NEWS

Juventus field a completely revamped side for today’s early kick-off against bottom of the table Pescara, but Mirko Vucinic partners Sebastian Giovinco.
Sassuolo fell in a five-goal thriller at Novara, cutting their lead at the top to six points, while 10-man Empoli hit the brakes.
Gigi Buffon admits Juventus’ defeat to Bayern Munich “was probably my worst performance in the Champions League. It’s not easy being Buffon.”
Andrea Stramaccioni admits Inter will have to do without Rodrigo Palacio “for a long time,” but rules out self-pity ahead of the match with Atalanta.
Massimiliano Allegri expects a difficult match as Milan visit Fiorentina for the lunchtime kick-off, but insists “it is not decisive” for a Champions League spot.
Cagliari captain Daniele Conti says it is “shameful” that his team effectively does not have a home stadium for the rest of the season.
Stevan Jovetic is in the Fiorentina squad to face Milan tomorrow, but Gonzalo Rodriguez and Mounir El Hamdaoui miss out.
Roma President James Pallotta flew in for Monday’s derby and assured “there is a strategy” to bring in new investors.
Walter Mazzarri believes Napoli “will secure second place if we don’t get it wrong against Genoa and Milan,” but admits sending someone to secretly film his rivals.
Watford manager Gianfranco Zola praised Cesare Prandelli’s Azzurri and explained the “stress and pressure” are completely different between English and Italian football.
Davide Ballardini believes “Napoli are one of the strongest teams in Serie A,” but his very Neapolitan Genoa can still cause an upset tomorrow.
Lazio had already been linked with Shane Long in January, but new reports suggest they are reviving their bid for the West Bromwich Albion striker.
Vincenzo Montella is targeting victory and third place against Milan tomorrow lunchtime and sensationally reveals “Stevan Jovetic could play” despite his injury.
Italian newspapers claim UEFA delegates apologised to Lazio after the ‘errors’ made by Scottish referee William Collum against Fenerbahce.
Franz Beckenbauer has apologised for calling Gigi Buffon “a pensioner” after his performance against Bayern Munich. “I didn’t want to offend him, but...”
Eugenio Corini has warned Chievo “are not safe yet” as he is forced to completely reshuffle his side against Udinese.
Delio Rossi admits it will feel a little strange when Sampdoria take on his old Palermo side, potentially pushing them towards relegation.
Atalanta are in mourning after their former President Ivan Ruggeri died this morning, though he had been in a coma since 2008.
Bologna welcome Torino this evening and Stefano Pioli is looking beyond mere safety. “We’ve got to raise the bar.”
Inter regret sending Marko Livaja on loan to Atalanta in January, as they are without strikers for tomorrow’s game, but he insists “I’d like to stay in Bergamo.”
Former Fiorentina and Milan Coach Fatih Terim expects “a wonderful match” between the clubs tomorrow.
Week 31 kicks off today with Juventus-Pescara and Bologna-Torino, while Sunday brings Fiorentina-Milan for third place and Monday’s Rome Derby.
Today's front page headlines from La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
A goal in the opening minute helped Reggina to beat Bari this evening and leapfrog them in the Serie B table.
Ex-Inter Coach Mircea Lucescu isn’t entirely surprised at claims Taribo West lied about his age. “He was so uncoordinated he’d fall over and we all laughed.”
Dedè’s agent has confirmed “Milan would be an honour for him, but Vasco da Gama are still waiting for their offer.”
Francesco Lodi is out of Sunday’s game with Cagliari after the Catania midfielder underwent surgery on his hand.
There are reports Milan are renewing their interest in QPR midfielder Adel Taarabt, but only if the club is relegated.
Parma defender Gabriel Paletta has shaken off transfer rumours and admits he hasn’t “decided yet” whether to represent Italy or Argentina.
Confusion over Cagliari’s home venue continues, as while Trieste council say they can’t use the Stadio Nereo Rocco, the Lega Serie A claim they can.
Juventus face Pescara without Andrea Barzagli, Giorgio Chiellini or Nicolas Anelka, while Gigi Buffon is benched due to illness.
Inter are testing out Tommaso Rocchi with Antonio Cassano, as Rodrigo Palacio’s injury forces a complete reshuffle against Atalanta.
Roma midfielder Simone Perrotta warns Monday night’s Derby della Capitale “will be fundamental for Europe.”
Bottom of the table Pescara take on leaders Juventus tomorrow, but Cristian Bucchi insists “we’re going there to win, not for damage limitation.”
Roma “are prepared to meet Saint-Etienne’s demands” for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, his father told reporters.

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