Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Zarate joins Inter

Mauro Zarate has officialy joined Inter on loan from Lazio. Zarate has signed 4 years contract with the Nerazzurri. Inter will have an option to buy Zarate for €16M.

Zarate mentioned that he is happy with his Inter move , also Inter have a lot of Argentinian players.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Inter loaned Poli

Poli completed Inter loan. 22 years old Sampdoria midfielder will play for Inter next season , after 12 months Inter will have an option to buy him.

Elia in Turin

Dutch international Elia agreed terms with Juventus. He has arrived to Turin to sign four years contract.

Juventus will pay €10M to Hamburg for Elia's transfer fee.

Udinese replaces Sanchez

Udinese have signed 22 years old Romanian attacking midfielder Gabriel Torje. He known as ''Romanian Messi''.

Torje is will replace Sanchez after his departure to Barcelona.

Forlan is joining to Inter

Inter are going to replace Eto'o with Forlan's transfer. According to rumours Inter will pay €5M for Uruguayan star.

Atlético Madrid's star has confirmed that he is leaving Atlético Madrid and ready to join Inter.

Uruguayan star have played for Manchester United,Villareal and Atlético Madrid in his career and he won a few months ago Copa America with Uruguayan international team.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Borriello agreed terms with PSG

Marco Borriello has agreed his move from Roma to PSG for €8M his transfer.

Roma have bought Borriello from AC Milan for 10M Euros but now ready to sell for 8M Euros. Borriello isn't in Luis Enrique's plans.

Before PSG also Genoa have showed interest for Italian striker.

Borriello's official transfer to PSG expecting to be happen on the next week.

Official: Pandev joins Napoli

Goran Pandev has officially joined Napoli on loan from Inter.

Pandev has mentioned that he didn’t want to leave Inter, but this will be a new experience for him and the most important thing is that he is happy.

Macedonian forward mentioned that he felt incredible when 60.000 people in San Paolo called his name on his presentation before the friendly game between Napoli and Palermo.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Transfer Market News - Roma took Osvaldo

Pablo Osvaldo is officially Roma player. He signed today and his transfer cost 15 million euro + bonus.

He is a right footed striker. 1.82m, 25 years old. Last season he had 2 injuries:
1. Ligament strain
2. Abductor muscle

Osvaldo already played in Italy when he started with Lecce is Serie B playing 7 games, scoring 3 goals.

After he joined Fiorentina when in 21 games he managed to score 5 goals. In season 2008-2009, 2009-2010, Osvaldo was transferred to Bologna, but his season there was not so successful, when in 25 total games he scored only 3 goals.

Striker left Italy to try his experience in Spain and there he managed to make a good performance playing 44 games and scoring 20 goals.

The arrival of Osvaldo means that Boriello will leave the club.

UEFA Champions League Group Stage Draws

Group A :

Bayern Munich
Manchester City

Very tough group. Anything can happen here , Bayern and Villareal are more experienced teams compared with Manchester City and Napoli but Manchester City builded a great squad with new transfers Aguero and Samir Nasri.

Will be very tough for Napoli.

Group B :


Inter probably have best possible group draw. Inter have big chances to qualify.

Group H :

AC Milan

Two Gians will share the same group. AC Milan , 7 times winner of UCL and Barcelona (which team are the best of the World at the moment) , these two teams had historical games betweeen eachothers on UCL. The most unforgotable one was the 1994 Athens Champions League Final. Milan had won 4-0 against Barcelona.

Barcelona favourite of the group.

Plzen and BATE are closed books.

Serie A News - Serie A will not start this week

According to italian media (TV + Newspapers), Serie A will not start this weekend as Berreta didn't agree with Abete.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Transfer Market News - Mister "X" is Mister "A"

Finally the story of Mister "X" at Milan ended. The player will be Alberto Aquilani who is rated as Mister "A" from Italian media. Midfielder will play for Milan next season and will get 2 million euros this season and 2.5 million euros for the next season. If he manage to play more then 25 games with Milan, the Rossoneri will buy him from Liverpool.

Time for some joke !!!

Transfer Market News - Atalanta sign Denis

Ex-Napoli and Udinese striker, German Denis has joined officially to Atalanta. The presentation will be held tomorrow and this transfer is made by Pierpaolo Marino, the director of Atalanta. The same Marino brought Denis in Serie A in past.

Serie A News - First round in doubt !!!

Bad news for Serie A followers. "Aic" and "Lega Calcio" didn't agree together for the start for Serie A this weekend. 18 members voted against the start of Serie A, while 2 voted pro.

Will remain a big question now if Serie A will open the "doors" this weekend, but most probably the players will start their strike.

