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If you were visiting Parma (for cheese undoubtedly) and decided to drive to Bologna (for some delicious meats to go with the cheese), you would take the A1 southeast, driving by smaller Italian cities like Modena. However, if you were to turn off at Via Modena and go away from that city, you would drive to the city of Sassuolo, an Italian city known for its industry and not for its history or food, unlike many other Italian cities. However, [...]

Posted by Robert Hay On May - 19 - 2013 Comments Off READ FULL POST

A late Pablo Osvaldo goal finally settled a back-and-forth match and gave Roma a critical three points in the race for Serie A’s final Champions League spot. Fiorentina remains one point behind Milan going into Sunday but i Lupi are themselves four points out of a Champions League place, depending on Sunday’s results. The home team felt aggrieved after the match as an uncalled penalty and numerous prime opportunities to break the scoreless draw in regulation were wasted. The game’s [...]

Posted by Robert Hay On May - 6 - 2013 Comments Off READ FULL POST

Going into the second leg of the Barcelona vs. Bayern Munich semifinal, I wanted to keep an eye on the player or players for Barcelona who would be difference makers. As good as Barcelona has been, plus playing in front of the home crowd, the team has had the ability of making you a miracle believer out of non-believer and someone therefore had to be the hero. When pre-game it was announced that Lionel Messi would start on the bench [...]

Posted by Robert Hay On May - 3 - 2013 Comments Off READ FULL POST

Despite a first half that may have given hope of salvaging some much needed points for the home side, Napoli continued its run to European glory in 2014 with a 3-0 win over relegation-bound Pescara. The win leaves Napoli seven points ahead of Milan with four matches to go and kept Juventus from clinching the scudetto this weekend. This match was an uphill climb from the beginning for the home side as a number of their starting XI were missing, [...]

Posted by Robert Hay On Apr - 29 - 2013 Comments Off READ FULL POST

Despite establishing themselves as a mid-table team for 2012-2013, Cagliari last weekend came to Naples determined to give Napoli a game. The home team needed the full three points to firm up their chances at a guaranteed Champions League spot, and the result was an entertaining back-and-forth game that left viewers waiting until late in the game for a decision in this match. While the commentators on BeIn Sport focused on the more high-profile Edinson Cavani, the winning goal was [...]

Posted by Robert Hay On Apr - 27 - 2013 Comments Off READ FULL POST

In a UEFA Champions League year defined by large scorelines, this blowout may be the most shocking. Barcelona came out looking flat and was blown out by an in-form Bayern Munich 4-0. The big news pre-game was that Barcelona would start the not 100% Lionel Messi, hoping that the creative forward would weave some magic through the slower Bayern backs. The move backfired spectacularly, as Messi looked tentative throughout the game and rarely tried to advance the ball when he [...]

Posted by Robert Hay On Apr - 25 - 2013 Comments Off READ FULL POST

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