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Vincenzo Montella held up his hands after Fiorentina’s 2-0 defeat in Turin. “Juventus proved they are superior.”
Lazio and Napoli both insist they are Scudetto contenders, but go head-to-head at the Olimpico tonight with Hernanes facing Edinson Cavani.
Mirko Vucinic and Alessandro Matri – who scored after his boot fell off – secured a comfortable 2-0 Juventus victory over rivals Fiorentina.
Milan have lost Kevin Constant for tomorrow’s trip to Cagliari after he sprained his ankle during training.
Juventus welcome arch-rivals Fiorentina in a fiery clash, as Claudio Marchisio returns to face Stevan Jovetic and Luca Toni.
Verona fell to a shock home Veneto Derby defeat, Sassuolo fought back and Spezia completed an epic turnaround in their 4-3 victory.
Mattia De Sciglio returns, Giampaolo Pazzini is still sidelined and Riccardo Montolivo is suspended as Milan visit Cagliari.
Sampdoria are without Angelo Palombo and Eder for tomorrow’s match with Roma, but Matias Rodriguez is ready for his debut.
Eugenio Corini was in the Chievo side that conquered Inter at San Siro in 2001 and hopes he can achieve it again as a Coach tomorrow night.
Amid reports of Milan, Napoli and Juventus battling for Marco Verratti, PSG director Leonardo reveals “the only club that asked us for him was Roma.”
Palermo are finally able to count on Mauricio Sperduti against Pescara tomorrow after his international transfer came through.
Aurelio Andreazzoli begins the post-Zdenek Zeman era by returning Daniele De Rossi and Maarten Stekelenburg to the Roma starting XI against Sampdoria, but fans are protesting.
Pablo Daniel Osvaldo and Leandro Castan are in the Roma squad travelling to face Sampdoria despite picking up injuries in training.
The TAR tribunal has rejected a last-minute legal bid to have Cagliari-Milan played behind closed doors amid security fears.
Andrea Stramaccioni blasted the media rumours around Esteban Cambiasso, hinted at a tactical switch against Chievo and thanked Inter President Massimo Moratti.
Roma director general Franco Baldini explained why Zdenek Zeman was sacked and Aurelio Andreazzoli is “hopefully not just a temporary solution.”
Massimiliano Allegri is enjoying the renewed enthusiasm around Milan ahead of their Cagliari trip and admits “Mario Balotelli is destined to be on the front pages.”
Alberto Malesani makes his Palermo debut in a relegation dogfight with Pescara tomorrow and warned his players “must adapt” to their third Coach of the season.
Diego Milito, Dejan Stankovic and Esteban Cambiasso are back in the Inter squad to take on Chievo tomorrow night.
There are reports that Cagliari-Milan might be behind closed doors or called off after the local authorities staged an emergency counter-appeal.
Milan starlet Mattia De Sciglio reveals he was very nearly an Inter player, but “they decided against signing me when I was 10.”
Goran Pandev admits he and Napoli have many reasons to be motivated for tonight’s trip to Lazio. “I did not leave President Claudio Lotito on good terms.”
Hernanes insists he is not concerned at making his comeback in tonight’s Lazio-Napoli with the aid of a protective helmet.
Alessandro Del Piero is reportedly ready to leave Sydney FC for a new career experience in Brazil with Flamengo.
Delio Rossi takes on the post-Zdenek Zeman Roma tomorrow and warns “this is a crossroads for Sampdoria.”
Vladimir Petkovic insists tonight’s Lazio-Napoli is not just a fight for Champions League spots. “We want to send a signal that we’re there for the Scudetto too.”
Fiorentina are “speechless” after Juventus posted an official video with a potentially threatening message ahead of today’s game.
The Friday evening Serie B game saw Cesena squeak past Ternana with a last-gasp winner from Davide Succi.
It’s an action-packed day in Serie A with Juventus-Fiorentina revving up the old rivalry and Lazio-Napoli a head-to-head for second place.
Today's front page headlines from La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Genoa defender Daniele Portanova has claimed that he is happy to join the club, despite initial hesitancies to move away from Bologna.
Pablo Osvaldo is likely to miss Roma's game with Sampdoria on Sunday after being stretchered off in training today.
Roma captain Francesco Totti has thanked former Coach Zdenek Zeman after the Czech tactician lost his job at Stadio Olimpico.
Napoli forward Marek Hamsik hopes that the omens are on their side as they travel to Rome to face Lazio.
Udinese defender Maurizio Domizzi has claimed that the current squad is the best the club have ever had.

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