Serie A News - Milan players recovered injuries

It was expected to miss both, but the good news came today, when striker Ibrahimovic and midfielder Boateng did the full training with the squad and they will be fully fit for the game against Cagliari. Milan are expecting recovery of El Shaarawy as soon as possible.

Transfer Market News - Juventus sign Giaccherini

Today Juventus signed with Giaccherini who came from Cesena. The transfer cost 3 million euro + the loan of Martinez.

UEFA CHL - Udinese - Arsenal

Udinese - Arsenal

Game will be played at stadium “Friuli” in Udinese. Capacity is around 30.620 seats. Expected sold-out.

Temperatures will be around ( daily 39 degree ), while at the hour of the game will be around 28.

First game:
Arsenal-Udinese (1-0)
Arsenal managed to score early woth Walcott (4’) and controlled the first half easily, but things have changed after the break when Udinese were unlucky as they played better, were more aggressive and draw should have been deserved.

As said above Udinese had some problems in the first half and the result was the early goal they conceded, but after the break the team of Guidolin showed reaction and the result was an aggressive game and some golden chances. Udinese had the opportunity to score and level the game, but this time luck was on the other side.

Yesterday in their press conference manager Guidolin and team captain, Di Natale, said that this game is compared with World Cup final, as a UCL final and the team will be 200% motivated to take a positive result to qualify. Di Natale promised to his fans that will give his “life” to score as he said that he already is 34 and this is the last chance in his life to continue the road in CHL.

Guidolin don’t like to change the tactic of team. This means that Udinese will play the same 4-4-1-1 with Di Natale as lonely striker and Pinzi as playmaker.

Probable lineup:

Udinese (4-4-1-1)
Di Natale

Di Natale will act as lonely striker. He will be helped from playmaker Pinzi who is starting behind him and of couse from the offensive skills of Asamoah who will start in centre of midfield. The tactic of 4-4-1-1 will let midfield players to act free and to create more attacking power, but in same time to offer defensive coverage too.

Missing players: Domizzi (def-30-games, 2 goals, 2 asist, last year), Floro Flores(, Ferronetti, Coda (22 games last year)

Arsenal in having their bad period in these days. In the first games manager Wenger was in tribune, while today UEFA “forgive him” and let the Frenchman to manage his team from the bench. In the first game Arsenal was too lucky to win the game 1-0 as they managed to score an early goal with Walcott and then the game was controlled from Udiense who created a lot of danger. In the last league game Arsenal was defeated from Liverpool (0-2).

The bad news for Arsenal is the transfer of Nasri to Manchester City.

However Arsenla today will have again many problems with players: Nasri as said was sold to Man. City. Yesterday media wrote that Wilshere will miss too due to injury and he is going to stay out for about 3-4 weeks. Diaby, Lansbury, Bendtner, Squillaci, Koscielny, Gibbs are the other players who will not play today.

Arsenal starting 4-2-3-1 today with Van Persie as lonely striker. He will be supported from 3 midfielder, Walcott, Rosicky, Gervinho.

Probable Arsenal: (4-2-3-1)
Van Persie

Players to watch:
Udinese as said will have a fully motivated team that will fight hard to take a positive result. They are not changing their 4-4-1-1 with Di Natale as an alone striker. The defence I think will have some problems as Neuton didn’t convince as left back. I think the player to be watched today will be Asamoah. Midfielder will start in centre of midfield, but he is going to act as a “free” player. Pinzi is in good form too, while goals are expected from Di Natale.

In Arsenal things are a bit more difficult as they miss some important names, but still they have better names in their team and of course most of them don’t lack European experience. In the first game Walcott was the player who gave Arsenal the lead and I believe that again he will be the player to watch. Also we cannot forget Van Persie who can score anytime.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

TRANSFER NEWS - Cassani join Fiorentina

Mattia Cassani, is leaving Palermo to Fiorentina. The transfer that will cost 5 million euro will be official tomorrow from Fiorentina club.

Cassani is a right-back defender who is offensive minded. Last season Cassani played 32 games with Palermo, playing 2.796 minutes. He couldn't score any goal but was helpful with his 5 asist. In a whole season he took 7 yellow cards and from italian media he was rated with 6.02 mark.

TRANSFER NEWS - Eto'o finally leaving Inter

As we already said this in our previous news, Inter striker Eto'o will leave to play next season in Russian League with Anzhi. Transfer will cost 27 million euro + bonus, while player will take 20 million euro per season.

Inter director said to media that now Inter will search for other players and the main objective are Lavezzi (from Napoli) or Zarate (from Lazio)

Monday, August 22, 2011

Finally Starting!

