NEWS

Udinese have Antonio Di Natale and Antonio Floro Flores leading the way as they try to overturn a first leg Europa League defeat to AZ Alkmaar.
Cesare Prandelli’s Italy have announced friendlies against Luxembourg and Russia in the lead-up to Euro 2012.
Ezequiel Lavezzi concedes the Champions League exit to Chelsea is “difficult to swallow, but we must be proud” of what Napoli achieved.
Alberto Zaccheroni insists that Inter’s constant coaching changes are the reason behind their struggles – but he’s defended President Massimo Moratti.
Serie B outfit Torino have been awarded three points this afternoon after their 1-0 loss at Padova was transformed into a 3-0 win.
Milan striker Maxi Lopez has mapped out his dream Champions League scenario ahead of Friday’s draw.
As Massimo Ficcadenti makes his second debut as Cagliari Coach, Palermo’s Bortolo Mutti could be out of a job by the end of Week 28.
Cristian Zaccardo is looking for the three points against Milan even though he knows how difficult that mountain will be to climb.
Genoa chief Enrico Preziosi has admitted that 2011-12 has been a campaign to forget so far.
Milan youngster Stephan El Shaarawy admits that he is already thinking about the Italian national side – despite having won just two caps at Under-21 level.
Ahead of facing former side Chievo this weekend, Stefano Pioli has asserted the belief that the Mussi Volanti will easily survive the relegation battle.
Cesena President Igor Campedelli has revealed that the relegation strugglers passed up the chance to sign Michael Bradley in favour of Antonio Candreva.
January signing Fredy Guarin has finally started training for his new club Inter, after recovering from injury.
Juventus have issued a brief statement backing Arturo Vidal and Leonardo Bonucci over claims they were involved in a nightclub brawl.
Tests have confirmed that Wesley Sneijder suffered a thigh strain for Inter on Tuesday night when in action against Marseille.
Sebastian Giovinco’s agent has suggested that his client is ready to play for a big club again and hinted that Inter may be the ideal destination this summer.
Ignazio Abate is reportedly out of Milan’s next two games against Parma and Juventus after picking up a suspected muscle strain in training.
Fabrizio Miccoli has accused the Italian media of exaggerating his actions, after it was alleged that he deliberately got himself booked last weekend.
Exiled goalkeeper Mariano Andujar will likely meet with sporting director Pietro Lo Monaco in Argentina next week to discuss his Catania future.
Josip Ilicic has denied that his drop in form is a crisis and also refused to rule out speculation of leaving Palermo in the summer.
As Alessandro Del Piero’s agent confirms all options remain open, he is again linked with a move abroad once his stay with Juventus comes to an end.
With Milan in mind, Francesco Totti is unlikely to feature for Roma this weekend as they host Genoa at the Stadio Olimpico.
Napoli President Aurelio De Laurentiis has targeted an immediate return to the Champions League after the Partenopei’s elimination on Wednesday.
Atalanta have been handed a blow for the season run-in with the news that defender Daniele Capelli has suffered another serious injury.
Despite being without a win in six and in danger of being pulled into the relegation scrap, Parma should see preparations for Milan in Week 28 as ‘easy’.
Jose Mourinho is sad that former side Inter will not be joining his Real Madrid in the Champions League quarter-final and semi-final draw on Friday.
There are conflicting reports on Arturo Vidal and Leonardo Bonucci’s involvement in a nightclub brawl alleged to have happened earlier in the week.
Today's front-page headlines from La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Walter Mazzarri felt Christian Maggio’s injury was the turning point and Napoli “lacked experience, but our Champions League campaign was fantastic.”
Roberto Di Matteo hailed Chelsea’s turnaround and was impressed by Napoli too after reaching the Champions League quarter-finals.
Paolo Cannavaro admits “it hurts to lose like this, but we leave the Champions League with our heads held very high.”
Napoli put up a spirited display at Stamford Bridge, but capitulated in extra time to go out against Chelsea 5-4 on aggregate.
Massimiliano Allegri keeps thinking about that phantom goal and criticises the Juventus complaints. “I hope it won’t prove to be decisive for the Scudetto.”
Napoli have their Three Tenors to make history at Stamford Bridge against Roberto Di Matteo’s Chelsea.
Italy legend Dino Zoff sees Napoli as “the favourites” against Chelsea this evening. “They need to make the most of the counter-attack.”

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