Wk26: Serie A thrillers!
Roma snatched a 3-2 victory in a Bergamo blizzard, Cagliari beat nine-man Torino 4-3 and Catania stunned Parma.
Juve sweep Siena aside
Juventus swept Siena aside 3-0, Paul Pogba completing the rout, but the Tuscans did hit the woodwork twice.
Roma have to reshuffle without Francesco Totti and Daniele De Rossi as they visit Atalanta, so they adopt a 3-4-2-1 system.
Wk26: Samp sink Chievo
Andrea Poli and Eder secured Sampdoria’s 2-0 victory over Chievo, but Cristian Puggioni somehow escaped a red card.
Juventus look to Mirko Vucinic and Sebastian Giovinco as they hope to avoid becoming the latest big victims of Siena and Innocent Emeghara.
Zamparini: 'I'm deciding on Malesani'
Palermo President Maurizio Zamparini has confirmed he is “deciding what is best for the team” amid reports he’ll sack Alberto Malesani and recall Gian Piero Gasperini.
Ranocchia ready for Milan
Andrea Ranocchia and Cristian Chivu are available despite picking up injuries, as Inter finally released their squad for tonight’s Inter-Milan clash.
Espanyol push for Dybala
Palermo benchwarmer Paulo Dybala is the subject of a reported €7m summer offer from Espanyol.
Cambiasso move for Inter-Milan
Andrea Ranocchia and Cristian Chivu are carrying injuries, so Esteban Cambiasso could play centre-back for Inter against Milan.
Palermo to bring back Gasperini?
There are reports Palermo could sack Alberto Malesani to recall Gian Piero Gasperini after just three games in charge.
The lunchtime kick-off is Sampdoria-Chievo and sees Mauro Icardi aim to continue his amazing campaign.
Tardini all-clear, Bergamo doubts
Parma-Catania will go ahead after crews worked through the night to clear the snow, but there are doubts over Atalanta-Roma.
Bank 'doubts' over Roma Sheikh
Questions are raised over new Roma investor Sheikh Adnan Adel Aref al Qaddumi al Shtewi, as bank Unicredit confirm they “have some doubts.”
Pulga fears 'surreal' Is Arenas
Cagliari Coach Ivo Pulga is afraid he’ll find “a surreal atmosphere” against Torino, as the Is Arenas is locked down.
Maran 'proud' of Catania's Euro push
Catania are now mathematically safe and in the race for Europe against Parma this afternoon, so Rolando Maran acknowledges “we are doing something great.”
Ambro: 'Cassano and Balotelli...'
Massimo Ambrosini is ready for his 20th Derby della Madonnina and reveals the difference between Mario Balotelli and Antonio Cassano.
Guarin: 'We're not afraid of Milan'
Inter midfielder Fredy Guarin points out his team are “not afraid of Milan” even after their differing recent results.
Colantuono enjoys Roma bans
Stefano Colantuono warned Atalanta not to repeat the same mistakes against Roma this afternoon, but admits Francesco Totti and Daniele De Rossi’s bans “are an advantage.”
De Laurentiis: 'No rush' for Mazzarri
Napoli President Aurelio De Laurentiis assures there is “no rush” to discuss Walter Mazzarri’s contract until the end of the season.
Serie A Previews: Milan Derby Day!
All eyes will be on San Siro this evening for the Derby della Madonnina, while Juventus face giant-killers Siena and Roma visit Atalanta.
What the papers say...
Today's front page headlines from La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Malesani: 'Palermo are improving'
Palermo remain bottom of the table, but Alberto Malesani insists today’s 0-0 with Genoa “was a step forward.”
Ballardini wanted Genoa penalty
Davide Ballardini felt Genoa deserved a penalty in Palermo, but concedes “it was very difficult to spot.”
Genoa hold 10-man Palermo
Palermo saw Salvatore Aronica sent off and had more of the ball, but a Sebastien Frey wondersave earned Genoa a point.
Italy pick Confederations camp
It’s reported that Italy have chosen the Barradao stadium as their training camp for the Confederations Cup this summer.
Stankovic: 'Anyone can win the derby'
Dejan Stankovic explains the magic behind the “uncertain” Milan Derby and considers what Mario Balotelli could achieve.
Arsenal £15m offer for Ogbonna
English media report that Arsenal are ready to anticipate Liverpool and others by making a formal £15m offer for Torino defender Angelo Ogbonna.
Berlusconi: 'Balotelli insult a strategy'
Milan President Silvio Berlusconi claims he only called Mario Balotelli “a rotten apple” because he didn’t want to drive Manchester City’s price up.
Fabrizio Miccoli, Josip Ilicic and Diego Fabbrini lead Palermo’s attack in a relegation dogfight with on-form Genoa.
Allegri: 'We must respect Inter'
Massimiliano Allegri held a joint Press conference with President Silvio Berlusconi ahead of Milan’s showdown with Inter.
Serie B: Spezia hire Cagni
Spezia fired Coach Gianluca Atzori after a 6-0 home defeat and drafted in Luigi Cagni to take over.
Berlusconi 'always respected Allegri'
Milan President Silvio Berlusconi arrived at the training ground in his helicopter to assure “respect for Massimiliano Allegri even during the tough times.”
Pazzini fit to face Inter
Massimiliano Allegri had said Giampaolo Pazzini wouldn’t recover in time to face Inter, but he is in the Milan squad.
Bologna-Fiorentina on Tuesday
It is now official that Bologna-Fiorentina has been moved to Tuesday evening after heavy snowfall hit the Stadio Dall’Ara.
Abate: 'No Milan Derby favourites'
Ignazio Abate believes there are “no favourites” in tomorrow’s Milan Derby, while Antonio Cassano and Mario Balotelli won’t feel the pressure.
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