World Cup 2014
Prandelli: Italy could be in better shape
Italy boss Cesare Prandelli has admitted that he would have liked more time to work with his national side ahead of Euro 2012.
Roma and Juve chase Verratti
Roma and Juventus are reportedly battling for Pescara teenager Marco Verratti, but his agent insists nothing has been decided.
Maicon prepares for Inter exit
The Corriere dello Sport is suggesting that Douglas Maicon is in the last few months of his Inter career.
No Zenit offer for Giovinco
Zenit St Petersburg have yet to make a move for Parma star Sebastian Giovinco, his agent has underlined.
El Shaarawy demands perfect Milan
Milan will need to be perfect at the Camp Nou if they are to dump Barcelona out of the Champions League, says Stephan El Shaarawy.
What the papers say...
Today's front-page headlines from La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Seedorf: 'Barcelona have a weak spot'
Veteran Clarence Seedorf is confident Milan can qualify past Barcelona in the second leg. “Every side has a weak spot.”
Nocerino: 'Barcelona respect Milan'
Antonio Nocerino points out Milan “did not allow much to the strongest team in the world and Barcelona respect us too.”
Galliani: 'Artificial turf at San Siro'
Milan Vice-President Adriano Galliani feels “Barcelona are afraid of Milan,” but reveals plans to revamp the San Siro turf with an artificial base.
Ibrahimovic 'optimistic' in Barcelona
Zlatan Ibrahimovic is “optimistic” about Milan’s chances of qualifying for the semi-finals after their draw with Barcelona.
Guardiola 'knew Milan's quality'
Pep Guardiola said Barcelona “knew Milan’s quality,” but criticised the notorious San Siro turf. “It’s not suited to a football match.”
Allegri: 'Milan are stronger now'
Massimiliano Allegri said Milan’s draw with Barcelona “gives us strength” for the second leg, but President Silvio Berlusconi was not happy.
Bonera: 'Pressure was inevitable'
Daniele Bonera notes it was “inevitable” the Milan defence would be under pressure against Barcelona, “but qualification is still wide open.”
Antonini: 'Same spirit at Camp Nou'
Luca Antonini was voted UEFA’s Man of the Match and pledged Milan would “play with the same spirit in Barcelona” next week.
Resilient Milan lock out Barcelona
Milan and Barcelona both had numerous chances to score, including a penalty appeal, but the first leg of this quarter-final at San Siro was goalless.
Van Bommel: 'Barca scared of Milan'
Mark van Bommel is suspended for tonight’s game, but believes “Barcelona are scared of Milan.”
Benitez: 'Inter don't surprise me...'
Former Inter boss Rafa Benitez was asked about his opinion on new Coach Andrea Stramaccioni. “Nothing surprises me about what Massimo Moratti does now...”
Season over for Moscardelli
Chievo have lost forward Davide Moscardelli for the rest of the season after he ruptured a tendon in his left leg.
Milan have Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Kevin-Prince Boateng and Robinho against Leo Messi and Alexis Sanchez’s Barcelona in tonight’s Champions League quarter-final.
Roma tour Chicago, NYC and Boston
Roma will visit Chicago, Boston and New York in July’s tour of the U.S., including a friendly against Liverpool, announced the club.
Ferrara expected more from U-21s
Italy’s Under-21 side beat Frosinone 5-3 in today’s friendly, but Coach Ciro Ferrara was far from satisfied. “We should’ve done a lot more.”
Zarate 'still loves Lazio'
Mauro Zarate “still loves Lazio and would be happy to stay” if his Inter loan spell is not renewed, said his agent.
Roma-Liverpool in Boston
Roma will play Liverpool in a friendly at Fenway Park on July 25, as both clubs are owned by Boston investors.
Maradona to visit Napoli next week!
Diego Armando Maradona will “be in town next week, could salute Napoli fans at the San Paolo and will certainly attend the Coppa Italia Final,” said his lawyer.
Macheda out for the season
Italian Under-21 international Federico Macheda has been ruled out for the rest of the season after picking up an ankle injury.
Stramaccioni is no caretaker, say Inter
Andrea Stramaccioni could still be in charge of Inter for 2012-13, director Ernesto Paolillo has stated on Wednesday.
Lazio’s Hernanes not worth €30m
Former Juventus director general Luciano Moggi has warned the Old Lady of making a move for Lazio midfielder Hernanes.
Gasperini silent after Moratti jibe
Gian Piero Gasperini has refused to respond to claims made by Massimo Moratti that he is to blame for Inter’s disastrous campaign.
Milan’s Thiago Silva not for sale
Milan have made it clear that they would not consider an offer from Barcelona for key defender Thiago Silva.
Inter in control of Viviano
Palermo goalkeeper Emiliano Viviano admits that he is not in control of his future. “Inter will decide.”
Buffon didn’t expect title bid
Gianluigi Buffon has admitted that he is surprised that Juventus are fighting for the Scudetto this season.
Juventus want €15m for Krasic!
The agent of Milos Krasic has admitted that clubs interested in his client will have to dig deep into their pockets to sign the Juventus man.
Matri tipped to strike back
Pierpaolo Bisoli has defended struggling Juventus striker Alessandro Matri from mounting criticism.
Big clubs want Atalanta duo
Atalanta are adamant that Federico Peluso and Manolo Gabbiadini are on the radar of Serie A’s big clubs.
History favours Milan against Barca
Milan will take on Barcelona this evening in the knowledge that they have never been beaten at San Siro in a quarter-final Champions League tie.
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