Sunday, October 30, 2011

Bad news for Inter

Another bad new for struggling and sad Inter after losing Derby d'Italia against Juventus. Brazilian right-back Maicon picked up an injury and expecting to be out between 2 or 3 weeks.

Defenders Ranocchia,Samuel , goalkeeper Cesar , midfielder Motta and forward Forlan are still injured.

Cesena sack Marco Giampaolo

Cesena coach Marco Giampaolo sacked after Parma game. Parma game was his last chance and afte losing 2-0 Cesena board didn't even wait till Monday and sacked him.

Cesena couldn't even win a single game , played nine games and have collected only three points.

The Sea Horses searching for a new coach now.

Champions League Effect!

Mazzarri admits that reason of Napoli's defeat is up-coming Bayern Munich game.

It was not a coincidence that Napoli were losing points every time before UCL games.

Before Villareal game , Napoli have played terrible against Fiorentina and drew 0-0 without creating a goal chance.

Before Bayern game , Napoli have lost against Parma at home with 1-2 score.

And now against Catania.

Even if Mazzarri puts his best possible line-up he cannot stop ''bad results'' before UCL games.

It's all about the motivation of players. Napoli haven't get used to play at UCL and Serie A in same time.

Napoli aren't Inter or Milan to handle with this pressure , it seems they will lose unnecesary points till get eliminated from Champions League.

Luis Enrique : We never had chance to win it!

Luis Enrique admitted that there's too big difference between Milan and Roma.

Luis Enrique : In the first half we couldn’t get near their goal, but the truth is we never had the chance to win it.

Spanish coach still under the criticism of fans and even some of Roma players.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Juventus wins Derby d'Italia

Though Inter had a better start with pressure ; Juventus did take the lead with Vucinic's goal at 12th minute.

Inter kept pressure on Juventus but Juventus found chances with counter-attacks.

Inter defence looked extremely bad again. Nagatomo and Chivu were shaky.

Inter's pressure paid off with Maicon's awesome goal.

Inter didn't stop to put pressure but they failed to pass Buffon.

After five minutes from Maicon's goal Juventus did take the lead with Marchisio's goal.

If Matri was a bit lucky half time would have been already 1-4 for Juventus.

Refrees were not fair , probably they affected negativly complains of Ranieri and Massimo Moratti about the refrees.

It was deserved win for Juventus. After winning Derby d'Italia Juventus got 1st place from Milan's hands.

Official Line-ups of Derby d'Italia

Inter : 12 Castellazzi ,13 Maicon, 6 Lucio, 26 Chivu, 55 Nagatomo,4 Zanetti, 19 Cambiasso, 20 Obi , 10 Sneijder ,28 Zarate, 7 Pazzini

Juventus : 1 Buffon , 26 Lichtsteiner, 19 Bonucci, 15 Barzagli, 3 Chiellini , 21 Pirlo
7 Pepe, 22 Vidal, 8 Marchisio, 14 Vucinic ,32 Matri

Every game different ''Hero''

Milan have visited Olimpico to face with Luis Enrique's ''new Roma''. The Rossoneri came here after two great victories.

After sensational come back against Lecce with Boateng's incredible performance and hat-trick action. Milan easily have won against Parma with Nocerino's hat-trick.

Roma finally have played a great game against Genoa. They have lost 2-1 by defensive errors but Luis Enrique was happy with his team's performance.

Allegri have mentioned that he's not happy with Milan's performance though Milan have scored 8 goals at the last two games.

Roma have played first time good this season , it was against Genoa but defensive mistakes stopped Roma.

Today another ''scoring'' hero brought victory to Milan.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic have scored two goals and showed excellent performance. He has been already playing great since painful Juventus defeat and even he got depressive after Juventus game. But Zlatan bounced back in short time and start to play as ''a real warrior''.

He's not just waiting up-front to score , he's running everywhere , fighting and even making assists to his team mates.

Luis Enrique disappointed once again and his future uncertain at Roma. His selections were mistaken. Especially on forward zone.

Milan are having a great run with winning their last four games and Milan are leaders of Serie A now.

Aquilani's performance was awesome against his old team.

Official Line-ups

ROMA: Stekelenburg, Cassetti, Burdisso, Juan, José Angel, Perrotta, De Rossi, Gago, Pjanic, Osvaldo, Borini.

MILAN: Abbiati, Abate, Nesta, Thiago Silva, Zambrotta, Aquilani, Van Bommel, Nocerino, Boateng, Ibrahimovic, Robinho.

Interesting selection by Luis Enrique. Definitely Burdisso and Juan will have difficult moments against Zlatan - Robinho & Boateng co.

Juan was totally out of the form and capable to make simple mistakes. Burdisso is typical Argentinean defender who can get booked any time.

Osvaldo and Borini wrong selections against Milan. Lately Nesta & Silva co are doing great job and easily can cope with Osvaldo - Borini. Pjanic will take Totti's role.

A real battle will be between midfielders. Especially between De Rossi - Boateng.

Lately Milan midfield is on fire with Nocerino - Aquilani and Van Bommel.

Aquilani will be very motivated against his old team.

CATANIA : 21 Andujar; 13 Izco, 14 Bellusci, 3 Spolli, 6 Legrottaglie, 12 Marchese; 4 Almiron, 10 Lodi, 24 Delvecchio; 11 Lopez, 18 Bergessio.

