CATANIA NEWS

The Sicilian derby is already heating up after Catania exchanged vicious insults with Palermo director Pietro Lo Monaco on “vulgarity, verbal violence and pathetic, demented statements.”
Catania Sporting Director Sergio Gasparin has admitted he is delighted with the club's start to the season.
Pablo Barrientos surprised many when he used Twitter to declare he is going to leave Catania.
Rolando Maran praised Catania's patience, but Eugenio Corini has regrets for Chievo.
This was an extremely tense weekend with seven red cards, saved penalties and last-gasp comebacks that reshuffle the bottom of the table.
Eugenio Corini wants Chievo to rely on the element of surprise in Catania this afternoon. “We’re not beaten yet.”
Catania boss Rolando Maran warns his men must focus on Chievo, because being distracted by the upcoming Sicilian derby would be “a huge mistake.”
Ivo Pulga rues Cagliari's missed opportunities and Rolando Maran is grateful for the point.
Mariano Andujar needed a series of great saves to earn Catania a point in Cagliari after some controversy over the Is Arenas seating.
The line-ups for the 17.00 GMT kick-off Cagliari-Catania have been announced, but fans feared another defeat if the club insisted on ignoring the authorities’ decision to close the stands.
The Cagliari confusion at the Is Arenas continues, as it has only been announced hours before the game with Catania that the main stand is closed.
Cagliari President Massimo Cellino made an unusual pledge to celebrate the Is Arenas opening to fans today. “I’ll play Ave Maria on the guitar.”
Cagliari will slash ticket prices for the home game against Catania – with just €1 enough to get you into the match.
President Antonino Pulvirenti continued the feud with Juventus director Beppe Marotta. “He should steer clear of Catania. The wound is open and bleeding.”
Sporting director Sergio Gasparin has reiterated that Francesco Lodi and Alejandro Gomez will be staying at Catania for the foreseeable future.
Lazio legend Paolo Di Canio has criticised Italian referees, following the contentious decisions awarded to Juventus so far this season.
Rolando Maran praised Catania's near perfect performance, but Vladimir Petkovic took responsibility.
Vladimir Petkovic feels Lazio’s 4-0 thrashing in Catania was “a psychological issue” and fears they were distracted by next Sunday’s clash with Roma.
Lazio were crushed 4-0 in Catania and Napoli gifted Torino a point, while Samp and Genoa keep sliding down.
Lazio must face a fiery Catania atmosphere without Miroslav Klose, so Tommaso Rocchi takes on the responsibility.