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Napoli have the opportunity to close the gap on Roma and Juventus, but are without Gonzalo Higuain in Livorno.
Sampdoria earned a shock victory away to Torino, Parma sank 10-man Sassuolo, Atalanta and Genoa won, but Bologna held Hellas Verona.
Cagliari crushed Udinese 3-0 to put an end to their crisis with Victor Ibarbo, Matias Vecino and Agim Ibraimi on target.
Gianfranco Zola is reportedly lined up for the QPR job as a replacement for Harry Redknapp.
Italy midfielder Marco Verratti claims it’d be “a step back” in his career if he left PSG for Juventus now.
The early kick-off is between Cagliari and Udinese, two sides fighting to stay mid-table with the threat of the danger zone lurking.
Napoli are set to receive another official complaint from UEFA after 700 Swansea fans missed the start of their Europa League game.
Walter Mazzarri was left to rue Inter “opportunities we didn’t make the most of” in their stalemate at Roma.
Rudi Garcia insisted “there’s no shame in drawing with Inter” after Roma hit the brakes last night.
Mario Balotelli pulled out of Milan-Juventus and also Italy’s friendly with Spain, so Mattia Destro should take his place.
Udinese are in Cagliari for the early kick-off and Francesco Guidolin warned “we must learn to be ruthless.”
Juventus visit Milan this evening in a huge fixture and Fiorentina host troubled Lazio, while Napoli are in action in Livorno.
Today's front page headlines from La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
There was a disallowed goal, penalty appeals and two potential video evidence incidents, but Roma-Inter ended goalless.
Inter director Piero Ausilio hinted he is tracking Bacary Sagna of Arsenal, but denies talks for Samuel Eto’o.
Roma host Inter tonight with Mattia Destro, Gervinho and Adem Ljajic facing Rodrigo Palacio and Mauro Icardi.
Fernando Llorente believes tomorrow night’s trip to Milan is “a key moment” in the Scudetto race for Juventus.
According to Sky Sport Italia, Manchester United have scouts at Roma-Inter tonight for Mehdi Benatia.
Mattia De Sciglio, Giampaolo Pazzini and Robinho are available, but Mario Balotelli misses Juventus.
Napoli midfielder Marek Hamsik showed his feminine side with this costume for Mardi Gras.
Giorgio Chiellini is back in the Juventus squad to face Milan on Sunday, but Arturo Vidal is suspended.
Sandro Mazzola, whose father died in the Superga tragedy, believes the Juventus Stadium “should be closed for a year” after offensive banners.
Empoli hit the brakes in Siena and Carpi shocked Brescia, so Palermo extended their lead, while there was a seven-goal thriller at Reggina.
Mario Balotelli is out of Milan’s game with Juventus, as he still hasn’t recovered from a shoulder injury.
Edy Reja told Lazio to “transform anger into positive energy” against Fiorentina and defended Federico Marchetti.
Napoli visit Livorno without Gonzalo Higuain, Raul Albiol and new goalkeeper Toni Doblas.
Atalanta have introduced a code of ethics, including a ban on using slot machines and consorting with people who place bets.
Jose Maria Callejon assured Napoli are “working to win” the Europa League and snatch second place in Serie A.
Roberto Mancini knocked Juventus out of the Champions League, but believes “they can win it in a year or two.”
FIFA have banned players from showing any messages under their jerseys at the 2014 World Cup.
Clarence Seedorf praised Antonio Conte and Juventus, but sees this game as “an opportunity” for Milan.
Vincenzo Montella urged Fiorentina to “focus first on Lazio, then we can think about Juventus” in the Europa League.
Rafa Benitez has “confidence” in Napoli’s ability to beat Livorno on Sunday despite missing Gonzalo Higuain.
Sinisa Mihajlovic assured Sampdoria “won’t park the bus” against Torino despite a series of setbacks.
Arturo Vidal praised Juventus teammate Claudio Marchisio and said he could “do anything in midfield.”

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