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Espanyol vs Villarreal preview - No more sales for Espanyol

Posted Saturday, January 29, 2011 by PA

Espanyol sporting director Ramon Planes has ruled out further departures following the sale of full-back Didac Vila to AC Milan. Didac was sold to the Serie A leaders and follows team-mate Victor Ruiz to Italy after the central defender joined Napoli earlier this week. "Let's hope there are no more surprises, like we had with Didac," Planes said. "That was a very quick operation and Milan sho...Full Story »

Brescia vs Chievo preview - Filippini: We need wins

Posted Saturday, January 29, 2011 by PA

Brescia midfielder Antonio Filippini has reminded his team-mates of the need to grind out results to ensure Serie A survival ahead of their home match against Chievo. The Rondinelle lie second-bottom in Serie A, two points behind safety after 21 games played. Brescia, who gained promotion to the top flight last summer, lost 1-0 at Palermo in the last round. The result was Brescia's fourth def...Full Story »

Sampdoria vs Napoli preview - Pazzini loss will not affect Samp - Di Carlo

Posted Saturday, January 29, 2011 by PA

Only time will tell if selling Giampaolo Pazzini to Inter Milan was a wise move by Sampdoria, who visit Napoli on Sunday. The departure of the Italy international to the San Siro this week came as a surprise to many. The 26-year-old striker has excelled since his move to Sampdoria in January 2009 from Fiorentina, scoring 36 goals in 75 appearances. His move to Inter is a hammer blow for Samp ...Full Story »

Bari vs Cagliari preview - Ventura believes in Bari

Posted Saturday, January 29, 2011 by PA

Bari coach Giampiero Ventura is confident his struggling side have the quality to end a poor run of form when they visit Cagliari. Ventura's team lie at the foot of the standings, with just one win in its last 16 matches. "Things are not going well for us but the team has the quality to get out of this situation," Ventura said. "I spoke to the team after last weekend's 2-0 defeat to Napoli. U...Full Story »

Parma vs Genoa previwe - Marino: We can't get over-confident

Posted Saturday, January 29, 2011 by PA

Parma coach Pasquale Marino has warned his side not to become over-confident ahead of their trip to the Luigi Ferraris stadium to face strugglers Genoa. Marino's men produced a solid performance to beat Catania 2-0 last weekend. Having lost their previous two games, the Gialloblu clinched three vital points courtesy of goals from Antonio Candreva and Sebastian Giovinco. The outcome lifted Par...Full Story »

Roma vs Bologna preview - Ranieri urges Roma focus

Posted Saturday, January 29, 2011 by PA

Roma coach Claudio Ranieri has urged his players to keep their feet firmly on the ground ahead of their Serie A match at Bologna. The Eternal City giants followed their 3-0 win over Cagliari with a 2-0 triumph at Ranieri's former club Juventus on Thursday to reach the last four of the Coppa Italia. Roma will meet Inter Milan in the two-legged semi-final in April. In the meantime, the Gialloro...Full Story »

Lecce vs Cesena preview - Lecce must battle for every point - De Canio

Posted Saturday, January 29, 2011 by PA

Lecce host fellow strugglers Cesena with the added pressure of knowing that a defeat would see them drop into the relegation zone. Lecce are one place and one point clear of third-bottom Cesena after last weekend's 1-1 draw at Fiorentina. The result followed their 1-1 draw against AC Milan. "We produced fine performances against Milan and Fiorentina and this is a good sign," said Lecce coach ...Full Story »

Udinese vs Juventus preview - Guidolin: Udinese must not slip up

Posted Saturday, January 29, 2011 by PA

Red-hot Udinese travel to Turin to face Juventus looking to edge closer to the Champions League qualifying places. It took a while for coach Francesco Guidolin and the Friuli men to find their rhythm this season but now they are riding a four-match unbeaten streak and go into the game at the Olympic stadium in eighth place - four points adrift of Lazio who are fourth. Udinese go into this week...Full Story »

Inter Milan vs Palermo preview - Pazzini in line for Inter debut

Posted Saturday, January 29, 2011 by PA

New Inter Milan striker Giampaolo Pazzini could make his Nerazzurri debut against Palermo if he overcomes an ankle injury. The 26-year-old joined the defending Serie A champions on Friday from Sampdoria and the club is hoping his arrival will provide more firepower with Argentina hitman Diego Milito having struggled with several injuries this season. Pazzini has scored six goals in Serie A thi...Full Story »

Real Madrid vs Osasuna preview - Ramos fires Osasuna warning

Posted Saturday, January 29, 2011 by PA

Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos was warned his side to beware wounded Osasuna as Jose Mourinho's men look to keep on the coat-tails of Primera Division leaders Barcelona. Madrid slipped up in their last away match in La Liga, being held 1-1 by then-bottom club Almeria, and although they bounced back with a 1-0 home win over Real Mallorca last weekend, they now found themselves four points adr...Full Story »

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