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On ESPN in the U.S., Adrian Healey raised the question of whether Alberto Aquilani was hurt when he was subbed off in the first half against Japan in Italy’s Confederations Cup win. After the match, it was revealed to be a tactical move. Michael Cox argues that this substitution, very unlike Cesare Prandelli, was a major key to Italy’s wild come-from-behind victory. It’s a big club version of Five-A-Day today as we focus on the annual scudetto contenders. First up […]

Posted by SerieAWeekly On Jun - 22 - 2013 Comments Off READ FULL POST

Napoli star Edinson Cavani could soon be heading to Manchester City but rumours suggest Paris Saint-Germain are ready to pounce with signs Juventus are lurking for a return of former Juve frontman Zlatan Ibrahimovic. According to reports on the DailyMail, the Cavani deal has been considered by City manager Roberto Mancini who is desperate to make a splash this summer after seeing the current club title chances depreciated drastically when Manchester United scooped up EPL top goalscorer Robin van Persie […]

Posted by SerieAWeekly On Apr - 30 - 2013 Comments Off READ FULL POST

Red hot Udinese this weekend added further to Cagliari’s upsets with an early second half goal from Roberto Pereyra. In winning their fourth game on the trot, the Little Zebras this time around needed but one goal to secure victory from an encounter which initally showed little promise and few goal scoring opportunities. At first glance stats read ten shots to nine in favor of Cagliari but all ten were off-target with Udinese keeper Zeljko Brkic given little to worry about, left […]

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

Like a bad James Bond movie, not that there have been many, the headline from La Gazzetta dello Sport reads, “Never say never” in reference to Ezequiel Lavezzi making the move to AC Milan. The PSG player flew into Milan Monday for shopping with a visit to restaurant Giannino and friend/owner Lorenzo Tonetti, “I came to find him.” Lavezzi has been clear for some time, “the two Milan teams would be good solutions and the charm of Inter Milan is […]

Posted by SerieAWeekly On Apr - 24 - 2013 Comments Off READ FULL POST

Kwadwo Asamoah hasn’t quite been the unstoppable force he was at the very start of the season. The Ghanaian has looked jaded since returning from the six weeks he spent at the African Cup of Nations with Ghana. Primarily bought in during the summer so as to add depth to the Juventus midfield, keeping in mind the club would be battling on three fronts. Asamoah, though, was converted into a wing-back by Antonio Conte. And he took that role like […]

Posted by SerieAWeekly On Mar - 27 - 2013 1 Comment READ FULL POST

Some great arm reaching, toe tipping, body blocking moves  by Serie A goalkeepers last matchday and it is about time we not only acknowledge the outstanding scoring abilities of Serie A offense but also the amazing defensive abilities Italian squads are traditionally known for.  

Posted by SerieAWeekly On Mar - 26 - 2013 Comments Off READ FULL POST

In the pick of the Quarter-finals Juventus have been drawn against last years finalists Bayern Munich. The Old Lady who are a resurgent force in the Champions League will first travel to the Allienz Arena before hosting the four-time winners. Juventus are unbeaten in this season’s Champions League. They overcame Celtic comfortably in the second round 5-0 on aggregate and will be hoping to progress further in the competition. Bayern on the other hand beat Arsenal on the away goals […]

Posted by SerieAWeekly On Mar - 20 - 2013 Comments Off READ FULL POST

Serie A Weekly welcomes writer Richard Hall A torrid week slipped slowly into catastrophic, as first the Nerazzurri were beaten in the Europa League by Tottenham only to have their 105th Birthday celebrations completely ruined by upstarts Bologna at the weekend. Massimo Moratti is suitably unimpressed and Andrea Stramaccioni should be fearful for his job, “I think my work will be judged at the end of the season and not now, then it will be up to the president to make […]

Posted by SerieAWeekly On Mar - 14 - 2013 Comments Off READ FULL POST

Serie A Weekly welcomes writer Anthony Wright to our pages, a true Maggica Sunday evening’s win against Genoa was described as the game of Roma?s past, present and future as Simone Perrotta, Francesco Totti and Alessio Romagnoli gave the Giallorossi their third successive win. Perrotta wrapped up the game with a close-range finish into the roof of the net on his 10th appearance of the season (all off the bench), Romagnoli scored his first senior goal on his first Serie […]

Posted by SerieAWeekly On Mar - 6 - 2013 Comments Off READ FULL POST

Milan named a very similar lineup to the one that overcame Barcelona in their now tried and trusted 4-3-3. The only changes saw Mattia De Sciglio, Antonio Nocerino & Mario Balotelli included at the expense of Kevin Constant, Massimo Ambrosini and Giampaolo Pazzini. At the other of the pitch the Nerazurri handed a start to Ricky Alvarez with Esteban Cambiasso and Walter Gargano playing in centre midfield and a cautious 4-4-2 formation. Although Inter comfortably disposed of Romanian side Cluj […]

Posted by SerieAWeekly On Feb - 28 - 2013 2 Comments READ FULL POST

If you’re a die-hard Inter Milan fan like I am, you must have been disappointed by the team’s season last year. It’s not really hard to understand what happened last season. The club made several mistakes in 2011 and unfortunately paid for most of them. First off the team lost its philosophy, its mental strength and its winning mentality from the Mourinho era.  A (record?) total of four managers in less than one year brought different tactical systems and different […]

Posted by SerieAWeekly On Aug - 24 - 2012 6 Comments READ FULL POST

In case you missed it, here it is again. This list was first published last week. Week 1 & 20 08/28/12 and 13/01/13 Fiorentina - Udinese Juventus - Parma AC Milan - Sampdoria Roma - Catania Atalanta - Lazio Chievo - Bologna Genoa - Cagliari Palermo - Napoli Siena - Torino Pescara - Internazionale Week 2 & 21 09/02/12 and 20/01/13 Torino - Pescara Bologna - AC Milan Udinese - Juventus Cagliari - Atalanta Catania - Genoa Internazionale - Roma […]

Posted by SerieAWeekly On Aug - 18 - 2012 Comments Off READ FULL POST

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