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Serie A Transfer Rumors: Edinson Cavani and Stevan Jovetic are the Most Wanted Footballers in Europe

While the current season is still ongoing, the international break  represents an important occasion for Serie A’ s clubs to outline strategies for the next campaign and plan their summer transfer dealings in advance. Napoli’s Edinson Cavani is a name which you would find easily on the top of European clubs’ shopping lists. Real Madrid [...]

Serie A review: Edinson Cavani ends his goalless run, Balotelli leads AC Milan while Totti might return to play with Azzurri

Serie A review: Edinson Cavani ends his goalless run, Balotelli leads AC Milan while Totti might return to play with Azzurri

Napoli won as Cavani ended his goalless run A week ago, having missed a penalty during the 2-0’s defeat with Chievo, Edinson Cavani saw his torturous spell continuing, leaving the Uruguayan striker without scoring for 545 minutes.  As the goal has dried up for Cavani, Napoli had won just one of their past six matches. [...]

Fiorentina Eager to Snatch a Champions League Spot, while Giuseppe Rossi is Set for Comeback

Last season safety arrived only at the very last and Fiorentina were anything but happy. The first coach of the campaign, Sinisa Mihaijovic, was sacked in November and his replacement, Delio Rossi, was in the limelight for a physical attack towards his own player, Serbian striker Adem Ljajic. With two games left, and the danger [...]

Serie A review: Juve Extend their Leadership, Inter Still in Trouble, Palermo Sack another Coach

Emanuele Giaccherini puts Juvenuts closer to the title Juventus overcame a stubborn Catania thanks an Emanuele Giaccherini’s stoppage time winner increasing their advantage to nine points as Chievo beat surprisingly Napoli. Will that gap be enough to consider the title’s race over? “We celebrate only this victory, the championship is tough, difficult and stressful” insisted [...]

Serie A Review: Napoli Draw with Juventus, Antonio Cassano Throws Tantrum, Francesco Totti Celebrates 225th goal

  Race for Serie A’s title is not over yet, but it will depend only on Juventus After drawing 1-1 in the big match last Friday, the distance between Juventus and Napoli is unvaried. Six points with eleven matches left might be a good advantage, but it is still not a consistent gap. At least [...]

Serie A: AC Milan Could Need to Replace Massimiliano Allegri in the Summer

In order to understand AC Milan’s improvements, one must go back to December. Following a 4-2 defeat by Roma, the Rossoneri sat in seventh position — 14 points behind leaders Juventus, eight and seven points from Champions League and Europa League spots, respectively. Moreover, they had just drawn Barcelona in their next Champions League tie. Having lost [...]

Serie A: Third Place still in doubt after Milan fails to defeat Inter in the Derby

A draw in a derby might be seen as half-defeat, especially with a strong historical rivalry between two clubs, recently enhanced by the transfer of former Internazionale player Mario Balotelli to AC Milan. However, a draw means also that neither team lost, which is arguably just as important as winning, above all when the season [...]

By February 27, 2013 0 Comments Read More →

Might Barcelona’s season be spoiled by a premature Champions League’s exit ?

The curse of San Siro is still ongoing. Before Wednesday, Barcelona had played in Milanese stadium twice in the last three Champions League’s knockout stages and in both seasons they ended without the trophy. It might be just seen as pure statistic, however, for a team who won two of the last four European main [...]

By February 24, 2013 0 Comments Read More →

S.S. Lazio: Could Europa League Heal Biancocelesti After their Recent Difficulties?

Having already booked a place in the Coppa Italia final with Internazionale, Lazio tonight will face Borussia Moenchengladbach in the return match of the UEFA Europa League’s round of 32 as the only Italian team still competing in three tournaments. Yet Biancocelesti are more concerned than pleased as they recently showed a downtrend which saw them [...]

By February 21, 2013 0 Comments Read More →

AC Milan vs. Barcelona: Champions League Preview and Projected Line-Ups

On the road to the Champions League title, Barcelona will once again face AC Milan. Last season, the two sides met each other twice; first in the group stage, and then in the quarterfinasl when the Blaugrana beat the Rossoneri 3-1 at the Camp Nou after a goalless draw in Italy Both clubs are icons of European [...]

By February 19, 2013 0 Comments Read More →

Manchester City vs. Leeds United: Championship Side Hope for a Giantkilling in the FA Cup

On January 27th, Leeds United defeated Tottenham Hotspur — who featured a strong line-up that included Gareth Bale — by a single goal and qualified for the fifth round of the FA Cup. On Sunday, the Whites will face defending Premier League champions Manchester City, whose only reasonable aim this season is to win the [...]

By February 16, 2013 0 Comments Read More →

Portuguese Giants Benfica Aim for European and Domestic Glory

After finishing third in their Champions League group behind Barcelona and Celtic, Benfica look for glory in the Europa League, where they await a tough fixture against Bayer Leverkusen. Although Benfica hold a record of 32 Primiera Liga’s titles, and were the first Portuguese club to win the European Cup in 1961, their splendors from the golden [...]

By February 14, 2013 0 Comments Read More →

Champions League will be a Test of PSG’s Ambitions and Ancellotti’s Future

The Champions and Europa Leagues are finally back  this month and most of the national tournaments are going into their last and most crucial stages. A poor run during this month might ruin a whole season, axing all the dreams of glory, while a brilliant performance could glide a team towards silverware. Having spent a [...]

By February 12, 2013 0 Comments Read More →

UEFA Champions League: Celtic vs Juventus Preview and Projected Line-ups

A European clash against an Italian side will always remind Celtic FC’s fans of their glorious past, when the Bhoys won the 1966-67’s edition of the Champions League – then called European Champions Clubs’ Cup – by beating Internazionale 2-1. Since then, the footballing geography has changed starkly, with Scottish clubs unable to sustain themselves [...]

By February 12, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
LA Galaxy Season Preview: Defending Champions Prepare for MLS and Continental Tournaments, while Robbie Keane and Juninho Sign Extensions

LA Galaxy Season Preview: Defending Champions Prepare for MLS and Continental Tournaments, while Robbie Keane and Juninho Sign Extensions

The Los Angeles Galaxy have begun their pre-season, beating USL Pro’s L.A. Blues and the U.S. Under 17’s in two friendly matches. Their road towards the start of the MLS seasons continues with an interesting match against Mexican side Tijuana at Home Depot Center on February 19th. The season will have its official kick-off with the [...]

By February 9, 2013 0 Comments Read More →

Juventus’ New Policy: A “Young Eye” Towards the Future

After winning the 2011-12 Serie A league title and leading thus far this season, it is clear that Juventus is finally back. Struggling in the era post-Calciopoli match-fixing scandal, the Bianconeri experienced a season relegated to Serie B before returning to the top of the Italian Serie A. When comparing this Juventus team with the old [...]

By February 9, 2013 0 Comments Read More →