World Cup 2014
Genoa ‘must avoid complacency’
Genoa’s injured midfielder Juraj Kucka has called on his side to remain professional between now and the end of the season.
Mazzarri ‘unsure’ on Hernanes
Inter Coach Walter Mazzarri admits he still doesn’t know whether attacking midfielder Hernanes will be fit to feature against Roma.
‘Roma fans must learn’
Roma Coach Rudi Garcia says his side’s fans must learn to abide by the rules if they wish to avoid playing behind closed Curve in the future.
Taarabt ‘never doubted himself’
Milan attacking midfielder Adel Taarabt says he never doubted his ability even while struggling at Championship side QPR.
Lippi to stay with Evergrande
Marcello Lippi has performed a surprise U-turn and signed a new contract to stay at Chinese outfit Guangzhou Evergrande.
Del Bosque: Italy a great test
Vicente del Bosque believes Italy will be Spain’s final great test before the World Cup, as he explains Fernando Llorente’s omission.
Rodgers doesn’t see Reina return
Brendan Rodgers has made clear that he does not think Pepe Reina will return to Liverpool next summer after his spell at Napoli.
Abete, Prandelli differ on contract?
FIGC President Giancarlo Abete is reportedly now reluctant to sign Cesare Prandelli to the length of contract he is apparently after.
Montolivo: Milan needed a jolt
Riccardo Montolivo says that whilst he is grateful to Max Allegri, Milan ‘needed a jolt’, and that replacement Clarence Seedorf will ‘become great’.
Llorente doesn’t make Spain squad
Juventus forward Fernando Llorente has missed out on inclusion in the Spain squad to face Italy next week, but Diego Costa is in.
Prandelli to go strong against Spain
Cesare Prandelli will name his Italy squad to play Spain on Sunday, whilst speculation is out on who may make his March training camp too.
Kaka eyes Juve ‘derby boost’
Ricky Kaka has labelled Milan’s clash with Juventus as an ‘international derby’ that represents a valuable three points for the Rossoneri.
FIGC, Azzurri support rainbow laces
The Italian Football Federation have added their name to a campaign against homophobia, which had seen Davide Moscardelli and Daniele Dessena abused online.
Miccoli avoids ban and fine
Fabrizio Miccoli won’t face a sporting punishment for comments he said last year about murdered Italian judge Giovanni Falcone.
‘Thank God for ‘Porompompero’ Garcia’
Daniele De Rossi has reflected on how his first impression of Rudi Garcia was so different to the man he now ‘thanks God’ is at Roma.
What the papers say...
Today's front-page headlines from Gazzetta dello Sport, Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Gomez feels Fiorentina strain
Mario Gomez “didn’t think it would be this difficult” to find his fitness after his first Fiorentina start in five months.
Conte: 'Huge Juve improvement'
Antonio Conte praised Juventus for their victory at Trabzonspor and warned Fiorentina will be “a very difficult obstacle.”
Osvaldo: 'I know Giovinco well'
Daniel Osvaldo revealed there’s a reason he combines so well with new Juventus teammate Sebastian Giovinco.
Montella: 'Juve last team I'd pick!'
Vincenzo Montella saw positives in Fiorentina’s draw with Esbjerg, but admits Juventus would be “the last team” he’d pick to face.
EL: Fiorentina stroll through
Fiorentina had already done the work, so this 1-1 draw with Esbjerg set up the Europa League showdown with Juventus.
EL: Juve thrash Trabzonspor
Juventus comfortably crushed Trabzonspor 2-0 in Turkey and will play Fiorentina in the next Europa League round.
Roma-Parma set for April 2
As Lazio are out of the Europa League, Roma-Parma will be played on April 2 after it was rained off in January.
Monk 'proud' of Swansea
Garry Monk was proud that Swansea City gave Napoli a huge scare in the Europa League. “We pushed them all the way.”
Reja: 'Lazio gifted qualification'
“We gifted it to them,” shrugged Edy Reja after a 3-3 draw at Ludogorets saw Lazio go out of the Europa League.
Benitez: 'Swansea had no pressure'
Rafa Benitez was “convinced Swansea would cause us problems” and noted a psychological difference between them and Napoli.
Reina: 'Napoli suffer too much'
Pepe Reina admits Napoli “suffer too much” and he feared they wouldn’t make it against Swansea.
Higuain 'knew Swansea would be tough'
Gonzalo Higuain thanked “my team and our fans” for helping Napoli overcome Swansea in the Europa League.
EL: Napoli squeeze past Swansea
Napoli made life extremely difficult for themselves, but eventually squeezed past Swansea City 3-1.
EL: Lazio crash out in thriller
Lazio had taken the lead after 18 seconds, but defensive and goalkeeping errors saw them crash out 4-3 on aggregate to Ludogorets.
Juventus won the first leg 2-0, but are taking no chances as they visit Trabzonspor in a fiery atmosphere.
Fiorentina give Mario Gomez his first start since September as they host Esbjerg in the Europa League.
Roma extend Sabatini deal
Roma have officially extended their contract with director of sport Walter Sabatini until June 2017.
Guida for Milan-Juventus
Mauro Bergonzi will officiate Roma-Inter and Marco Guida has Milan-Juventus this weekend.
U21: Berardi for Northern Ireland game
Domenico Berardi and Alessio Romagnoli are in the Italy Under-21 side to face Northern Ireland on March 5.
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