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Two weeks ago I professed that Roma’s chances at third place were over and that it was Lazio’s to lose with Napoli the best odds at finishing third. I was wrong. Following the last two weeks of results, the race is still open with Lazio still in the driving seat, but not comfortably. With 5 games left, the third spot in the Champions League is still up for grabs. The current table has Lazio in third with 55 points. 3 [...]

Posted by Matthew Coccoluto On Apr - 25 - 2012 5 Comments READ FULL POST

“Everybody talks about violence, but violence is another thing,” said Fabrizio Fileni, one of the ultras that brought a halt to Genoa’s home match with Siena over the weekend. It is remarkable, not only does he defend himself, but, that he actually remains convinced that his actions and those of his fellow Ultras were not violent. Let us recap then the supposedly ‘non-violent’ events at Stadio Luigi Ferraris on Sunday. Genoa - a team fighting for Serie A survival – [...]

Posted by Frank Tigani On Apr - 24 - 2012 2 Comments READ FULL POST

Serie A returned this week after the postponed fixtures off last week after the sad death of on loan Udinese midfielder Piermario Morosini at Livorno. This weekend action on the pitch will be remembered for Juventus putting a brilliant performance at home to Roma. Off the pitch it will be remembered for the sour scenes in Genoa where the Ultras made their mark and disrupted the game against Siena which they were losing. Here are the top five goals from [...]

Posted by Scot Munroe On Apr - 23 - 2012 Comments Off READ FULL POST

There was some idiotic scenes in the Genoa, as the home side -losing to Siena at the time -were demanded to take of their jerseys by their own ultras. The reasoning; according to this small minority of fans the players were not fit enough to wear the club’s colours. Marco Rossi, Genoa’s captain, ceded to their demands and went about collecting jerseys from his team-mates.  This left Genoa Giandomenico Mesto in tears on the pitch. To their credit, at least [...]

Posted by Scot Munroe On Apr - 23 - 2012 Comments Off READ FULL POST

After Easter Saturday disappointing performance away at Lecce, Roma bounced back with a very impressive home win over fellow Champions league contenders Udinese where Francesco Totti rolled back the years with a captain’s performance. The other team to win who are chasing third place was Inter who won at home to Siena, Lazio lost away at Juventus thanks to a late strike from Alex Del Piero. While Napoli lost again this time at home to Atalanta and they are a [...]

Posted by Scot Munroe On Apr - 14 - 2012 Comments Off READ FULL POST

Cometh the hour, cometh the man. Alessandro Del Piero has written yet another chapter in his storied Juventus career to ensure the Old Lady reclaimed top spot in Serie A after a thrilling 2-1 win over Lazio at the Juventus Stadium on Wednesday. Coming on as a substitute in game number 700 in a Bianconeri shirt, Del Piero netted goal number 289. Arguably, it is one of his most important. It was also free kick number 42 which has been [...]

Posted by Luca Cetta On Apr - 12 - 2012 Comments Off READ FULL POST

Former Juventus striker Amauri gave his old side the upper hand in the Serie A title race with a last minute goal for his new club Fiorentina away at the San Siro to give the Viola a much needed win as they fight to stave off relegation. Juventus then went away to Palermo and won 2-0 and now are thirty one league games unbeaten this season. The race for third is once again interesting as both Lazio and Udinese recorded [...]

Posted by Scot Munroe On Apr - 9 - 2012 Comments Off READ FULL POST

Yet another cracking weekend of Calcio in Serie A this weekend, where Juventus unbeaten run amazingly still continues after they defeated Inter in the Derby D’Italia on Sunday evening with Alessandro Del Piero rolling back the years. A Zlatan Ibrahimovic brace ensured the leaders picked up three more points on Roma. The race for the final Champions League spot it well poised as only Lazio won with a Mobido Diakite goal. Udinese and Napoli both dropped points. Here are the [...]

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

Remarkably Juventus are still unbeaten in the league this season and still sit second in the table behind AC Milan. The Old Lady won the big game on Sunday night winning the Derby D’Italia against Inter at a packed lovely Juventus Arena. The night before AC Milan maintained their bid to retain their title by defeating Roma by coming from a goal down to win 2-1. Meanwhile, Napoli threw away a two-goal lead to drop points at home to Catania. [...]

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

On Saturday night Juventus travelled to Florence to take on Delio Rossi Fiorentina side and demolished the Viola 5-0 and Alessio Cerci got himself stupidly sent off. The race for third is hotting up as it looks like no wants it. Udinese and Napoli shared four goals in Udine which a stupid red card for Diego Fabbrini and horrid penalty miss by Edinson Cavani. Inter were held at home by Atalanta and Milan won away at Parma. Saturday 17th March [...]

Posted by Scot Munroe On Mar - 20 - 2012 Comments Off READ FULL POST

A fantastic performance by Napoli on Friday night dispatching six past Cagliari who then sacked their manager Davide Balladini after the defeat. Inter, AC Milan and Roma picked up wins without conceding. Juventus were held goalless at Genoa and wasted a hatful of chances to score but had one harshly ruled out. Udinese and Lazio were embarrassed by both Novara and Bologna on Sunday night. Friday 9th March The weekend’s game where spread over three days because of the Italian [...]

Posted by Scot Munroe On Mar - 13 - 2012 Comments Off READ FULL POST

Juventus missed the chance to join Milan at the top of Serie A after being held to a 1-1 draw by Bologna at the Stadio Renato Dall’Ara on Wednesday. Juve went in to this rescheduled clash having drawn the past two matches and Antonio Conte surprisingly started Marco Borriello in a trident attack with Mirko Vucinic and the returning Simone Pepe. However, it was Bologna who took the lead in the 17th minute when Marco Di Vaio beat the offside [...]

Posted by Luca Cetta On Mar - 8 - 2012 Comments Off READ FULL POST

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