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Stefano Colantuono warns “it won’t be easy” as Atalanta welcome bottom of the table Pescara on Coach Cristian Bucchi’s debut at 11.30am GMT.
Stefano Pioli’s Bologna already came so close to conquering Inter at San Siro in the Coppa Italia, so he hopes to take advantage of their troubles this evening.
Juventus take on revelation Catania, Lazio go head-to-head with Fiorentina for Europe and Napoli visit Chievo.
Today's front page headlines from La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Roma boss Aurelio Andreazzoli admits he thought they had won it in Udine when Pablo Daniel Osvaldo missed right at the death.
Francesco Guidolin refused to comment on the red card, but said Udinese “were naive and lack experience” after the draw with Roma.
Luis Muriel cancelled out Erik Lamela’s strike and Udinese held on to a 1-1 draw with Roma despite a controversial red card.
Milan assistant manager Mauro Tassotti admits “it would be a problem” if Giampaolo Pazzini doesn’t recover in time to face Barcelona.
It was another six-goal thriller in the evening kick-off, as Livorno fumbled a 3-1 lead to fall further behind leaders Sassuolo.
Francesco Totti takes on Antonio Di Natale tonight, as Roma and Udinese go head-to-head for a place in Europe, but the Giallorossi make big changes.
Miroslav Klose has still not returned to the Lazio squad to take on Fiorentina, while Antonio Candreva is suspended.
Antonio Cassano is back in the Inter squad to take on Bologna tomorrow evening, but Ricky Alvarez and Samir Handanovic are out.
New Pescara Coach Cristian Bucchi is prepared for his debut in a relegation dogfight with Atalanta. “We’re going there to win, not to draw or defend ourselves.”
UEFA President Michel Platini admits he would “like to hand the Champions League trophy to Juventus” and believes Milan can knock Barcelona out.
Napoli make the trip to Chievo without Paolo Cannavaro and Miguel Angel Britos, so must revamp their defence.
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.”

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