NEWS

Alessandro Matri broke his goal drought with a brace against Cagliari and thanked Juventus fans for standing by him.
Stevan Jovetic is exhilarated by Fiorentina’s form after they leapt into the top three. “We play our football everywhere we go.”
Stefano Mauri sniped at the media after Lazio soared into second place. “Do you think they might start talking about us now?”
Italy starlet Marco Verratti commits himself to PSG and hopes Daniele De Rossi can soon join him at the Parc des Princes.
Sassuolo extended their lead at the top to five points to secure the Winter crown after Brescia held Livorno in a game of parried penalties, while Modena and Padova played out thrillers.
Torino President Urbano Cairo has put the brakes on Rolando Bianchi’s departure. “We have a special rapport and I don’t want to sell him.”
Following some spirited football, great goals and determined defending, Dave Taylor picks his best XI from the Week 18 games.
Roma patron James Pallotta was in the stands for the thrilling 4-2 victory over Milan last night and promised “updates soon on the new stadium.”
Gigi Buffon waves goodbye to “a wonderful 2012,” but cannot call who will be the main challengers to Juventus next year.
Palermo transfer guru Pietro Lo Monaco announced they have “a verbal agreement” with Genoa to take Ciro Immobile, pending the Marco Borriello row.
Ricky Alvarez looks to be heading out in January after he was jeered by fans and his agent said “Inter do not have faith in him.”
Mario Balotelli’s younger brother Enoch was reportedly arrested last night in Brescia for attacking two police officers during a street brawl.
Lazio President Claudio Lotito celebrates second place and outlines their transfer strategy for January, including Mauro Zarate.
Italian media suggest Didier Drogba is house-hunting in Turin ahead of a January transfer to Juventus.
Francesco Totti was buoyed after a 4-2 thrashing of Milan. “Playing like this, no objective is beyond Roma.”
Marco Borriello was sensationally dropped by Genoa due to “disciplinary reasons,” opening the door for a January move to Inter.
Milan were crushed 4-2 by Roma, but Adriano Galliani confirms he’s flying to Brazil for negotiations after Robinho and Alexandre Pato “asked to leave.”
Luca Toni reveals the secret to third-place Fiorentina’s success. “We have fun with Vincenzo Montella and work our socks off too.”
Siena striker Ze Eduardo has confirmed he is “to all intents and purposes a Vasco da Gama player now.”
Francesco Guidolin has warned he has “a surprise for 2013, but this is not the time to reveal it.” Will he become Udinese director with Gianfranco Zola as Coach?
Palermo President Maurizio Zamparini felt “pained” by their 3-0 home defeat to Fiorentina, as fans staged a protest.
Napoli assistant manager Nicolò Frustalupi fears “if Juventus continue like this then we’re all fighting for second place.”
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Zdenek Zeman explained why he started Daniele De Rossi against Milan and Roma’s weakness. “We tried to sit on our lead and we don’t know how to do that.”
Massimiliano Allegri insisted he “did not see big mistakes” in the 4-2 defeat to Roma. “I think Milan played a good game.”
Roma tore Milan to shreds with Erik Lamela’s brace, although they still managed to leak two goals in the final minutes for a thrilling 4-2 victory.
President Silvio Berlusconi insists Mario Balotelli “will not arrive” and Didier Drogba is too expensive for Milan.
Inter President Massimo Moratti admits their Scudetto hopes have been hit hard by recent results. “Nine points might be too many.”
Serie A concludes for 2012 with tonight’s spectacular clash between Zdenek Zeman’s Roma and Stephan El Shaarawy’s Milan, but will it be Robinho’s last?
Giampiero Ventura felt Torino needed to win at all costs, while Eugenio Corini confessed to a poor Chievo performance.
Beppe Iachini was hurt by Siena's late defeat and Napoli sent director of sport Riccardo Bigon to speak for them.
Delio Rossi thought Sampdoria out-played Lazio for half-an-hour, but Vladimir Petkovic broke the ice.
Gian Piero Gasperini did not agree with the penalties, while Vincenzo Montella sees scenarios open up for Fiorentina.
Stefano Pioli felt it wasn't Bologna's day, while Roberto Donadoni told off Nicola Sansone.
Stefano Colantuono rues a defensive error and Francesco Guidolin warns Luis Muriel

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