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Archive for February, 2010

Inter Milan continued their quest for Serie A glory on Sunday evening, away to Napoli at the San Paolo. This match looked like a tough tie for Inter, given Napoli’s excellent record under Mazarri, and so it proved as they only managed to secure a 0-0 draw. Mourinho opted to break up the “three muskateers” for this match, as Samuel Eto’o was dropped to the bench and Wesley Sneijder was recalled to the lineup. Inter reverted to a 4321 formation […]

Posted by Ryan Ross On Feb - 16 - 2010 Comments Off READ FULL POST

Written by: Dave Trotter/Ligue1Talk As we heard a few months ago, France manager Raymond Domenech said today that he would make Patrick Vieira the captain of the French National Team at the World Cup in South Africa. But while the promise is out there, the main question is if Domenech will select Vieira at all. He said to L’Equipe that he would have a long list if he had to pick from players that have only played two matches. Still, […]

Posted by Alex On Feb - 16 - 2010 Comments Off READ FULL POST

Juventus gained a much needed win on Sunday afternoon with a dogged performance over Genoa. 3-2 the scoreline and had to thank Alex Del Piero for this. Genoa took the lead early in the game as Marco Rossi scuffed an effort passed the keeper. As half-time was approaching Juventus huffed and puffed and was gladly rewarded as Amauri hit back at his critics rising up above the Genoa defence from Caceres cross. Juve took the lead in the 2nd half […]

Posted by Scot Munroe On Feb - 15 - 2010 Comments Off READ FULL POST

All the action from Italian Serie A match day 24. Roma ROMA ROMA!!! Another win by the capitalista and it just keeps getting better and better as the Giallorossi decimate visitors Palermo, 4-1. Juventus finally get a win, and Inter are held to a draw, scudetto on again? Can’t wait to see what Mourinho’s men have planned for their Chelsea duel mid-week.

Posted by Alex On Feb - 15 - 2010 Comments Off READ FULL POST

TuttosportThree cheers for Juve!Del Piero, what a showEditorial: And now continuityLazio-Reja: It’s renaissanceNapoli furyInter lucky Gazzetta dello SportInter what hard workStalemate against a great NapoliRoma are now just seven points backAle makes resurgent JuveBorriello to miss UtdThe Cagliari show!The Reja cure! Corriere dello SportNapoli-Inter: Spectacle and FightsGreat emotion, no goalsMourinho against the refereesReja regenerates LazioCagliari puts on a showDel Piero, it’s Juve!

Posted by Alex On Feb - 15 - 2010 Comments Off READ FULL POST

So after a disappointing draw against Aston Villa, nearly a week has passed without seeing Manchester United in action, but a tough test is upon us. AC Milan are next up for Sir Alex Ferguson and his Red Army in the Champions League Second Round 1st Leg. With United at the San Siro first, it is sure to be a difficult tie. Minds will surely be cast back to the last time the two sides met in 2007, United took […]

Posted by David Schiavone On Feb - 15 - 2010 1 Comment READ FULL POST

The Giallorossi dominated Saturday evening, soundly defeating Palermo during their round 24 match, courtesy of one aka Matteo Brighi. Roma’s well-organized attack early-on, met by a laid back Palermo XI content to play fetch, yielded several corners but no damaging finish. As expected Palermo took a crack at it on the counterattack, but were also taking advantage of the space given to Federico Balzaretti to move forward—as Marco Motta seemed willing to concede ground. 8 minutes in, Francesco Totti would […]

Posted by Alex On Feb - 14 - 2010 Comments Off READ FULL POST

The former Real Madrid and occasional Brazilian international right back Cicinho, has been officially presented to São Paulo fans and media. Cicinho joins the Tricolor Paulista on loan from AS Roma until the end of the 2010 season. He is the latest in a series of big name signings for Campeonato Brasileiro clubs with Robinho, Roberto Carlos, Ronaldo and Wagner Love returning to Brazil’s top flight from Europe in recent times. Cicinho played for São Paulo from 2003-2005 before transferring […]

Posted by Alex On Feb - 14 - 2010 Comments Off READ FULL POST

Napoli v Inter Christian Maggio made it difficult for Napoli last week, getting dismissed in the first half of their match against Udinese. Napoli were only minutes from obtaining a draw, but two injury time Di Natale goals killed their hopes. Napoli have lost a football match again and Maggio, will be suspended tomorrow, and must bear the blame. Lavezzi, their Argentine striker, should be back for this huge game but double check the lineup. Inter dominated against Parma in […]

Posted by Alex On Feb - 13 - 2010 Comments Off READ FULL POST

Juventus have had a plethora of phenomenal strikers over the years but there is one who stands out over his modern day rivals His name is Gianluca Vialli, a legendary centre forward and accomplished manager; as a it can be argued he started the Chelsea revolution we see today, laying the foundations for Claudio Ranieri, Mourinho and Carlo Ancelotti to build on. He started of his career at hometown club Cremonese after playing youth football with Pizzighettone. His first team […]

Posted by David Schiavone On Feb - 13 - 2010 1 Comment READ FULL POST

Naples born and bread but staring for Udinese step forward Antonio Di Natale. Standing at 5ft 7in the small striker has been banging in the goals for Udinese 69 in 174 games. This season he has netted 16 goals for a up and down Udinese team with it being more on the down side. He scored a brilliant hat-trick in his latest game where Udinese beat champions league contenders Napoli 3-1. Playing on the left of a trident front 3 […]

Posted by Scot Munroe On Feb - 12 - 2010 Comments Off READ FULL POST

Diego Ribas da Cunha, commonly known as Diego started his footballing career at Santos’ youth system, making his first team debut in the Rio-Sao Paulo championships in 2002 at just sixteen. In the same year Diego aided Santos which also comprised of former Manchester City midfielder Elano, Alex and Robinho to win the domestic league championship. Diego was to later state his desire to move to Juventus in the near future “Playing for Juventus would be a great honour as […]

Posted by Andy Golding On Feb - 12 - 2010 Comments Off READ FULL POST

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