NEWS

Vladimir Petkovic believes Lazio “dominated” despite a 4-1 defeat to Verona and shrugged off rumours of his exit.
Antonio Conte refused to speak to the media, but director Beppe Marotta confessed Radja Nainggolan is “ideal for Juventus.”
Rudi Garcia explained his new Roma system with four strikers and a “stellar” performance to beat Catania 4-0.
Roma crushed Catania 4-0 despite some amazing Gervinho misses, Verona flattened Lazio, Torino put four past Chievo and Fiorentina left it late at Sassuolo.
Juventus lost their clean sheet after 744 minutes of Serie A football, but still beat Atalanta for a ninth straight victory.
Hellas Verona defend their extraordinary home record by welcoming a deeply inconsistent Lazio, as Luca Toni faces Miroslav Klose.
Alessandro Diamanti’s fierce strike earned a victory over Genoa and may well have saved Stefano Pioli’s Bologna job.
Fiorentina want to end 2013 on a high, but face a tricky trip to the unpredictable Sassuolo.
Juventus aim for a ninth consecutive Serie A victory without conceding, but Atalanta have already held Roma and Inter.
Roma welcome bottom of the table Catania with Francesco Totti back in the starting XI after two months and a new system.
Sinisa Mihajlovic is still unbeaten as Sampdoria Coach and wants another victory against Parma today.
Hellas Verona boss Andrea Mandorlini promised “a battle royal” against Lazio this afternoon.
The Milan Derby will be less spectacular tonight, as officials banned the Rossoneri choreography and Inter fans are on strike.
It’s likely to be Stefano Pioli’s last game in charge of Bologna as he hosts Genoa in the early kick-off.
Catania are bottom of the table and visit unbeaten Roma, but Gigi De Canio believes in a Christmas miracle.
Roberto Donadoni prepares Parma against Sampdoria and feels rumours about Antonio Cassano’s future are “inevitable.”
Sassuolo Coach Eusebio Di Francesco reveals Fiorentina boss Vincenzo Montella “used to carry my bag.”
It’s Juventus-Roma on January 5 and today four top players must try to avoid yellow cards or miss the big game.
Gian Piero Gasperini warned Genoa against expecting Bologna to be pushovers in today’s early game.
Stefano Colantuono concedes Juventus “are superior in every way,” but believes Atalanta can still stop them getting a ninth straight win.
After Massimo Cellino declared Radja Nainggolan “has to go,” Milan are offering €6.25m plus half of Bryan Cristante just for co-ownership.
Stefano Pioli admits today’s game with Genoa could be his last for Bologna, but “I am not the only person responsible.”
The final Serie A fixture of 2013 is the massive Inter-Milan, but first Juventus, Fiorentina and Lazio face tricky away games and Roma host Catania.
Today's front page headlines from La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Radja Nainggolan said he hasn’t received firm offers, but Cagliari President Massimo Cellino warned “he has to go now.”
Cagliari Coach Diego Lopez said the draw with Napoli “is worth the same as a victory for us.”
Rafa Benitez admits Napoli can see their point away to Cagliari as “a bad result” and blamed the pitch.
Gonzalo Higuain’s penalty gave Napoli a 1-1 draw away to Cagliari, but Jose Callejon’s stunning volley was disallowed and Pepe Reina injured.
Bayern Munich have won the Club World Cup, beating Raja Casablanca 2-0, while Marcello Lippi’s Guanghzou Evergrande came fourth.
Palermo President Maurizio Zamparini launched an incredible attack on referee Renzo Candussio. “He wanted revenge because I sacked his father.”
Francesco Guidolin said Udinese’s 2-1 win away to Livorno was “the most important victory. I am in love with my players.”
Nico Lopez and Thomas Heurtaux earned Udinese’s 2-1 away victory, plunging Livorno further into crisis.
Napoli unleash Gonzalo Higuain, Lorenzo Insigne and Pepe Reina on Cagliari in tonight’s Serie A game.
Vladimir Petkovic insists 2013 was “a positive year” for Lazio and expects “many dangers” against Verona.
Giacomo Bonaventura will start for Atalanta tomorrow and admits he “was a Juventus fan as a child.”

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