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Archive for April, 2010

In 2003, Claudio Ranieri lost his job as manager of Chelsea after his gamble in the UEFA Champions League semi final against Monaco backfired and cost Roman Abramovich’s newly assembled squad a place in the final. With the Blues a goal to the good away from home in the first leg, Ranieri adopted an ultra attacking formation in an attempt to kill the game when the hosts were reduced to 10 men, a move which came back to haunt him […]

Posted by Alex On Apr - 21 - 2010 Comments Off READ FULL POST

A 92 minute winner for Sampdoria by Giampaolo Pazzini ended AC Milan title hopes and could give Samp 4th place? This was 3rd big game of the week as after 20 minutes Marco Boriello gave AC Milan the lead when he rose to meet Mancini cross pass on loan Storari. This game changed 15 minutes after half time on when Daniele Bonera was sent off for bringing down Antonio Cassano through on goal and Cassano spot kick was converted to […]

Posted by Scot Munroe On Apr - 20 - 2010 Comments Off READ FULL POST - José Mourinho has named a squad of 19 players (3 goalkeepers, 7 defenders, 5 midfielders & 4 strikers) for Tuesday evening’s UEFA Champions League semi-final first leg at the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza (kick-off 20:45): Goalkeepers: 12 Julio Cesar, 21 Paolo Orlandoni, 51 Vid Belec. Defenders: 2 Ivan Cordoba, 4 Javier Zanetti, 6 Lucio, 13 Maicon, 23 Marco Materazzi, 25 Walter Samuel, 26 Cristian Chivu. Midfielders: 5 Dejan Stankovic, 8 Thiago Motta, 10 Wesley Sneijder, 11 Sulley Muntari, 19 […]

Posted by Alex On Apr - 20 - 2010 Comments Off READ FULL POST

FC Barcelona arrived Monday in Milan ahead of schedule for their Champions League semi-final match against Internazionale. Current air restrictions in Europe courtesy of one Icelandic volcano caused the team to sit through an 11 hour bus ride. Inter’s club website is reporting the Tuesday evening semi-final first leg at the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza is a sell-out. A total of 80,018 tickets have been sold. Several pre-match quotes, Mourinho: “A pleasure to play a game like this” Wesley Sneijder: “We […]

Posted by Alex On Apr - 20 - 2010 3 Comments READ FULL POST

Gazzetta dello SportInter, you can do it!Mourinho: “I want everything”Milito to Balotelli, the Argentine is favouredBarcelona with IbraEditorial: The weakness of MartiansIs New York the last stop for Del Piero?Ronaldinho is upsetRoma crowns Vucinic    Corriere dello SportInter, go and make historyThe Nerazzurri challenge Barca’s monstersTotti writes for us“Laziali, what do you want? This is the derby!”Benitez gets €80m to spend on the new JuveMutu banned for nine months TuttosportINTER-ceptionsKey hearing on the Calciopoli trialMourinho: “We start as equals”Here is […]

Posted by Alex On Apr - 20 - 2010 Comments Off READ FULL POST

Intense day tomorrow for Ranieri’s Roma as the challenge has been thrown down with Inter’s 2-0 win in the Derby d’Italia against Juventus Friday. Second derby of round 34 is now the Derby della Capitale, Lazio vs Roma. Put your seatbelts on folks as we are in for a bumpy ride in this derby of derbies, a crucial match for sure.   <a href=””>Who Will Win The Rome Derby?</a><span style=”font-size:9px;”><a href=””>online survey</a></span>

Posted by Alex On Apr - 17 - 2010 Comments Off READ FULL POST

Just listen to the tifosi cry M-A-I-C-O-N immediately after the goal. Surely this is a goal of the season as Maicon scores what would be the eventual winner. The Inter “magician” helped steer the Nerazzurri not only to a 2-0 victory, but back atop Italian Serie A with his juggling and sublime placement beyond Juventus keeper Buffon on Friday. Mourinho’s men must now wait to see if Claudio Ranieri ‘s second place Roma will respond with a winner of their […]

Posted by Alex On Apr - 17 - 2010 Comments Off READ FULL POST

This is one of the matches that everyone has been waiting for this season. Granted the Inter vs. Roma match was one for the history books, no Roma fan or Lazio fan misses the Derby della Capitale. Now that Roma is at the top of the table this is their first match to defend that position. Of course or draw or a loss would put their Scuddetto hopes in jeopardy, I am sure that practice has been tough this week, […]

Posted by Alex On Apr - 16 - 2010 4 Comments READ FULL POST

At the interval it’s goal-less in this ‘Derby of Italia’ but Juventus are down to 10 men for the second 45 with the sending off of M Sissoko in the 37th minute. Juventus dominated early on however the boys in white & black now have their backs against the wall short a man and facing a trident attack of Milito, Eto’o and Pandev. Today’s lineups are: Juventus: Keeper Gigi Buffon Defenders J. Zebina , F. Cannavaro, G. Chiellini, F. Grosso […]

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

Corriere dello SportInter-Juve, everythingDerby for the Scudetto, for the Champions League and for prideInter: Barcelona on Tuesday, but must pressure RomaJuve: Fans protest at the team againListen to and read with us the 74 wiretapsEditorial: When two derbies are decisive Gazzetta dello SportPoisoned ballFrom the Derby d’Italia to the revoked ScudettoMourinho entrusts Sneijder with getting Inter back on topZac is looking to save Juve’s seasonJuventus ultras launch eggs at the team busGalliani: “I hope to convince Leo to stay”Real Madrid […]

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

Diego Ribas da Cunha (Juventus)Diego (thigh) is expected to be in Juventus’ starting lineup against Inter. Alexandre Pato (AC Milan)AC Milan is expected to see if it can get Pato back on the field for some of the final matches of the season. Cristian Zaccardo (Parma)  Zaccardo says he is glad to hear rumors that Juventus likes him but he wants to remain with Parma. Fabiano Santacroce (Napoli)Santacroce (knees) is expected to retun this weekend for the first time since […]

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

PRESS RELEASETORONTO, April 14th, 2010 – Score Media Inc. (TSX: SCR), home of The Score Television Network, ScoreMobile, and Hardcore Sports Radio, today announces that it has secured the exclusive Canadian media rights to Serie A, Italy’s world-renowned professional soccer league. The deal, which includes full digital rights, represents the first time a major Canadian sports network will deliver exciting high-definition Serie A action to sports fans across Canada. The rights which give exclusive Canadian distribution to The Score […]

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

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