Cosmi fires up Novara-Lecce
Serse Cosmi knows it is a relegation dogfight of the toughest kind between Lecce and Novara today, but “we’re targeting fourth-from-bottom and not our current position.”
Pioli expects steady Bologna
Bologna have a relegation clash with Atalanta in the lunch-time kick-off and Stefano Pioli is confident they can “continue along this path.”
Marino: 'Future down to Fiorentina'
Pasquale Marino says Genoa are gambling with “three fundamental points for our future” against Fiorentina.
Serie A Previews: Derby d'Italia!
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What the papers say...
Today's front page headlines from La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Mutti 'thought Palermo had won'
Bortolo Mutti cannot hide his disappointment that Palermo conceded a late Udinese equaliser “when we were convinced we’d won the game.”
Guidolin: 'I got it wrong'
Francesco Guidolin believes Udinese deserved their point in Palermo, but admits he “got the first half team selection wrong.”
Torje earns Udinese point in Palermo
Gabriel Torje wiped out a Fabrizio Miccoli strike for Udinese’s 1-1 draw in Sicily, but Palermo were furious with the referee.
Ambrosini looks to Barcelona
Massimo Ambrosini explains how Milan must work as a unit to get the better of Barcelona after pushing past Roma.
Luis Enrique: 'Ibra was decisive'
Luis Enrique feels he “could not have asked for more” from Roma after their defeat to Milan. “Zlatan Ibrahimovic was decisive.”
Allegri: 'No Thiago Silva for Barca'
Massimiliano Allegri is pleased with Milan’s fightback against Roma, but feels it’s “impossible” for Thiago Silva to recover against Barcelona.
Udinese have Antonio Di Natale against Palermo’s Fabrizio Miccoli, as the Rosanero try to avenge a 7-0 defeat.
Cesena fans stage protest
Mario Beretta admits Cesena’s hopes of Serie A survival are now extremely slim, as fans staged a fiery protest at the training ground today.
Ibra brace sinks Roma
Milan fought back from a Pablo Daniel Osvaldo strike to beat Roma 2-1 thanks to a Zlatan Ibrahimovic brace, but lost Thiago Silva to injury.
Juve and Inter name squads
Fredy Guarin is in the Inter squad to face Juventus and Wesley Sneijder returns to training, while the Bianconeri have Andrea Barzagli back.
Montella 'almost joined Napoli'
Vincenzo Montella’s Catania are flying high and the Coach reveals he was almost Walter Mazzarri’s assistant manager at Napoli.
Lazio: 'No more mistakes'
Lazio Coach Edy Reja is suspended, so assistant manager Giovanni Lopez warns they “cannot afford more mistakes” against Cagliari.
Milan have Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Stephan El Shaarawy against Roma’s trident Francesco Totti, Fabio Borini and Pablo Daniel Osvaldo.
Serie B: Torino hit sixth gear
Torino demolished Gubbio 6-0, while Modena held Livorno in a four-goal thriller, but Verona and Pescara crumbled.
Mancini: 'Inter era had to end'
Roberto Mancini points out Inter’s current crisis was predictable. “Sooner or later this moment had to arrive, as you can’t win forever.”
Ranieri: 'Inter ready for Juve'
Claudio Ranieri insists Sunday’s Derby d’Italia is “more important for Juventus than Inter, so they have more to lose.”
Delio Rossi 'offered to resign'
Delio Rossi reveals he offered to resign after Fiorentina’s 5-0 defeat to Juventus. “It seemed only right to say if I was a weight, then I could step aside.”
Conte: 'Juve-Inter game of their lives'
Antonio Conte warns that Inter “will play the game of their lives” against Juventus on Sunday night. “It’s important for the present, but the past doesn’t interest me.”
Zanetti offers to quit Inter
Javier Zanetti has put his future on the line. “I’ll play against Juventus as if it were the last game. If Inter ask me to, I’ll step aside in June.”
Della Valle's Fiorentina revamp
Fiorentina patron Andrea Della Valle hopes to finish the disastrous year, then “bring this side back among the protagonists in Italy and Europe.”
Mazzarri fights Napoli fatigue
Walter Mazzarri warns he’ll have to rotate the increasingly tired Napoli squad against Catania. “It’s the last step and we need our fans.”
Coppa Final Juve-Napoli in London?
President Aurelio De Laurentiis suggests a Napoli-Juventus Coppa Italia Final is too big for Rome. “We could play in Paris or London.”
Damiao snubs Juve for Napoli
Brazilian talent Leandro Damiao admits he’d “love to play in Serie A,” but warns Juventus he would prefer to join Napoli.
Maradona 'happy' with new Napoli
Diego Armando Maradona confirmed he’d love to sit in the stands and cheer Napoli on. “I suffered with them in the Champions League.”
Sneijder feeling his age
Inter star Wesley Sneijder admits his injury problems are a sign of age. “My body struggles to recover from knocks.”
'Tech would be the end of football'
President of the Italian Referees’ Association Marcello Nicchi claims introducing technology “would be the end of football.”
Pazzini: Juve can revive Inter
Giampaolo Pazzini is fired up for Sunday’s Juventus-Inter showdown and will “continue to believe in third place until it becomes mathematically impossible.”
Serie B: Sassuolo close on Toro
Sassuolo squeezed past struggling Empoli to maintain the pressure on Serie B leaders Torino on Friday night.
Cafu considers Milan-Roma
Former Roma and Milan star Marcos Cafu reads today’s big clash and insists Luis Enrique’s vision “just needs some time.”
Serie A Previews: Super Saturday
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