World Cup 14
Messi: We deserved to win
Lionel Messi believes Barcelona were deserving of a win last night against Milan and that the Spanish should have been awarded a penalty.
Cellino admits Ficcadenti error
Cagliari chief Massimo Cellino has admitted that he made a mistake in sacking Massimo Ficcadenti earlier this season.
Jovetic misses Fiorentina training
Stevan Jovetic is a slight doubt for Fiorentina’s game against Chievo this weekend after missing training today.
Insigne prepared for Pescara stay
Napoli’s Lorenzo Insigne would like to continue playing for Pescara should they be promoted to Serie A next season.
Juve hesitated when offered Hamsik
Juventus were offered Marek Hamsik before he joined Napoli, former club President Giovanni Cobolli Gigli has revealed.
Previews: Cagliari, Siena eyeing survival
The fight for Serie A survival may be settled this weekend, with some crucial points on offer.
Astori hails ‘eternal’ Nesta
Cagliari stopper Davide Astori was left impressed by the performance of Alessandro Nesta in last night’s Milan-Barcelona tie.
Bonera hopes in Euro 2012 call
Milan defender Daniele Bonera is thinking about a recall to the Italian international squad for Euro 2012.
Prandelli: Italy could be in better shape
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 Juve chase Verratti
Roma and Juventus are reportedly battling for Pescara teenager Marco Verratti, but his agent insists nothing has been decided.
Maicon prepares for Inter exit
The Corriere dello Sport is suggesting that Douglas Maicon is in the last few months of his Inter career.
No Zenit offer for Giovinco
Zenit St Petersburg have yet to make a move for Parma star Sebastian Giovinco, his agent has underlined.
El Shaarawy demands perfect Milan
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.
What the papers say...
Today's front-page headlines from La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Seedorf: 'Barcelona have a weak spot'
Veteran Clarence Seedorf is confident Milan can qualify past Barcelona in the second leg. “Every side has a weak spot.”
Nocerino: 'Barcelona respect Milan'
Antonio Nocerino points out Milan “did not allow much to the strongest team in the world and Barcelona respect us too.”
Galliani: 'Artificial turf at San Siro'
Milan Vice-President Adriano Galliani feels “Barcelona are afraid of Milan,” but reveals plans to revamp the San Siro turf with an artificial base.
Ibrahimovic 'optimistic' in Barcelona
Zlatan Ibrahimovic is “optimistic” about Milan’s chances of qualifying for the semi-finals after their draw with Barcelona.
Guardiola 'knew Milan's quality'
Pep Guardiola said Barcelona “knew Milan’s quality,” but criticised the notorious San Siro turf. “It’s not suited to a football match.”
Allegri: 'Milan are stronger now'
Massimiliano Allegri said Milan’s draw with Barcelona “gives us strength” for the second leg, but President Silvio Berlusconi was not happy.
Bonera: 'Pressure was inevitable'
Daniele Bonera notes it was “inevitable” the Milan defence would be under pressure against Barcelona, “but qualification is still wide open.”
Antonini: 'Same spirit at Camp Nou'
Luca Antonini was voted UEFA’s Man of the Match and pledged Milan would “play with the same spirit in Barcelona” next week.
Resilient Milan lock out Barcelona
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.
Van Bommel: 'Barca scared of Milan'
Mark van Bommel is suspended for tonight’s game, but believes “Barcelona are scared of Milan.”
Benitez: 'Inter don't surprise me...'
Former Inter boss Rafa Benitez was asked about his opinion on new Coach Andrea Stramaccioni. “Nothing surprises me about what Massimo Moratti does now...”
Season over for Moscardelli
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 tour Chicago, NYC and Boston
Roma will visit Chicago, Boston and New York in July’s tour of the U.S., including a friendly against Liverpool, announced the club.
Ferrara expected more from U-21s
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.”
Zarate 'still loves Lazio'
Mauro Zarate “still loves Lazio and would be happy to stay” if his Inter loan spell is not renewed, said his agent.
Roma-Liverpool in Boston
Roma will play Liverpool in a friendly at Fenway Park on July 25, as both clubs are owned by Boston investors.
Maradona to visit Napoli next week!
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.
Macheda out for the season
Italian Under-21 international Federico Macheda has been ruled out for the rest of the season after picking up an ankle injury.
Stramaccioni is no caretaker, say Inter
Andrea Stramaccioni could still be in charge of Inter for 2012-13, director Ernesto Paolillo has stated on Wednesday.
Lazio’s Hernanes not worth €30m
Former Juventus director general Luciano Moggi has warned the Old Lady of making a move for Lazio midfielder Hernanes.
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