NEWS

Milan assistant manager Mauro Tassotti feels Lazio need to be respected, though Stephan El Shaarawy has recovered to start.
Stephan El Shaarawy and Giampaolo Pazzini lead the way as Milan welcome third-placed Lazio in practically a Champions League play-off.
Vincenzo Montella told Fiorentina that criticism “is healthy and helps us to grow even more” ahead of Sunday’s match with Chievo.
Gian Piero Gasperini is back at Palermo just 19 days after his dismissal and says he was recalled because “I’m the right person to get us kick-started.”
Marek Hamsik insists Napoli can still win the Scudetto even after last night’s 1-1 draw with leaders Juventus.
After initially refusing to be released on house arrest, Cagliari President Massimo Cellino has now left prison after 16 days in custody.
Runaway leaders Sassuolo suffered a shock home defeat to bottom of the table Grosseto, so Livorno closed the gap to seven points.
Italy and Zenit defender Domenico Criscito has confirmed he “will need surgery” for a snapped anterior cruciate ligament.
Palermo President Maurizio Zamparini admits he is “feeling the stress” as Gian Piero Gasperini returns to the bench against Torino.
Napoli have announced Miguel Angel Britos will go under the knife on Monday to reduce a jaw fracture he sustained during the 1-1 draw with Juventus.
Inter will face Tottenham in the Europa League next week and it’s reported they’ll take the opportunity to discuss an offer for Aaron Lennon.
Kwadwo Asamoah is thankful he emerged “safe” from Naples after his window was smashed by rocks thrown at the team bus.
Roma currently lie in eighth place, but Coach Aurelio Andreazzoli insists “there’s no harm in dreaming” of Champions League qualification.
Catania could leapfrog Inter with a victory tomorrow afternoon and Coach Rolando Maran admits they are “fighting to keep the dream alive.”
Daniele De Rossi and Francesco Totti are back in the Roma side to take on Genoa tomorrow evening.
Genoa are still unbeaten under Davide Ballardini and the Coach is confident they will “give Roma a real game” at the Stadio Olimpico.
Andrea Stramaccioni prepares Inter for their head-to-head with Catania and confirmed he has dropped Antonio Cassano after they had “a discussion.”
Antonio Cassano has been left out of Inter’s trip to Catania following a locker room brawl with Coach Andrea Stramaccioni.
Antonio Conte revealed his rapport with Napoli Coach Walter Mazzarri has hit rock bottom. “We didn’t shake hands or even look at each other. It’s better that way.”
Napoli defender Miguel Angel Britos fractured his jaw during last night’s 1-1 draw with Juventus and could require surgery.
Roma midfielder Marquinho confesses he was “irritated” by the lack of communication from former Coach Zdenek Zeman.
Stefano Colantuono admits tomorrow’s trip to Siena is “one of the most important games of the season” for Atalanta.
Italian newspapers claim Antonio Cassano and Inter Coach Andrea Stramaccioni had to be physically separated after a blazing locker room row.
Giuseppe Pancaro played for both Milan and Lazio, but believes Mattia De Sciglio is the key this evening. “Someone like this is born once every 20 years.”
January signing Federico Peluso admits even he wasn’t expecting to be in the starting XI for Napoli-Juventus.
Gokhan Inler scored Napoli’s equaliser in the Scudetto battle and feels the draw with Juventus “was the right result.”
The Scudetto showdown was last night, but this evening Milan and Lazio go head-to-head for a Champions League spot.
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Walter Mazzarri is adamant Napoli had more scoring opportunities and deserved to beat Juventus, though Blerim Dzemaili’s chance “seemed impossible to miss.”
Antonio Conte couldn’t help but have regrets after Juventus fumbled a lead against Napoli. “We could taste the victory.”
Giorgio Chiellini revealed there were no hard feelings after his tussle with Edinson Cavani. “We knock each other about, but at the final whistle it’s all over.”
Gokhan Inler replied to Giorgio Chiellini, but Edinson Cavani escaped a red card as Napoli held Juventus in a Scudetto showdown stalemate.
Napoli fans pelted the Juventus team bus with eggs, bottles and rocks, smashing the window where Kwadwo Asamoah was sat.
New Giallorossi CEO Italo Zanzi assures fans “we want to make Roma the biggest club in the world.”
Edinson Cavani, Goran Pandev and Marek Hamsik take on Andrea Pirlo, Sebastian Giovinco and Mirko Vucinic in tonight’s Scudetto showdown.

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