NEWS

Lazio continue their push for Champions League qualification with Tommaso Rocchi and Libor Kozak in tonight’s trip to Parma.
Pasquale Marino admits his Genoa side face “an extremely dangerous” match with Andrea Stramaccioni’s all new Inter.
It was a thrilling 1-1 draw in Sicily that saw a Milan effort cleared when mostly over the line and Catania’s goal controversially disallowed.
Juventus welcome back Stephan Lichtsteiner, while Napoli have Christian Maggio in the squad going to Turin.
Fiorentina “are not in crisis, but the team is not united in the right way,” warned Delio Rossi ahead of the relegation battle with Chievo.
Fabrizio Miccoli will miss Palermo’s game with Bologna due to compassionate leave. “He was very shaken.”
Milan go into a big test against Serie A surprise outfit Catania in their Sicilian stronghold at 17.00 UK time.
It was a day of Serie B shocks, as leading group Torino, Pescara, Padova and Varese all lost with Sassuolo held to a draw.
Francesco Guidolin faces Siena on Sunday, but insists “the Europe League is also important” if Udinese fail to finish in the top three.
Daniele De Rossi had a scare in training, but is expected to start in central defence for Roma against Novara.
Andrea Stramaccioni insists Inter must “reply to the fans on the field and not in front of microphones” with a great performance against Genoa on his debut.
Juventus Coach Antonio Conte hopes Milan will “shoot themselves in the foot” and could start Marco Borriello against hometown club Napoli tomorrow.
Alexandre Pato and Milan’s medical staff “found the answers we were looking for” in America and the striker should be ready to face Barcelona.
Inter are without Douglas Maicon and Wesley Sneijder for Andrea Stramaccioni’s debut against Genoa.
Luis Enrique admits the Roma players “still don’t understand what I want. We’re not trying to play like Barcelona, but I’m very happy and could stay here for 10 years.”
Walter Mazzarri insists “Napoli can beat anyone – including Juventus” tomorrow evening, but laughs off links with the Lazio bench.
Juventus general manager Beppe Marotta said Gigi Buffon has a place at the club “for life,” but shot down Alessandro Del Piero’s renewal hopes. “The President was clear.”
New Coach Andrea Stramaccioni makes his debut tomorrow, but there’s already talk of Inter making a pact with Athletic Bilbao boss Marcelo Bielsa.
There are reports in the Italian media that Fiorentina star Stevan Jovetic’s agent met with Chelsea on Friday.
Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini echoed Cesare Prandelli’s words about Mario Balotelli. “No, I don’t trust Mario. No-one trusts Mario.”
Genoa President Enrico Preziosi admits he’d “sign Mauro Zarate in a heartbeat,” as his team prepares to face the Inter striker.
New Palermo team manager Christian Panucci has urged Josip Ilicic to change his season. “He’s a Ferrari driven like a FIAT 500.”
Edy Reja believes today’s trip to Parma is “the crossroads for Lazio’s ambitions” this season, as they continue to push for a Champions League spot.
Milan’s ‘Old Glories’ including Paolo Maldini, Franco Baresi and Zvonimir Boban played Rangers Legends in front of 47,000 fans.
Serie A leaders Milan face a very difficult trip to high-flying Catania, while Lazio continue their Champions League push in Parma.
Verona survived a late scare in the Friday night five-goal thriller with Cittadella that temporarily sends Hellas into second place.
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Pablo Barrientos has warned Milan to expect the same Catania that has played well through recent weeks.
Fiorentina’s hopes this weekend of recording just a second win in nine games have been boosted by Stevan Jovetic’s return to training.
Josip Ilicic’s agent has again defended his player’s recent form and this time has a new reason for the decline suffered: “The Press is very biased against him.”
Catania President Antonino Pulvirenti is eyeing Europa League qualification as he warns his team not to relax their current form.
Napoli preparations for facing Juventus this weekend have received a boost with the news that Christian Maggio and Hugo Campagnaro are fit.
Italian football is in mourning after the sudden death of former Lazio, Napoli and Bari goalkeeper Francesco Mancini, aged 43.
Luis Enrique has been handed a boost with the news that midfielder Miralem Pjanic has been passed fit to play at the weekend.
Attilio Tesser sees the potential for his Novara side to get a result at Roma this weekend, because they need to and because: “you should always play to win.”

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