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Giorgio Chiellini warns Juventus that “this match with Novara is more complicated than the one at Cesena, but our future depends only on us.”
Udinese-Lazio is practically a Champions League play-off, while Juventus and Milan visit Novara and Siena respectively.
Today's front page headlines from La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Walter Mazzarri feels Napoli “wasted an opportunity” to get the victory against Roma this evening after conceding a late equaliser.
Luis Enrique insists Roma “proved we are a real team,” in holding Napoli, but “the club and I will decide my future at the end of the season.”
Roma director Franco Baldini defended Coach Luis Enrique from more fan protests after the draw with Napoli. “He needs another year.”
It was a Saturday night four-goal thriller as Napoli went 2-1 up with fantastic Camilo Zuniga and Edinson Cavani strikes only for Fabio Simplicio to snatch a Roma equaliser.
Palermo announced they had secured a deal for Paulo Dybala, but his club Instituto claim the man who completed negotiations “does not have the mandate to sell him.”
Massimo Ficcadenti was content with the point, but Domenico Di Carlo felt the game was missing a spark.
Bortolo Mutti praised Palermo’s reaction to going a goal down in the derby, but Vincenzo Montella wants Catania to “enjoy their football” a little less.
Giuseppe Sannino says it is “an honour for us to face the reigning champions,” but Siena will give their all “knowing football can be unpredictable.”
Luciano Spalletti is celebrating his second consecutive Russian League title at the helm of Zenit St Petersburg.
The Derby di Sicilia spoils were shared after Fabrizio Miccoli replied to Nicola Legrottaglie, while Cagliari-Chievo was also a draw.
Roma revamp again with Bogdan Lobont in goal and Bojan Krkic in attack for their Champions League showdown with Napoli this evening.
Attilio Tesser feels Novara are fuelled by the “atmosphere of the big occasion” as Juventus come to visit with guests Michel Platini and Giampiero Boniperti.
Francesco Guidolin snapped at Edy Reja ahead of Udinese’s Champions League clash with Lazio. “I don’t complain about injuries…”
Torino and Pescara won to keep the pace at the top, but Vicenza had two penalties saved.
Juventus are reportedly preparing a double bid for Chelsea stars Branislav Ivanovic and Frank Lampard.
Mathieu Flamini launched a broadside at Milan boss Massimiliano Allegri. “I am fit, so if I don’t play it’s because the Coach hasn’t picked me.”
Delio Rossi wants Fiorentina to “learn how to get points against anyone” after a giant-killing spree, as they take on his old club Atalanta.
There are claims a Genoa player was slapped when ultras invaded a training session, but the club never reported it to the police.
Massimiliano Allegri admits his future at Milan is up in the air if he doesn’t win the Scudetto. “The club will decide whether I failed or not.”
Edy Reja hopes Lazio can “find that bit of luck we haven’t had all season” to reach the Champions League as they take on Udinese.
Thiago Silva has not recovered in time for Milan’s trip to Siena, while Robinho and Clarence Seedorf have again been dropped.
Andrea Stramaccioni looks to Giampaolo Pazzini against Cesena and admits Inter President Massimo Moratti’s praise “gives me strength.”
Inter are again without Javier Zanetti, Walter Samuel and Cristian Chivu for Sunday’s match with Cesena.
Palermo “have got Paulo Dybala – the new Sergio Aguero,” announced President Maurizio Zamparini.
There are reports Inter defender Andrea Ranocchia could be the latest Serie A man to join Manchester City.
Christian Panucci has revealed why he quit Palermo after 34 days. “President Maurizio Zamparini signed players without telling me. I’m nobody’s doormat.”
Antonio Conte “believes in the Scudetto,” although he shows great respect for Novara and reveals more injury problems.
There are reports that Inter have made a formal offer to take Ezequiel Lavezzi from Napoli for €15m, Goran Pandev and other players.
Cesena are mathematically in Serie B, but Mario Beretta assures everyone “we will give our all against Inter” on Sunday.
World Cup winning Italy Coach Marcello Lippi has shot down reports he has a deal with a Chinese club. “I am not going anywhere.”
Maxi Lopez is not letting go of his Milan career, nor his Scudetto hopes. “We cannot let anything go right now.”
Federico Marchetti tells his Lazio teammates that Sunday’s trip to Udinese is “a crucial turning point” for their Champions League ambitions.

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