2011-2012 Serie A season is starting at 27th of August with a Derby game. A lot of teams changed ther squads , coaches , formations. Interesting games will be played on the first round.

First week's fixture ;

Saturday ;

17:00 Siena vs Fiorentina
19:45 Cagliari vs Milan

Sunday ;

17:00 Napoli vs Genoa
19:45 Atalanta vs Cesena
19:45 Bologna vs Roma
19:45 Inter vs Lecce
19:45 Lazio vs Chievo
19:45 Novara vs Palermo
19:45 Parma vs Catania
19:45 Udinese vs Juventus

Previews and tips will be shared with our members. If you want to have detailed informations and tips for Serie A mail us.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Chievo - Livorno , Coppa Italia

The team who qualify will meet the winner of Modena-Reggina.

Ex manager Pioli left to Palermo and Chievo will have Di Carlo back. He was Chievo
manager in last and he knows this team very well.

Chievo have lost some key players this season like Constant who joined to Genoa, Fernandez who joined to Leicester, and Sorrentino the experienced keeper.

At friendly games the team showed ups and downs but still the group have good players
and the main purpose this year remains the stay in Serie A.

Not any team problem for today's game.

CHIEVO (4-3-3) 18 Squizzi; 21 Frey, 3 Andreolli, 12 Cesar, 13 Jokic; 56 Hetemay, 16 Rigoni, 33 Fatic; 77 Thereau, 31 Pellissier, 23 Paloschi.

Livorno have woke up late in last season in Serie B and even if they showed some reaction that they failed to be promoted in Serie A. Coach of team remains Novellino. In his press interview he told that main purpose this year is to promote for Serie A, but Livorno are a weak team and got no experienced player, so they will have another hard season.

Won 3-1 in last game against Siracusa and managed to qualify easily.
For today's game there are no problems regarding the players.

Probable Livorno:

LIVORNO (4-2-3-1) 33 Bardi; 2 Perticone, 13 Knezevic, 23 Lambrughi, 3 Pieri; 91 Remedi, 21 Luci; 43 Bigazzi, 20 Genevier,8 Dionisi; 9 Paulinho.

Catania - Brescia , Coppa Italia

The team who qualify will face the winner of Pisa-Triestina.

Catania have a new manager. He is ex-Roma, Montella who is likely to play 4-3-3 which was the old tactic of last season to Catania. Even if in some games Catania played 4-3-1-2 they got used to play 4-3-3. Key striker Maxi Lopez is about to leave the club and Catania is looking forward to take Bergessio from St. Etienne. He played some games last season with showing good performances in Serie A.

Catania have no injury or suspension problems.

CATANIA (4-3-3) 21 Andujar; 22 Alvarez, 2 Potenza, 3 Spolli,33 Capuano; 23 Moretti, 27 Biagianti, 19 Ricchiuti; 17 Gomez, 11 Lopez, 32 Catellani.

Brescia have failed to save themselves in last season, Brescia relegated to Serie B. Brescia have changed managers a lot of times and it affected the team a lot.

Experienced player, Diamanti left the club, also stiker Eder left too. Cacarriolo is still in the team, but accoring to his interviews he is searching for a new
club too. Midfielder Hetemaj also didn’t want to play in Serie B and has left the club. New manager, Scienza will have some problems for today's game as Carraciolo and Kone are not playing. The tactic will be 4-3-1-2 and the

Probable team ;

BRESCIA (4-3-1-2) 12 Leali; 15 Zambelli, 2 Zoboli, 21 De Maio,3 Daprelà; 7 El Kaddouri, 20 Paghera, 5 Budel; 17 Scaglia;80 Jonathas, 11 Feczesin.

Cagliari - AlbinoLeffe , Coppa Italia

The team who qualify will face the winner of Siena-Torino.

Cagliari will play with new manager who is ex-Cesena, Ficcadenti. Ex manager, Donadoni left the club as he had a fight with president Cellino about transfers. Till now Cagliari haven't made any good transfers and then Donadoni refused to play in Serie A with current team.

They brought El Kabir from Sweden. He is striker, but not so good for Serie A level. He needs time. Also they are about to take Thiago Riberio from Cruzeiro. Aquafresca and Lazzari left the club to their new teams.

For today's game El Kabir is not 100% ready and this makes a big problem. In attack Nene can play with Larrivey, but this is not a good duo. Ibarbo is not ready to play
yet, so manager called some young team players, who will play today.

