Massimiliano Allegri Returns To Face Cagliari
Massimiliano Allegri Returns To Face Cagliari

The Serie A will be resuming tomorrow, when a fresh slate of midweek games will be played. There are many interesting fixtures, but the one which I’m really looking forward to is Cagliari – AC Milan. AC Milan coach Massimiliano Allegri will be returning to his former club at the […]

Moves To Expect This January Transfer Market
Moves To Expect This January Transfer Market

With a new year upon us, the January transfer window will be opening up soon. While normally we don’t see super-stars switch allegiances in this period, but 2011 could be different. The names of Klose, Toni, Gilardino, and Kaka have been circulating, but can we really expect these players to […]

2011: A New Start For Italian Football
2011: A New Start For Italian Football

2010 was a bad year for Italian football. I tried to think of the positives, but very few came to mind. A disastrous World Cup in South Africa, a bad showing in the Europa League, and only a Champions League victory (guided by a Portuguese mastermind) which retains some dignity […]

Di Natale And Cavani Leading In Goals
Di Natale And Cavani Leading In Goals

With the winter break, I’ve decided to look at this season’s current top goalscorers. It has been an interesting season, and there are some veterans accompanied by new signings which populate this list. Here’s a look at the top 10 Serie A goalscorers so far this season: Di Natale (Udinese) […]

Inter Replaces Rafa With Leonardo
Inter Replaces Rafa With Leonardo

Finally this power struggle is over. It was inevitable that the Spaniard was not going to get anything from Massimo Moratti for this January transfer window, and Moratti got fed up with Benitez’s strange demands. It all seemed slightly better when Rafa Benitez had guided his team to the World […]

Enzo Bearzot Dies At 83
Enzo Bearzot Dies At 83

Enzo Bearzot, a legend of Italian coaching, died today. While I can’t say much about what I remember of him, I can say that he is certainly one of the greatest influences on Italian football. Although many coaches focus on drills, tactics, and fitness, Bearzot also made sure he created […]

Borriello Punishes AC Milan At The San Siro
Borriello Punishes AC Milan At The San Siro

Season’s have their turning points, and I have a feeling that today was a crucial one. We saw Inter Milan rise back to form with a 3-0 win over TP Mazembe in the FIFA World Club Cup final, and we saw AC Milan fall to Roma at the San Siro, […]

Tough Draw In Europe For Italian Teams
Tough Draw In Europe For Italian Teams

With the Champions League and Europa League draws having taken place, the rest of the season is slowly drifting into a more predictable mush. There’s just one last weekend of Serie A action (this weekend), and then there’s a solid two weeks and a bit of break from the Serie […]

Napoli Qualify For Europa League Knockout Stages
Napoli Qualify For Europa League Knockout Stages

While in the Champions League all Italian sides made it through to the knockout stages, there was a fear that in the Europa League there would be no Serie A teams. Luckily, Napoli managed to qualify with a 1-0 win over Steaua Bucharest, thanks to a very late goal by […]

Crespo Puts Fiorentina Out Of Coppa Italia
Crespo Puts Fiorentina Out Of Coppa Italia

The eternal Hernan Crespo has struck again, ending Fiorentina’s Coppa Italia run. While the Coppa Italia isn’t too interesting in the early stages, I really do enjoy it when it reaches the round of eight, like it has now. Maybe it’s due to the different mentality teams have when they […]

Five Things To Note From Serie A This Weekend
Five Things To Note From Serie A This Weekend

1. Juventus in second after 2-1 win over Lazio A fantastic match between two sides which battled for the win. Juventus took the lead in the first minutes with Chiellini powering his way through a weak Lazio defence on a corner, heading in a temporary lead for the bianconeri. But […]

Napoli In Second Place After Win Over Genoa
Napoli In Second Place After Win Over Genoa

The Serie A is getting more and more exciting, especially after these recent results, and the matches which will be played this Sunday. Napoli got an important 1-0 win away against Genoa, Palermo came back to beat Parma 3-1 at the Renzo Barbera, and Udinese also completed a comeback win […]

Roma Through To The Champions League Knockout Stages
Roma Through To The Champions League Knockout Stages

It’s good to know that there will be three sides from the Serie A in the Champions League round of 16 representing Italy. While AC Milan and Inter Milan had already secured their qualification mathematically for the knockout stages of the tournament, there was still a doubt whether Roma would […]

What Matches Do You Want To See In The Knockout Stages?
What Matches Do You Want To See In The Knockout Stages?

The Champions League group stages have finished, and now it’s time to see which teams will face each other in the round of 16 which is coming up next. UEFA will be drawing the match-ups for the Champions League and the Europa League on December 17th, and there’s a set of guidelines […]

Tottenham And United Qualify In First Place
Tottenham And United Qualify In First Place

The Champions League group stages have been extremely exciting this season, and as the knockout stages draw nearer, we’re beginning to see the sides which will take part in the latter stages of the competition. Right now, the sides which have qualified are: Tottenham Hotspur, Inter Milan, Barcelona, Copenhagen, Schalke […]

Inter Humiliated By Bremen With 3-0 Loss
Inter Humiliated By Bremen With 3-0 Loss

Although Rafa Benitez’s Inter has qualified for the knockout stages of the Champions League in the same position that Mourinho’s did a season ago, things look very different for the Spaniard. This is after their 3-0 loss away against Werder Bremen, and Benitez’s team played poorly. With this latest loss, […]

Roma And Inter Need Wins In Champions League
Roma And Inter Need Wins In Champions League

It’s the final group stages matchday of the Champions League, and Roma and Inter Milan need to win their midweek matches. After such a poor display from Italian sides in the Europa League, the Serie A needs to hold its head high and have three teams go into the knockout […]

Only Napoli Left In The Europa League
Only Napoli Left In The Europa League

While it was a great Champions League group stage for the Italian sides, the Europa League group stages are proving to be more difficult for the Italian sides in the Europa League. In fact, all of the Italian sides have been eliminated except for Napoli, who might be able to […]