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Lazio Coach Edy Reja is suspended, so assistant manager Giovanni Lopez warns they “cannot afford more mistakes” against Cagliari.
Milan have Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Stephan El Shaarawy against Roma’s trident Francesco Totti, Fabio Borini and Pablo Daniel Osvaldo.
Torino demolished Gubbio 6-0, while Modena held Livorno in a four-goal thriller, but Verona and Pescara crumbled.
Roberto Mancini points out Inter’s current crisis was predictable. “Sooner or later this moment had to arrive, as you can’t win forever.”
Claudio Ranieri insists Sunday’s Derby d’Italia is “more important for Juventus than Inter, so they have more to lose.”
Delio Rossi reveals he offered to resign after Fiorentina’s 5-0 defeat to Juventus. “It seemed only right to say if I was a weight, then I could step aside.”
Antonio Conte warns that Inter “will play the game of their lives” against Juventus on Sunday night. “It’s important for the present, but the past doesn’t interest me.”
Javier Zanetti has put his future on the line. “I’ll play against Juventus as if it were the last game. If Inter ask me to, I’ll step aside in June.”
Fiorentina patron Andrea Della Valle hopes to finish the disastrous year, then “bring this side back among the protagonists in Italy and Europe.”
Walter Mazzarri warns he’ll have to rotate the increasingly tired Napoli squad against Catania. “It’s the last step and we need our fans.”
President Aurelio De Laurentiis suggests a Napoli-Juventus Coppa Italia Final is too big for Rome. “We could play in Paris or London.”
Brazilian talent Leandro Damiao admits he’d “love to play in Serie A,” but warns Juventus he would prefer to join Napoli.
Diego Armando Maradona confirmed he’d love to sit in the stands and cheer Napoli on. “I suffered with them in the Champions League.”
Inter star Wesley Sneijder admits his injury problems are a sign of age. “My body struggles to recover from knocks.”
President of the Italian Referees’ Association Marcello Nicchi claims introducing technology “would be the end of football.”
Giampaolo Pazzini is fired up for Sunday’s Juventus-Inter showdown and will “continue to believe in third place until it becomes mathematically impossible.”
Sassuolo squeezed past struggling Empoli to maintain the pressure on Serie B leaders Torino on Friday night.
Former Roma and Milan star Marcos Cafu reads today’s big clash and insists Luis Enrique’s vision “just needs some time.”
Bone up on all this weekend’s Serie A games, including top action today with Milan-Roma and Palermo-Udinese, then the massive Juventus-Inter.
Today's front page headlines from La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
There is some confusion over Alberto Aquilani’s contract, as some sources say Milan will buy him outright from Liverpool if he faces Roma tomorrow.
Ciro Ferrara has called up four new faces for his Under-21 international get-together, preparing to face Scotland and the Republic of Ireland.
The future of Bojan Krkic is in the balance, as it’s reported neither Roma nor Barcelona want to buy him out permanently.
Bortolo Mutti warns Palermo they must “play to win” when Udinese come to torn on Saturday evening, trying to forget their 7-0 defeat.
Juventus star Giorgio Chiellini has snubbed Milan by pointing out “Inter remain our greatest rivals” ahead of the Derby d’Italia.
Milan have Kevin-Prince Boateng, Alessandro Nesta and Mark Van Bommel back in the squad to face Roma on Saturday.
Lazio have officially extended their contracts with Cristian Brocchi and Giuseppe Biava for another year.
Stevan Jovetic and Valon Behrami have recovered from injury and are in the Fiorentina squad to face Genoa on Sunday.
Francesco Guidolin admits it is a special game, but the Udinese Coach puts “personal” issues to one side when facing his former club Palermo.
Barcelona manager Pep Guardiola confirmed he’ll be keeping a close eye on Milan-Roma to “analyse” his upcoming Champions League opponents.
Paolo De Ceglie says Juventus need little to motivate them for this weekend’s clash with Inter or for the season run-in.
Aurelio De Laurentiis has revealed that he is reluctant to sell any one from Edinson Cavani, Marek Hamsik and Ezequiel Lavezzi this year.
Despite uncertainty all week, Roma have confirmed that Gabriel Heinze will be fit to face Milan this weekend.
Lazio have received the news they most dreaded, as Miroslav Klose injury is confirmed as serious enough to rule him out of the team’s next five games.
Giuseppe Rossi’s agent has hinted that this summer could be the transfer window that the player makes a move from Villarreal.

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