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It was a spectacular afternoon in Serie A, as Fiorentina beat Torino 4-3, bottom of the table Pescara stalled Roma and the Sicilian Derby was decided with the last kick of the game.
Insigne seals Napoli thriller
Lorenzo Insigne scored deep into stoppages to give Napoli a thrilling 3-2 victory over Cagliari in this incredibly open game.
Strama: 'This means a lot'
Andrea Stramaccioni feels the hard-fought win over Parma will “mean a lot during this emergency period” for Inter.
Napoli hand the gloves to Antonio Rosati as they welcome high-flying Cagliari to the San Paolo this afternoon.
Rocchi squeezes past Parma
Tommaso Rocchi’s bizarre scuffed goal proved enough to end Inter’s run of three consecutive home defeats, squeezing past Parma 1-0.
Roma hope for a goalfest against bottom of the table Pescara as they continue the march towards Europe.
Adem Ljajic and Marcelo Larrondo are back in the starting XI as Alessio Cerci’s Torino return to face his old club Fiorentina.
The Derby di Sicilia is set to be a fiery one, as Catania can push for Europe and potentially send rivals Palermo into Serie B.
Inter confirm Gomez interest
Inter director Piero Ausilio confirmed their interest in Catania forward Alejandro Gomez. “He’d be an important player to build on for the future.”
Moratti: 'Faith in Stramaccioni'
Inter President Massimo Moratti reiterated Andrea Stramaccioni is going nowhere ahead of today’s game with Parma. “It’s a question of rapport and faith.”
Bucchi: 'Olimpico a great stage'
Pescara are practically relegated, but Cristian Bucchi is urging them to keep pushing against Roma this afternoon. “It’s a great stage for us to play on.”
Pulga: 'Cagliari can beat Napoli'
Cagliari may be comfortably mid-table, but Ivo Pulga is confident “the team doesn’t need motivating against Napoli.”
Ventura: 'Viola surprise of the season'
Giampiero Ventura believes Fiorentina and Vincenzo Montella are “the real surprises of the season,” but his Torino can still cause them problems today.
Inter try to end their crisis against Parma in the lunchtime kick-off, but are forced to change yet again due to injuries.
Raiola: 'Juve, get on the Ibra train'
Agent Mino Raiola continues to suggest Juventus should step up their bid for Zlatan Ibrahimovic. “Six months ago Milan thought Mario Balotelli was impossible...”
Maran: 'Emotional Sicilian derby'
The Sicilian Derby gives Catania the opportunity to push arch rivals Palermo towards Serie B this afternoon, so Rolando Maran expects “strong emotions.”
Preziosi: 'Ballardini is safe'
Genoa failed to beat Atalanta on Saturday, but President Enrico Preziosi insisted “for the moment nothing will happen” regarding Coach Davide Ballardini.
Iachini: 'Siena, step on it!'
Siena climbed out of the bottom three last week and Beppe Iachini warns “now is the time to step on the gas” against Chievo.
Muntari: 'That phantom goal...'
Ahead of tonight’s clash with Juventus, Sulley Muntari can’t help thinking back to his infamous ‘phantom’ goal that wasn’t given last year for Milan.
Donadoni: 'Attack Inter'
Roberto Donadoni believes his strikers are going to be the key when Parma visit struggling Inter in today’s lunchtime match.
Serie A Previews: Juventus-Milan!
This evening Milan enter the Juventus Stadium, as Napoli take on Cagliari and Fiorentina welcome Torino, while Inter try to avoid a record against Parma.
What the papers say...
Today's front page headlines from La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Petkovic: 'Udinese won with one shot'
Vladimir Petkovic felt Udinese “won tonight with one shot on goal,” but concedes Lazio have to analyse what is going wrong.
Guidolin: 'Zielinski markings of a champion'
Francesco Guidolin claimed 18-year-old Piotr Zielinski “has the stigmata of a champion” after a fine performance as Udinese beat Lazio 1-0.
Di Natale stunner sinks Lazio
Udinese beat Lazio with a stunning Antonio Di Natale leaping volley and caught them in the Serie A table to keep their European dreams alive.
Ronaldo: 'Juve back at the top'
Ronaldo visited the Juventus Museum today and praised Antonio Conte’s side, while joking he has “removed from my memory” the infamous Mark Iuliano challenge.
Juve fans: 'No racist chanting'
Juventus fans have released a statement urging everyone to avoid racist chants against Milan. “Let’s not give them anything to criticise us for.”
Colantuono: 'A good point'
Stefano Colantuono feels Atalanta earned “a good point in a fiery atmosphere” against relegation-threatened Genoa.
Ballardini: 'Genoa must do more'
Davide Ballardini admits Genoa “need something more to secure safety” after a 1-1 home draw with Atalanta.
Dundee Utd reject Catania offers
It is reported that Dundee United rejected two different offers from Catania for striker Johnny Russell in the last three weeks.
Lazio go head-to-head with Udinese this evening in their annual battle for European places, as Antonio Di Natale takes on Miroslav Klose.
Atalanta keep Genoa down
It was a thrilling start to Genoa-Atalanta as both sides were on target in the opening eight minutes, but the 1-1 draw means the Grifone are sliding towards Serie B.
Inter push for Cagliari pair
Inter are reportedly battling Napoli, Milan and Southampton on the transfer market for Cagliari duo Radja Nainggolan and Victor Ibarbo.
Chiellini and Bendtner face Milan
Giorgio Chiellini and Nicklas Bendtner are back in the Juventus squad for tomorrow night’s encounter with Milan.
Andreazzoli fears distracted Roma
Roma are through to the Coppa Italia Final and face Pescara in Serie A on Sunday, so Aurelio Andreazzoli tries to keep focus on those games rather than his future.
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