NEWS

Francesco Totti shoulders the blame for missing a penalty despite making up for it with a brace on his 500th Serie A appearance for Roma.
Francesco Totti had a penalty saved and bagged a brace in an exciting 2-2 draw with Catania that leaves even Europa League qualification in doubt.
Caretaker manager Vincenzo Guerini credited Delio Rossi with Fiorentina’s Serie A safety and reveals his pre-match team talk.
Serse Cosmi hailed the Lecce fans and his team’s efforts to fight back from a desperate situation, but “we will probably get relegated.”
Roma welcome back Pablo Daniel Osvaldo and use Marquinho at left-back as they take on Vincenzo Montella’s high-flying Catania.
Caretaker Vincenzo Guerini steered Fiorentina to a crucial 1-0 victory at the Stadio Via del Mare that secures their safety and sends Lecce towards Serie B.
Diego Forlan and Andrea Poli are out of Sunday night’s Derby della Madonnina after picking up injuries.
Inter defender Ivan Ramiro Cordoba has written an open letter to fans announcing “the derby will be my last game as a player at San Siro.”
Milan are without Luca Antonini, Thiago Silva and Clarence Seedorf for the Derby della Madonnina on Sunday evening.
Bortolo Mutti concedes he’s going into his last games on the Palermo bench. “I worked well here and I thank everyone.”
Juventus are perhaps preparing a Scudetto party, as Antonio Conte has brought the whole squad to Trieste, including injured Paolo De Ceglie.
Week 37 kicks off with a huge relegation dogfight, as Lecce look to Valeri Bojinov on the debut of new Fiorentina Coach Vincenzo Guerini.
Zdenek Zeman's Pescara continue to crush opponents, Verona and Sassuolo also keep up the pressure awaiting Torino's game.
Francesco Guidolin maintains “Napoli are favourites for third place” as his Udinese take on relegation strugglers Genoa.
Sven Goran Eriksson is in Florence and denied he is in the running for the Fiorentina job, but is confident “the Viola will be safe from the drop.”
Edy Reja could have Miroslav Klose back against Atalanta, but insists Lazio “would certainly be on 61-62 points” without their many injuries.
Massimiliano Allegri expects a very attacking Inter in the Milan derby, but warns “whoever is on top tomorrow evening is 99 per cent sure of winning the Scudetto.”
Juventus may have fumbled their lead at the top of the table, but Antonio Conte insists the parallels with May 5 2002 are more inspiring than frightening.
Andrea Stramaccioni’s future on the Inter bench could well be decided by Sunday’s Milan derby. “I want to stay and am giving all of myself.”
Walter Mazzarri has no qualms about dropping Ezequiel Lavezzi again for Napoli’s crunch match with Bologna. “Udinese are favourites for third place.”
Delio Rossi has revealed exactly what Adem Ljajic said to provoke his physical attack. “I understand Serbian...”
Palermo are in mourning after the death of youth team Coach Luigi Pecoraro, who suffered an aneurysm on Friday.
Roberto Donadoni advises Sebastian Giovinco to stick with Parma and learn “the difference between a good player and a world class one.”
Fredy Guarin had a rough start to his Inter career, but insists he is happy to have joined Inter after snubbing Juventus.
Lazio are hoping to bolster their veteran strike force by snapping up Dimitar Berbatov on the cheap from Manchester United.
Alberto Zaccheroni has managed both Milan and Inter, but feels the Rossoneri are “superior in every way” ahead of Sunday’s derby.
Samir Handanovic has pledged his future to Udinese and is confident they can get back into the Champions League.
Sulley Ali Muntari is particularly eager to prove a point against his old club in tomorrow’s derby. “I’m happy now, unlike at Inter.”
Cesena may already be relegated, but Mario Beretta assures “we want to win our last two games in Serie A.”
Vincenzo Montella is emerging as the prime candidate to take over Fiorentina next season, as interim Coach Vincenzo Guerini debuts today.
Roma try to keep European hopes alive against Vincenzo Montella’s Catania, while Lecce face a new Fiorentina Coach in a relegation dogfight.
Today's front page headlines from La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Arturo Vidal has talked up the Juventus troops. “We can’t make any more mistakes. We will prove we are the best.”
Andre Villas-Boas “already has something in his hands” with Roma, suggests Valencia’s spokesman after their attempts to sign him failed.
The Paulo Dybala situation remains up in the air, as Palermo insist they have paid for his contract, but his agent says “we have at least 10 better offers.”

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