NEWS

Stefano Pioli hailed Bologna's performance, but Gigi De Canio confirmed Genoa's defensive problems.
Antonio Conte admits Juventus are “getting closer to the Scudetto in the right way and we know Milan are great antagonists.”
Andrea Stramaccioni joked his “12 agents have to negotiate my salary” if he is to be confirmed on the Inter bench next season.
Inter scraped past relegated Cesena to stay in the hunt for third, but Lecce, Genoa and Fiorentina lost in the relegation tussles.
Antonio Cassano marked his first start in six months with a goal and two assists as Milan conquered Siena 4-1.
Juventus made short work of Novara with Mirko Vucinic bagging a brace to send them closer to the Scudetto.
Genoa’s match with Cagliari on Wednesday May 2 has been moved from 19.45 to a 14.00 UK time kick-off.
Genoa showed great heart to repeatedly fight back at the Dall’Ara, but were beaten 3-2 and slide closer to the nightmare of relegation.
Andrea Stramaccioni has handed a rare Inter start to Giampaolo Pazzini as they welcome already-relegated Cesena.
Milan give Antonio Cassano his first start since heart surgery in October, as he partners Zlatan Ibrahimovic in Siena.
Juventus opt for ex-Roma duo Mirko Vucinic and Marco Borriello in this afternoon’s tricky trip to Novara.
Andrea Stramaccioni “is showing important qualities” and could remain at Inter, said director Marco Tronchetti Provera, who denied interest in Cesare Prandelli.
Serie B side Vicenza have officially sacked Coaches Manlio Zanini and Massimo Beghetto and brought back Gigi Cagni for the end of the season.
Roma ultras have promised to bring a fiery protest to the training ground today Luis Enrique reiterates “you will never see me under the Curva.”
Former Novara Coach Emiliano Mondonico believes Juventus should be wary of today’s trip to the Stadio Piola.
Alessandro Nesta’s contract is up this summer and it’s reported Milan are preparing a bid for Torino’s €20m rated Angelo Ogbonna.
Parma are practically safe, but Roberto Donadoni won’t hear of relaxation when facing Lecce. “This is a decisive encounter and I won’t stand for distractions.”
Stefano Pioli tells his Bologna side they need one final push to secure safety with a win over Genoa this lunchtime.
Stefano Colantuono tells Atalanta they have plenty to play for against Fiorentina. “We can beat them for safety and a record number of points.”
Serse Cosmi has to do without Juan Cuadrado as Lecce have a tough test with Parma today. “The psychological aspect will be crucial.”
Giorgio Chiellini warns Juventus that “this match with Novara is more complicated than the one at Cesena, but our future depends only on us.”
Udinese-Lazio is practically a Champions League play-off, while Juventus and Milan visit Novara and Siena respectively.
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Walter Mazzarri feels Napoli “wasted an opportunity” to get the victory against Roma this evening after conceding a late equaliser.
Luis Enrique insists Roma “proved we are a real team,” in holding Napoli, but “the club and I will decide my future at the end of the season.”
Roma director Franco Baldini defended Coach Luis Enrique from more fan protests after the draw with Napoli. “He needs another year.”
It was a Saturday night four-goal thriller as Napoli went 2-1 up with fantastic Camilo Zuniga and Edinson Cavani strikes only for Fabio Simplicio to snatch a Roma equaliser.
Palermo announced they had secured a deal for Paulo Dybala, but his club Instituto claim the man who completed negotiations “does not have the mandate to sell him.”
Massimo Ficcadenti was content with the point, but Domenico Di Carlo felt the game was missing a spark.
Bortolo Mutti praised Palermo’s reaction to going a goal down in the derby, but Vincenzo Montella wants Catania to “enjoy their football” a little less.
Giuseppe Sannino says it is “an honour for us to face the reigning champions,” but Siena will give their all “knowing football can be unpredictable.”
Luciano Spalletti is celebrating his second consecutive Russian League title at the helm of Zenit St Petersburg.
The Derby di Sicilia spoils were shared after Fabrizio Miccoli replied to Nicola Legrottaglie, while Cagliari-Chievo was also a draw.
Roma revamp again with Bogdan Lobont in goal and Bojan Krkic in attack for their Champions League showdown with Napoli this evening.
Attilio Tesser feels Novara are fuelled by the “atmosphere of the big occasion” as Juventus come to visit with guests Michel Platini and Giampiero Boniperti.

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