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Blessed with amazing dribbling and technical ability, Dejan Savicevic is undoubtedly one of calcio’s stars from the golden age of the 1990s. He was born on September 15, 2021 in Titograd, Yugoslavia (now Podgorica, Montenegro), joining the youth setup at hometown club OFK Titograd as a fifteen year old. However, two years later he would go across town to join Buducnost, where he would start out by playing at both the youth and senior levels, at least in his first [...]

Posted by Frank Lopapa On Apr - 20 - 2012 Comments Off READ FULL POST

Roma’s American owner Thomas DiBenedetto came out a few weeks ago and discussed his dreams to bring an American player onto the squad. The tycoon sees the rapid rise of the sport within his homeland as an untapped resource. After signing a deal to use Disney’s Orlando facilities for the winter, an American player would further help enhance Roma’s popularity within the United States. There are a few names names that have been mentioned and not only would their American [...]

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

Last Sunday afternoon, calcio lost one of its most colorful and controversial characters in Giorgio Chinaglia. While most (including myself) tend to associate ‘Long John’ with his whirlwind stint with the New York Cosmos, the Tuscan-born striker enjoyed several fine years with Lazio, including winning both the scudetto and capocannoniere in the 1973-74 season. He finished out his career in the United States, playing alongside all-time greats such as Pele and Franz Beckenbauer for the New York Cosmos, where he [...]

Posted by Frank Lopapa On Apr - 6 - 2012 Comments Off READ FULL POST

Ahead of tomorrow night’s mouth-watering Champions League semi-final between Barcelona and Milan, former Rossoneri striker Marco Simone has claimed that, “Milan have 50 per cent chance to win the second leg against Barcelona in my opinion.” Simone would be right were the game to be decided by the flip of a coin. But, this is not how the winner will emerge. Rather, what the teams produce on the pitch is what will determine just who progresses to the semi-finals. And [...]

Posted by Frank Tigani On Apr - 3 - 2012 Comments Off READ FULL POST

A new look Inter and Roma hit five goals as they went on to win their weekend games against Genoa and Novara, respectively. Roma had five different scorers in their 5-2 victory over Novara while Inter’s Diego Milito claimed a hat-trick in a nine goal thriller to help see of the challenge of Genoa in what was the perfect start for their new manager, Andrea Stramaccioni, who just this past week took over from the sacked Claudio Ranieri.  Inter and [...]

Posted by Scot Munroe On Apr - 2 - 2012 Comments Off READ FULL POST

Three matches and three rivals vanquished (even if Adriano Galliani does not completely agree) – Juventus enjoyed a successful week which rejuvenated their Scudetto bid and saw them reach the Coppa Italia final. The week-capping victory over Inter made Juve forget the provincial struggles which has threatened to ensure a potentially unbeaten season likened more to Perugia 1978/79 than Milan 1991/92. It had appeared the January yips which were prevalent in recent campaigns made the shift to February following a [...]

Posted by Luca Cetta On Mar - 29 - 2012 Comments Off READ FULL POST

Then there was one. After the first set of games in the round of 16 it looked like Italy would have at least two, if not three teams in the quarterfinals. After Inter’s dismal showing against Marseille, and Chelsea’s comeback against Napoli, Milan remain the only Italian team in all of Europe. It didn’t get any easier for the peninsula as Milan were handed a big task. To make it to the semi-finals they first have to face Barcelona for [...]

Posted by Matthew Coccoluto On Mar - 27 - 2012 Comments Off READ FULL POST

Tuesday night’s Coppa Italia match between Milan and Juventus was a fantastic advert for the Italian game. This season’s two best teams by some distance, eights point to be exact, played out an entertaining draw at Juventus’s new and impressive stadium. There were goals, two splendid ones at that, and the two strongest sets of players in the Serie A on display. Off the field guiding their troops forward were two coaches who represent the best of a new generation [...]

Posted by Frank Tigani On Mar - 23 - 2012 Comments Off READ FULL POST

One of the more intriguing battles in Serie A in recent years has often surrounded the fight for fourth place and a chance to play in the next season’s Champions League. Much of its intrigue stemmed from the fact that on some occasions, an unexpected team would occupy that coveted position by season’s end (see Sampdoria in 09/10 and Udinese last year). With Italy losing a Champions League spot, the battle is now centered on third place, and it is [...]

Posted by Frank Lopapa On Mar - 15 - 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

When we last left the relegation race, it looked as though there wasn’t much hope for any of the three teams rooted to the bottom. While that still may be the case for the bottom two, Lecce have gone undefeated in their past four matches which has left them only four points from safety. The biggest development so far, however, is that Parma have suddenly joined the race after a 2-1 defeat to Napoli last weekend. Last season Parma finished [...]

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

Italian football is on a high. After years in the mires, more than partly brought about due to the calciopoli scandal of 2006, there is reason for hope. One aspect of this hope is embodied in the fact that the Serie A, for the first time since the mid-1990’s, has more representatives in the Champions League knockout stages than either England’s Premier League or Spain’s La Liga. For a league that has fallen down the pecking order, evidenced by its [...]

Posted by Frank Tigani On Mar - 5 - 2012 3 Comments READ FULL POST

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