Probable team:

CAGLIARI 4-3-1-2) 1 Agazzi; 14 Pisano, 21 Canini, 13 Astori, 31 Agostini; 8 Biondini, 5 Conti, 4 Nainggolan; 7 Cossu; 18 Nené, 9 Larrivey

Albinoleffe managed to stay one more year in Serie B and this year they have the same
purpose, to reach an easy salvation. They have a new manager, who is Daniele
Fortunato, while the ex-manager was resigned due to his heart problems. Many
experienced players left the team.

AlbinoLeffe have managed to qualify with a lot of difficulties in the last Cup game against Serie D team Castel Rigone.

Striker Cissé, midfielder and captain Previtali will miss Cagliari game. Defender Daffara is injured and remain in big question, but most probably he will be out. Defender Bergamelli and striker Pesenti both are out too.

Probable team:
ALBINOLEFFE (4-4-2) 1 Tomasig; 16 Luoni, 5Lebran, 77 Piccinni, 79 Regonesi; 23 Pacilli, 6 Previtali, 58 Hetemaj, 21 Laner; 32 Torri, 9 Cocco

Atalanta - Gubbio , Coppa Italia

The team who qualify will face the winner of Cesena-Ascoli.

Besacuse of betting scandal, Atalanta will start the new season with -6 points. They lost key midfielder Doni who is suspended for 3.5 years and this means his career has ended as he already is 38 years old.

Manager of team will remain Colantuono who was the last season manager. His tactic is
4-4-2 and this year will be the same 4-4-2. Atalanta bought experienced player Maxi
Morales and they are close to sign with striker Denis from Udinese.

Key midfielder Barreto will miss this game because of his presence is Copa America and he is not ready yet.

Probable ;

ATALANTA (4-4-2) 47 Consigli; 25 Masiello, 4 Capelli, 3 Lucchini,13 Peluso; 7 Schelotto, 20 Caserta, 22 Padoin, 10 Bonaventura; 90 Tiribocchi, 89 Marilungo.

Gubbio for many and many years were rate as an amateur team, but in 2009 they changed
president and he invested a lot of Money. That means that Gubbio are playing better and now they promoted to Serie B.
They have bought Ragatzu from Cagliari, but still they are struggling with their way of play.

In the last Cup game they struggled to qualify and in regular time they drew 1-1 against Benevento, but they won after penlaties (5-4)

Defensive midfielder Boisfer is suspended and also Sandreani is out. Both are
important players. The tactic of team will be or 4-3-3 or 4-2-3-1 depending on players.

Coach doesn’t have many choices and according to yesterday's training he named the first 11

Probable team:

GUBBIO (4-2-3-1) 32 Donnarumma; 39 Almici, 13 Benedetti,23 Bartolucci, 22 Farina; 64 Buchel, 10 Raggio Garibaldi; 20Bazzoffia, 7 Giannetti, 30 Ragatzu; 9 Ciofani

Cesena - Ascoli Coppa Italia

The game will be played on neutral ground. The grass in synthetic.

The team who qualify will face the winner of couple Atalanta-Gubbio.

Last year Cesena had showed a good performance in Serie A, and the successful results were enough to stay in Serie A. This year Cesena got some experienced players like, Mutu from Fiorentina,Candreva from Parma and Eder from Brescia.

In the friendly games Cesena won 1-0 against QPR, and 3-1 against Gubbio, drew 0-0
against Penarol and won against amateur team Bellaria Igea (0-3).

Team news ;

Mutu recovered from his injury and will play from first minute. The only missing player will be midfielder De Feudis.

Formation will remain 4-3-3 with Mutu, Giaccherini and Eder up-front.

Probable team:
CESENA (4-3-3) 1 Antonioli; 16 Comotto, 28 Benalouane, 13 Rossi, 6 Lauro; 18 Parolo,14 Colucci, 8 Candreva; 7 Eder, 10 Mutu, 23 Giaccherini.

Ascoli managed to stay in Serie B last season even though they had started with -6 points. Betting scandal showed that Ascoli are not a “clear” team and this year things will be more difficult for them as they will start to the new season with -7 points. This year also Ascoli will have many financial problems.

In the last Cup game Ascoli managed to draw 1-1 against Taranto and won after extra
time with the score 3-1. Before today game Ascoli played a game against an amateur
team and won 3-0.

Team news ;

Defender, right back Gazzola is injured and will miss in this encounter. Midfielder
Margarita is suspended and will miss too.

Probable lineup:
ASCOLI (4-3-3) 30 Guarna; 66 Andjelkovic, 26 Peccarisi, 6 Faisca, 3 Ciofani; 8 Di Donato, 4 Pederzoli, 13 Parfait; 11 Papa Waigo, 9 Romeo, 65 Tamasi.

