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Tag Archives: Lucio

Serie A clubs struggling in the Champions League

Posted on by Rami Soufi

Italy’s elite clubs are struggling in the Champions League and have struggled since 2000 despite two trophies won by Milan and one by Inter in the last decade. Italian clubs were the dominant force in the 1990s with Milan and … Continue reading

Rafael Benitez running out of time at Inter

Posted on by Rami Soufi

Lazio inflicted another defeat on Serie A champions Inter with coach Rafael Benitez’s position becoming weaker and weaker with every passing week. The victory against Parma in the previous round was by a big score raising hope the Nerazzurri will … Continue reading

Inter’s Decline Under Rafael Benitez

Posted on by Mark McAllister

Under Jose Mourinho, Inter gradually developed an aura of invincibility, and their defence – generally made up of Maicon, Lucio, Samuel and Chivu (or Zanetti) – had become the envy of the rest of Europe. The Nerazzurri had finally brought … Continue reading

Inter Dismantle Manchester City 3-0 in Baltimore

Posted on by Rami Soufi

While this was a mere friendly and many of the starters from both teams were not on hand, the manner with which Inter overcame Manchester City serves as a warning for those aiming to dethrone the Serie A champions and … Continue reading

South Africa 2010 Analysis: Reasons behind Italy’s Struggles

Posted on by Rami Soufi

Italy managed to draw 1-1 against both Paraguay and New Zealand while failing to impress despite having seen a lot in terms of ball possession, in particular against the Kiwis when the Italians had just over 70% in terms of … Continue reading

Diego Milito: Inter’s Hero As Nerazzurri Complete Historic Treble

Posted on by Rami Soufi

Inter have succeeded in completing a historic treble and credit must be given to everyone at the club from president Massimo Moratti for his persistence in pursuing the dream of emulating his father by winning the Champions League to Jose … Continue reading

Champions League Final: Inter vs Bayern Munich

Posted on by Rami Soufi

Inter and Bayern Munich will clash next Saturday, May 22nd in Madrid to decide the European champion in a highly anticipated match between two sides which overcame some major obstacles such as Barcelona and Manchester United. The Nerazzurri had the … Continue reading

Inter Host Barcelona In Champions League Semi-Final First-Leg

Posted on by Rami Soufi

La Liga leaders Barcelona will travel to Milan to take on Inter in the highly anticipated clash between two of the best teams left in the European competitions. The current champions Barca rely heavily on midfield schemer Xavi Hernandez and … Continue reading

Interview with Mani Honigstein of Footbo

Posted on by Double Pivot

I had a long conversation with Mani Honigstein, who is the brains behind the football social networking site Footbo. An avid Bayern Munich fan, I talked to him about the summer transfers and his views on the season ahead for … Continue reading

The Sync: Bayern 1-1 Lyon

Posted on by Double Pivot

Blue days at the Allianz Bate and Bayern had the same idea in the second halves of their respective matches. Hold on for a home draw. However unlike Bate, Bayern Munich happened to be one of the 10 richest clubs … Continue reading

The Set: Bayern 2-5 Werder Bremen

Posted on by Double Pivot

You call this a formation? Seven notes on Werder dismantlement of FC Bayern at the Allianz. 1. Stereotyping A defensive player usually makes an attack-minded coach and an attacking player usually makes a defense-minded coach. Granted, there are exceptions such … Continue reading

Tactical Analysis: BVB

Posted on by Double Pivot

I have just returned from my summer holidays, where I had a lovely respite from footie. However, here we are with the season two weeks deep and I am behind. But I am afforded the luxury of making my tactical … Continue reading