Pioli prepares for Bologna dogfight
Stefano Pioli feels today’s trip to Genoa is “a head-to-head relegation dogfight” for Bologna.
Colantuono has faith in Atalanta
Atalanta visit Chievo in a relegation dogfight today and Stefano Colantuono is confident they can survive after selling Federico Peluso.
Gasp has Palermo 'emergency'
Gian Piero Gasperini admits Palermo “are in an emergency situation” going into today’s match with Parma.
Montella: 'Proud of Viola and Rossi'
Vincenzo Montella is “very proud” of his Fiorentina side and the arrival of Giuseppe Rossi, but warns against Pescara’s counter-attacks.
Guidolin: 'I don't envy Strama'
Francesco Guidolin fires up Udinese to welcome Inter in the early kick-off, but insists he is “proud” of his career compared to young prodigy Andrea Stramaccioni.
Iachini demands San Siro focus
Siena visit San Siro this afternoon and new Coach Beppe Iachini demands the elimination of “dips in concentration that cost us against Napoli.”
Serie A Previews: Derby del Sud
Inter visit Udinese in the lunchtime kick-off, while Juventus welcome Sampdoria and this evening there’s a scorching Napoli-Roma.
What the papers say...
Today's front page headlines from La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Cagliari 'respect referee's decision'
Cagliari ended their defeat to Lazio with nine men after a contentious penalty, but director Francesco Marroccu insisted “we respect the referee’s decision.”
Petkovic hails Lazio fightback
Vladimir Petkovic believes the fightback to beat Cagliari was “a show of character” from Lazio.
Lazio turn around furious Cagliari
Lazio fought back to secure second spot with a controversial 2-1 win over nine-man Cagliari, as there were doubts over the decisive penalty.
Lotito: 'If Lazio want Lampard...'
Lazio President Claudio Lotito commented on their links with Frank Lampard. “When we look for a player, we usually get him…”
It ended goalless, but both Rolando Maran and Giampiero Ventura have regrets in Sicily.
Lazio will match a Scudetto-winning club record if they beat Cagliari tonight, so rely on Miroslav Klose.
Point for 10-man Catania
Catania played almost the entire game with 10 men after Francesco Lodi’s dismissal and missed a penalty, but still held Torino 0-0.
Immobile in hospital after scare
Genoa striker Ciro Immobile went to hospital for tests after suffering head trauma during a training ground accident.
Milan and Udinese against racism
On Sunday afternoon clubs including Milan and Udinese will have anti-racism messages before their games.
Robinho out, De Sciglio centre-back
Milan are forced to use Mattia De Sciglio in central defence after losing Mario Yepes, Daniele Bonera, Philippe Mexes and Robinho.
The first Serie A match of 2013 kicks off at 17.00 GMT as Catania welcome Torino.
Feyenoord buy Pelle from Parma
Feyenoord have officially bought Graziano Pellè from Parma, making his loan into a permanent transfer.
Mazzarri: 'Break good for Napoli'
Walter Mazzarri feels the Christmas break “did Napoli good” ahead of tomorrow night’s Derby del Sud against Roma.
Rossi 'a gift for Italian football'
Giuseppe Rossi passed his medical to complete a transfer to Fiorentina. “Bringing him back to Serie A is a gift for all of Italian football,” said Andrea Della Valle.
Serie B: Spezia change Coach
Serie B side Spezia have officially sacked Coach Michele Serena to bring in Gianluca Atzori.
Agent: 'Armero 99 per cent Napoli'
Udinese midfielder Pablo Armero is “99 per cent” sure of becoming a Napoli player on Monday, said his agent.
Peluso debut Juve call
Federico Peluso could make his Juventus debut against Sampdoria on Sunday, but Kwadwo Asamoah has left for African Cup of Nations duty.
Allegri: 'Robinho and Abate remain'
Massimiliano Allegri tried to focus Milan on Siena, but instead had to reassure “Robinho and Ignazio Abate are staying with us.”
Rocchi takes on Inter doubters
Tommaso Rocchi has been presented to the media and could make his Inter debut tomorrow. “I want to prove the doubters wrong.”
Zeman: 'Roma must do better'
Zdenek Zeman prepares for tomorrow night’s showdown with Napoli and hopes to ride the wave of enthusiasm, although “Roma have to improve.”
Boateng threatens to quit Serie A
Kevin-Prince Boateng is so shaken by the racist insults he received during a friendly that he confessed “I’ll meet my agent next week and see if there’s still a point to playing in Italy.”
Official: Udinese sign Merkel
As expected, Udinese have officially signed Alexander Merkel and Masahadu Alhassan from Genoa.
Rocchi in Inter squad for Udinese
Tommaso Rocchi could make his Inter debut on Sunday, as he is included in the squad for the lunchtime kick-off against Udinese.
Drogba agent: 'Milan and Juve talks'
Didier Drogba’s agents have suggested “he has a lot of possibilities to arrive in Italy in January” for Milan or Juventus.
Roma squad for Napoli game
Pablo Daniel Osvaldo and Francesco Totti took part in full training today and are in the Roma squad for tomorrow night’s trip to Napoli.
Robinho's Brazil talks are a bust
It’s reported that Santos and Atletico Mineiro have pulled out of talks for Robinho, as they cannot meet the €10m price-tag set by Milan.
Official: Nagatomo extends contract
Japanese international Yuto Nagatomo has officially signed a contract extension holding him to Inter until June 2016.
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