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Guidolin stands by choices
Francesco Guidolin is disappointed at defeat to Juventus, as Udinese “could’ve done better. We got it wrong in the last five minutes of the first half.”
Matri's double breaks Udinese
Alessandro Matri’s brace gave Juventus a 2-1 victory over Udinese in this top of the table showdown under the snow.
Marotta on Nainggolan and Toni
Juventus director general Beppe Marotta confirmed talks for Radja Nainggolan, while Luca Toni will join Al Nasr tomorrow.
Both Vincenzo Montella and Roberto Donadoni thought their teams could've done better at the Massimino.
Juventus rely on Fabio Quagliarella and Alessandro Matri in a 3-4-1-2 against Antonio Di Natale’s Udinese, as it’s first against third in Turin this evening.
Ballardini changes for Milan
Davide Ballardini has already taken points off Juventus, but notes Cagliari “will take a different approach” against Milan.
Parma snatch Catania point
Gonzalo Bergessio and Francesco Modesto scored in Catania for a 1-1 draw, although Parma debutant Stefano Okaka threatened a late winner.
Cosmi 'optimistic' against Inter
Serse Cosmi and his revived Lecce are certainly not frightened at welcoming Inter. “We have reason to be optimistic.”
Reja fears 'ferocious Chievo'
Edy Reja tries to get Lazio back on track after two consecutive defeats, but it won’t be easy against “a ferocious Chievo side.”
Maxi Lopez ready for Milan debut
Maxi Lopez is in the Milan squad for tomorrow’s game with Cagliari, but Thiago Silva is still unavailable.
Rossi: 'Amauri will face Siena'
Delio Rossi confirms new Fiorentina signing Amauri will play in Sunday’s Tuscan derby against Siena, but Alessio Cerci is dropped again.
Serie B: Sassuolo sole leaders
Sassuolo are the new sole Serie B leaders after Torino were held by Varese, knocking the Granata down to third, while Brescia put Empoli in the relegation zone.
Juve-Udinese under the snow
Tonight’s Juventus-Udinese showdown should go ahead as planned despite heavy snow, as the new Juventus Stadium prepares for a big test.
Maxi Lopez: 'My Milan dream'
Maxi Lopez reveals “it was my choice to wait for Milan and I’d do it all again, because playing here has always been my dream.”
Enrique 'absolute faith' in Roma
Luis Enrique has “absolute faith” in the Roma players after their setback against Juventus, as they prepare to face Bologna on Sunday.
Doni confession: 'I was an idiot'
Cristiano Doni admits he thought he’d “get away with it” in the betting scandal, but now urges other players to tell the authorities everything.
Lazio 'not big enough' for Krasic
Milos Krasic’s agent confirmed the Juventus outcast “will only move to a top club, preferably in England, so with all due respect Lazio are not in his thoughts.”
Mazzarri: 'UEFA got it wrong'
Walter Mazzarri warns Napoli ahead of Genoa, but also insists UEFA “got it wrong” with his two-match ban against Chelsea.
Ranieri: 'Inter will get back up'
Claudio Ranieri has not called up PSG transfer target Thiago Motta for Inter’s trip to Lecce. “We have fallen, but we will get back up.”
Allegri welcomes Maxi
Massimiliano Allegri prepares to face his former club Cagliari and is confident “Maxi Lopez can do well at Milan.”
El Hamdaoui Fiorentina medical
According to reports, Ajax striker Mounir El Hamdaoui is currently in Italy undergoing his medical to complete a Fiorentina transfer.
Juve's Nainggolan merry-go-round
Radja Nainggolan’s move to Juventus is part of a transfer merry-go-round involving Marco Parolo and Fulham’s Patjim Kasami.
Inzaghi replacing Cisse at Lazio?
There are shock reports in Italy that Lazio could hand Djibril Cissè over to QPR so they can bring in veteran Pippo Inzaghi from Milan.
Inter intensify Guarin bid
Inter are focusing their attentions on Porto’s Fredy Guarin as they decide whether Thiago Motta will join Paris Saint-Germain.
Serie A Previews: Title six-pointer!
Prepare for all this weekend’s Serie A action, including a Scudetto six-pointer between Juventus and Udinese tonight.
Montella: 'Maxi saga unprecedented'
Catania boss Vincenzo Montella looks forward to today’s relegation scrap with Parma, but admits he’s “surprised by the unprecedented” Maxi Lopez-Milan saga.
Milan miss Merkel for six weeks?
There are reports Alexander Merkel will be out for up to six weeks with a sprained knee, adding to Milan’s midfield injury crisis.
Parma: 'Mariga imminent'
Parma are on the verge of signing MacDonald Mariga from Inter, said his agent. “The announcement is imminent.”
Serie A changes up to March
The changes to the Serie A fixture list from Week 23 to 27 have been confirmed, with Milan-Juventus moved forward.
Serie B: Pescara go top
Zdenek Zeman’s Pescara flew to the top of the Serie B table by beating Modena last night, while Juve Stabia sealed a four-goal thriller with Crotone.
What the papers say...
Today's front page headlines from La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Gargano hits out at Sneijder
Walter Gargano has launched a scathing attack on Wesley Sneijder for the Ducthman’s poor challenge on the Napoli midfielder in midweek.
Maxi keen to repay faith
Maxi Lopez is delighted after finally completing his move to Milan and has promised to repay the club’s faith in him.
‘I thought Tevez would join us’
Adriano Galliani has revealed how close Milan were to reaching an agreement with Manchester City over Carlos Tevez.
Official: Juve loan Caceres
Martin Caceres has completed his move to Juventus this evening, joining from Sevilla on an initial six-month loan.
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