Allegri: 'Milan won despite crisis'
Massimiliano Allegri concedes Milan improved considerably in the second half, but “won even without centre-backs.”
Conte: 'Juve are only human'
Antonio Conte was stunned by the home defeat to 10-man Sampdoria, but admits Juventus “are only human.”
Montella: 'Perin was incredible'
Vincenzo Montella still complimented Fiorentina – and Pescara goalkeeper Mattia Perin – after today’s shock home defeat.
Rossi: 'An incredible achievement'
Delio Rossi gave the credit to his Sampdoria players for beating Juventus after playing with 10 men for an hour in Turin.
Blatter: 'Boateng wrong to run away'
FIFA President Sepp Blatter said Kevin-Prince Boateng was wrong to “run away” from racist abuse.
Wk19: Delfini sink Fiorentina!
Milan scraped victory over Siena, but Pescara caused a huge upset by ending Fiorentina’s unbeaten home record.
Juve stunned by 10-man Samp!
It could well be the shock of the season, as leaders Juventus were beaten 2-1 in Turin by 10-man Sampdoria!
Guidolin: 'Di Natale was decisive'
Francesco Guidolin shot down Inter’s complaints over the referee and pin-pointed Antonio Di Natale as “decisive.”
Strama protests at ref
Andrea Stramaccioni felt the 3-0 result in Udine was “unfair” and complained about an incident on Rodrigo Palacio.
Fiorentina could secure third place today as they welcome troubled Pescara with new signing Giuseppe Rossi cheering them on.
Juventus begin 2013 against Delio Rossi’s troubled Sampdoria and throw Federico Peluso straight into the starting XI.
Di Natale annihilates Inter
Antonio Di Natale bagged a brace as 10-man Inter paid the price for wasting chances in a heavy 3-0 Stadio Friuli defeat.
Milan have a completely reshuffled defence for this afternoon’s game with Siena, as they begin life after Alexandre Pato.
Zarate 'irritated' at Lazio banner
Mauro Zarate reacted bitterly to a banner from Lazio fans urging him to leave. “The important thing now is for me to get out of here.”
Premier League clubs court Coutinho
Inter talent Philippe Coutinho is said to be attracting several January offers from the Premier League, including Aston Villa and Southampton.
Inter look to Antonio Cassano and Rodrigo Palacio for the lunchtime kick-off at the Stadio Friuli against Antonio Di Natale’s Udinese.
Russian bids for Antonini
After reports of Zenit’s €10m bid for Ignazio Abate, it is now suggested Russian, Turkish and German sides are pushing for his Milan teammate Luca Antonini.
Donadoni fears Palermo upset
Roberto Donadoni’s Parma are flying high mid-table, but he fears Palermo could cause an upset at the Tardini.
Corini keeps up Chievo momentum
Eugenio Corini talked up the Chievo troops for today’s relegation tussle with Atalanta. “We want to start 2013 where we left off.”
Lotito: 'Lazio fans aren't racist'
Lazio President Claudio Lotito insists his club “is not racist” after offensive chants were aimed at Cagliari’s Victor Ibarbo.
Pioli prepares for Bologna dogfight
Stefano Pioli feels today’s trip to Genoa is “a head-to-head relegation dogfight” for Bologna.
Colantuono has faith in Atalanta
Atalanta visit Chievo in a relegation dogfight today and Stefano Colantuono is confident they can survive after selling Federico Peluso.
Gasp has Palermo 'emergency'
Gian Piero Gasperini admits Palermo “are in an emergency situation” going into today’s match with Parma.
Montella: 'Proud of Viola and Rossi'
Vincenzo Montella is “very proud” of his Fiorentina side and the arrival of Giuseppe Rossi, but warns against Pescara’s counter-attacks.
Guidolin: 'I don't envy Strama'
Francesco Guidolin fires up Udinese to welcome Inter in the early kick-off, but insists he is “proud” of his career compared to young prodigy Andrea Stramaccioni.
Iachini demands San Siro focus
Siena visit San Siro this afternoon and new Coach Beppe Iachini demands the elimination of “dips in concentration that cost us against Napoli.”
Serie A Previews: Derby del Sud
Inter visit Udinese in the lunchtime kick-off, while Juventus welcome Sampdoria and this evening there’s a scorching Napoli-Roma.
What the papers say...
Today's front page headlines from La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Cagliari 'respect referee's decision'
Cagliari ended their defeat to Lazio with nine men after a contentious penalty, but director Francesco Marroccu insisted “we respect the referee’s decision.”
Petkovic hails Lazio fightback
Vladimir Petkovic believes the fightback to beat Cagliari was “a show of character” from Lazio.
Lazio turn around furious Cagliari
Lazio fought back to secure second spot with a controversial 2-1 win over nine-man Cagliari, as there were doubts over the decisive penalty.
Lotito: 'If Lazio want Lampard...'
Lazio President Claudio Lotito commented on their links with Frank Lampard. “When we look for a player, we usually get him…”
It ended goalless, but both Rolando Maran and Giampiero Ventura have regrets in Sicily.
Lazio will match a Scudetto-winning club record if they beat Cagliari tonight, so rely on Miroslav Klose.
Point for 10-man Catania
Catania played almost the entire game with 10 men after Francesco Lodi’s dismissal and missed a penalty, but still held Torino 0-0.
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