NEWS

Atalanta Coach Stefano Colantuono is not swayed by Genoa’s disastrous run of results that has them propping up the table. “It doesn’t reflect their talents.”
Parma take on Inter on Monday evening and President Tommaso Ghirardi admits he has “been thinking about this game for a long time.”
Stefano Pioli expects a tense encounter today, as “Bologna and Sampdoria are going through a similar period of form.”
Torino Coach Giampiero Ventura welcomes Fiorentina this afternoon and warns “they are second only to Juventus.”
Bojan Krkic believes Milan can get the better of Juventus this evening. “Our self-confidence has improved, so beating the Bianconeri would be a huge boost.”
It’s a staggered Serie A weekend stretching out to Lazio-Udinese on Tuesday, but tonight all eyes are on San Siro for the Milan-Juventus showdown.
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Rolando Maran concedes Catania “did not play well” against rivals Palermo. “This defeat really burns.”
Gian Piero Gasperini hailed Palermo’s Derby di Sicilia triumph and revealed Fabrizio Miccoli “promised to take us all out for dinner.”
Napoli could have problems in Cagliari on Monday, as Hugo Campagnaro and Goran Pandev risk joining Edinson Cavani on the sidelines.
Fabrizio Miccoli scored his 100th Serie A goal and Josip Ilicic bagged a brace as Palermo got back on track by crushing Catania 3-1 in the Sicilian Derby.
Miralem Pjanic insists he is happy at Roma and will not leave, even though he is “aware of Tottenham’s interest.”
The Sicilian Derby lights up Saturday night in Serie A with Fabrizio Miccoli attempting to revive Palermo against high-flying Catania.
Roma have terminated their contract with Kappa due to “serious defects,” but in turn the kit sponsors announced they will take the club to court.
Milan President Silvio Berlusconi touched on many subjects during his visit, including Pep Guardiola, Marco Van Basten and Alexandre Pato.
Giorgio Chiellini is out of Sunday night’s Milan-Juventus clash, but Leonardo Bonucci has recovered from a stomach bug.
Wesley Sneijder’s father is “glad Inter finally made the situation public” after the player was dropped until he accepts a pay cut.
Massimiliano Allegri admits he’ll change for Sunday night’s Milan-Juventus, talk of Alexandre Pato’s exit “is premature” and competition from Pep Guardiola is “not my problem.”
Hellas Verona were losing to Cittadella when their game was abandoned due to fog, but Sassuolo streak away and Empoli stunned Juve Stabia.
Pescara Coach Cristiano Bergodi prepares for his debut against Roma and warns “I need warriors” to achieve safety.
It is unclear how long Dusan Basta will be out for after the Udinese man underwent surgery for “multiple fractures” to his face.
Inter director Marco Branca has confirmed Wesley Sneijder “will not play until we have made the necessary modifications to his contract” – a pay cut or January sale.
Milan President Silvio Berlusconi visited the team ahead of the Juventus match and confirmed “we will try to sign Pep Guardiola, but Manchester City are in pole position.”
Parma striker Dorlan Pabon has returned to Colombia indefinitely after his son fell seriously ill.
Sebastian Giovinco is tired of people claiming he doesn’t deliver in the big Juventus games. “The criticism is excessive, as I can be decisive.”
Zdenek Zeman is happy to return to his old club Pescara, “albeit as an ‘enemy’” and insists he is happy with Roma’s performance this season.
Ciro Ferrara urges Sampdoria “don’t take off that helmet” they needed to battle their way to victory over Genoa, as they prepare to challenge Bologna.
There’s no stopping Stephan El Shaarawy at the moment and “beating Juventus would be priceless,” said the Little Pharaoh who still lives with his parents.
Vincenzo Montella slammed the brakes on a Stevan Jovetic comeback and reshuffles his midfield as Fiorentina take on Torino.
Riccardo Montolivo feels Milan will learn after they “hit rock bottom” and become stronger for it against Juventus tomorrow evening.
Lazio will have to do without Mauro Zarate for the next two weeks after tests showed he has suffered a thigh strain, but there is better news for Hernanes.
Federation President Giancarlo Abete confirms a plan to “return Serie A to 18 teams as soon as possible” and send Europa League semi-finalists into the Champions League.
Palermo director Pietro Lo Monaco is firing up the troops ahead of tonight’s Sicilian Derby against his former club Catania. “This is no time for nostalgia – it’s war.”
Carlo Ancelotti had a €35m deal for Alexandre Pato last season, but hints the unhappy Milan striker is no longer required by PSG and opens the door to Daniele De Rossi.
Livorno left it deep into stoppages for their victory away to Novara, taking them temporarily joint top of the table.

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