NEWS

Milan Coach Massimiliano Allegri has admitted that Palermo will prove a difficult challenge as the two meet on Tuesday.
Sulley Muntari has been named in the Milan squad for the game against Palermo after recovering from knee injury.
Daniele Bonera insists that Milan boss Massimiliano Allegri has not rushed his decision to play with a three-man defence.
In a weekend where referees took centre stage, Dave Taylor highlights which players should have won the plaudits.
Roma director general Franco Baldini was disappointed with the loss to Udinese – but pleased with the display of Erik Lamela.
Parma President Tommaso Ghirardi has jumped to the defence of Juventus enigma Sebastian Giovinco.
Amauri has archived his Juventus past after he made a scoring return to the city of Turin with Parma on Sunday.
Kevin Prince Boateng and Mattia De Sciglio are doubts for Tuesday’s Serie A game between Palermo and Milan.
Paul Pogba will retain his place in the Juventus starting XI that will face Bologna on Wednesday evening.
The Italian Referees’ Association – the AIA – have quickly dismissed suggestions that assistant referee Luca Maggiani has a Facebook page.
Roma boss Zdenek Zeman feels that his side should be joint third in the table with Inter.
Juventus director general Beppe Marotta has rubbished claims that they are in charge of some sort of refereeing conspiracy.
Catania chief Antonino Pulvirenti has alleged that assistant referee Luca Maggiani – the man at the centre of yesterday’s controversial loss to Juventus – is a Bianconero fan.
A number of Coaches are being linked with Pescara as the pressure on boss Giovanni Stroppa continues to rise.
Esteban Cambiasso has urged his Inter teammates to forget about Saturday’s game at leaders Juventus – until Thursday morning.
Diego Milito is delighted that he managed to celebrate his 100th appearance for Inter with a goal at Bologna.
Nicklas Bendtner is confident that his Juventus side will be able to qualify for the last 16 of the Champions League.
Today's front-page headlines from La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Zdenek Zeman blamed “a lack of concentration” and the referee for Roma fumbling a 2-0 lead to lose against Udinese.
Francesco Guidolin admits even he didn’t think Udinese could comeback from 2-0 down to beat Roma 3-2.
Walter Mazzarri felt unwell after Napoli’s win against Chievo, so director of sport Riccardo Bigon spoke to the media instead.
Napoli missed two open goals from a yard and rattled the woodwork, but Marek Hamsik eventually squeezed a 1-0 victory over Chievo.
Erik Lamela’s brace was not enough to stop Udinese coming back from 2-0 down to beat Roma 3-2 with the cheekiest of Antonio Di Natale penalties.
Fiorentina patron Andrea Della Valle further mocked Juventus “talking rubbish” by pointing out “the 1982 Scudetto is ours.”
Napoli start Lorenzo Insigne and Goran Pandev against Chievo, as Edinson Cavani is out of action, but Sergio Pellissier also failed a fitness test.
Roma give Dodò his debut from the start with Miralem Pjanic returning against Antonio Di Natale’s Udinese this evening.
Torino demand more respect from referees, but Roberto Donadoni feels Parma deserved it.
Ciro Ferrara tried to reassure Sampdoria and Ivo Pulga praised assistant manager Diego Lopez.
Giovanni Stroppa criticised Pescara fans for not giving them support, while Stefano Colantuono can't believe Atalanta failed to score.
Stefano Pioli once again was left to rue errors, while Andrea Stramaccioni rode some rough periods.
Vincenzo Montella hailed Ruben Olivera for stepping into David Pizarro’s shoes, but refused to comment on the refereeing controversy.
Vladimir Petkovic gave Fiorentina credit for their performance, but could not help being upset at Lazio’s incorrectly disallowed goal.
Andrea Stramaccioni reveals why Antonio Cassano was dropped and hopes he’s proving Inter “didn’t do something crazy” by hiring him.
Inter leapfrogged into second place after their away win and nine-man Lazio’s tumble in Florence, while Parma conquered Torino to go seventh.
Inter continued their seemingly unstoppable march with a 3-1 victory at Bologna’s Stadio Dall’Ara.

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