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Tag Archives: fiorentina

Serie A Preview – Can Catania Take The Next Step?

Posted on by Robert

The other Sicilian club in Serie A last season, the Elefanti finished in the bottom half of the standings but avoided relegation by mid-April.  Since their return to Serie A in 2006, this has been a trend for the club – … Continue reading

Serie A Preview – Brescia Falling Behind Early

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For a club that has had an unimpressive record in Serie A over the years, Brescia has a proud soccer history.  Home of Andrea Pirlo and the last club for the legendary Roberto Baggio, the Rondinelle return to Serie A … Continue reading

8 of Serie A’s best prospects

Posted on by Niccolo Conte

Seeing a young Roberto Baggio, Ronaldinho, or Fabregas is always exciting, but noticing young players which in 5 years can become one of the world’s best is rare. With Serie A’s relative downfall compared to other European leagues, it’s time to find some … Continue reading

Juventus 0-0 with Hamburg and other Serie A friendlies

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I always find summer friendlies interesting, you get to see how new players interact with their new teammates as you get a sneak peak to the next season. The first “big” friendly was played out recently between Juventus and Hamburg, … Continue reading

Prandelli is Lippi’s Replacement

Posted on by Niccolo Conte

La Gazzetta dello Sport has confirmed that the coach that will follow in Marcello Lippi’s footsteps will be Cesare Prandelli. The ex-Fiorentina coach seems to have reached an agreement with the FIGC chief Giancarlo Abete and will take over as … 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

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

The Uefa Coefficient Breakdown

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Is this the year where the Bundesliga gains a fourth spot? It could well be. Below is a table of the current UEFA Coefficient compared to how it stands if the season were to end today. At the end of … 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

Bayern Munich-Fiorentina: Refereeing Decisions Cost Fiorentina

Posted on by Rami Soufi

Bayern Munich will take a slender lead to Florence after a controversial 2-1 win over Fiorentina in a hotly contested match which featured a number of odd decisions by the refereeing crew. Fiorentina’s Coach Cesare Prandelli was aggravated while club skipper Riccardo … 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

Champions League: Bayern Munich vs Fiorentina

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The European tie between Bayern Munich and Fiorentina ought to be an entertaining affair given the attacking tendencies of both clubs during various stretches of the season. The Bavarians have been scoring for fun in the Bundesliga totaling 21 goals in … 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

Antonio Cassano Stays With Sampdoria

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Following intense speculation the last few days regarding the future of talented forward Antonio Cassano, it has been confirmed the player will remain in Genoa despite the lingering issues with Sampdoria Coach Luigi Del Neri. Cassano started the season in … Continue reading

Bayern Munich Return To The Top

Posted on by Rami Soufi

The Bavarian club achieved a great result after returning from the trip to Bremen with all three points to climb to the top of the Bundesliga standings. Their tenure at the top could be short lived as Bayer Leverkusen will … 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 18

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Like a ray of sunshine on a cloudy day, Italian soccer has returned to our airwaves, and this week’s matches saw the return of David Beckham, the goal of the year, and some good calcio as well.  As reports roll … Continue reading