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Spezia fired Coach Gianluca Atzori after a 6-0 home defeat and drafted in Luigi Cagni to take over.
Milan President Silvio Berlusconi arrived at the training ground in his helicopter to assure “respect for Massimiliano Allegri even during the tough times.”
Massimiliano Allegri had said Giampaolo Pazzini wouldn’t recover in time to face Inter, but he is in the Milan squad.
It is now official that Bologna-Fiorentina has been moved to Tuesday evening after heavy snowfall hit the Stadio Dall’Ara.
Ignazio Abate believes there are “no favourites” in tomorrow’s Milan Derby, while Antonio Cassano and Mario Balotelli won’t feel the pressure.
Sassuolo, Hellas Verona and Livorno secured victories, but Padova were unable to beat nine-man Empoli and two games were snowed off.
Beppe Iachini is thoroughly impressed with Juventus, but insists giant-killers Siena “will be attacking and certainly won’t go looking for a 0-0.”
Massimiliano Allegri warns the Derby della Madonnina will be very different to beating Barcelona and hopes Mario Balotelli doesn’t “fall into the trap of provocation.”
Andrea Stramaccioni has promised Inter will face the Milan Derby “with no fear. You think they are the favourites, whereas I see a balanced game.”
Vincenzo Montella is afraid the 4-1 demolition of Inter will lead Fiorentina to “get too euphoric” ahead of their trip to Bologna.
Ezequiel Lavezzi may be at Paris Saint-Germain, but he’s still cheering on Napoli, urged them to keep hold of Walter Mazzarri and admitted he could return to Italy.
Roma Coach Aurelio Andreazzoli prepares for Atalanta without Francesco Totti and feels the victory over Juventus “helped us to work better.”
Giorgio Chiellini is back in the Juventus squad to take on Siena, along with Claudio Marchisio and Federico Peluso.
Marco Materazzi praises good friend Mario Balotelli, reveals Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s row with Jose Mourinho and why Milan could win the Champions League.
Barcelona have reportedly set an €18m price-tag on Alexis Sanchez, as Juventus prepare a summer swoop.
Riccardo Montolivo gives his Derby della Madonnina prediction. “Milan will win 1-0 with a Stephan El Shaarawy goal.”
The Inter ultras have released statements, posters and flyers telling their members they can insult Mario Balotelli during the Derby, as long as they avoid racist abuse.
Mateo Kovacic may only be 18 and preparing for his first Milan Derby, but he smiles that “anyone who believes in Jesus cannot fear the Diavolo.”
Antonio Conte welcomes back Giorgio Chiellini, warns Juventus-Siena is “the first of 13 World Cup Finals” and berates the fans for treating football “like theatre.”
There continue to be doubts over whether Sunday’s Bologna-Fiorentina Serie A match will go ahead, as heavy snowfall hits the Dall’Ara.
Alberto Malesani has pleaded for Palermo fans to support the team against Genoa tonight, as he takes on the club that fired him twice last season.
Sheikh Adnan Adel Aref al Qaddumi al Shtewi revealed why he has agreed to invest in Roma. “I am passionate about football and the Giallorossi.”
Genoa Coach Davide Ballardini faces his Palermo past and a relegation dogfight this evening. “We must earn our safety day by day.”
Novara celebrated an extraordinary 6-0 win away to Spezia, while Juve Stabia squeezed past Grosseto.
Week 26 brings the huge Milan Derby, Napoli’s trip to Udinese, Juventus face giant-killers Siena and this evening a battle for safety between Palermo and Genoa.
Today's front page headlines from La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Fiorentina defender Michele Camporese will be out of action for a further three months after a knee operation, club doctors have confirmed today.
Napoli centre-back Alessandro Gamberini is likely to miss the Partenopei's clash with Juventus next week after picking up an ankle injury.
Roma midfielder Alessandro Florenzi has spoken of the pride he feels playing for the club he supported as a boy.
Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini has revealed that the club are interested in signing Edinson Cavani.
Sampdoria forward Mauro Icardi looks to be on the verge of a move to Inter, according to reports in Italy this evening.
Milan defender Mattia De Sciglio has insisted that the Rossoneri will draw inspiration from their win over Barcelona when they face Inter this weekend.
Juventus duo Arturo Vidal and Martin Caceres could be a doubt for the match against Siena this weekend with injury.
Milan will have to fight it out with Manchester United for the signature of Italian youngster Marco Verratti.
Inter midfielder Ricky Alvarez has conceded that the Derby della Madonnina is a 'unique game'.

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