NEWS

Jonathas scored with his first touch of the game under the driving snow, as 10-man Lazio were beaten by Torino after Michael Ciani’s foolish red card.
Francesco Totti was inspirational and scored his 226th Serie A goal as Roma beat Parma 2-0 to keep their European dreams alive.
Devis Mangia has named his squad for the Italy Under-21 side’s friendlies against Russia and Ukraine, including Ascoli starlet Simone Zaza.
Lazio are flying high in Europe and the Coppa Italia, but face a tricky trip to Torino this evening in Serie A.
Pescara co-Coach Bruno Nobili reveals their problem, while Eugenio Corini is pleased with Chievo's progress.
Roma need a victory against Parma this evening to keep their European dreams alive and make some surprising changes.
Walter Mazzarri reassured Edinson Cavani and Stefano Colantuono felt Atalanta deserved a point.
Massimiliano Allegri felt fatigue from the Champions League, but Giuseppe Sannino wanted Cristian Zapata sent off.
Vincenzo Montella expects a photo-finish for Europe, while Davide Ballardini was encouraged by the comeback.
Beppe Iachini still believes in safety, while Diego Lopez has advice for Victor Ibarbo.
Juventus have released an update on Martin Caceres, confirming he has suffered head trauma and large cuts to his face.
Mattia De Sciglio, Alessio Cerci and Luca Antonelli are in Cesare Prandelli’s Italy squad to face Brazil and Malta.
Pescara President Daniele Sebastiani revealed they have lodged a complaint about referee Paolo Silvio Mazzoleni because of his comments after the 2-0 defeat to Chievo.
Walter Mazzarri explains why he was sent off, defended Edinson Cavani from gossip and warned Napoli not to drop further points.
Vincenzo Montella praised Fiorentina for their “maturity,” but warned they still need to improve to qualify for Europe.
Massimiliano Allegri feels Mario Balotelli is “an excellent professional” and laughed off continuing rumours over his future on the Milan bench.
Edinson Cavani broke his eight-game goal drought in a thrilling 3-2 victory over Atalanta and hit back at critics. “I talk on the pitch.”
Mario Balotelli celebrated his brace against Palermo and is confident Milan “will catch Napoli next week” in the race for second.
Milan and Fiorentina fought hard for victories that keep them in the race for a Champions League spot, but Chievo practically doomed Pescara to the drop.
Napoli earned a dramatic 3-2 victory over Atalanta with Edinson Cavani and Goran Pandev breaking their goal droughts.
The pressure is on Napoli to end their five-match winless streak or risk losing second place, but they welcome an Atalanta side who won here last season.
Cagliari have practically secured their safety in Serie A after getting the best chances in a 0-0 draw away to Siena.
Fiorentina welcome a weakened Genoa side and aim to continue their march on the Serie A top spots.
Milan try to get over Barcelona and close on second place in Serie A, while Palermo welcome back Coach Giuseppe Sannino.
Erik Lamela reveals he “was close to joining Barcelona, but don’t regret” going to Roma instead.
Lazio visit Torino this evening and President Claudio Lotito sees this as “the defining moment that tells us what our ambitions can be this season.”
This evening’s Serie A match between Sampdoria and Inter has been called off due to flood warnings in Genoa.
It’s a relegation battle this lunchtime and Cagliari take on taboo team Siena, who are on the verge of an amazing comeback.
Antonio Conte was so dismayed by the controversy in Bologna that the Juventus Coach warned “it makes me want to leave Italy. This is sport, not war.”
Juventus defender Martin Caceres is in hospital after a car crash last night in Turin, but is not in serious condition and avoided fractures.
Cesare Prandelli will later today name his Italy squad to face Brazil and Alessio Cerci is widely expected to get his debut call-up.
Ivo Pulga hopes Cagliari can give a little bit more to end their ‘curse’ at Siena. “We’ve never won there in Serie A, but there’s always a first time.”
Atalanta face Napoli this afternoon and Giacomo Bonaventura’s agent confirms the two clubs are in negotiations.
Siena are off the foot of the table despite a six-point penalty and Beppe Iachini is confident they can survive if they beat Cagliari in today’s clash.
The action starts at 11.30am GMT with Siena-Cagliari, then Milan-Palermo, Napoli-Atalanta and Fiorentina-Genoa prepare us for three late kick-offs.

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