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Two of European football’s giants face off tonight at the Camp Nou as Milan battle Barcelona in Group H of the Champions League. The Spanish side will be hoping to put one of the competitions most successful sides to the sword as the Rossoneri are only second in European Cup wins with seven, only two behind Los Cules’ rivals Real Madrid. Barcelona let a two goal lead slip at the weekend against Real Sociedad who managed to draw 2-2 with [...]

Posted by David Schiavone On Sep - 13 - 2011 2 Comments READ FULL POST

The Italian Football FanCast is the podcast for fans of Serie A and Calcio. On this edition of the Italian Football FanCast, we look back at the momentous win for Milan against Juventus in Turin with Paolo Rusmini. Was it the magnificent Rossoneri defence or inept Bianconeri attack that shaped the game? Meanwhile, Kris Voakes went to the Stadio Olimpico to run the rule over his beloved Palermo, but he had to leave midway through the second half because of an [...]

Posted by David Schiavone On Mar - 9 - 2011 1 Comment READ FULL POST

On the 1st March 2011 Palermo released a statement that said, 
”Palermo announces the appointment of Serse Cosmi as coach of the first team,” after Delio Rossi was relieved of his duties following the Rosanero’s third straight defeat of the season. But who is the new man at the helm of Maurizio Zamparini’s side? We all know him from Perugia and often liken him to a screaming madman on the side of the pitch but there is a lot more [...]

Posted by David Schiavone On Mar - 4 - 2011 1 Comment READ FULL POST

The Italian Football FanCast is the podcast for fans of Serie A and Calcio. On this edition of the Italian Football FanCast, we look at Milan’s charge for the Scudetto as they steamrollered Napoli at the San Siro thanks to a wonderful performance from Alexandre Pato. Our roving reported Paolo Rusmini fill us in on all the action. Unfortunately for Kris Voakes, Palermo’s match with Udinese was full of goals, but the seven that were scored were all for the Zebrete [...]

Posted by David Schiavone On Mar - 2 - 2011 9 Comments READ FULL POST

Inter required a late Wesley Sneijder free kick to settle the nerves as Sampdoria battled hard throughout the match, even hitting the post in the first half thanks to Andrea Poli. However Samuel Eto’o grabbed a second to kill the tie at the death.

Posted by David Schiavone On Feb - 28 - 2011 Comments Off READ FULL POST

The Italian Football FanCast is the podcast for fans of Serie A and Calcio. On this edition of the Italian Football FanCast, we examine the news that Serie A will lose a Champions League place to the Bundesliga as of the 2012/13 season. Why has this happened? and who is to blame? The clubs, UEFA and Italian tactics are all under the spotlight. We also have a special guest on the show. The only British player plying his trade in the [...]

Posted by David Schiavone On Feb - 27 - 2011 Comments Off READ FULL POST

After rubbing your eyes and checking the date, you can be sure it is true. Amauri did indeed score two goals today to tie the match for Parma, who came from two down to earn a 2-2 draw with Roma.

Posted by David Schiavone On Feb - 27 - 2011 Comments Off READ FULL POST

A masterful display from Udinese saw them run riot in Sicily, coming away from the Stadio Barbera as 7-0 winners over Palermo. Alexis Sanchez bagged four while Antonio Di Natale got the other three. It must be said that Palermo did have two players sent off, but nonetheless knives will be sharpened for Delio Rossi as his dismissal looks sure to come soon.

Posted by David Schiavone On Feb - 27 - 2011 Comments Off READ FULL POST

Juventus were stung by a resolute Bologna side at the Stadio Olimpico in Turin. The home team were kept at bay by some excellent last ditch defending by the visitors, who themselves managed two goals on the break through former Juve striker Marco Di Vaio. Check out the highlights below…

Posted by David Schiavone On Feb - 27 - 2011 Comments Off READ FULL POST

The Italian Football FanCast is the podcast for fans of Serie A and Calcio. On this edition of the Italian Football FanCast, we look back at another eventful weekend in the peninsula, especially in Genoa where Roma threw away a three goal lead to eventually lose the game, and we have our new roving reporter on the case to tell us exactly how such a tragedy could occur. As a result of the defeat, Roma boss Claudio Ranieri handed in his [...]

Posted by David Schiavone On Feb - 24 - 2011 Comments Off READ FULL POST

Serie A Weekly and the Bundesliga Fanatic, both members of the OwnGoalNetwork, have joined forces to give readers a thorough example of the upcoming Champions League match between Inter and Bayern Munich. Cris Nyari gives his analysis from a Bundesliga perspective while David Schiavone weighs in from the vantage point of Serie A for this exciting first leg match up. As soon as the draws were announced, Chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge said, “this is now our chance to take revenge” while [...]

Posted by David Schiavone On Feb - 22 - 2011 Comments Off READ FULL POST

With Inter closing the gap on the frontrunners and Sampdoria winning the Derby della Lanterna during midweek in the rearranged fixtures, a full card will be played out with a number of crucial games around the peninsula. Bologna – Palermo Last weekend Bologna fell to a resurgent Sampdoria side as they leaked three goals in 15 minutes. But more performances like that will draw the Felsinei into a relegation fight. Palermo were battered 3-1 at the Stadio Dall’Ara last year [...]

Posted by David Schiavone On Feb - 19 - 2011 Comments Off READ FULL POST

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