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Cagliari beat Inter today with a Mauricio Pinilla brace, but the striker happily admits he “dived” for the opening penalty.
Giampiero Ventura felt Torino deserved a point, while Aurelio Andreazzoli explained his decisions.
Roberto Donadoni called it Parma's worst performance and Francesco Guidolin was overjoyed against the odds.
Davide Ballardini admits tension dominated the Derby, but Delio Rossi wanted Francelino Matuzalem sent off.
Eugenio Corini felt the heat, while Rolando Maran insisted Catania aren't resting on their laurels.
Diego Lopez praised Cagliari's efforts despite the lack of a stadium, while Andrea Stramaccioni discussed conspiracy theories.
Giuseppe Sannino insists Palermo won't give up now, while Stefano Pioli commented on the penalty appeals.
Roma rested some stars, but still emerged with a 2-1 victory in Torino. “We were worried,” said Aurelio Andreazzoli.
Andrea Stramaccioni feels this is “a cursed campaign” after Inter suffered more injuries, a dubious penalty and a 2-0 defeat against Cagliari.
Inter capitulated amid more controversy against Cagliari, Erik Lamela’s stunner sank Torino and Udinese shocked Parma.
The Derby della Lanterna ended 1-1 after an ill-tempered game that saw Sampdoria go down to 10 men and Francelino Matuzalem score from midfield.
Inter have to reshuffle yet again amid an injury crisis against Cagliari, played on neutral turf in Trieste.
Palermo wasted a glorious opportunity to climb out of the relegation zone, as Stefano Sorrentino’s howler gifted Bologna a 1-1 draw.
Roma have revamped for their trip to Torino, as Pablo Daniel Osvaldo, Erik Lamela and Dodo’ form a new attack.
The Derby della Lanterna is also a relegation dogfight that sees Sampdoria seek revenge on Genoa by sending them towards Serie B.
Palermo bid for a third consecutive victory to drag themselves out of the relegation zone against a Bologna side who aren’t entirely safe yet.
Antonio Conte knows both Juventus and Lazio will be eager to put their European exits behind them when going head-to-head on Monday night. “Our confidence is not shaken.”
Juventus have made double progress in a meeting with the agent who represents both Arturo Vidal and Barcelona starlet Alexis Sanchez.
Bologna are not mathematically safe yet, so Stefano Pioli fears the “sky high enthusiasm” of this early kick-off in Palermo.
Riccardo Montolivo admits even he is surprised at how quickly he has become a key figure at Milan, as he prepares to face Napoli this evening.
Sampdoria Coach Delio Rossi has chosen to stay silent, but player Daniele Gastaldello admits “we are feeling the pressure” ahead of today’s Genoa Derby.
Cagliari assistant manager Diego Lopez admits it’s an unusual situation against Inter today in Trieste. “We’re the home side only in a manner of speaking.”
Giuseppe Sannino feels today’s lunchtime match with Bologna is “fundamentally important” for Palermo’s chances of escaping relegation.
Tonight it’s a showdown for second place at San Siro, this afternoon is the Derby della Lanterna and tomorrow Juventus visit Lazio.
Today's front page headlines from La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Atalanta Coach Stefano Colantuono rues not making the most of a strong first half and insists “it wasn’t a penalty” after defeat to Fiorentina.
Vincenzo Montella is making no bones about Fiorentina’s ambitions after a win away to Atalanta took them within three points of Milan. “Forza Napoli.”
A contentious penalty and Marcelo Larrondo blockbuster gave Fiorentina the 2-0 victory away to Atalanta, though German Denis was sent off.
Serie B side Ascoli have officially sacked Coach Rosario Pergolizzi to bring back Massimo Silva just three weeks after his dismissal.
Pescara President Daniele Sebastiani claims without refereeing errors “we’d be on 30 points right now” after another defeat.
Pescara co-Coach Bruno Nobili insists they “did not deserve to lose,” especially as Siena’s deciding goal was offside.
Beppe Iachini praised Siena’s spirit after they recovered from a shock to beat Pescara 3-2. “It was a complicated situation, but the players believed.”
Fiorentina have to reshuffle with Mounir El Hamdaoui against giant-killers Atalanta and German Denis, but Adem Ljajic is injured.
Siena fumbled a 2-0 lead away to Pescara, but snatched a thrilling last-gasp 3-2 victory with Innocent Emeghara.
Davide Ballardini realises just how important the Derby della Lanterna is for the city, the fans and their hopes of staying in Serie A. “I need an extraordinary Genoa.”

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