Fiorentina - Cittadella Coppa Italia

The team who qualify will meet Empoli.

The atmosphere in Fiorentina team is not good. President of team is investing money of building of “Colosseum” in Rome and he didn’t invest much to take new experienced
players. Coach-Player relationship in not good, also team-fans relationship is too bad.

Everyday Fiorentina fans are shouting to their team, also in last days they had some
fight with manager Mihajlovic too.

Team News ;

Defender Camporese is suspended. Winger Vargas will miss too, as he made a little
preparation this year and his form is not good. Also he played in Copa America too. Keydefender Kroldrup is injured and will miss. The team will play 4-3-3 as in last season. In attack will be Gilardino and Cerci together with Jovetic.

FIORENTINA (4-3-3) 1 Boruc; 29 De Silvestri, 5 Gamberini, 14 Natali, 23 Pasqual;
85 Behrami, 18 Montolivo, 21 Lazzari; 7 Cerci, 11 Gilardino, 8 Jovetic.

Citadella managed to stay another season in Serie B. They have a solid team and they
prefer to win the games at home. Citadella have the same objective this year, that is to reach an easy salvation.

Team news ;

This year Citadella have lost experienced striker Piovaccari (39/23) who was sold to Sampdoria for 3.7 million euro. Another key midfielder, Dalla Bona, was sold to Modena and this makes 2 great downgrades for the team.

After the final score 2-2 in the last game against Pisa, managed to qualify after penalty kicks.

Defender Gorini, Zanvettori, Scardina will miss in this encounter.

Probable team:
CITTADELLA (4-4-2) 71 Cordaz; 2 Vitofrancesco,29 Gasparetto, 5 Pellizzer,56 De Vito,27 Job, 8 Branzani, 80Schiavon 7 Di Roberto, 1O Bellanzini, 9 Di Carmine.

Coppa Italia , Modena - Reggina

The game will be played at 16:30 (Kick-off time changed by Federation)

The team who qualify will face the winner of Chievo-Livorno
Modena managed to win 4-0 in the last game against Frosinone and thye they will face
Reggina in the Italian Cup. The man of the match in last game was Greco, who made an

Modena are in good form and this was shown in their friendly games. In the last game
they won 1-0 against Reggiana.
The only missing of Modena is keeper Guargalben. The rest of team is confirmed.

Probable lineup:
MODENA (4-3-1-2) 1 Caglioni; 29 Turati, 6 Diagouraga, 50
Perna, 3 Bassoli; 7 Dalla Bona, 5 Petre, 21 Giampà; 10 Di
Gennaro; 30 Greco, 11 Fabinho.

Reggina have lost the opportunity to be promoted in Serie A last season and they have to face another season in Serie B. The team have lost defender Acerbi, who joined Chievo. Reggina kept the same players as in last season and no good or experienced player joined.

Last year’s manager left the team to Sampdoria and Reggina this year will be managed
by Roberto Breda. Who was manager of Reggina in season 2009-2010. Reggina showed
a very bad form in their last friendly games. From 4 encounters they managed to lose 3
while in last Cup game they managed to qualify very hard against Carrarese, winning 1-0.

Experienced keeper of last season was sold and now Reggina has to play whole season
with 19-years old keeper, Kovacsik. This was declared by manager Breda, who said that
he believe to young keeper and will not buy any other.
RB-Colombo, defender-Burzigotti will miss in this encounter. Also striker Ragusa,
defender Camilleri, and Tedesco will miss too.

Probable team:
REGGINA (3-4-1-2) 12 Kovacsik; 2 Adejo, 13 Cosenza, 3 Emerson;
22 Barillà, 18 Rizzo, 55 De Rose 29 Rizzato; 70 Missiroli;
61 Bonazzoli, 87 Campagnacci

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Trofeo Berlusconi

The Trofeo Luigi Berlusconi (Luigi Berlusconi Trophy) is an annual friendly football match. It is organized by Italian club Milan, and takes place in August at the San Siro, their home stadium.

Two Italian giants will face eachothers on Sunday night in San Siro stadium.

AC Milan ;

Rossoneri have some problems before Juventus game. Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Alexandre Pato, Robinho, Van Bommel and defender Silva will not play against Juventus.

Milan are still looking for a midfielder to buy after Pirlo's departure. Milan midfield are weakest side of the team. Milan are still chasing Montolivo and Aquilani and that famous Mr.X .

Tomorrow Allegri's biggest problem will be definetely on the forward zone. He has only Cassano and probably will use Boateng as a striker.

Allegri has mentioned that Juventus game will be a hard test for his Milan.

