World Cup 2014
What the papers say...
Today's front-page headlines from Gazzetta dello Sport, Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
CL: Barca and Bayern held 1-1
The Champions League quarter-finals are finely poised after Manchester United-Bayern Munich and Barcelona-Atletico Madrid ended 1-1.
Borussia bid for Immobile
Borussia Dortmund are consistently linked with a bid for Ciro Immobile, who is co-owned by Torino and Juventus.
Paulinho 'deserves a big club'
Paulinho scored a fantastic goal for Livorno against Inter and his agent insists “he deserves a big club.”
Inter to 'bring Mbaye home'
Livorno’s Ibrahima Mbaye played against his parent club and his agent confirms Inter “want to bring him home.”
Hamsik: 'Napoli can catch Roma'
Marek Hamsik is confident Napoli can catch Roma in second place after beating Juventus. “Everything is possible.”
Rossi targeting Coppa Final
Giuseppe Rossi is “working day after day to be there for the Coppa Italia Final” Fiorentina-Napoli.
Report: Reina rejected Napoli terms
Napoli offered Pepe Reina a contract extension, but it’s reported the goalkeeper turned the first proposal down.
Prandelli: 'No pressure on Rossi'
Cesare Prandelli doesn’t want to “put pressure” on Giuseppe Rossi for the World Cup and hailed Giancarlo Antognoni.
Livorno lose Emerson for three weeks
Livorno’s hopes of avoiding relegation suffered a blow with news Emerson will be out for three weeks.
Cassano has ankle injury
An ankle injury has ruled Antonio Cassano out of Parma’s rescheduled Roma game, confirmed Roberto Donadoni.
Verona to buy Iturbe from Porto
Verona have told Porto they will take up their €15m option to sign Juan Iturbe, but his agent noted he’ll “favour Italy” if top clubs call.
Miha: 'I'll suspend myself next time'
Sampdoria Coach Sinisa Mihajlovic is furious at his two-game touchline ban and pledged to “suspend myself” if assigned the same fourth official.
Maggio joins Mazzarri at Inter?
It’s reported Napoli will sell Christian Maggio to Inter this summer, where he’ll reunite with Walter Mazzarri.
Mihajlovic two-match ban
Chievo defender Nicolas Frey is given a three-match ban using video evidence and Sinisa Mihajlovic two for insulting the referee.
Taarabt to Milan for 'max €4m'
Milan and QPR have already agreed a €4m deal to make Adel Taarabt’s move permanent, said the agent who brokered it.
CONI chief wants football technology
The President of the Italian Olympic Committee is “favourable to using technology in football, but we’ve got to get on with it.”
Ibrahimovic: 'Verratti world class'
Zlatan Ibrahimovic hailed his Paris Saint-Germain teammate Marco Verratti as “world class” ahead of facing Chelsea.
Di Natale sustains knee injury
Udinese announced captain Antonio Di Natale has picked up a knee injury.
Ancelotti: No pressure from Silvio
Real Madrid Coach Carlo Ancelotti says Silvio Berlusconi never put him under pressure during his time with Milan.
Icardi ‘no’ to Azzurri
Inter forward Mauro Icardi says he could never opt to play for Italy on the international stage as he feels Argentinian.
Marchisio: Juve must perform
Claudio Marchisio says Juventus must put in a strong performance in the first leg of their Europa League quarter final with Lyon.
‘Ambrosini wants to stay’
Massimo Ambrosini’s agent says the player wishes to remain at Fiorentina beyond the end of the season.
Galliani on Kaka and Clarence
Milan Vice-president Adriano Galliani hopes Rossoneri Coach Clarence Seedorf can go on to emulate the likes of Arrigo Sacchi and Alberto Zaccheroni.
Guarin ‘sad’ after error
Fredy Guarin’s agent says his client is upset after his error last night against Livorno cost Inter two points.
Roma and Parma squads announced
Roma and Parma have each released their provisional squads for tomorrow’s meeting between the sides at Stadio Olimpico.
Spinelli pleased with Livorno
Livorno President Aldo Spinelli believes his team showed the character and fight needed to stay in Serie A last night.
‘Lazio too inconsistent’
Ex-Lazio midfielder Roberto Baronio believes the Biancocelesti need to show more consistency if they are to secure Europa League qualification.
‘Catania can still survive’
Former Catania Coach Pasquale Marino still believes the Rossazzurri are capable of avoiding relegation despite another defeat last night.
Garcia: 21 points needed
Roma Coach Rudi Garcia believes his side could make the race for the Scudetto interesting if they secure 21 points from their last eight matches.
‘Semi-finals for Azzurri’
Fomer Italy international Giancarlo Antognoni believes the Azzurri will be a major threat at this summer’s World Cup.
Serie A Team of Week 31
Following a long weekend of dramatic football during which several Italian strikers found their feet again Dave Taylor picks his best XI.
Donadoni: Absences won’t change us
Roberto Donadoni admits that Parma are ‘in a state of emergency’, but says it will not condition their approach to facing Roma.
‘Fiorentina thought I was finished’
Luca Toni says his form this term for Verona is unexpected, but that he did not agree with Fiorentina last summer that his career was over.
Benitez: Not quite Napoli’s best
Rafa Benitez has reiterated that Napoli’s performance against Juventus was ‘almost perfect’, but picks two other showings this season as better.
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