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Author Archives: George Metellus

Serie A Teams Failing In Champions League

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This past week was a disappointing week for the Serie A in the Champions League, to say the least.  As it is well known, all 3 remaining Serie A teams were eliminated in the Round of 16.  Although Roma and … Continue reading

Serie A Team Of The Week – Giornata 27

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The winner played matches and/or made headlines during the calendar week of Mar. 2 – 8 and the winner is:

La Liga Team Of The Week – Jornada 26

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It was a great week to watch La Liga, there were so many goals and outstanding performances that it was tough to choose a Team Of The Week.  By the way, all those that knock football for being boring should look at … Continue reading

La Liga Roundup – Week 26

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It was truly a weekend of stars and out of this world play.  On Sunday,  every game had at least 3 goals scored. Let’s begin with the drama at the top of the table as Barcelona ended their 2-game losing … Continue reading

Serie A Roundup – Week 27

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This weekend witnessed impressive hat tricks from 2 players that heated up their matches.  In Milan, veteran striker Pippo Inzaghi scored his hat trick with 7s in mind.  Scoring goals in the 7th, 71st, and 74th minutes to give Il … Continue reading

La Liga Team Of The Week – Jornada 25

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It was a full week of action in Europe.  Champions League, UEFA Cup, and La Liga action.  Its been awhile since there has been a La Liga Team Of The Week but considering the events of this week its time … Continue reading

Serie A Team Of The Week – Giornata 26

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In the U.S., its the time of the year called March Madness.  After this week of UEFA Cup, Champions League, and Serie A action “March Madness” could also be applied to Calcio Italiano.  Unpredictablility and surprise are the name of … Continue reading

Serie A Roundup – Week 26

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Week 26 of Calcio Italiano produced some exciting football including the league leaders fighting back from 2 goals down.  Inter Milan trailed Roma 2-0 into the 2nd half, then a back & forth affair ensued eventually ending with Mario Balotelli … Continue reading

La Liga Roundup – Week 25

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Just when you thought La Liga was over fate has conspired to inject some drama into the title race like Barry Bonds injected steroids.   Real Madrid won its 10th straight match defeating Espanyol 2-0 in Barcelona.  The veteran Merengues stepped up with … Continue reading

Azzurri Shirts For 2009 Confederations Cup

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When it comes to national team shirts, Italy’s are one of the Top 5 in popularity and style.  The Azzurri shirts for the 2009 Confederations Cup are out and all accounts are that they are a throwback to the shirts … Continue reading

Serie A Teams Disappoint In Tuesday’s UCL Round Of 16 Matches

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The most exciting part of the UEFA Champions League is underway, The Knockout Stages.  We’re getting closer to crowning a European champion and if Italian teams continue to play the way they did on Tuesday in the 1st leg of … Continue reading

Serie A Team Of The Week – Giornata 25

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With 13 matches remaining for teams in the Serie A, it has become apparent that the fight for the lucrative European spots are becoming more fierce.   As for the scudetto, its Inter’s to lose as for the Team Of The Week, … Continue reading

La Liga Roundup – Week 24

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The biggest surprise result in Europe took place in Spain as Barcelona lost 2-1 to last place, Espanyol in the Catalan Derby.  Even more shocking than the scoreline was the fact that it took place in Barca’s usually impenetrable Camp … Continue reading

Serie A Roundup – Week 25

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Week 25 of the Italian Serie A did not produce any major surprises. A mild surprise was Atalanta’s 1-0 road loss to Sampdoria. The Genovese side ended Atalanta’s 3 game winning streak as Giampaolo Pazzini scored in his 4th straight … Continue reading

Milito’s Goals Paying Off

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Last season, Diego Milito was a shining star for a team headed to relegation.  This season, he’s a star for a team headed to Europe.  For Genoa, he’s been the difference maker while becoming a leading contender for Capo Canionnieri in the … Continue reading

Serie A Team Of The Week – Week 24

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After a midweek full of international friendlies and World Cup qualifiers, the domestic leagues in Europe were back in action over the weekend.  The 24th week of the Serie A saw 7 of 10 matches end in a draw but … Continue reading

Serie A Roundup – Week 24

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Week 24 of the Serie A featured two massive top of the table matchups.  The headliner of course being the Derby della Madonnina.  The Milan derby was an exciting match with its share of controversy.  Adriano’s opening goal was clearly … Continue reading

Derby della Madonnina Preview

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VS. This Sunday’s Derby della Madonnina will be the 270th meeting between these two legendary clubs.  Once again at stake is top of the table positioning.  Inter sits in 1st place on 53 points while AC Milan is in 3rd … Continue reading