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Julian De Martinis previews the weekends matches for us Lazio - Cesena. A game that might be tighter than expected. The home side have lost two of their last three and will be reeling from their Derby loss last weekend, as well as the subsequent suspensions of Stefan Radu and Cristian Ledesma. Cesena, on the other hand, pulled off a very decent draw against Juventus after being down two goals. Should Lazio fail to gain all three points here, the [...]

Posted by Julian De Martinis On Mar - 18 - 2011 Comments Off READ FULL POST

This new weekly feature may be titled “Northern Lights”, due to the fact that these Serie A clubs hail from the north of Italy, but based on league form it would be more propos to entitle it “Lower End Teams, So Low That Most of Them Are Fighting Relegation.” Only one of these teams is truly shining. The Contender: Udinese Udinese continue to play sparkling football and have been duly rewarded, reaching the height of fourth place for the first [...]

Posted by Julian De Martinis On Mar - 15 - 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

Udinese sit fifth in Serie A going into this weekends fixtures, just two points behind Lazio in the last Champions League place and two ahead of Juventus. A further point separates them from a Palermo side that have attracted many admirers this season for their stylish and effective play. Alexis Sanchez has been the subject of seemingly limitless media attention, talk of a summer move refuses to subside with many observers offering the opinion that his leaving is now simply a matter of [...]

Posted by Adam Digby On Feb - 18 - 2011 Comments Off READ FULL POST

guest writer Liam Apicella - After this latest defeat at the hands of Udinese, Cesena’s status as a Serie A club is beginning look more and more precarious. Massimo Ficcadenti’s strugglers were without a win in seven matches going into this encounter, while after a slow start to the campaign, the visitors from Udine now harbour ambitions of claiming a Champions League berth. The match got off to a scrappy start with neither side willing to allow their opponents to [...]

Posted by Rico Suave On Feb - 14 - 2011 Comments Off READ FULL POST

With a run of 4 draws and only 3 wins so far, it’s fair to say that 2011 has not started quite how Milanisti envisaged it to. Qasa Alom ponders whether a change of formation could bring about a resurgence of form. Taking a look at the form tables from around the continent at the moment, there are three teams in particular who stand out; Napoli maintain their good form to remain in second place, Udinese continue defying the odds [...]

Posted by Qasa Alom On Feb - 10 - 2011 2 Comments READ FULL POST

This week Adam and Kevin are joined by Paolo Bandini from the Guardian sports desk to discuss January transfers in Italian Serie A. Addition topics include a focus segment on Udinese and Fiorentina as well as southern club Napoli. Recorded at the close of transfers Monday, January 31th, this podcast is a really good listen so grab a cup of java and pull up a chair for the next hour as hosts and guest go back and forth on what [...]

Posted by Walker On Feb - 1 - 2011 Comments Off READ FULL POST

The Serie A Weekly guide to all the comings and goings in Italy’s top-flight concludes as we take a look at the rest of the clubs from Juventus to Udinese. JUVENTUS - In: Toni (Genoa - undisclosed), Magnusson (Fram - loan deal), Barzagli (Wolfsburg - 0.3 million euros), Matri (Cagliari - 15.5 million euros) Out: Lanzafame (Brescia - loan deal), Legrottaglie (Milan - undisclosed), Ariaudo (Cagliari  - 2.5 million euros), Amauri (Parma - loan deal) LAZIO - In: Sculli (Genoa - loan deal), [...]

Posted by Steve Mitchell On Feb - 1 - 2011 Comments Off READ FULL POST

Francesco Guidolin’s Udinese drew 4-4 against AC Milan at San Siro two weeks ago, and scored four more last weekend away to Genoa, winning 4-2. The most in-form side in Serie A did it again this past weekend, halting the instant improvement of current champions Inter winning 3-1 in a fast paced match. Antonio Di Natale, a man who despite being from Naples is so at home in Udine that he turned down a move to Juventus this past summer. [...]

Posted by Adam Digby On Jan - 25 - 2011 Comments Off READ FULL POST

Federico Macheda scored his 1st Sampdoria goal as Sampdoria were held 2-2 in extra time by Udinese, Samp managed to scrape through to the Quarter finals of the Coppa Italia via sudden death when Fernando Tissone showed some cheek with a chipped penalty down the middle. Sampdoria started well and nearly took the lead after 5 minutes as Giampaolo Pazzini got in front of his marker but only could turn his header wide of the post. Sampdoria then took the [...]

Posted by Scot Munroe On Jan - 21 - 2011 Comments Off READ FULL POST

So after a week of Coppa Italia action in the peninsula, Sicilian side Catania are Southern Italy’s only success story as they progress into the last 16 of the competition. Il Elefanti destroyed fellow Serie A side Brescia at the Stadio Angelo Massimino on Wednesday evening to set up a mouthwatering tie in Turin against Juventus.  Brazilian midfielder Martinho opened the scoring for the hosts after just 13 minutes, but five minutes later, the visitors were level thanks to a goal [...]

Posted by Steve Mitchell On Nov - 26 - 2010 Comments Off READ FULL POST

Just five short years ago an Udinese side featuring Morgan De Sanctis, Sulley Muntari & Vincenzo Iaquinta sat top of a Champions League Group containing Barcelona & Werder Bremen. The team had finished fourth the previous season in Serie A, led by the inspirational Luciano Spalletti & only last year the club were led to a UEFA Cup Quarter Final by Pasquale Marino. Fast forward twelve months & the Zebrette were battling relegation from Serie A, having struggled all season [...]

Posted by Adam Digby On Nov - 17 - 2010 Comments Off READ FULL POST
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