NEWS

Catania continue to soar, Genoa made Udinese pay for poor finishing, while Torino and Cagliari won relegation dogfights.
Napoli wasted the opportunity to close the gap on Juventus to two points, as they struggled to earn a 0-0 draw with Sampdoria.
Adriano Galliani is waiting on Stephan El Shaarawy and warns Milan will show “no psychological weakness” against Barcelona.
Hellas Verona fell to a surprise defeat at Novara this afternoon, hitting their promotion hopes.
Napoli have the chance to close the gap on leaders Juventus to just two points as they take on Sampdoria with Pablo Armero and Lorenzo Insigne.
Vladimir Petkovic says Lazio and Juventus can’t complain about fatigue after European games. “We wanted the bicycle, so now let’s get pedalling.”
Sinisa Mihajlovic has history with both Fiorentina and Inter, but warns Stevan Jovetic “is suffering and could leave at the end of the season.”
Today’s clash between Cagliari and Pescara “is practically a relegation play-off,” warns Coach Ivo Pulga.
Roma got back on track by beating Juventus 1-0 last night and Marquinho insists he is “happy” under new Coach Aurelio Andreazzoli.
Martin Caceres was deeply disappointed with the 1-0 defeat to Roma. “We are Juventus and mustn’t look for excuses.”
Mathieu Flamini believes Milan can make the most of Barcelona’s “defects” and gives the inside info on Cesc Fabregas.
Giampiero Ventura urges Torino to stay focused and get the points they need for safety against Atalanta today.
Fiorentina starlet Juan Cuadrado thinks Inter are nothing but a counter-attacking side and promises to “dance the salsa if I score” this evening.
Catania are flying high and potentially in the race for Europe, but Rolando Maran warns they need to “be realistic” when facing Bologna.
The Nerazzurri start life after Diego Milito against misfiring Fiorentina, while Napoli face Sampdoria and can close the gap at the top to two points.
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Roma Coach Aurelio Andreazzoli explained why warming up under the Curva Sud gave them the push they needed to beat Juventus.
Antonio Conte blamed fatigue for Juve’s 1-0 defeat to Roma and demanded “a little more respect” for the teams in Europe.
Francesco Totti praised Roma’s “great character” to beat Juventus and apologised profusely to Andrea Pirlo.
Francesco Totti’s missile clocked at 113km/h gave the all-new Roma a surprise 1-0 victory over Serie A leaders Juventus.
Juventus director Beppe Marotta warns Chelsea they won’t be getting Antonio Conte. “He has Bianconeri DNA and will be with us for many years.”
Livorno’s march towards promotion suffered a massive blow today with a surprise 2-1 home defeat to Modena.
Eugenio Corini was pleased with the point after an uphill struggle, while Alberto Malesani is now more optimistic.
Roma revolutionise their team again with Ivan Piris in a three-man defence to take on Mirko Vucinic’s Juventus.
Palermo picked up a 1-1 draw away to Chievo, as Cyril Thereau’s penalty cancelled out a Mauro Formica strike.
Vincenzo Montella insists Fiorentina are “not worried” by their current form and want a reaction against Inter on Sunday evening.
Inter forward Diego Milito has undergone surgery for damage to the anterior cruciate and collateral ligaments in his left knee.
Roma captain Francesco Totti wishes Diego Milito a speedy recovery and mourns ex-Napoli man Carmelo Imbriani.
Inter President Massimo Moratti travelled to Florence with the squad by train and sees similarities between Andrea Stramaccioni and Vincenzo Montella.
Lorenzo Insigne and Valon Behrami return to the Napoli squad for tomorrow afternoon’s game against Sampdoria.
Stefano Sorrentino returns to face his former club, as do Alberto Malesani and Eugenio Corini, in today’s Chievo-Palermo match.
Sassuolo needed a thrilling comeback to beat Spezia, Varese were pegged back, Padova plummet and Empoli managed to miss two penalties.
Angelo Palombo has not recovered in time for Sampdoria’s trip to Napoli on Sunday afternoon.
Cristiano Bergodi is well aware Pescara’s relegation showdown with Cagliari on Sunday “is a match worth the whole season.”
Sampdoria starlet Pedro Obiang is “flattered” by reports of interest from Manchester City, as he is already tracked by Italy’s top clubs.

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