NEWS

Emiliano Mondonico believes Novara’s victory over Inter showed “the wonderful simplicity of football. Clever tactics are not the same as catenaccio.”
Catania demolished Genoa 4-0 with a Pablo Barrientos brace to earn their first victory of 2012, while Lecce thanked the woodwork against Atalanta.
Novara achieved an incredible 1-0 victory away to Inter at San Siro thanks to Andrea Caracciolo, despite going down to 10 men!
Bad news for Udinese, as Mauricio Isla could be out for the season with knee ligament damage, while Antonio Di Natale fractured his foot.
Catania demolished Genoa 4-0 with a Pablo Barrientos brace to earn their first victory of 2012.
Atalanta threw everything they had at Lecce, but rattled the woodwork twice and could only manage a point from this head-to-head.
Sassuolo conquer Bari to join Torino at the top of the table, but Vicenza hold back Livorno.
Inter have Wesley Sneijder and Ricky Alvarez with Diego Milito and the returning Dejan Stankovic, as they welcome bottom of the table Novara.
Fabio Capello “will not coach in Italy. He is ready to view new offers, but so far they have not arrived,” his representative is quoted as saying.
Walter Mazzarri asks fans to stand by Napoli against Chievo and Chelsea. “The only problem is our concentration. We need to be more humble.”
Luis Enrique is expecting a tough trip to Siena on Monday and welcomes back Pablo Daniel Osvaldo, but notes “Roma will always play on the attack.”
There are numerous reports that Anzhi directors are in Italy to negotiate with both Wesley Sneijder and Fabio Capello.
Napoli have already sold over 40,000 tickets for Chelsea, but Christian Maggio begs the fans “need to support us” on Monday against Chievo.
Lecce boss Serse Cosmi is hugely impressed with today’s opponents Atalanta. “Stefano Colantuono is creating a masterpiece.”
Gian Piero Gasperini’s assistant manager at Inter reveals the club “had no real faith” in the sacked Coach and are tactically inept.
Siena earned a shock point at the Olimpico, but Franco Brienza warns “it’s not the same Roma” they’ll face tomorrow.
Prepare for all the Serie A games taking place today and tomorrow, including Inter-Novara, Napoli-Chievo and Siena-Roma.
Catania Coach Vincenzo Montella is not happy that Genoa are missing Alberto Gilardino, as this makes them more of a tactical enigma.
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Mauricio Pinilla struck to sink his former teammates, as Cagliari won the Derby delle Isole 2-1 against Palermo.
Maxi Lopez’s first goal in the Milan jersey was “a dream come true. I’m happy for myself, but above all for the team.”
Francesco Guidolin has double regrets, as Udinese lost their unbeaten home record and Mauricio Isla “will be out for a while.”
Massimiliano Allegri feels Milan’s “spirit made the difference” as they fought back from a goal down to earn an impressive victory in Udine.
Mauricio Pinilla faces his former club, while Igor Budan has support from Eran Zahavi and Josip Ilicic as Cagliari welcome Palermo in the Derby delle Isole.
Maxi Lopez came off the bench to score his first Milan goal and set up Stephan El Shaarawy’s winner, ending Udinese’s unbeaten home record.
Udinese star Mauricio Isla’s agent confirms Liverpool are chasing the winger “along with other clubs from Italy.”
Fabio Capello could be heading for the Anzhi job with Samuel Eto’o, as manager Yuri Krasnozhan terminated his contract today.
Udinese director Fabrizio Larini has denied the Pozzo family are interested in buying out Watford.
Emiliano Mondonico feels it’s a battle of desperation on Sunday. “Inter are like a wounded beast, but my Novara needs points too.”
Torino and Sampdoria got back on track, while Reggina won a five-goal thriller against Empoli, but more games were snowed off.
Milan have Stephan El Shaarawy and Robinho leading the way in their head-to-head battle for second place with Udinese.
Bologna President Albano Guaraldi explains why Sunday’s game with Juventus had to be called off.
Lecce have officially sold defender Souleymane Diamoutene to Levski Sofia, announced the club.
Claudio Ranieri has Wesley Sneijder back against Novara and believes Inter’s 4-0 defeat at Roma was “inexplicable. A total black-out.”
Italy Coach Cesare Prandelli says he “agrees with Fabio Capello” over his decision to quit the England job. “There was something more behind it.”

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