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Napoli failed to close the gap on Serie A leaders Milan after a goalless draw at home against a resurgent Fiorentina in the Saturday early kick-off match. Qasa Alom reports. Coming into the match, Napoli were full of confidence after a marvellous 3-0 victory over Juventus last weekend that propelled them into second place and received wordwide praise. However tonight Fiorentina were equal to the challenge, with a renewed sense of spirit and unity following their miraculous comeback against Brescia, [...]

Posted by Qasa Alom On Jan - 15 - 2011 Comments Off READ FULL POST

After a 1-1 draw with Bologna, Fiorentina find themselves languishing in 16th place a mere 6 points from bottom of the tabe. Qasa Alom looks at whether la Viola have what it takes to beat the drop… Alberto Gilardino is a man who earned his salt scoring goals from scraps and half-chances to keep Parma in Serie A two seasons consecutively, but I doubt that when he signed for Milan and subsequently Fiorentina he ever thought he would be getting [...]

Posted by Qasa Alom On Jan - 6 - 2011 Comments Off READ FULL POST

AC Milan extend their lead at the top of the table to 5 points as rivals fall. Qasa Alom reports. Strong headlines abounded in a game that had little else on display. Juventus’s shock defeat to Parma gave Milan the chance to capitalize; both managers faced former clubs, with Roberto Donadoni against the club of his playing years and Allegri against the club where he won il Albo Panchina d’Oro (Golden bench) for the past two years. There were also [...]

Posted by Qasa Alom On Jan - 6 - 2011 Comments Off READ FULL POST

How did the class of 2010/2011 fare in the 175th Serie A Derby della Madonnina ? 1. Ivan Castelazzi: Hardly tested. Didn’t really have a chance with the penalty. 5.5 2. Oscar Cordoba: Still ridiculously fast. Managed well with the threat from wide and saved his team on a number of occasions 6.0 6. Lucio: Ibrahimovic will be feeling this match until at least Thursday 6.0 23. Marco Materazzi: Evidently lacked match fitness to give the penalty away. Hasn’t lost [...]

Posted by Qasa Alom On Nov - 15 - 2010 1 Comment READ FULL POST

Milan had won four on the bounce, Robinho scored two games consecutively, the trident was starting to pur, Gattuso back to old form, Pirlo looking much more like Il Maestro and Spirits were generally high. On the other hand, Juventus were in the midst of an injury crisis with their best player of the season Milos Krasic out and their best defender Giorgio Chiellini pulling up minutes before kick off. The result was already in the bag right? Wrong. Despite [...]

Posted by Qasa Alom On Nov - 1 - 2010 1 Comment READ FULL POST

The Serie A more than any league in the modern era has been graced with phenomenally creative talents that combined artistry with athleticism to put beautiful in “the beautiful game” with Fantasisti such as Zico Baggio, Boban, Rui Costa, Recoba, Zidane and Kaká  jinxing, shimmying or feinting their way into the hearts of every calcio fan. The evolution of football in the 21st century has led to a more physical game with less importance being placed on the trequartista, however [...]

Posted by Qasa Alom On Oct - 27 - 2010 Comments Off READ FULL POST

This fixture last year was perhaps coach Leonardo’s finest moment for Milan with a confident 5-2 victory. Today Allegri hoped for something similar to get Milan on the right path. Genoa spent big in the summer on the likes of Miguel Veloso and Luca Toni. Both teams starting with 4-3-3, Robinho making his first start with Boateng returning to the midfield alongside the old guard of Gattuso and Pirlo. Genoa hoped that palacios would be able to get behind Antonini [...]

Posted by Qasa Alom On Sep - 25 - 2010 Comments Off READ FULL POST

The Serie A season’s fully in motion now as the games start to come thick and fast. A chaotic midweek round has left the table almost upside down, with the likes of Chievo Brescia and Catania in the Champions League places and Serie A contenders Roma Juventus and Fiorentina languishing at the bottom! Last seasons top two teams will be squaring off in this weeks standout match on Saturday night as Champions Inter visit Roma at the Stadio Olimpico. The [...]

Posted by Qasa Alom On Sep - 25 - 2010 1 Comment READ FULL POST

Milan’s fans have certainly been on a rollercoaster ride this last week. A sense of enthusiasm and anticipation thoroughly quashed by a shock defeat to Serie A new boys Cesena last Saturday. Then two second half goals from Ibrahimovic and a dynamic midfield performance from other new signing Kevin Prince Boateng to buoy morale and bring the tifosi full circle ahead of the match versus Catania tonight. Three changes for the Milan team, with Thiago Silva returning to the starting [...]

Posted by Qasa Alom On Sep - 18 - 2010 Comments Off READ FULL POST

This was the Rossoneri’s first game since Berlusconi opened the chequebook for Ibrahimovic and Robinho. Expectation from fans and the players was high as Milan looked to build on their impressive 4-0 destruction of Lecce. There was no room for Robinho in the starting line-up but Ibrahimovic made his debut in the place of Borriello. Cesena were looking to build upon their impressive 0-0 draw against Roma and fielded the same side. An open affair started with Milan dominating early [...]

Posted by Qasa Alom On Sep - 11 - 2010 Comments Off READ FULL POST

“Milan can do it if we believe, because we don’t fear any team in the world, not even Manchester United. On the contrary, it’s the others who must fear us.” Silvio Berlusconi has been delivering fantastical sound bites of this ilk in the sporting and political domain for over 24 years now, however  as Milan’s subsequent 7-2 drubbing over the two legs back in April proved, his words are starting to sound more than a little empty. The Berlusconi effect [...]

Posted by Qasa Alom On Aug - 27 - 2010 1 Comment READ FULL POST

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