NEWS

Lionel Messi believes Barcelona were deserving of a win last night against Milan and that the Spanish should have been awarded a penalty.
Cagliari chief Massimo Cellino has admitted that he made a mistake in sacking Massimo Ficcadenti earlier this season.
Stevan Jovetic is a slight doubt for Fiorentina’s game against Chievo this weekend after missing training today.
Napoli’s Lorenzo Insigne would like to continue playing for Pescara should they be promoted to Serie A next season.
Juventus were offered Marek Hamsik before he joined Napoli, former club President Giovanni Cobolli Gigli has revealed.
The fight for Serie A survival may be settled this weekend, with some crucial points on offer.
Cagliari stopper Davide Astori was left impressed by the performance of Alessandro Nesta in last night’s Milan-Barcelona tie.
Milan defender Daniele Bonera is thinking about a recall to the Italian international squad for Euro 2012.
Italy boss Cesare Prandelli has admitted that he would have liked more time to work with his national side ahead of Euro 2012.
Roma and Juventus are reportedly battling for Pescara teenager Marco Verratti, but his agent insists nothing has been decided.
The Corriere dello Sport is suggesting that Douglas Maicon is in the last few months of his Inter career.
Zenit St Petersburg have yet to make a move for Parma star Sebastian Giovinco, his agent has underlined.
Milan will need to be perfect at the Camp Nou if they are to dump Barcelona out of the Champions League, says Stephan El Shaarawy.
Today's front-page headlines from La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Veteran Clarence Seedorf is confident Milan can qualify past Barcelona in the second leg. “Every side has a weak spot.”
Antonio Nocerino points out Milan “did not allow much to the strongest team in the world and Barcelona respect us too.”
Milan Vice-President Adriano Galliani feels “Barcelona are afraid of Milan,” but reveals plans to revamp the San Siro turf with an artificial base.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic is “optimistic” about Milan’s chances of qualifying for the semi-finals after their draw with Barcelona.
Pep Guardiola said Barcelona “knew Milan’s quality,” but criticised the notorious San Siro turf. “It’s not suited to a football match.”
Massimiliano Allegri said Milan’s draw with Barcelona “gives us strength” for the second leg, but President Silvio Berlusconi was not happy.
Daniele Bonera notes it was “inevitable” the Milan defence would be under pressure against Barcelona, “but qualification is still wide open.”
Luca Antonini was voted UEFA’s Man of the Match and pledged Milan would “play with the same spirit in Barcelona” next week.
Milan and Barcelona both had numerous chances to score, including a penalty appeal, but the first leg of this quarter-final at San Siro was goalless.
Mark van Bommel is suspended for tonight’s game, but believes “Barcelona are scared of Milan.”
Former Inter boss Rafa Benitez was asked about his opinion on new Coach Andrea Stramaccioni. “Nothing surprises me about what Massimo Moratti does now...”
Chievo have lost forward Davide Moscardelli for the rest of the season after he ruptured a tendon in his left leg.
Milan have Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Kevin-Prince Boateng and Robinho against Leo Messi and Alexis Sanchez’s Barcelona in tonight’s Champions League quarter-final.
Roma will visit Chicago, Boston and New York in July’s tour of the U.S., including a friendly against Liverpool, announced the club.
Italy’s Under-21 side beat Frosinone 5-3 in today’s friendly, but Coach Ciro Ferrara was far from satisfied. “We should’ve done a lot more.”
Mauro Zarate “still loves Lazio and would be happy to stay” if his Inter loan spell is not renewed, said his agent.
Roma will play Liverpool in a friendly at Fenway Park on July 25, as both clubs are owned by Boston investors.
Diego Armando Maradona will “be in town next week, could salute Napoli fans at the San Paolo and will certainly attend the Coppa Italia Final,” said his lawyer.
Italian Under-21 international Federico Macheda has been ruled out for the rest of the season after picking up an ankle injury.
Andrea Stramaccioni could still be in charge of Inter for 2012-13, director Ernesto Paolillo has stated on Wednesday.
Former Juventus director general Luciano Moggi has warned the Old Lady of making a move for Lazio midfielder Hernanes.

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