NEWS

Ruben Olivera replaces David Pizarro, as Fiorentina welcome a Lazio side with Miroslav Klose leading the way.
Nicklas Bendtner and Paul Pogba get their first Juventus starts in today’s lunchtime trip to Catania.
Edinson Cavani is officially out of tonight’s Napoli-Chievo match after he failed a fitness test.
Alexandre Pato is doubly overjoyed at last night’s win over Genoa, his first start in eight months. “I am alive again.”
Was infamous Milan commentator Tiziano Crudeli moved to tears by Stephan El Shaarawy's goal? You bet he was...
Alessandro Del Piero celebrated his 800th professional match with a goal and a Sydney FC victory over Perth Glory.
Roberto Donadoni is increasingly irritated at Parma’s inconsistency and against Torino demands “we must avoid these ups and downs.”
Nicola Legrottaglie warns his former teammates at Juventus that “Catania will do everything possible to win.”
Giovanni Stroppa is confident Pescara “are right to keep hold of me and I feel their faith” ahead of a crunch match with Atalanta.
Domenico Criscito reveals what it was like to have his Italy room raided by police and has a Genoa comeback dream.
Eugenio Corini expects “further improvements” when Chievo take on Napoli at the San Paolo tonight.
Stefano Pioli warns Inter that they will “not tread on” Bologna at the Stadio Dall’Ara despite their differing form.
Lazio have once again dropped Mauro Zarate for today’s difficult trip to Fiorentina.
Juventus have an unusual early kick-off in Catania, while Fiorentina-Lazio and Roma-Udinese are exciting European showdowns.
Today's front page headlines from La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Gigi Del Neri was “happy with the defensive work” from Genoa on his debut, even if it ended in defeat to Milan.
Massimiliano Allegri was pleased Milan managed to beat Genoa “in a difficult atmosphere. So far criticism has been too harsh.”
Stephan El Shaarawy admits he was “moved” to score against his old club and revive Milan’s fortunes. “It’s the best birthday of my life.”
Stephan El Shaarawy scored on his 20th birthday against his former club as an uninspired Milan scraped a 1-0 victory on Gigi Del Neri’s Genoa debut.
Serse Cosmi looks on the bright side for Siena, but Gian Piero Gasperini is "angry" at Palermo's results.
Massimiliano Allegri desperately clings to the Milan bench and sticks with his 3-4-3 system as Genoa debut under new Coach Gigi Del Neri.
Palermo had the best chances in this bottom of the table clash at Siena, as Fabrizio Miccoli wasted a golden opportunity and there was a strong penalty shout, but it ended 0-0.
Alberto Aquilani is back in the Fiorentina squad to take on Lazio tomorrow, but David Pizarro and Facundo Roncaglia miss out.
Milan President Silvio Berlusconi admits the club “needs to be looked after at the moment.”
Napoli could be without Edinson Cavani for Sunday’s game against Chievo after he pulled up in training.
Udinese Coach Francesco Guidolin hails Zdenek Zeman as “a master” whose Roma are becoming more dangerous as his philosophy adapts.
Fiorentina welcome Lazio on Sunday and Vincenzo Montella sets the Aquile up as “an example” for them to follow.
Verona climbed back into second place, but Cittadella leapfrogged Spezia after a shock away win, while Empoli finally won a six-goal thriller, Varese and Padova were held.
Catania Coach Rolando Maran is not afraid of welcoming Juventus tomorrow. “Nothing is impossible and we want to give our fans a dream.”
Raul Bobadilla crushed Udinese with a hat-trick this week, but the Young Boys striker admits he is “dreaming of Inter.”
Zdenek Zeman prepares Roma to face Udinese and launches another sideswipe at Juventus. “They had 20 years to change football...”
Vladimir Petkovic is confident Lazio will have the upper hand against Fiorentina on Sunday despite "alarm bells" over conceding late goals.
Juventus welcome back Simone Pepe, but are without Claudio Marchisio and Lucio for their trip to Catania.
Serie B club Grosseto have effectively sacked four players who were involved in a car accident this morning, as the driver had been drinking.
Walter Mazzarri made a public appeal for Napoli’s fans to stand by them against Chievo after a nightmare week.

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