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Vincenzo Montella hailed Catania's determination, as Delio Rossi cursed Fiorentina's naive error.
Stefano Colantuono rues a defensive distraction and Roberto Donadoni gladly takes the point.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic insists the stories of a row with Massimiliano Allegri are false. “Everyone talks, even those who ought to shut up.”
Genoa President Enrico Preziosi concedes “Juventus deserved to win,” but feels both sides had reason to complain about the referee.
Juventus have called a media silence in protest at the refereeing decisions during today’s 0-0 draw with Genoa.
Massimiliano Allegri admits he didn’t expect to be four points clear, “but there’s a long way to go.” He also defended Milan’s performance against Arsenal.
Diego Armando Maradona declared he wants “to return to Napoli and that means clarifying my position around taxes.”
Fiorentina wasted chances in their defeat to Catania, while Parma snatched a point away to Atalanta, but Siena’s win in Cesena was steeped in controversy.
Antonio Nocerino’s deflected effort and a Zlatan Ibrahimovic moment of magic saw Milan sweep Lecce aside 2-0.
It’s a mystery how Genoa-Juventus ended goalless, as the Bianconeri hit the woodwork three times and both sides had furious penalty appeals.
Bari earned a surprise last-gasp win to further damage Reggina's promotion hopes.
Cagliari look set to recall Coach Massimo Ficcadenti after hitting problems with Davide Ballardini.
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.”

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