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Andrea Stramaccioni insisted Juventus scored the winning goal against the run of play and revealed Esteban Cambiasso apologised for that awful tackle.
Roma were pummelled in Palermo and Fiorentina fell in Cagliari, while Lazio completed a great comeback, the Genoa-Siena relegation dogfight was all square and Amauri scored a peach of a goal.
Palermo dragged themselves off the foot of the table after a shock 2-0 victory over Roma.
Lazio completed a remarkable comeback from 1-0 down to beat Catania 2-1 in the space of 120 seconds.
Fabio Quagliarella and Alessandro Matri gave Juventus a 2-1 victory away to Inter that seals the Derby d’Italia and possibly also the Scudetto.
Only two points separate Lazio and Catania in today’s head-to-head for Europe, as the Biancocelesti try to end their run of three consecutive defeats with Louis Saha.
The Derby d’Italia is the huge game of the afternoon as Juventus seek revenge against Inter for the end of their 49-game unbeaten record.
Roma aim to continue climbing up the table with Francesco Totti marking his 20th Serie A anniversary and could put the final nail in Palermo’s coffin.
Mauro Zarate has taken to Twitter in order to blame Lazio President Claudio Lotito for his situation. “I wish I could leave without asking for a euro.”
It is often said that Mario Balotelli has never missed a penalty at any level, but the Reggiana goalkeeper insists he denied the striker in 2006.
Everton are tracking Adem Ljajic, while the Fiorentina striker admits he “expected to leave” after he was punched by Coach Delio Rossi and won’t sing the Serbian anthem.
Marko Livaja has been dropped for today’s Atalanta-Sampdoria due to disciplinary reasons. “He has to learn how to respect the rules.”
Giuseppe Sannino prepares to face Roma and concedes he “did not expect Palermo to be so far down the table” when he returned.
Giampiero Ventura believes Napoli are “still in the Scudetto race” and notes Torino have a very different attitude to international commitments.
There are reports ex-Inter star Samuel Eto’o will be at San Siro today to cheer on his old teammates against Juventus.
Udinese are set to build their own stadium after finally getting a 99-year lease from the local council, the same deal that Juventus have.
Lazio Coach Vladimir Petkovic insists “we all believe in Champions League qualification” ahead of today’s head-to-head with Catania and looks to Louis Saha.
Edinson Cavani’s father tells Spanish media he’s “50 per cent” likely to join Real Madrid, while Napoli President Aurelio De Laurentiis admits “if he decides to leave...”
Former Inter and Juventus Coach Giovanni Trapattoni cast his eye over today’s Derby d’Italia, advising Antonio Conte to “stay in Serie A for a few years.”
The Macedonian FA has apologised to Goran Pandev for changing his FIFA Coach of the Year vote for Jose Mourinho due to “a technical error.”
It’s a full day of Serie A action for Easter Saturday, including Chievo-Milan, Torino-Napoli and the huge Inter-Juventus grudge match.
Today's front page headlines from La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Miroslav Klose has been named in the 22-man Lazio squad to face Catania on Saturday at Stadio Olimpico.
Saint-Etienne boss Christophe Galtier has admitted that Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is likely to leave the club.
Milan have formally admitted their dissatisfaction with having to play Cagliari in front of a full Is Arenas.
Sampdoria striker Maxi Lopez has admitted that playing Atalanta holds bad memories for him, as the two prepare to face each other this weekend.
The agent of Brazilian striker Leandro Damiao has admitted that his client could be interested in a move to Napoli.
Atalanta striker Guido Marilungo has admitted it will be a special occasion watching his side play Sampdoria tomorrow.
Cagliari's home match with Fiorentina will be behind-closed-doors it was confirmed today.
Chievo boss Eugenio Corini has insisted that his team have the quality to beat Milan on Saturday.
Esteban Cambiasso has insisted that the rivalry between Inter and Juventus is 'a great one' as the two teams prepare to meet tomorrow.
Gianluigi Buffon has admitted that Juventus have 'not forgotten' the defeat to Inter earlier on in the season.
Napoli goalkeeper Morgan De Sanctis is out of the squad to face Torino tomorrow after suffering with an elbow problem.
Roberto Donadoni has warned his Parma side against complacency when they face Pescara tomorrow.
Mirko Vucinic is missing from the Juventus squad for the Inter tie on Saturday because of illness.

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