick, but can’t help thinking back to Juventus. “We deserved to win.”
Juventus welcome Chievo to Turin and adopt a 4-3-3 system with Alessandro Matri, Mirko Vucinic and Emanuele Giaccherini.
Arsenal may have won today, but Arsene Wenger admits they are “decimated” by injuries ahead of their Champions League match with Milan.
Francesco Guidolin hopes Udinese-owned striker German Denis can continue his amazing Atalanta scoring rate, “but only from Monday!”
Zlatan Ibrahimovic smashed Milan’s Sicilian taboo in style with a first half hat-trick as they ran out 4-0 winners in Palermo.
Catania transfer chief Pietro Lo Monaco suggests tomorrow’s rivals Inter should sign Alejandro Gomez in exchange for Ricky Alvarez.
Torino continue to break away after conquering Grosseto, as Sassuolo fall in a five-goal thriller that sends Pescara into second and Verona slip against Sampdoria.
Milan welcome Zlatan Ibrahimovic back to the starting XI against Fabrizio Miccoli’s Palermo, but must reshuffle their defence.
Fabio Borini is still buzzing from his senior Italy debut and hopes for the same sensations in his first Rome derby.
Milan are thought to be hatching a plan to bring in Arsenal’s Robin van Persie involving Alexandre Pato and Lukas Podolski.
Edy Reja confirms the derby “has crucial meaning for the season” as Lazio deal with an ever-increasing injury crisis.
Delio Rossi loses Valon Behrami and warns he wants “more from Riccardo Montolivo” as Fiorentina prepare to face Cesena.
Walter Mazzarri sees Napoli brimming with confidence ahead of the lunchtime match with Parma. “If we’re in good shape, we can beat anyone.”
Gennaro Gattuso is back in the Milan squad against Palermo today. “I’ve returned to an almost normal life.”
Claudio Ranieri insists Inter “have many problems, but Wesley Sneijder is not one of them” against Catania. “Things were worse when I arrived.”
Former Palermo Coach Devis Mangia gives his predictions on today’s match with Milan at the Stadio Barbera.
Luis Enrique “knew from the first day that the Rome derby was a special game. I have no problem with Daniele De Rossi.”
La Gazzetta dello Sport claims that former Italy Coach Marcello Lippi is close to striking a deal with Chinese club Guangzhou Evergrande.
Reports suggest Alessandro Del Piero could become David Beckham’s teammate next season at the LA Galaxy.
Carlo Ancelotti confirms Paris Saint-Germain “still like” Alexandre Pato and says Fabio Capello was right “not to let the England FA tread on him.”
Adrian Mutu has been dropped from Sunday’s clash with his former Fiorentina teammates. “He didn’t look in top form,” said the Cesena Coach.
Varese thumped Vicenza in the Friday night game and moved into fifth place awaiting today’s other Serie B results.
Roberto Mancini believes Cesare Prandelli “was correct” to warn Mario Balotelli about his behaviour by dropping him ahead of Euro 2012.
Today's front page headlines from La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Juventus’ unbeaten run faces a major test at home to Chievo this weekend, so says their Coach Mimmo Di Carlo.
Nicolas Burdisso’s recovery from a serious knee injury has picked up in recent weeks, as he receives glowing praise from his medical specialist.
German Denis is not targeting revenge when he faces former side Udinese this weekend as an Atalanta player.
Antonio Conte has named his 22-man squad to face Chievo this weekend, with Simone Pepe and Arturo Vidal absent through suspension.
Bortolo Mutti does not think the focus for Milan’s visit to Palermo will fall on the performance of the referee.
Ahead of a crucial game for relegation favourites Cesena away to Fiorentina, Coach Mario Beretta insists that the Emilia-Romagna outfit have not given up.
The bookmakers may be backing Lazio over Roma in this weekend’s Rome derby, but Cristian Brocchi warns his teammates to respect the Giallorossi.
Blerim Dzemaili is targeting three points against his former employers Parma this weekend, believing that they will be key to Napoli’s target of third place.
Massimiliano Allegri has asked his players to move on from Juventus and focus fully on Saturday’s opponents Palermo.
This Sunday’s League match between Bologna and Novara has been put back to the evening because of Lucio Dalla’s funeral.
Antonio Conte believes Juventus is beginning to feel as it did when he was a player. “I’m nostalgic for the old times and they seem to be returning.”

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