World Cup 14
Marseille gamble on Inter
Olympique Marseille have lost four in a row, so Didier Deschamps and his President admit “an entire season” rests on their trip to Inter.
Mesbah faces Lecce return
Milan defender Djamel Mesbah admits it will be “emotional” to face Lecce on Sunday, the team he left in January.
Roma ready for Dempsey bid
Roma hope to increase their American connection with a bid for Fulham midfielder Clint Dempsey.
Conte starts media silence
Antonio Conte is refusing to speak to the media after his “unjust” ban, so assistant manager Angelo Alessio insists Juventus “will double our efforts” against Genoa.
Maggio: 'Bring on Chelsea!'
Christian Maggio says Napoli can learn from the good and the bad of their 6-3 victory ahead of the Chelsea trip.
Zampa: 'Palermo will beat Roma'
President Maurizio Zamparini is “95 per cent” sure Palermo will beat Roma tonight, but admits he is “worried about the referee.”
Moratti: 'More Inter ambition'
Inter President Massimo Moratti hailed “an important victory, but we need more ambition and grit against Marseille.”
Previews: Sicilian goalfest?
Tonight expect a goal-packed thriller in Palermo, while Juventus visit Genoa and Milan welcome Serse Cosmi’s Lecce on Sunday.
What the papers say...
Today's front page headlines from La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Mazzarri warning for Chelsea
Walter Mazzarri has warned Napoli “cannot afford similar defensive errors against Chelsea” after an epic 6-3 win over Cagliari.
Ranieri: 'I was moved'
Claudio Ranieri admits he was “moved” after he was spotted misty-eyed at Inter’s victory against Chievo. “They finally played like Inter.”
Napoli win nine-goal thriller!
Napoli sent a message to Chelsea with their 6-3 demolition of Cagliari and a sixth straight win, although Joaquin Larrivey showed what can happen when they get complacent.
Inter end crisis in Chievo!
Diego Milito had his penalty saved, but he and Walter Samuel struck in the final minutes to sink Chievo in Inter’s first win since January.
Moratti dinner with Villas-Boas?
There are reports that Inter President Massimo Moratti had dinner with Andre Villas-Boas in London last weekend.
Napoli have rested Edinson Cavani ahead of their Chelsea clash, as they take on Cagliari tonight in Serie A.
Inter have Wesley Sneijder, Diego Forlan and Diego Milito in the starting XI for tonight’s trip to Chievo.
Gattuso return delayed again
Gennaro Gattuso’s return to the playing field has been postponed yet again due to his medication, confirmed Milan this evening.
Fiorentina renew El Hamdaoui talks
Fiorentina just failed to sign Ajax forward Mounir El Hamdaoui in January, but this move could be revived in the summer.
Mancini on Balotelli
Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini insists Mario Balotelli “is the best Italian striker, though with him anything can happen.”
Investigation into Pessotto banner
An investigation has been launched after an offensive banner towards Gianluca Pessotto was shown during Bologna-Juventus.
Totti fit to face reshuffled Palermo
Francesco Totti is in the Roma squad to face Palermo tomorrow evening, but Giulio Migliaccio’s absence further reshuffles the Sicilian defence.
Prandelli: 'Now Balotelli...'
Cesare Prandelli has told Mario Balotelli “now he needs to go from words to action” after he was dropped from the Italy squad.
Diamanti: Lazio love me
Alessandro Diamanti is looking forward to facing Lazio this weekend, as he claims he is a fans’ favourite, despite never having played for the team.
Di Carlo: ‘We can do this’
Mimmo Di Carlo is targeting another upset on Friday evening as Chievo entertain crisis-stricken Inter.
Cagliari ignoring relegation talk
Thiago Ribeiro does not see Cagliari as in danger of relegation, even as recent results have presented the possibility.
Zanetti: Happy birthday Inter!
Javier Zanetti has wished Inter a happy birthday, as the Nerazzurri turn 104 years old today.
Caceres: We’ll miss Conte
Martin Caceres believes Antonio Conte’s absence will be as significant this weekend against Genoa as the makeshift defence he may find himself a part of.
Marotta: Not easy to buy big
Director general Beppe Marotta has suggested that whilst Juventus hold ambitions to sign a big name player, it is fundamentally difficult.
Roma receive Totti boost
Roma welcomed Francesco Totti back to training today, suggesting that he has shrugged off his latest injury scare.
Mutti: No Ilicic issue
Bortolo Mutti has dismissed fears and criticism regarding Josip Ilicic’s recent form for Palermo.
Enrique has five-year Roma plan
Luis Enrique has long term plans for Roma after admitting a desire to stay beyond his present contract which expires in 2013.
Mondonico stunned by Novara axe
Tactician Emiliano Mondonico admits that he was somewhat surprised to be sacked by Novara this week.
‘Inter are chasing Schelotto’
Atalanta have confirmed that Italian giants Inter are trailing the talented Ezequiel Schelotto.
Milan scrap ‘unlucky’ black kit
Milan Vice-President Adriano Galliani has blamed the club’s loss to Arsenal on their black strip. “We won’t wear it again!”
Ancelotti: Del Piero no, Pato maybe
Paris Saint-Germain boss Carlo Ancelotti has ruled out a swoop for Alex Del Piero, but again opened the door for Alexandre Pato.
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