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Edinson Cavani had a penalty saved, but scored twice in four minutes to give Napoli a thrilling 2-2 draw against 10-man Udinese.
Claudio Ranieri denies Diego Forlan refused to come off the bench in Inter-Atalanta, but does admit he asked not to play in a certain role.
Fiorentina have taken the first steps after their 5-0 defeat to Juventus by officially declaring Pantaleo Corvino’s contract will not be renewed.
Udinese and Napoli go head-to-head for Europe this evening, as Antonio Di Natale takes on Edinson Cavani.
Giuseppe Sannino admits it didn't go the way Siena expected, while Attilio Tesser believes Novara can stay up.
Serse Cosmi saw the red card as a decisive moment for Lecce, while Bortolo Mutti takes a Palermo point.
Stefano Pioli rues Bologna mistakes, while Domenico Di Carlo regrets throwing away a lead.
Massimo Ficcadenti won't take the credit for Cagliari's win on his comeback and Mario Beretta criticises the referee.
Vincenzo Montella’s Catania are in the race for Europe after beating Lazio, but he insists reports of a job lined up with Inter or Napoli are “fantasy football.”
Stefano Colantuono is “happy with the performance and the result” against Inter, but points out Atalanta were denied a penalty.
Edy Reja feels Lazio “did not deserve to lose” their hard-fought game away to Catania, but the fight for third place now gets even more complicated.
Today’s results affect the drop zone, as Novara suck Siena back down, Lecce-Palermo was a thriller in the sign of red cards and Bologna fought back to hold Chievo.
Claudio Ranieri insists it is “just a bad year” for Inter and they must “not take our fans for a ride by stating objectives.”
Both Lecce and Palermo shared the spoils after going down to 10 men in the first half of this chaotic encounter.
Nicola Legrottaglie gave Catania a remarkable victory over Lazio that puts them right in the push for Europe.
Diego Milito had a penalty saved for the second game on the trot, as Inter were held to a disappointing draw by Atalanta.
Gennaro Gattuso admits his comeback after six months was “the end of a nightmare” for the Milan midfielder.
Lazio have a very tricky trip to Catania and field Antonio Candreva in support of Miroslav Klose against the Sicilian trident.
Inter return to the 4-4-2 system with Diego Milito and Giampaolo Pazzini, but Atalanta must rely on Under-21 international Guido Marilungo.
Coach Massimo Ficcadenti made a fantastic return to the Cagliari bench as Mauricio Pinilla’s hat-trick crushed nine-man Cesena 3-0.
Genoa are struggling to avoid being sucked into the relegation race, but Pasquale Marino insists they can end the season on a high when facing Roma on Monday.
Giuseppe Sannino tells Siena it will be “a real battle” against Novara in today’s relegation dogfight.
Stefano Pioli welcomes his old club Chievo in a relegation tussle and promises “this can be the best end to a Bologna season for years.”
Former England manager Fabio Capello confirms why he resigned over the John Terry affair and won’t return to the bench in Serie A.
Serse Cosmi takes on Palermo, the team he managed for a month last season, and feels Lecce can fight back to avoid relegation.
Francesco Guidolin has no doubts Udinese-Napoli is a battle for Champions League qualification. “They are the third force in this tournament.”
Vincenzo Montella knows Catania could secure safety with a win over Lazio and even target Europe, but “let’s not raise the bar too high yet.”
Fiorentina President Andrea Della Valle kept the squad behind for hours after their 5-0 defeat to Juventus. “I apologise to the fans. There can be no alibis.”
Prepare for today’s Serie A clashes, including a head-to-head for Europe in Udinese-Napoli, Lazio visit Catania and Inter take on Atalanta.
Today's front page headlines from La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Fiorentina fans are protesting outside the Stadio Franchi, but team manager Vincenzo Guerini insists “Delio Rossi has not resigned.”
Antonio Conte feared the trip to Fiorentina would be “cursed again,” but celebrated an historic Juventus victory and even enjoyed the wig jokes.
Andrea Pirlo dedicated the Juventus victory to Fabrice Muamba, the Bolton player who collapsed today. “We’re all praying for him.”
Coach Roberto Donadoni says Parma tried their best at the Tardini, “but Milan are a great squad.”
Juventus humiliated rivals Fiorentina 5-0 at the Stadio Franchi with Mirko Vucinic pulling the strings after Alessio Cerci was sent off.

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