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Stefano Pioli appreciates the points, but Emiliano Mondonico admits Novara's situation is increasingly difficult.
Marco Di Vaio’s penalty was saved, but Robert Acquafresca gave Bologna a hard-fought victory over Novara.
Claudio Ranieri takes a bold stand against Catania and drops Wesley Sneijder to the bench, as he fights for his Inter job.
Francesco Guidolin has Udinese regrets, but Stefano Colantuono insists Atalanta earned this point with sweat.
Giuseppe Sannino notes Siena's destiny is in their hands, but Davide Ballardini is getting worried.
Pasquale Marino hailed Genoa's best away performance, but Serse Cosmi blamed the "absurd" referee.
Delio Rossi celebrates a fundamental victory for Fiorentina, while Mario Beretta says it was in the balance.
Lecce Coach Serse Cosmi was sent off for dissent, but doubled down by claiming referee Carmine Russo “proved he’s not good enough for Serie A.”
Massimiliano Allegri warns Milan “it won’t be easy” in Tuesday’s Champions League trip to Arsenal, even after a convincing 4-0 win over Palermo.
Daniele De Rossi admits Lazio “are more of a team than Roma this season” and defended the referee’s derby performance.
Stefano Mauri was overjoyed at scoring his first ever Rome derby goal to seal Lazio’s victory. “We lost too many and to win two in the same season is fantastic.”
Juan showed great class after he was racially abused by Lazio supporters. “It never happened before. I feel sorry for them.”
Edy Reja celebrated like an ultra as he allowed Lazio to do the Derby Double for the first time in 15 years.
Luis Enrique was furious after Roma lost to Lazio again. “It would be nice to end a derby with XI men on the pitch. I don’t know what I’ve done to deserve this.”
Walter Mazzarri admits Napoli “did not deserve to win” due to refereeing errors in Parma, but feels Chelsea sacking Andre Villas-Boas is not good news.
Atalanta heroics denied Udinese, Fiorentina and Siena got crucial wins and Giuseppe Sculli’s brace sealed a four-goal thriller at Lecce.
Roma were reduced to 10 men after just seven minutes, but made a real scrap of the derby that Lazio won 2-1 amid controversy.
Chelsea have sensationally sacked Andre Villas-Boas, so Italian Roberto Di Matteo will be in charge for their Champions League clash with Napoli.
Francesco Totti says today’s Derby della Capitale is “the last chance for the Champions League” as far as Roma are concerned.
Udinese-Atalanta is above all Antonio Di Natale against German Denis, who is still owned by the Friulani.
Fiorentina welcome back Amauri alongside Stevan Jovetic, but Cesena leave out Adrian Mutu for their trip to the Stadio Franchi.
Roma have a risky set-up with Rodrigo Taddei and Jose Angel in defence against Lazio’s strike force of Miroslav Klose and Hernanes.
Edinson Cavani scored on the rebound from a saved penalty and an offside Ezequiel Lavezzi secured Napoli’s controversial victory in Parma.
Serie B side Vicenza have sacked Coach Gigi Cagni and promoted youth team tactician Massimo Beghetto.
“Claudio Ranieri is not at risk” ahead of tonight’s game with Catania, insisted Inter general manager Ernesto Paolillo.
Napoli kick off today’s games at 11.30am UK time with the full Three Tenors in action against Sebastian Giovinco’s Parma.
Serse Cosmi’s Lecce are coming off back-to-back victories and he trusts Juan Cuadrado to make his mark on Genoa too.
Bologna’s thoughts are filled with Lucio Dalla’s funeral today, which is why their game with Novara was put back to 17.30 UK time.
Stefano Colantuono’s Atalanta were able to destroy Roma last week and he argues they can pick apart Udinese too. “They do have weak points.”
Davide Ballardini hopes Cagliari can feed off their “anger” at a recent defeat in order to play today’s relegation dogfight with Siena.
January signing Marquinho urges Roma to “win the derby and catch up to Lazio” in his first Derby della Capitale.
Pasquale Marino brings Alberto Gilardino to Lecce for moral support, as Genoa try to interrupt their poor run of results.
Look ahead to all today’s Serie A action, including Inter’s gamble against Catania, Napoli’s lunchtime trip to Parma and the huge Lazio-Roma showdown.
Today's front page headlines from La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Domenico Di Carlo reveals Chievo’s plan to snatch a point from Juventus in Turin. “We came here to play our game.”

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