Milan coach Massimiliano Allegri believes their route to the Champions League final will be easier if they beat Barcelona in the quarter-final.
AS Roma midfielder Miralem Pjanic would like to play a similar role for the Giallorossi as Spain international Xavi occupies for Barcelona.
Atalanta are keen to pick up points for the seventh straigh game when they take on Inter, who are desperate to avoid their sixth home defeat.
Bologna midfielder Rene Krhin said he is willing to wait his turn to shine after admitting it was not easy to be out of action for five months.
There are reports in Russia that Cagliari star Radja Nainggolan announced an imminent move to Zenit St Petersburg at the end of the season.
Catania director Pietro Lo Monaco is happy with their position in the league and that Juan Pablo Carrizo is proving to be a good goalkeeper.
Cesena are desperate to avoid their fourth defeat in five games when they take on Cagliari, who are keen to register their fifth home victory.
Chievo are hoping to register their third win in five games when they take on Bologna, who have already dropped 24 points at home this season.
Striker Amauri has made it clear that he will celebrate should he score for Fiorentina against Juventus following an unhappy spell at the club.
Genoa are looking to pick up points for the fourth straight game when they take on AS Roma, who are keen to register their eighth home win.
Director Adriano Galliani has been quick to dismiss transfer links with Inter Milan star Wesley Sneijder as Milan are well covered in midfield.
Juventus coach Antonio Conte will put Leonardo Bonucci and Arturo Vidal in the squad despite an alleged incident at a nightclub last weekend.
Arsenal target Lukas Podolski has suggested that he could decide to join Lazio at the end of the season to be reunited with Miroslav Klose.
Lecce will be hoping to register their third win in five games when they take on Palermo, who are desperate to avoid their tenth away defeat.
Brescia coach Alessandro Calori said Napoli target midfielder Omar El Kaddouri still needs to grow but believes he would do well at San Paolo.
Novara are hoping to register their second consecutive win when they take on Siena, who will be determined to avoid their fifth home defeat.
Palermo defender Eros Pisano has promised that his team will fight to win against Lecce this weekend as even the players are tired of losing.
Parma are hoping to pick up points for the third consecutive game when they take on AC Milan, who are looking to register their tenth away win.
Siena are confident of registering their 4th consecutive victory when they take on Novara, who are desperate to avoid their 11th away defeat.
Antonio Floro Flores regrets exiting Europa League at the Friuli for the 2nd time, but is determined to return to the competition next season.