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Eighth placed Internazionale entertain Lazio, who are one place ahead of them, at the San Siro on Wednesday evening. A mere two points separate the two teams as they both desperately seek three points in order to remain in contention for Europa League qualification. A run of poor form in 2013 has seen both teams slip down the Serie A table. Injuries have severely plagued Andrea Stramaccioni’s Inter side which has contributed to their poor form. The Nerazzurri have now [...]

Posted by Ebrahim Sadien On May - 7 - 2013 Comments Off READ FULL POST

Napoli defeated Inter 3-1 at the Stadio San Paolo thanks to a hat-trick from the prolific Edinson Cavani who extended his tally to 101 goals in just three seasons for Napoli. Going into the game Inter would be without a whole host of players as their injury crisis got even worse last week with captain Javier Zanetti’s injury meaning he joined the likes of Antonio Cassano, Diego Milito, Rodrigo Palacio, and Yuto Nagatomo on the side-lines. Napoli meanwhile had Cavani [...]

Posted by John O'Donnell On May - 6 - 2013 Comments Off READ FULL POST

Italy won their third straight match Tuesday night as they dispatched Denmark 3-1 in a sparsely filled San Siro. Manchester City striker Mario Balotelli proved to be the decisive figure yet again for the Azzurri, assisting on the first goal and scoring one himself to seal the three points for Cesare Prandelli’s men. Prandelli deployed the same formation that he used last Friday against Armenia, eschewing the 3-5-2 in favor of his tried and true 4-3-1-2 but not without a [...]

Posted by Frank Lopapa On Oct - 21 - 2012 Comments Off READ FULL POST

It was all Roma at the San Siro, as Francesco Totti set up two goals for the visiting side in their 3-1 win over Inter. Zdenek Zeman’s men earned their first win of the season after walking away the victors on Sunday. Both sides came into the match with new faces, including Mattia Destro’s first start for the Giallorossi. Early on Roma took control, dominating possession and this paid off within the 15 minute mark with Roma going up 1-0. [...]

Posted by Matthew Coccoluto On Sep - 6 - 2012 Comments Off READ FULL POST

With every new Serie A campaign comes great excitement. New signings arrive, last season’s key performers return with another year of experience under their belt, and hopes are high your club has what it takes to lift the scudetto in May. But for fans of AC Milan, things didn’t exactly follow the script previously written. The Rossoneri endured what can only be described as a horrendous transfer window, which has left the squad devoid of its greatest talents and fans [...]

Posted by Gianluca Nesci On Aug - 24 - 2012 Comments Off READ FULL POST

Before the start of the European Championships this summer, many in Italy were feeling pessemistic about the Azzurri’s chances, not only with regards to the knockout stages, but towards getting out of the group itself, needing to navigate through the likes of a seemingly invincible Spain, a Croatia team that has always given Italy fits, and an Ireland side managed by the wily Giovanni Trappatoni. Between the difficult group, the exploding match-fixing scandal at home, and the departure of Cesare [...]

Posted by Frank Lopapa On Jul - 7 - 2012 Comments Off READ FULL POST

Alessandro Diamanti stepped forward to take the final penalty kick which would secure Italy’s semi-final berth and end England’s dreams. It had taken over 120 minutes to separate Italy and England and it came down to the lottery of a penalty shoot-out. After Diamanti had successfully converted the winning kick, England knew that history had repeated itself. It was to be another tale of tragedy for the English, but Italy could look forward to facing old foes Germany in the [...]

Posted by Ryan Ross On Jun - 25 - 2012 Comments Off READ FULL POST

They may have looked about as nervous as a turkey with an invitation to a Christmas or Thanksgiving dinner, but in the end they made it. A jumpy, twitchy, seat-of-the-pants Italy display took them out of the group stages to the knockout rounds of a major championships. Some things never change. The Azzurri stepped into the last eight of Euro 2012 with probably their worst performance of the competition. The return to a 4-3-1-2 formation was supposed to bring familiarity [...]

Posted by Giancarlo Rinaldi On Jun - 22 - 2012 Comments Off READ FULL POST

Italy were pegged back for the second consecutive match as they drew 1-1 with Croatia in their Euro 2012 Group C encounter in Poznan. A vibrant Italy took command of the opening 45 minutes and were rewarded when Andrea Pirlo curled in a free kick, only for Mario Mandzukic to equalise with 20 minutes remaining. The result leaves Italy in a must-win situation against the Republic of Ireland. Italy started brightly, with Mario Balotelli and Claudio Marchisio each having chances [...]

Posted by Luca Cetta On Jun - 15 - 2012 Comments Off READ FULL POST

A 1-1 draw against the reigning world champions can be counted as a good result for the Azzurri despite the injuries and off field distractions. Cesare Prandelli utilized the much talked about 3-5-2 after experimenting with the unorthodox formation in training last week, with the back three comprised of Juventus duo of Giorgio Chiellini and Leonardo Bonucci, plus Daniele De Rossi making his international debut as a center back. Up front the attack was also as expected, as was most [...]

Posted by Frank Lopapa On Jun - 13 - 2012 Comments Off READ FULL POST

Admittedly this is a late preview, but with all the tumult going on both inside the Azzurri camp and in Italian football as a whole, now is a good time to look at how Italy may fair at Euro 2012, what to expect and how Prandelli’s men compare to their group competitors. First up is the injury problems Italy is facing, particularly in defense. Giorgio Chiellini is just coming off an injury suffered in Juventus’ last home game of the [...]

Posted by Frank Lopapa On Jun - 8 - 2012 Comments Off READ FULL POST

This has been a fantastic season in Serie A where Juventus ended the season unbeaten winning their twenty eighth Scudetto. AC Milan and Udinese will be playing in the Champions League next season while Napoli, Lazio and Inter will be in the Europa. Novara, Cesena and Lecce were sadly relegated from Serie A to Serie B. There have been some magnificent goals in Serie A Here are the top ten goals from the 2011/2012 Season. 10. Fabio Simplicio Roma vs. [...]

Posted by Scot Munroe On May - 26 - 2012 Comments Off READ FULL POST

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