Milan (probable): (4-3-1-2)
Abate - Nesta - Bonera - Taiwo
Gattuso - Ambrosini - Seedorf
Boateng - Cassano

Scudetto holders and Super Cup winners still aren't ready. Milan haven't played enough games to prepare to new season.

Juventus ;

Juventus coach Conte is trying to set a new formation. Juventus always played with 4-4-2 formation on the friendly games but against Milan at TIM Cup Conte used 4-3-3 and his tactic succeed.

A few days ago Conte's Juventus managed to beat Milan 2-1 with Matri's last minute goal.

Simone Pepe, Jorge Martinez, Fabio Quagliarella and Luca Toni will miss Milan game.

Juventus didn't show impressive football or results on preparation period. Especially 4-4-2 formation isn't suited for Andrea Pirlo.

Conte likely to use 4-2-4 again against Rossoneri to get more efficiency from Pirlo and Vidal.

Juventus (probable):(4-2-4)
Lichtsteiner- Barzagli - Chiellini - De Ceglie
Marchisio - Pirlo
Krasic - Matri - Vucinic - Vidal

Pirlo and Marchisio will play as defencive midfielders to redound their eficiency.

Juventus are looking more ready compared with Milan for new season. Milan will miss very important players , especially strikers. Milan midfield already a problem waiting to solve and without Van Bommel will lose more strength.

It will be a special game for World Champion former Milan midfielder Andrea Pirlo, without a doubt he will give his best against his old team.

It will be a big exam between Two Italian Giants before the season.

Since 1991 twenty times Trofeo Luigi Berlusconi have played , Milan have won eleven times and Juventus nine times.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

“TIM” trophy, Juventus, Inter, Milan

The ''Big Three'' will meet in San Nicola , Bari. All tickets have been sold.
There will be played 45 minutes matches between Juventus , Inter and Milan.

First game will be played at 20:45 between Juventus and Inter. The final game will be played at 22:45.


List of Inter players :

GK: 12 Luca Castellazzi, 21 Paolo Orlandoni, 31 Matteo Cincilla;

4 Javier Zanetti, 6 Lucio, 16 Luca Caldirola, 23 Andrea Ranocchia, 25 Walter Samuel, 26 Cristian Chivu, 37 Davide Faraoni, 39 Davide Santon, 42 Jonathan, 44 Luca Bianchetti;5 Dejan Stankovic, 8 Thiago Motta, 10 Wesley Sneijder, 11 Ricardo Alvarez,19 Esteban Cambiasso, 20 Joel Obi, 48 Lorenzo Crisetig, 77 Sulley Muntari;
7 Giampaolo Pazzini, 22 Diego Milito, 27 Goran Pandev, 30 Luca Castaignos.

Goalkeeper Julio Cesar, striker Eto’o and midfielder Mariga will miss in this encounter, while Chivu managed to recover in time.

List of Juventus players : 1 Buffon, 2 Motta, 5 Pazienza
8 Marchisio, 10 Del Piero, 13 Manninger, 14 Vucinic, 15 Barzagli, 16 Ziegler, 19 Bonucci, 21 Pirlo, 22 Vidal, 26 Lichtsteiner, 27 Krasic, 29 De Ceglie, 30 Storari
32 Matri, 33 Sorensen, 34 Marrone, 36 Pasquato, 38 Ruggiero, 39 Libertazzi, 40 Spinazzola

CB-Chiellini, FW-Iaquinta, FW-Luca Toni, FW-Quagliarella, MF-Martinez, MF-Pepe will miss TIM Trophy.

Milan coach Allegri has called up 8 players from the young team.

List of AC Milan Players ;

Amelia, Roma, Piscitelli (51), Abate, Antonini, Bonera, Nesta, Oddo, Taiwo, Zambrotta, De Sciglio (52), Ely (53), Ambrosini, Boateng, Emanuelson, Flamini, Gattuso, Van Bommel, Sampirisi (62), Fossati (54), Cassano, Comi (58), Kingsley Boateng (59), Ganz (61).

Zlatan Ibrahimovic , El Shaarawy and Mexes are injured and will miss TIM Trophy. Brazilian players who are played in Copa America Silva,Pato and Robinho will be resting.

Novara sign Jeda

After a month of negotiations Novara have finally signed striker Jeda from Lecce. 32 years old striker last season played with Lecce and scored 4 goals in 25 games. In Serie A, Jeda also played for Cagliari at 2008-2010 seasons.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Slovan Bratislava - Roma, team info

Roma Manager Luis Enrique has called up 21 players for the game against Slovan Bratislava. Perrotta is fit and ready to play from the first minute. The bad news for Spanish manager are ;

De Rossi (suspended), Pizarro (injured), Bertolacci and Greco will miss the first game against Slovan Bratislava.

