NEWS

Juventus have Arturo Vidal playing centre-back as Genoa welcome Alberto Gilardino back from an injury lay-off.
Milan have Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Robinho and Urby Emanuelson in their trident to take on Lecce at San Siro.
Palermo President Maurizio Zamparini assures Coach Bortolo Mutti “is not at risk,” but warned his players they must be “pulled by the hair.”
Roberto Di Matteo confirms he will use Arsenal-Milan to “give us the belief we can turn it around as well” when Chelsea face Napoli.
Massimo Moratti believes there has been excessive criticism of his Inter side after they ended their two-month drought.
Palermo President Maurizio Zamparini was “very bitter” at the home defeat to Roma and the club refused to rule out sacking Bortolo Mutti.
Daniele De Rossi has not given up hope of Champions League qualification for Roma. “We’ll try to win them all and see where we end up.”
Alessandro Matri insists the Scudetto race “is wide open” as Juventus go into the game with Genoa trailing Milan by two points.
Parma Coach Roberto Donadoni stands up for his side’s recent performances and concedes it’ll be a special game against hometown club Atalanta.
Stefano Pioli’s Bologna have upset numerous big clubs recently and he’s confident they can “continue this positive moment” against Lazio too.
Giuseppe Sannino is aware today’s Cesena-Siena match is “a game of vital importance in the relegation battle.”
Attilio Tesser is back on the Novara bench a month and a half after his dismissal and welcomes Udinese. “I want the team as enthusiastic as me.”
Juraj Kucka is confident Genoa can take advantage of the Juventus frailties today. “It won’t be easy for Arturo Vidal to play as a defender.”
Look ahead to all today’s Serie A games, including Juventus defend their unbeaten record at Genoa, Milan face a revived Lecce and Lazio take a Bologna test.
Today's front page headlines from La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Bortolo Mutti feels the Roma goal in the opening three minutes “from our mistake” had a big psychological impact on Palermo.
Luis Enrique feels Roma finally had “the right attitude and focus throughout the 90 minutes” for their victory in Palermo.
Roma relied on a Fabio Borini goal in the opening three minutes to squeeze a 1-0 victory away to Palermo.
Padova fought back to end Brescia's unbeaten record after three months in a surprise result.
Paolo Cannavaro is confident Napoli can push past Chelsea and on current form Ezequiel Lavezzi “can put their defence in crisis.”
Roma have Francesco Totti, Erik Lamela and Fabio Borini in their trident to face Fabrizio Miccoli’s Palermo this evening.
Francesco Guidolin tries to pick Udinese up after their Europa League defeat and ahead of Novara. “This is not the moment to feel the fatigue.”
Former England manager Fabio Capello reveals he almost brought Leo Messi to Juventus and can “100 per cent rule out a return to the bench in Italy.”
Delio Rossi believes Fiorentina “are a proud side” who can use that mentality against Catania, even without Stevan Jovetic.
Alessandro Nesta, Kevin-Prince Boateng and Alexandre Pato are still out of action for Milan’s game with Lecce.
Pescara fought back to go temporarily top awaiting Torino, while Sampdoria stalled Sassuolo and Varese paid the penalty.
Edy Reja won’t rule out a Scudetto push for Lazio. “Milan and Juventus are superior, but if we get our injured players back, we can have our say.”
Serse Cosmi’s assistant manager warns Milan that he “never loses” when stepping in for the suspended Coach. “Lecce want points at San Siro.”
Pasquale Marino does not believe Juventus are struggling ahead of the Genoa clash. “If they are unbeaten, there is a reason...”
Italian newspapers suggest Roma have beaten Everton and Palermo to Greek Under-21 international defender Kostas Manolas.
Massimiliano Allegri insists he never had a problem with Zlatan Ibrahimovic and warns Milan “it’s all in our hands” ahead of the Lecce game.
Napoli President Aurelio De Laurentiis has a radical idea to shake up the Scudetto race. “Imagine a play-off between the top four teams!”
Mario Balotelli gave a rare interview to the BBC and Noel Gallagher, dividing the false stories from the true ones, his rapport with Roberto Mancini and Jose Mourinho.
Olympique Marseille have lost four in a row, so Didier Deschamps and his President admit “an entire season” rests on their trip to Inter.
Milan defender Djamel Mesbah admits it will be “emotional” to face Lecce on Sunday, the team he left in January.

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