NEWS

Gritty 10-man Inter won an extremely controversial derby thanks to a Christian Abbiati howler, but Milan were furious at a disallowed goal and penalty appeals.
It’s bound to be an exhilarating encounter as Edinson Cavani’s Napoli take on Antonio Di Natale’s Udinese.
The Derby della Madonnina is a huge test for two teams in the balance and sees Antonio Cassano take on Milan, but Bojan Krkic is preferred to Giampaolo Pazzini.
Giampiero Ventura had questions about the penalty, but Ivo Pulga hailed his predecessor.
Giovanni Stroppa was disappointed with Pescara's attitude, but Vladimir Petkovic was proud of Lazio.
Fabio Borini, Lorenzo Insigne, Samuele Longo and Ciro Immobile are among the talents for Italy’s Under-21 European Championship play-off with Sweden.
Mario Balotelli, Stephan El Shaarawy, Alberto Gilardino, Andrea Ranocchia, Antonio Candreva and Domenico Criscito return for World Cup qualifiers against Armenia and Denmark.
Vincenzo Montella has found his perfect partnership and Stefano Pioli admits Bologna were poor.
Rolando Maran and Roberto Donadoni agree the early goal was decisive.
Vladimir Petkovic will not rule out Lazio going for something more than third place this season. “We always want to win.”
Massimo Carrera concedes Juventus were fortunate to win in Siena. “We lacked determination today.”
Siena Coach Serse Cosmi was furious after their 2-1 defeat to Juventus. “Failing to send off Giorgio Chiellini was decisive.”
Cagliari Coach Ivo Pulga was “satisfied” to start his Sardinian career with a victory away to Torino.
Lazio made short work of Pescara and Fiorentina won the Derby dell’Appennino, while Cagliari caused an upset on Ivo Pulga’s debut.
Claudio Marchisio left it late to snatch a 2-1 Juventus victory at Siena after a few scares.
Stefano Colantuono was left to rue a series of early Atalanta misses in their defeat to Roma. “We should’ve been 2-0 up after 20 minutes.”
Zdenek Zeman explained why he dropped Daniele De Rossi, Pablo Osvaldo and Nicolas Burdisso for today’s win over Atalanta.
Roma dropped stars like Daniele De Rossi and rode their luck as Atalanta wasted chances, but emerged 2-0 winners in a thrilling encounter.
Despite expectations, Nicklas Bendtner does not get his first Juventus start against Antonio Conte’s old club Siena.
Alberto Zaccheroni has been on both benches, so gives his predictions for tonight’s Milan-Inter showdown.
Antonio Conte could be handed a new long-term contract with Juventus in a ‘Sir Alex Ferguson’ role.
Zdenek Zeman makes big changes as Roma and Atalanta try to put last weekend’s hammerings behind them, dropping Daniele De Rossi, Nicolas Burdisso and Pablo Osvaldo.
Gian Piero Gasperini admits “stepping back into Marassi was one of the most emotional moments of my life.”
Rolando Maran is counting on Catania’s desire to get back on track against Parma after a 4-0 defeat.
Ivo Pulga prepares for his debut on the Cagliari bench with co-Coach Diego Lopez against Torino and has pledged “no catenaccio.”
This evening Cesare Prandelli will name his Italy squad for the World Cup qualifiers, which should include Stephan El Shaarawy, Domenico Criscito and Mario Balotelli.
Siena Vice-President Valentina Mezzaroma hope she can “play a trick on my old friend” Antonio Conte’s Juventus.
Roberto Donadoni has told Parma to use their pace to trouble Catania this afternoon. “We can’t allow them to control the tempo.”
Nigel De Jong is looking forward to his first Milan derby tonight. “I am a winner and I always want to win. It’s my mentality.”
Stefano Pioli tells Bologna they can cause an upset against on-form Fiorentina in today’s Derby dell’Appennino.
Bojan Krkic is familiar with the Clasico and would “love to play in the Milan derby” this evening.
It’s the Derby della Madonnina this evening, the Derby dell’Appennino in the afternoon and a Napoli-Udinese crunch match tonight.
Today's front page headlines from La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Genoa fought back to hold Palermo in an entertaining 1-1 draw on Gian Piero Gasperini’s return to Marassi.
Ciro Ferrara admits Sampdoria made mistakes and didn’t do enough at the Bentegodi. “We are young and should be more cynical.”

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