In defence Roma will miss Brazilian defender Juan, while Burdisso is not in good conditions to play and will not be risked.

In centre of defence will Cassetti and Heinze will start, while as right back for the moment Roma has Cicinho and Rosi, as left back only Jose Angel.

Latest news confirm that captain Totti has a light injury, and rated as doubtful. His chances to play are around 65%.

Total list of players:
Antei, Bojan, Borriello, Brighi, Burdisso, Caprari, Cassetti, Cicinho, Curci, Heinze, J. Angel, Lobont, Okaka, Perrotta, Rosi, Simplicio, Stekelenburg, Taddei, Totti, Verre, Viviani.

Ibrahimovic out for 2 weeks

"Ciao Zlatan". This means that Ibrahimovic will miss the first Serie A game against Cagliari. He will be out for 2 weeks as he is injured from his left foot. His injury was caused in friendly game against Malmoe.

Historical Game for Udinese

Udinese are going to face with Arsenal in London today. Arsenal are ready to host Udinese for the first leg of the Champions League's play-off tie. The group stage is only 180 minutes away. 1050 tickets have been sold to Friulian fans to go and watch Arsenal-Udinese at the Emirates Stadium in London.

Udinese have lost some blood before the season, after Sanchez,Zapata and Inler's departures Udinese are weakened.

Coach Guidolin and Udinese's captain Toto Di Natale are confident to give troubles to English gians.

Udinese will miss defender Domizzi and forward Floro Flores.

Udinese had a great preparation period and had good results against quality teams. Especially Di Natale were their best player.

Captain and 34 years old striker Toto Di Natale had mentioned that Arsenal game is the most important game of his career.

Udinese (probable) : Handanovic; Basta, Benatia, Danilo, Neuton; Doubai; Isla, Pinzi, Asamoah, Armero; Di Natale.

Eto'o is Leaving

Inter's star will have medical tests today in Rome before complete his Anzhi move.

Anzhi will pay €30M to Inter for Eto'o. Eto'o will get €15M for a season from the Russian club.

Eto’o joined Inter in 2009 and scored 53 goals in 101 games.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Prandelli has confirmed Italy's squad

Italy will face Spain at San Nicola Stadium in Bari on Wednesday night.

Two last , 2006 and 2010 World Cup Winners will test eachothers.

Cesare Prandelli has confirmed that his team will start with Cassano - Rossi duo against Spain. Questions were about Balotelli,Balotelli might take his chances on the 2nd half.

He's assertive about his choises against Spain. Especially on midfield zone which zone is the Spain's strongest side.

He is giving a chance to Antonio Cassano in first 11 , as known Cassano is struggling to get chances in Milan's first eleven. Bari is his hometown and might give extra motivation to Cassano to show himself.

Italy (probable) : Buffon; Maggio, Ranocchia, Bonucci, Balzaretti; Pirlo, Thiago Motta, De Rossi, Montolivo; Cassano, Rossi

Called ups : 1 Buffon, 2 Ogbonna, 3 Chiellini, 4 Criscito, 5 De Rossi, 6 Thiago Motta, 7 Pazzini, 8 Marchisio, 9 Balotelli, 10 Cassano, 11 Maggio, 12 Sirigu, 13 De Sanctis, 14 Aquilani, 15 Ranocchia, 16 Cassani, 17 Palombo, 18 Montolivo, 19 Bonucci, 20 Giovinco, 21 Pirlo, 22 Rossi, 23 Nocerino, 24 Balzaretti

Sunday, August 7, 2011

AC Milan wins Italian Super Cup in Beijing

Milan beat Inter in Beijing in the Super Cup game. This was the first ever Derby della Madonnina in the Super Cup and first official game of the season.

The Rivals met in Bird's Nest Stadium in Beijing.

Inter had an early lead at the first half but 2nd half Milan played better and made a come-back. Sneijder's goal was the opener. At the 2nd half Gasperini changed formation from 3-4-3 to 4-4-1-1. Boateng and Zlatan Ibrahimovic's goals decided about the winner.

Both teams weren't ready and haven't finished preperations. Inter played a few friendlies and in Dublin Cup. Milan played in Audi Cup and were not looked ready.

Milan had an advantage that they didn't change their squad and formation. Inter have changed a coach and trying to adapt a new formation. 3-4-3 formation doesn't suit for Inter but Gasperini is stubborn on it. Still plenty of time to season and Inter might be adapted to his formation.

