NEWS

Vladimir Petkovic has one foot in the Europa League quarter-finals and warns tomorrow’s opponents Fiorentina that “Lazio will try to take third place with all our might.”
Sassuolo won a seven-goal thriller at promotion-chasing Varese, while Modena had a 3-3 draw, Verona won away and Padova were stunned.
Andrea Stramaccioni is confident Inter can put the Tottenham humiliation behind them against Bologna and insists Antonio Cassano is not overweight.
Vincenzo Montella prepares Fiorentina for tomorrow night’s Euro showdown with Lazio and admits “Vladimir Petkovic is someone I admire very much.”
Rolando Maran insists Catania “still believe in Europe” and can get a result against Juventus tomorrow afternoon.
Inter President Massimo Moratti confirmed his faith in Andrea Stramaccioni. “The Coach responded positively to the pressures of the role.”
Nicolas Anelka and Paolo De Ceglie are back in the Juventus squad against Catania, but Arturo Vidal misses out.
Danish international Per Kroldrup begins again at Pescara and admits his injury “risked ending my career early.”
Milan and Italy pay attention, for James Milner has revealed the secret to keeping Mario Balotelli out of trouble. “It was like having a 12-year-old in the dressing room.”
Walter Mazzarri feels it is “only normal a superpower like Milan is getting closer,” as Napoli take on Chievo to keep hold of second place.
Mario Balotelli asked referees for more protection, praised Giampaolo Pazzini and replied to Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini.
Paul Pogba has been linked with Manchester City among others, but agent Mino Raiola assures “he has found the right environment at Juventus.”
Giampaolo Pazzini scored a goal despite limping last night, but there are fears the Milan striker may have suffered a micro fracture.
Inter celebrate their 105th birthday today and it’s reported they are trying to tempt Leonardo back from PSG as director general.
Antonio Conte believes the Scudetto race is still very open, that tomorrow they’ll face “Real Catania” and assures he is staying with Juventus despite foreign interest.
Arsenal are the latest club to be linked with an offer for Genoa-owned goalkeeper Mattia Perin, who is on loan at Pescara.
Eugenio Corini believes Scudetto-chasing Napoli “are potentially stronger than Juventus” as they visit Chievo on Sunday.
Cagliari-Sampdoria will be played behind closed doors on Sunday, but Blucerchiati Coach Delio Rossi complains “it’s just not football.”
Francesco Guidolin warned it will take “a super Udinese” to end Roma’s run of three wins on the bounce in this evening’s Serie A game.
Davide Ballardini blasted the referee after Genoa’s defeat to Milan and claimed “we should’ve had three penalties.”
After victory in Genoa, Max Allegri admitted Milan are targeting second place, told off Kevin Constant for his dismissal and began the build-up to Barcelona.
Roma look for a fourth consecutive victory, but are Antonio Di Natale’s favourite victims, while Juventus-Catania and Lazio-Fiorentina shake up the Euro race.
Today's front page headlines from La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Cristian Zapata has claimed that Milan are aiming for second place in Serie A after their victory over Genoa.
Milan midfielder Riccardo Montolivo has praised the goals of Giampaolo Pazzini and Mario Balotelli as his side defeated Genoa.
Chievo striker Alberto Paloschi has insisted that he is only concentrating on the club's survival.
Napoli striker Edinson Cavani has become a father for the second time this evening, after the birth of his newborn son.
Goals from Giampaolo Pazzini and Mario Balotelli were enough to give 10-man Milan a 2-0 win over Genoa.
Juventus defender Stephan Lichtsteiner has admitted that he would like to avoid Bayern Munich in the next round of the Champions League.
Inter President Massimo Moratti has praised the club's fans as they prepare to celebrate their 105th birthday.
Genoa have been fined €100,000 after their match against Siena last season was briefly suspended when fans entered the field of play.
Stevan Jovetic has claimed that 'only Juventus' have a better squad than Fiorentina, as the Viola look to close in on a Champions League place.
Milan have rested Kevin Prince-Boateng and Antonio Nocerino for tonight's game against Genoa, ahead of their Champions League clash with Barcelona.
Roma midfielder Miralem Pjanic believes that the Giallorossi have what it takes to qualify for the Champions League.
Lazio striker Louis Saha has claimed that he wants to stay at Stadio Olimpico beyond the end of the season.

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