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Archives: internazionale

Champions League Group B Preview

Posted on by Lonnie Smetana

Group B is home to a surprising Cypriot side, a Greek side in transition, a German side sometimes called ‘everyone’s second team’, and an Italian club with a little something special. Confused? Let me explain! Anorthosis Famagusta FC How They … Continue reading

The Special One Brings Silverware To Internazionale

Posted on by Lonnie Smetana

One of the most fascinating moves this summer was Internazionale’s hiring of Jose Mourinho as manager after Roberto Mancini was sacked despite winning the title. Mourinho has built a strong reputation in a short time and I am interested to … Continue reading

Inter confirm Mancini sacking

Posted on by Lonnie Smetana

ESPN reports that Internazionale have fired manager Roberto Mancini after much speculation that they were going to do so. Comments Mancini made after losing to Liverpool in the last 16 of the Champions League in March were cited as a … Continue reading

Roundup of European Domestic League action

Posted on by Lonnie Smetana

As we wait for the Champions League final, it’s a good time to look at the leagues around Europe and see who will be part of next season’s competition. In this first report, we look at what I would call … Continue reading

Ronaldinho on his way to AC Milan

Posted on by Lonnie Smetana

Barcelona’s Ronaldinho has reportedly agreed initial terms with Italian giants AC Milan, according to his brother and agent Roberto de Assis. Ronaldinho is out of action for the rest of the season with injury but is said to be disillusioned … Continue reading

Internazionale feeling the pressure

Posted on by Lonnie Smetana

As I speculated on in an earlier post, it seems that Roberto Mancini’s “I’m leaving…wait…no I’m staying” routine has contributed to Inter’s shocking decline of form. The announcement was made moments after Inter had been dumped out of the Champions … Continue reading

Should he stay or should he go now?

Posted on by Lonnie Smetana

Inter Milan coach Roberto Mancini has reversed his position and will stay on with the club for next season after discussions with president Massimo Moratti. Mancini made a shock announcement of his decision to step down at the end of … Continue reading

Inter Milan – Liverpool preview

Posted on by Lonnie Smetana

Only one fixture is left to decide in the Round of 16. Inter Milan trail by 2 goals after being defeated at Anfield in the first leg. However, Liverpool could be without a vital component of their midfield for the … Continue reading

Sensational Shootouts and Surprise Scorelines

Posted on by Lonnie Smetana

In many ways it was a wild finish to the Round of 16 and it’s not done yet! We still have the second leg of the Liverpool – Internazionale tie on Tuesday, March 11th. FC Schalke 04 overcame some poor … Continue reading

Round of 16 Predictions

Posted on by Lonnie Smetana

Here are my picks to go through to the quarter-finals. Liverpool v InternazionaleOlmypiacos v ChelseaRoma v Real MadridSchalke v PortoArsenal v MilanLyon v Manchester UnitedFenerbahce v SevillaCeltic v Barcelona I could see Roma or Fenerbache advancing from their matches, those … Continue reading

The smoke clears

Posted on by Lonnie Smetana

…and we are left with 16 teams. The knockout phase pairings will be drawn on December 21 at UEFA headquarters in Nyon. The complete list of teams heading into the draw is posted below: 2007/08 UEFA Champions LeagueRound of 16 … Continue reading

Matchday 5 – Tuesday Preview

Posted on by Lonnie Smetana

With Euro 2008 qualifying put to rest and a round of domestic games under their belts, Europe’s top clubs return their focus to the Champions League for Matchday 5. This round of games should clarify which teams will progress though … Continue reading

Rangers run riot; AC Milan misfire

Posted on by Lonnie Smetana

Matchday 3 is upon us and there are some key matchups to look at. In this first preview, we start with Group E where Barcelona travel to Glasgow for a tough road game against Rangers. The atmosphere at Ibrox should … Continue reading

Inter’s Suazo banned

Posted on by Lonnie Smetana

Internazionale striker David Suazo has received a one-match suspension for what was deemed by the referee to be a flagrant elbow on PSV Eindhoven defender Carlos Salcido during their Matchday 2 fixture. He was only given the one-match ban and … Continue reading

Champions League Group G Preview

Posted on by Lonnie Smetana

Today we look at Group G which features defending Serie A champs Internazionale, perennial darkhorses PSV Eindhoven as well as CSKA Moscow and Fenerbahçe. Everyone has been pegging Group E as the “Group of Death” but I believe that this … Continue reading