As we remember after Mourinho , Benitez era wasn't long and Leonardo took the control. Leonardo did a good job with Inter but always had defencive issues. Now Inter in Gasperini's hands and his tactic is more offencive. Inter got used to be play defencive with Morinho when they won almost all possible Cups.

It will show clearly when season starts that Gasperini is right or not ?

Milan: Abbiati; Abate, Nesta, Thiago Silva, Zambrotta; Gattuso (Ambrosini 75), Van Bommel, Seedorf; Boateng (Emanuelson 81); Ibrahimovic, Robinho (Pato 62)

Inter: Julio Cesar; Ranocchia, Samuel, Chivu; Zanetti, Thiago Motta, Stankovic (Pazzini 74), Alvarez (Faraoni 63), Obi (Castaignos 81); Sneijder; Eto'o

Refree: Rizzoli

Goals : Sneijder 22 (Inter), Ibrahimovic 60 (Milan), Boateng 68 (Milan)

Friday, August 5, 2011

Udinese will face Arsenal

Udinese will have to pass Arsenal to reach group stages of European Champions League.

Last seasons' flash team Udinese have lost Zapata , Inler and Sanchez from their squad. Udinese replaced Sanchez with Barreto.

The first legs will be played on August 16/17 and 2nd leg onAugust 23/24.

Udinese have't a lot of experience on European Competitions but passing Arsenal might be a historical glory for them.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Thun-Palermo (Europa League, 19:30)

Thun – Palermo

First game ended 2-2 when Thun managed to open the score early at 6’ and Palermo equalized with a long shot of Ilicic at 13’ Palermo in first half lost too many chances and after the beak Palermo lost confidence and conceded 1-2. Just 2 minutes before the end Palermo equalized 2-2 with a free kick by Miccoli.

The game will be played on synthetic grass. Weather will be cool around 20 degrees (rainy weather). AT the moment in Palermo the weather is sunny, around 30 degrees.

Palermo to reach qualification needs to win, or to draw at last 3-3, 4-4. The results 0-0, 1-1 will qualify Thun, with the result 2-2 will be extra-time, or penalty shots.

Thun are having a good run. They managed to draw the first game in Palermo, and 2-2 can be a fair result considering the pressure of Palermo in first half and the chances created and wasted by them. In league Thun managed to draw (0-0) against Luzerne and now is still on the top. They used a defensive style game and so they continue with their positive run.

For today game, striker Lustrinelli (3/1) is suspended, while defender Reinmann (2/0) is doubtful. The replacement of Lustrinelli in attack will be Lezcano (3/0)

Manager of Thun is optimistic as he say that even if Palermo is favorite, his team cannot make wrong steps and he believes in qualification. The only worry for him remains striker Lustrinelli, who is a key and big blow for the team.

Thun probable (4-2-3-1):
Da Costa- Luthi, Schindelholz, Matic, Schneider-Wittwer, Baeting, Schneuwly, Sanogo, Demiri-Lazcano

Palermo were looked out of form in their first game and even with a great support of 20.000 fans they made wrong steps allowing too much empty spaces to Thun. Palermo managed to score 2-2 at 92’ after Miccoli scored a free kick around 18 meters long.

New coach Pioli mentioned that his team this week did a extra training and now they feel stronger. The objective is the win, they are focused only to win this game and of course Palermo seems motivated as they cannot be eliminated so fast.

Striker Pinilla is injured in last game and today will miss. In his place will play Miccoli from the first minute. In his press conference Miccoli said that he is an old striker and has a lot of European experience. He promise to Palermo fans that his team will win 2-0.

Palermo most probable team (3-4-2-1):
Benussi-Munoz, Bovo, Mantovani-Cassani, Migliaccio, Nocerino, Balzaretti-Ilicic, Zahavi-Miccoli

Monday, August 1, 2011

Official: Bologna sign Diamanti

Bologna have signed playmaker Diamanti from Brescia. 28 years old player will be presented tomorrow. He started to play with Prato (the place he born). After he was transfered to Fucecchio, Fiorentina, Albinoleffe, Livorno and Brescia.

In season 2009-2010 he left Italy to play in Premier League (West-Ham).

Official : Juventus sign Vucinic

Juventus signed with Roma's Montenegrin star Vucinic. Vucinic has signed four years contract. The Old Lady paid €15M to Roma.

Juventus chased Giuseppe Rossi and Sergio Agüero but couldn't deal with them.

Vucinic was in Tottenham and Manchester United's list but he chose The Old Lady.

Montenegrin forward played 5 years for Roma and netted 46 goals in 147 games.