NEWS

Vladimir Petkovic still won’t talk about Lazio as title contenders even after soaring into second place with a victory away to Sampdoria.
How better to see in Christmas than with Milan stars singing Wham hit Last Christmas - incredibly badly?
Andrea Stramaccioni feels Inter did what they could to earn a point against Genoa, but “the foundations are in place for a great 2013.”
Fiorentina crushed Palermo 3-0 and Lazio ruined Sampdoria boss Delio Rossi’s debut to go into second place, while Parma also earned a big away win at Bologna in the Emilia-Romagna Derby.
Napoli struggled for a long while, but Christian Maggio eventually opened the door to a late 2-0 win on Siena boss Beppe Iachini’s Serie A debut.
Delio Rossi picks his first line-up for Sampdoria with Andrea Poli in a trequartista role as Lazio aim to continue their 10-game unbeaten run.
Esteban Cambiasso fought back to give Inter a slender point at home to Genoa, but Marko Livaja missed from a yard!
Napoli desperately try to get back on track in a stadium they haven’t conquered since 1946 as Siena make their Serie A debut under new Coach Beppe Iachini.
Fabrizio Miccoli and Luca Toni face their former clubs as Palermo-Fiorentina promises a real spectacle.
Italy’s Under-21 side will play a friendly against their German counterparts in Andria on February 6.
Roma striker Daniel Pablo Osvaldo candidly acknowledged his faults ahead of tonight’s big game with Milan. “I’m a bit of a lunatic.”
Radja Nainggolan blasted Juventus and engaged in a row with fans on Twitter after Cagliari’s 3-1 defeat last night.
Delio Rossi feels he already has “a good idea” on how to revive Sampdoria and faces his past as Lazio come to Marassi this afternoon.
The lunch-time kick-off sees Inter welcome Genoa to San Siro, so Diego Milito, Antonio Cassano and Rodrigo Palacio start, but Marco Borriello is dropped after a row.
There are reports Marco Borriello is dropped for today’s 11.30am GMT clash with Inter after a row with Genoa director Rino Foschi.
Zdenek Zeman blasted referees and the big clubs ahead of tonight’s Roma-Milan, claiming “we should have an extra 15 points, but we are an irritant for the establishment.”
The dates for the Coppa Italia Quarter-Final and Semi-Finals have been drawn up, including Juventus-Milan and Fiorentina-Roma.
The variations to the Serie A schedule and kick-offs have been confirmed from Week 19 to Week 29.
Vladimir Petkovic warns Lazio they “must grow in terms of mentality” as they face Sampdoria on Delio Rossi’s debut.
Wesley Sneijder’s wife Yolanthe Cabau had been quoted as saying they would leave Inter in January, but she insists “some papers made up the whole thing.”
Antonio Conte praised his Juventus side for fighting back to beat Cagliari and set a new record, as “everyone puts in the performance of their lives against us.”
The final Serie A games of 2012 are all played today, from a lunchtime Inter-Genoa to afternoon Palermo-Fiorentina and tonight’s huge Roma-Milan clash.
Today's front page headlines from La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Cagliari President Massimo Cellino has hit out at Juventus after his side lost to the Bianconeri 3-1 this evening.
Juventus match-winner Alessandro Matri has admitted that he has struggle with confidence over the past few months.
Catania Coach Rolando Maran has refused to blame his players after their 2-1 loss to Pescara on Friday evening.
Alessandro Matri and Mirko Vucinic scored late in the second half to give Juventus a 3-1 win over 10-man Cagliari.
Milan President Silvio Berlusconi has admitted that he wants to keep one of either Robinho or Alexandre Pato come January.
Juventus CEO Beppe Marotta has admitted that his side have made no contact to sign Didier Drogba in January.
Pescara boss Cristiano Bergodi has praised his side after they won a dramatic encounter against Catania this evening.
Siena sporting director Stefano Antonelli has claimed that centre-back Neto is one of the best in the League.
Juventus have opted for Martin Caceres to start in place of the injured Giorgio Chiellini as they take on Cagliari this evening.
Eugenio Togni scored a last minute free-kick to give Pescara a 2-1 home win against Catania.
Udinese striker Luis Muriel has admitted that he is delighted to be returning to action following a three month lay-off.
Corinthians President Mario Gobbi has admitted that there is some interest from his club for Milan striker Alexandre Pato.

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