NEWS

The likes of Genoa, Fiorentina, Cesena, Novara and Bologna will have to prove their mettle in a challenging Week 26.
Angelo Ogbonna insists his Italy side were unfortunate to lose 1-0 to America on Wednesday night.
The Corriere dello Sport is today suggesting that Milan will look to sell Alexandre Pato at the end of the season.
Juventus and Milan have taken the first steps towards renewed peace, while Philippe Mexes has also said sorry.
Today's front-page headlines from La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Alessandro Matri concedes “the tempo was not as good as in other games” as Italy lost 1-0 to the USA.
Gianluigi Buffon believes Italy only perform “when there’s a lot at stake,” which explains their recent friendly slump.
Thiago Motta had an unusual new position as trequartista in Italy’s surprise defeat to the USA and the experiment did not go according to plan.
Giorgio Chiellini insisted the performance in Italy’s defeat to the USA “wasn’t so awful and we remain convinced we’ll have a great Euros.”
Fabio Borini admits he was “very emotional” on his senior Italy debut, even if it was in a surprise defeat to the USA.
Cesare Prandelli insists Italy “will certainly have a great Euro 2012” and is “not worried” after a shock 1-0 defeat to the USA.
This experimental Italy side suffered a shock 1-0 home defeat to the USA, their first ever, as they only raised the tempo in the final 10 minutes.
Italy experiment with a new strike force in tonight’s international friendly against Jurgen Klinsmann’s USA.
Alexandre Pato is also expected to miss this weekend’s clash with Palermo, as the Milan forward’s muscular problems continue.
Genoa President Enrico Preziosi assures Coach Pasquale Marino “is not at risk. In fact, I can only thank him.”
FIGC President Giancarlo Abete notes Italy kept their promise to return to Genoa after the chaotic scenes against Serbia.
Francesco Guidolin celebrates his Panchina d’Oro award and confirms Udinese “are on the floor for a place in Europe. So let’s dance.”
Cristian Ledesma tries to explain the feeling of playing in the Rome derby. “You forget all the rest and the table doesn’t count.”
Antonio Cassano “wants to be ready for Euro 2012 and is very determined,” confirmed Italy Coach Cesare Prandelli.
Udinese have reacted with surprise to reports that Inter are showing an interest in Coach Francesco Guidolin.
There are concerns over the fitness of Roma captain Francesco Totti ahead of this weekend’s derby against Lazio.
Napoli stopper Paolo Cannavaro deserves a place in the Italian national squad, says Antonio Benarrivo.
Milan’s Antonio Nocerino will come up against his past this weekend when the Rossoneri travel to Palermo.
Juventus captain Alessandro Del Piero believes the month of March could make or break their season.
Sebastien Frey has defended under-fire Juventus ‘keeper Gianluigi Buffon, but the Genoa man has asked for the introduction of goal-line technology.
Genoa striker Alberto Gilardino is hoping to appear for Italy at this summer’s European Championship.
The legendary Roberto Baggio would be a success if he was to take charge of Inter, says a respected Italian agent.
Inter boss Claudio Ranieri has the full backing of the Nerazzurri squad, says veteran defender Ivan Cordoba.
Mino Raiola says that Mario Balotelli is staying at Manchester City, while United’s Paul Pogba would only move to Italy for first team football.
Italian Under-21 international Luca Marrone has returned to full training with Juventus following injury.
Torino midfielder Stefano Guberti feels his side are encountering the same issues which are affecting city rivals Juventus in Serie A.
Juventus sporting director Fabio Paratici was present at last night’s international friendly between Brazil and Bosnia.
Giampaolo Pazzini is looking forward to tonight’s Italian international friendly in Genoa. “I left my heart here.”
Edinson Cavani says he’s happy with life in Serie A with Napoli. “I’m already at a big club.”
Italy Under-21 boss Ciro Ferrara was delighted with his side’s performance in the 1-1 draw with France on Tuesday.

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