NEWS

Karim Benzema’s first half goal was enough to give Real Madrid a hard fought Champions League semi-final first leg win over Bayern Munich
Fiorentina’s Massimo Ambrosini says his side must learn the art of winning while not playing well if they are to be successful.
Juventus goalkeeper Gigi Buffon says the prospect of the Old Lady playing at home in the Europa League final is still a long way away.
Antonio Conte confirms he did not call Napoli counterpart Rafa Benitez for advice on how to beat Juventus' Europa League opponents Benfica.
Fiorentina’s Ryder Matos has thanked Coach Vincenzo Montella for the faith he has shown in him.
Roma Coach Rudi Garcia says he is fully committed to the club but wants a team that can be competitive on all fronts next season.
Real Madrid Coach Carlo Ancelotti says he is happy at the club and has confidence in his team ahead of their Champions League semi-final.
Former Liverpool midfielder Didi Hamann thinks Napoli Coach Rafa Benitez would be an ideal candidate for the Manchester United job.
Lazio doctor Roberto Bianchini is confident that striker Miroslav Klose will be back in time for the team’s final three matches of the season.
Alessandro Del Piero is being linked with a move to Chinese outfit Guangzhou Evergrande, who are coached by Marcello Lippi.
Bayern Munich CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has once again insisted that Mario Mandzukic will stay with the club.
Sulley Muntari has admitted that Milan’s next two games are vital if they are to qualify for the Europa League.
Algerian youngster Zinedine Ferhat has denied reports that he could move to Milan in the summer.
Barcelona have released a statement claiming they have ‘responded positively’ to FIFA’s decision to provisionally suspend their transfer ban.
FIGC President Giancarlo Abete has admitted that Juventus’ Europa League semi-final against Benfica has ‘a double significance’.
Fiorentina and Juventus have both been fined for offence chants and banners displayed during their game last month.
Rolando Bianchi’s agent has rubbished suggestions that his client has fallen out with Coach Davide Ballardini.
Despite rumours of interest in Alexis Sanchez, another Spain-based striker is reportedly in Juventus’ sights.
Napoli defender Henrique has been involved in a car accident this afternoon, but is thought to be unhurt.
Sampdoria are looking at potential replacements for Sinisa Mihajlovic, with Basel boss Murat Yakin top of their list.
Roma will make a move for Parma defender Gabriel Paletta during the off-season, it has been claimed this afternoon.
Fabrizio Ravanelli believes that Alexis Sanchez is the right man to take Juventus to the next level.
Il Messaggero believe that Juventus, Milan and Tottenham can be added to the list of names tracking Cagliari’s Davide Astori.
Francesco Lodi is reportedly intent on remaining with Catania for next season, even if they drop into Serie B.
Cesare Prandelli and his Italy staff will today reportedly evaluate the results from the physical tests carried out on 42 players at Coverciano last week.
Benfica forwards Rodrigo Machado and Rodrigo Lima have reflected on the task facing the Portuguese against Juventus this week.
Keita Balde Diao’s agent says that the youngster is on the verge of signing an improved contract with Lazio.
Arturo Vidal’s involvement for Juventus in their Europa League semi-final with Benfica is in doubt after he skipped training on Wednesday.
Mauro Icardi’s agent has refused direct comment on rumours linking the Inter striker with an exit, but says such stories are ‘inevitable’.
Sao Paulo’s President says that the club may not be able to compete financially for Ricky Kaka, but that they are ‘the right place’ for the Milan man.
Inter are seen as eager to discuss Walter Mazzarri’s contract with the club come May, before planning out a future with him.
Edy Reja is reported as set to leave Lazio at the end of the season, with the capital club looking at alternative options already.
Marko Livaja has hope of returning to play for Atalanta this season and wants to put aside disciplinary problems, “but with me, you never know!”
Today's front-page headlines from the Gazzetta dello Sport, Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Diego Simeone is confident “the second leg will be much more open” after Atletico Madrid’s 0-0 with Chelsea.

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