NEWS

Claudio Ranieri insists it is “just a bad year” for Inter and they must “not take our fans for a ride by stating objectives.”
Both Lecce and Palermo shared the spoils after going down to 10 men in the first half of this chaotic encounter.
Nicola Legrottaglie gave Catania a remarkable victory over Lazio that puts them right in the push for Europe.
Diego Milito had a penalty saved for the second game on the trot, as Inter were held to a disappointing draw by Atalanta.
Gennaro Gattuso admits his comeback after six months was “the end of a nightmare” for the Milan midfielder.
Lazio have a very tricky trip to Catania and field Antonio Candreva in support of Miroslav Klose against the Sicilian trident.
Inter return to the 4-4-2 system with Diego Milito and Giampaolo Pazzini, but Atalanta must rely on Under-21 international Guido Marilungo.
Coach Massimo Ficcadenti made a fantastic return to the Cagliari bench as Mauricio Pinilla’s hat-trick crushed nine-man Cesena 3-0.
Genoa are struggling to avoid being sucked into the relegation race, but Pasquale Marino insists they can end the season on a high when facing Roma on Monday.
Giuseppe Sannino tells Siena it will be “a real battle” against Novara in today’s relegation dogfight.
Stefano Pioli welcomes his old club Chievo in a relegation tussle and promises “this can be the best end to a Bologna season for years.”
Former England manager Fabio Capello confirms why he resigned over the John Terry affair and won’t return to the bench in Serie A.
Serse Cosmi takes on Palermo, the team he managed for a month last season, and feels Lecce can fight back to avoid relegation.
Francesco Guidolin has no doubts Udinese-Napoli is a battle for Champions League qualification. “They are the third force in this tournament.”
Vincenzo Montella knows Catania could secure safety with a win over Lazio and even target Europe, but “let’s not raise the bar too high yet.”
Fiorentina President Andrea Della Valle kept the squad behind for hours after their 5-0 defeat to Juventus. “I apologise to the fans. There can be no alibis.”
Prepare for today’s Serie A clashes, including a head-to-head for Europe in Udinese-Napoli, Lazio visit Catania and Inter take on Atalanta.
Today's front page headlines from La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Fiorentina fans are protesting outside the Stadio Franchi, but team manager Vincenzo Guerini insists “Delio Rossi has not resigned.”
Antonio Conte feared the trip to Fiorentina would be “cursed again,” but celebrated an historic Juventus victory and even enjoyed the wig jokes.
Andrea Pirlo dedicated the Juventus victory to Fabrice Muamba, the Bolton player who collapsed today. “We’re all praying for him.”
Coach Roberto Donadoni says Parma tried their best at the Tardini, “but Milan are a great squad.”
Juventus humiliated rivals Fiorentina 5-0 at the Stadio Franchi with Mirko Vucinic pulling the strings after Alessio Cerci was sent off.
Massimiliano Allegri explains why he always kept faith with Urby Emanuelson, but hopes for fresh legs if Milan are to win the Scudetto.
Juventus have Giorgio Chiellini on the bench for their big trip to Fiorentina tonight, as Alessandro Matri and Mirko Vucinic take on Amauri.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s penalty and a stunning Urby Emanuelson solo effort secured Milan’s 2-0 victory away to Parma on Gennaro Gattuso’s comeback.
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.

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