Serie A Previews: Derby della Mole
Juventus take on city rivals Torino, but Europe and relegation races cross over with Palermo-Inter, Parma-Lazio, Samp-Fiorentina and Roma-Siena.
What the papers say...
Today's front page headlines from La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Mazzarri: 'I was worried'
Walter Mazzarri admits he was “worried” when Napoli weren’t finding the breakthrough, but eventually beat Pescara 3-0.
Napoli push past Pescara
Napoli pummelled Pescara in the second half for a 3-0 victory that means the Juventus Scudetto party is postponed.
Balotelli: 'Step forward for integration'
Mario Balotelli said the election of Italy’s first black Minister “represents another great step forward to a more responsible” and integrated country.
Stekelenburg out of Roma-Siena
Roma have confirmed Maarten Stekelenburg is out of tomorrow’s match with Siena after an injury in training.
Diego Lopez doubts Cagliari are sated by success, while Francesco Guidolin is amazed at Udinese's latest Euro bid.
Stefano Colantuono can't believe Atalanta failed to win, while Stefano Pioli hailed Bologna's resilience.
Wk34: Udinese fourth in a row
Udinese snatched a 1-0 victory away to Cagliari to stay in the European hunt, while Bologna clawed back a 1-1 result against Atalanta.
Lorenzo Insigne leads Napoli out against his old club Pescara this evening, as this result could spark a Scudetto party.
Ventura: 'Turin derby a festival'
There is a great deal at stake in the Derby della Mole, but Torino Coach Giampiero Ventura hopes it “can be a festival of sport” against Juventus.
Abbiati out, Balotelli in
Christian Abbiati and Massimo Ambrosini are out of Milan-Catania, but Mario Balotelli returns from suspension.
Lazio absentees for Parma
Senad Lulic and Lorik Cana have not recovered in time for Lazio’s trip to Parma on Sunday afternoon.
Matias Silvestre and Antonio Nocerino could exchange places across San Siro, claim Italian newspapers.
Pellissier snaps ankle ligament
Chievo striker Sergio Pellissier will undergo surgery next week after suffering “a serious ankle injury.”
Coppa Italia Final delay
It is reported the decision on when to play the Coppa Italia Final Roma-Lazio will not be made until late next week.
Atalanta and Bologna are not mathematically safe yet and go head-to-head for that final push over the edge.
Udinese aim to continue their march on Europe by taking on high-flying Cagliari at the Stadio Nereo Rocco.
Serie B: Hellas hit five
Hellas Verona and Livorno earned comfortable victories to close on Sassuolo, while Padova-Novara was a six-goal spectacle.
£20m Man City Lamela bid rejected
There are reports that Roma turned down a £20m Manchester City offer for Erik Lamela.
Batistuta: 'I envy Totti'
Fiorentina legend Gabriel Batistuta believes Edinson Cavani is among the world’s top three strikers and admits “I envy Francesco Totti.”
Andreazzoli: 'Roma like Dortmund'
Aurelio Andreazzoli admits Roma are hitting some bumps in the road, but “our plan is to construct a club based on the Borussia Dortmund model.”
De Laurentiis: 'Abolish Europa League'
Napoli President Aurelio De Laurentiis said Walter Mazzarri has “a different concept of football” and wants to abolish the Europa League.
Giovinco for Turin derby
Sebastian Giovinco is back in the Juventus side for the Turin derby, but Mauricio Isla pulls out with a muscular problem.
Allegri: 'Milan future not in balance'
Massimiliano Allegri insists his “future will not be decided” in the battle with Fiorentina for third place, but warns the match with Catania could be key.
Roma squad for Siena
Roma are without Mattia Destro, Marquinho and Marquinhos for their home game with Siena on Sunday afternoon.
Strama admits to Inter regrets
Andrea Stramaccioni insists Inter will not sell Samir Handanovic and Fredy Guarin, but has regrets over this season as they visit Palermo.
Montella: 'No Viola pressure'
Vincenzo Montella revisits Sampdoria memories and feels Fiorentina have the upper hand over Milan “because we are disenchanted.”
Inter squad for Palermo
Inter have named their squad for the trip to Palermo, as Walter Samuel misses out and Ezequiel Schelotto plays through the pain.
Cassano considers Dubai move
There are continuing reports Antonio Cassano’s Inter career is at an end, as he is considering offers from Dubai.
Juve renew Nani interest
Juventus have revived their attempts to sign Manchester United winger Nani with a new £12m proposal.
Petkovic: 'Nothing normal about Lazio'
Vladimir Petkovic faces Parma, concedes there’s “nothing normal” about Lazio’s end of season collapse and the chaos surrounding the Coppa Italia Final with Roma.
Barcelona’s Samir Handanovic bid starts a goalkeeping merry-go-round with Federico Marchetti, Michael Agazzi, Milan, Inter, Lazio, Fiorentina and Cagliari.
Conte: 'Derby never like the others'
Antonio Conte knows the Turin Derby is open to any result, including an early Scudetto party. “It’s the title of ferocity, hunger and consistency.”
ADV: 'Viola ready for Milan fight'
Fiorentina President Andrea Della Valle visited the squad to fire them up in the battle for third, “even if it will be difficult to overtake Milan.”
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