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Rolando Maran believes the ‘pañolada’ planned by Catania fans in protest at referees can help them get back on track against Lazio.
Javier Zanetti looks back over his best and worst Juventus-Inter moments and reveals the secret to his amazing longevity. “I want to play until I’m 40.”
Amauri has not recovered from a facial injury, so won’t be in the Parma squad travelling to Pescara for Sunday’s lunch-time match.
Milan change yet again for today’s 17.00 GMT kick-off with Chievo, as Giampaolo Pazzini and Bojan Krkic step into a 4-2-3-1 system.
Livorno squeeze past Bari to temporarily go second, but Grosseto upset Ascoli and Padova stall. Vicenza and Novara are shocked at home.
Gigi Del Neri has lost both his Genoa games in charge and goes into a relegation dogfight with Siena. “We’ve got to get out of this situation.”
Gian Piero Gasperini expects Palermo to face a very tough test against Roma on Sunday evening, as Zdenek Zeman’s football “can be extraordinary.”
Antonio Di Natale has written a note to explain why he made the “instinctive gesture in the heat of the moment” to silence Udinese fans.
Pescara Coach Giovanni Stroppa finally concedes “the club’s faith in me is finite” ahead of a do-or-die match with Parma.
Walter Mazzarri hit back at critics by pointing out Napoli “are doing better than last season” and has injury doubts for Edinson Cavani and Goran Pandev against Torino.
Francesco Guidolin admits Antonio Di Natale might not be ready to play for Udinese against Bologna tomorrow.
Zdenek Zeman prepares for Palermo and is bullish in defending Roma after two consecutive defeats. “Why should I change? Barcelona keep the same attitude.”
Napoli are reportedly in talks with Torino to complete a January transfer swap, exchanging Edu Vargas for Rolando Bianchi.
Vladimir Petkovic hasn’t yet decided how to replace Miroslav Klose against Catania, but Mauro Zarate’s inclusion “depends entirely on him.”
Giovanni Trapattoni won the Scudetto with both Inter and Juventus, so gives his verdict on tonight’s Derby d’Italia. “They are very different teams.”
Daniele De Rossi is likely to miss Roma’s match with Palermo tomorrow evening after he skipped training.
Milan could bring in benchwarmer Lucio from Juventus to solve their defensive problems in January, according to newspapers.
There are reports Inter could be without Walter Samuel for tonight’s Derby d’Italia, while Andrea Ranocchia is not 100 per cent fit either.
There are growing rumours that Lazio have offered Vladimir Petkovic a contract extension beyond 2014.
Roma striker Pablo Daniel Osvaldo is reportedly at the centre of a January bidding war between Juventus and Tottenham.
Legends Roberto Boninsegna and Sandro Mazzola give their predictions on the Juventus-Inter showdown.
Dino Zoff has given his analysis of tonight’s Derby d’Italia, warning Juventus “must be wary of Inter’s counter-attacks.”
Tempers are running high at Sampdoria after Coach Ciro Ferrara got into a row with a fan who asked him to resign.
Not only is Juventus-Inter a clash between great rivals tonight, but it’s also a top of the table showdown, plus Milan welcome Chievo.
Today's front page headlines from La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Roma sporting director Walter Sabatini has denied speculation that Mattia Destro has fallen out with Zdenek Zeman.
Former Fiorentina midfielder Antonio Di Gennaro has stated that the club can realistically aim to reach the Champions League this season.
Pescara President Daniele Sebastiani has warned Coach Giovanni Stroppa to improve results or face the sack.
Genoa President Enrico Preziosi has commented on the sacking of sporting directors Stefano Capozucca and Mario Donatelli.
Former Inter goalkeeper Julio Cesar has admitted that it was difficult for him to leave the Nerazzurri over the summer.
Palermo CEO Pietro Lo Monaco has praised Zdenek Zeman as his side face-off against Roma this weekend.
Chievo boss Eugenio Corini has admitted that his side will have to be wary of the threat posed by Stephan El Shaarawy on Saturday.
The disciplinary panel have suspended 14 games for the next round of Serie A after the midweek encounters.
Zdenek Zeman’s tactics and the quality of the Roma defenders do not mix, says former Giallorossi idol Aldair.
Milan will play with a 4-2-3-1 against Chievo and Stephan El Shaarawy won’t be rested, says Massimiliano Allegri.

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