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Tag Archives: AS Roma

Ghost of Jose Mourinho Haunts Milan

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Yesterday was a bad day for Serie A in the Champions League.  Roma lost 3-1 at home to FC Basel to fall into last place in Group E, but level on points with Basel and Cluj.  But the big story … Continue reading

Why Serie A is better than the English Premier League

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Like most soccer fans, I am a soccer league polygamist.  Because I live less than 20 minutes from an MLS club, I root for and follow Major League Soccer in the U.S.  However, I am also a passionate Arsenal fan … Continue reading

Serie A Players to Strike on 5th Matchday

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Serie A fans have had to endure a long two weeks for the international break, but they could be looking at another long break at the end of the month that could deprive fans of the most anticipated matches so … Continue reading

Inter Sweeps UEFA Awards, Plus Champions League Draw Analysis

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Today’s UEFA Champions League draw was one that should prove that Serie A is still one of the premier leagues in the world, and that Inter is arguably the world’s best club.  The Nerazzurri swept the UEFA individual awards: Goalkeeper … Continue reading

Serie A Preview – Will the Lecce Yo-Yo Stop This Season?

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Serie B champions Lecce have once again made the jump to Serie A, two years after finishing nineteenth and being relegated.  Prior to that they spent two years in Serie B, preceded by three years in Serie A.  As you … Continue reading

Serie A Preview – Genoa Aims for European Success

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Italy’s oldest soccer club finished a disappointing ninth last season, and the management has made it clear this offseason that such a result is unacceptable.  Disappointing play by a number of key players left the club outside the top six, … Continue reading

Can Any of the Bottom Three Avoid Relegation?

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On the pitch, an official has the authority to add time to a match to make up for injury or ensure that both clubs actually play 45 minutes in the half.  In the Serie A standings, there is no added … Continue reading

Seven Keys to the AS Roma-AC Milan Match

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The most anticipated match-up of the weekend is the AS Roma-AC Milan contest to decide which club can challenge Inter for the top spot in Serie A.  While the loser still has an outside shot at the scudetto, an Inter … Continue reading

Lessons Learned from Giornata 26

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As Serie A takes a quick breather for a World Cup friendly this week versus Cameroon, this past weekend once again saw changes in the standings as well as a tightening championship race.  Before we look ahead and begin debating … Continue reading

Lessons Learned from Giornata 25

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This weekend’s action has a wealth of subplots, controversy, and exciting soccer play.  But the main story line out of this weekend is the standings.  Right now, the top four spots in the Serie A standings are occupied by the … Continue reading

Lessons Learned from Giornata 24

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Objects in your mirror are closer than they appear Inter’s 0-0 draw at Napoli was their second draw in as many matches.  That coupled with AS Roma’s 4-1 result over Palermo means i Lupi are within seven points of the … Continue reading

Lessons Learned from Giornata 23

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This weekend’s action saw a movement in the top four and in the bottom four.  While one Roman club continued its climb up the standings, one continued its slide downward.  The next Roma-Lazio match should prove quite an interesting contrast. … Continue reading

Lessons Learned from Giornata 21

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A nice quiet weekend in Serie A.  Fortunately, there were no matches of interest and no controversy that came out of the matches.  Nothing unusual or interesting at all. Or not.  In a weekend highlighted by the top two squads … Continue reading

Lessons Learned from Giornata 20

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After this weekend’s action, the eyes of Italy will be on its largest metropolitan city.  The Milan derby could move AC Milan within striking distance of first or could help Inter Milan put some distance between itself and its rival. … Continue reading

Lessons Learned From Giornata 19

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We have reached the halfway point of the season, and it seems like the race for the scudetto is over (whether it is or not you can debate).  The big story from this past weekend was Milan’s thumping of Juventus … Continue reading

Lessons Learned from Giornata 17

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The big story of the weekend was the snow that postponed four matches including the much anticipated Fiorentina-AC Milan match, rescheduled for January 27.  However, the weekend still had plenty of drama, especially around Juventus.  In honor of the holiday … Continue reading

Lessons Learned From Giornata 15

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The Derby d’Italia Is a Match Not to Miss The goals were impressive.  The fans were incredibly creative with their chanting and thankfully not offensive.  The players were obviously emotional invested in the match, as it was stopped briefly late … Continue reading

Lessons Learned from Giornata 14

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The best way to sum up the action this past weekend is more of the same.  The top 4 remain the top 4 (with one switch) and those looking in danger of relegation still look in danger of relegation.  However, … Continue reading