NEWS

Vincenzo Montella was left cursing Fiorentina’s luck and urging reinforcements after a 2-1 defeat to Catania.
Massimiliano Allegri commented on Milan’s transfer strategy and why he picks Mbaye Niang ahead of Robinho.
Stephan El Shaarawy got back on track in Bergamo, but Fiorentina threw it away in Catania and Mauro Icardi scored four in a tennis-style Marassi result.
Edinson Cavani’s late goal gave Napoli a potentially-decisive victory at the Tardini, closing the gap to three points, as Parma lost their unbeaten home record.
“Mario Balotelli would have no problem settling in at Milan,” assured assistant manager Mauro Tassotti.
Zdenek Zeman still insists “third place is possible” for Roma despite a chaotic 3-3 draw with Bologna, though he “cannot be sure” he’ll finish the season.
Real Madrid have confirmed they are “still negotiating” with Milan over Ricky Kaka, despite claims to the contrary.
Napoli have a fantastic opportunity to close the gap on leaders Juventus, but face a Parma side that is still unbeaten at the Tardini.
Bologna and Roma traded blows in an absolutely spectacular 3-3 draw at the Dall’Ara, but Alessandro Diamanti rattled the woodwork in the final minute!
Milan go all-out with Mbaye Niang, Giampaolo Pazzini and Stephan El Shaarawy against Atalanta.
Vincenzo Montella returns to face his Catania past, as Fiorentina look to Stevan Jovetic and Adem Ljajic.
Genoa President Enrico Preziosi has called for Juventus and Antonio Conte to be fined after insulting the referee. “Such arrogance! Where is the Juve Style?”
Nicolas Anelka’s agent has revealed how he and Juventus kept the transfer quiet ahead of his medical this morning.
Paolo Cannavaro returns to wear the Napoli captain’s armband today and insists Walter Mazzarri “is an Italian Sir Alex Ferguson.”
Roma are revamped and under pressure in Bologna for the early kick-off, as Daniel Pablo Osvaldo, Francesco Totti and Miralem Pjanic lead the way.
Fiorentina goalkeeper Emiliano Viviano “will probably go to Bologna” rather than Roma during the transfer window, declared his agent.
Nicolas Anelka is officially in Turin to complete his transfer to Juventus on a five-month contract.
PSG Coach Carlo Ancelotti believes Juventus have done good business by bringing in Nicolas Anelka on a five-month contract. “He’ll do well in Turin.”
Stefano Colantuono already beat Milan once this season and hopes Atalanta can make it a remarkable double.
Rolando Maran insists today’s Catania-Fiorentina match “is not a duel” between him and ex-Elefantini Coach Vincenzo Montella.
Italian newspapers claim that Milan have offered €20m for Mario Balotelli and his agent is in Manchester to discuss the deal with City.
Antonio Conte vented even more rage at the Juventus-Genoa referee in his Press conference. “I go home with bad thoughts in my mind.”
Stefano Pioli warns “attack is the best form of defence” against Roma, something Bologna already learned when conquering the Olimpico 3-2.
Roberto Donadoni welcomes his new Parma players and notes they “worked on our own performance rather than just how to stop Napoli.”
Napoli hope to close the gap on Juventus in Parma today, while Roma visit Bologna, Milan are in Bergamo, Fiorentina travel to Catania and Inter welcome Torino.
Today's front page headlines from La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Juventus general manager Beppe Marotta stirred up huge controversy by suggesting referee Marco Guida didn’t give a penalty “because he is from Naples.”
Antonio Conte claims tonight’s referee should be sacked. “He said he ‘didn’t feel ready’ to give the penalty. That’s not normal. I cannot tolerate this.”
Davide Ballardini insisted Genoa deserved their point in Turin and had their own penalty incidents to complain about.
Marco Borriello scored at the Juventus Stadium to give Genoa a hard-fought 1-1 draw against his old club on Coach Davide Ballardini’s debut, but the Bianconeri were furious. Juve had two penalty appeals, including one in stoppages.
Eugenio Corini praised Chievo’s performance after their surprise victory away to Lazio. “We bring home these three points with merit.”
Vladimir Petkovic insists Lazio “did not deserve to lose” against Chievo and he stands by his decision to rest Hernanes.
Juventus “are in an emergency situation, but Nicolas Anelka will be our only signing,” declared general manager Beppe Marotta.
Lazio’s 16-match unbeaten run in all competition came crashing to a halt, as Chievo confirmed their status as bête noir with a 1-0 victory at the Olimpico.
Paul Pogba, Mirko Vucinic and Fabio Quagliarella lead Juventus out against Genoa on Coach Davide Ballardini’s debut.

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