NEWS

Roberto Donadoni insists Parma are not yet safe, while Massimo Ficcadenti blasted the "absolutely dreadful" Cagliari.
Domenico Di Carlo is pleased enough with the draw against high-flying Udinese. “It boosts Chievo’s self-esteem.”
Francesco Guidolin is proud of his Udinese players for earning a point at Chievo, though “it was not easy” for them to play this afternoon.
Napoli have Christian Maggio back in the side, but despite missing two strikers they leave Edu Vargas on the bench against Novara.
In today's early kick-offs Samir Handanovic's penalty save earned Udinese a point at Chievo, while Parma flattened Cagliari.
Edy Reja is clinging to third place and warns Lazio they run a huge risk against Lecce. “In the moments that count, we step up.”
President Massimo Cellino insists Cagliari had to abandon the Stadio Sant’Elia because “you risk your life in there and one of our staff was almost electrocuted.”
Fabio Quagliarella is in the Juventus squad to face Roma on Sunday evening after Antonio Conte said he was in real doubt to feature.
Delio Rossi takes the self-deprecating route ahead of Sunday’s lunchtime kick-off. “Fiorentina are the biggest disappointment of the season, much more than Inter.”
Marco Materazzi launched a scathing attack on Leonardo’s possible return to Inter. “Over my dead body! He stabbed me in the back.”
There was another scare in Serie B today, as Marco Pomante collapsed during Nocerina-Reggina, but does not seem to be in danger.
It's very tight at the top as Torino, Sassuolo, Verona and Sampdoria all dropped points.
Massimiliano Allegri is confident “Milan can win all the remaining games and be ready to take advantage of a Juventus slip-up.”
Stevan Jovetic has not passed a fitness test, so he joins Amauri in missing out on tomorrow’s Fiorentina-Inter match.
Antonio Conte trusts Sunday evening’s clash with Roma will be “tough and entertaining,” but reveals Fabio Quagliarella could miss out.
Stefano Pioli thinks this could be a very unusual end to the season, as tomorrow is “the first of six finals for both Bologna and Milan.”
Fabio Borini and Maarten Stekelenburg are in the Roma squad travelling to Turin, although it’s not clear if they are fit to face Juventus.
Andrea Stramaccioni welcomes back Wesley Sneijder against Fiorentina and assures “a player like him can never be a problem” for Inter.
It is reported Milan have agreed a deal to snap up Bakaye Traore on a free transfer from Nancy this summer.
Wesley Sneijder and Douglas Maicon are back in the Inter squad for tomorrow’s game with Fiorentina.
Luis Enrique warns his Roma side that “you cannot make a mistake against Juventus,” but insists he won’t be content with a draw in Turin on Sunday night.
Giuseppe Rossi has undergone surgery on his ruptured knee ligament. “Operation went well. Thank God.”
Former Italy Coach Marcello Lippi confirms he will “get back to work soon,” and has a new theory on Mario Balotelli’s problems.
Italy’s friendly match with Luxembourg on May 29 will be played at the Stadio Tardini in Parma leading in to Euro 2012.
Roberto Donadoni faces the club that sacked him pre-season and warns Parma they cannot underestimate the importance of today’s game with Cagliari.
Alessandro Diamanti could well decide the Scudetto when Bologna take on Milan tomorrow, but admits he’d “prefer the Rossoneri to win it.”
Stefano Colantuono says tonight’s Catania-Atalanta match is “a battle of the true revelations” in Serie A this season.
Miralem Pjanic is looking forward to Sunday’s trip to Turin, as “Roma want to be the first to beat Juventus. It feels like a Champions League tie.”
Catania are without a victory in four rounds, so Vincenzo Montella intends to turn the tide against Atalanta tonight, but refuses to talk about his future.
There are four games to kick off Serie A Week 34 today, including Napoli-Novara, Chievo-Udinese and a Parma-Cagliari relegation battle.
Today's front page headlines from La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Pescara put recent troubles aside by earning an amazing 6-0 victory away to promotion-chasing Padova.
Cristian Brocchi is out for the rest of the season, but the Lazio veteran insists he “will not retire yet. I still want to play in the Champions League.”
Domenico Di Carlo prepares his Chievo for a ‘derby’ against Udinese on Saturday and shakes off the pressure. “We want to have fun.”
Massimo Ficcadenti wants to secure Cagliari’s safety in Saturday’s head-to-head with Parma. “I don’t think 40 points are enough anymore.”

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