NAPOLI : 1 De Sanctis; 21 Fernandez, 28 Cannavaro, 3 Fideleff; 18 Zuniga, 20 Dzemaili, 88 Inler, 8 Dossena; 17 Hamsik, 9 Mascara; 22 Lavezzi.

Mazzarri will rest Maggio , Aronica Both players will sit on the bench. He's thinking about the up-coming Bayern Munich game.

Mascara will play against his former team.

Also Napoli without defender Campagnaro and midfielder Gargano.

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Derby d'Italia

Struggling Inter will host current Serie A leaders Juventus at Saturday night in Giuseppe Meazza.

Inter 16th now on the table and 8 points behind The Old Lady.

Inter will miss Julio Cesar , Samuel , Ranocchia, Forlan and Motta.

Gianluigi Buffon is back to Juventus squad , he might start from the first minute if he passes late fitness test. Montenegrin forward Vucinic has some fitness issues , he might start on the bench.

Inter squad : 12 Luca Castellazzi, 21 Paolo Orlandoni, 70 Paolo Tornaghi,2 Ivan Cordoba, 6 Lucio, 13 Maicon, 26 Cristian Chivu, 42 Jonathan, 55 Yuto Nagatomo, 4 Javier Zanetti, 5 Dejan Stankovic, 10 Wesley Sneijder, 11 Ricky Alvarez, 19 Esteban Cambiasso, 20 Joel Obi, 77 Sulley Muntari, 7 Giampaolo Pazzini, 22 Diego Milito, 28 Mauro Zarate, Castaignos.

Juventus squad : 1 Buffon, 3 Chiellini, 5 Pazienza, 6 Grosso, 7 Pepe, 8 Marchisio, 10 Del Piero, 11 De Ceglie, 13 Manninger, 14 Vucinic, 15 Barzagli, 17 Elia, 18 Quagliarella, 19 Bonucci, 21 Pirlo, 22 Vidal, 26 Lichtsteiner, 27 Krasic, 28 Estigarribia, 30 Storari, 32 Matri, 33 Sorensen, 34 Marrone.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Outstanding Nocerino

Milan's midfielder Antonio Nocerino is showing outstanding performance. Milan were lucky to add him to current squad after Flamini's injury. Milan only paid €500.000 for his transfer fee to Palermo. Since Flamini and Gattuso are injured Nocerino have played almost every game and 'never' showed a bad performance.Yesterday he made an unexpected hat-trick against Parma and showed one of the best performances of his career and became a hero. His 2nd goal was awesome!

Pirlo - Gattuso - Seedorf era has finished for AC Milan , Galliani is happy with ''new midfielders'' it seems Aquilani - Nocerino - Boateng will not be less better than famous Pirlo - Gattuso - Seedorf era.

Cesar is out against Juventus

It's confirmed that Julio Cesar will miss Derby d'Italia at Saturday against Juventus.

Brazilian goalkeeper has suffered a thigh strain.

Luca Castellazzi will replace Julio Cesar against Juventus.

Serie A Round 8

*Inter have visited Bergamo. It was a local derby and Atalanta always plays against Milano teams with %200 motivation.

Atalanta would have 15 points without 6 points penalty deduction. Before ''tough schedule'' was about to start Inter have won against Chievo.

Inter had seven points before Atalanta game and Castellazzi saved one point for Ranieri's team.

Atalanta performed well once again and they would have won against Inter if Denis didn't take last minute penalty kick poorly.

Both teams had chances , Atalanta were a bit better but unluckily couldn't get all three points.

* After historical Lecce game Milan boosted confidence. There was another hat-trick hero today. After Boateng's hat-trick against Lecce , today Antonio Nocerino made hat-trick against Parma.

Nocerino joined to Milan this season one day before the dead-line. Media were having fun with Milan , is it Mr.X? But so far Nocerino performing great. He has replaced Gattuso perfectly and he's always stable.

It was an easy victory for the Rossoneri against Parma and their 3rd win in a row at Serie A. Even Milan players used their energy economically due up-coming Roma and BATE games.

Nesta wasn't in the squad , Silva replaced him.

Giovinco showed his quality and played excellent but one man's performance wasn't enough.

*If Lazio held 1-0 , they would be leaders of Serie A today. But that was certain that Lazio are going to struggle without Dias,Mauri and Matuzalem.

Hernanes wasn't fit and started on the bench.

Lazio did take to lead with Klose's goal but Montella's Catania didn't give up though they had important missings and grabbed one points from Olimpico.

*Napoli finally stopped their bad run at Serie A. After two win-less games Mazzarri's side were fully motivated to win against ''unbeaten'' Udinese.

Francesco Guidolin decided to give rest to his star forward Di Natale and midfielder Isla. Also important defender Domizzi didn't play.

Napoli comfortably won against the ''unbeaten leaders''.

Gokhan Inler played against his former club.

Napoli had a deserved victory.

* After grabbed one point from Turin, Juventus game Genoa have faced with another serious opponent.

Ranieri have resigned after Genoa game the last season. Roma were leading 0-3 and Genoa won the game 4-3 against Roma with a shocking result.

Today Genoa made another suprise against Roma, actually it wasn't a suprise while Roma aren't ''a team'' yet.

Can we have something similar after this one ? Luis Enrique and his system still under criticism. Time will show it.

Roma won against Palermo last sunday but didn't play well.

In Luigi Ferraris , Roma totally dominated the game but they were unlucky. A defeat against Genoa probably was the worst result imaginable for Luis Enrique if we consider that Roma will play against defending champions Milan at Saturday.

It was nice round for betting with Atalanta +0.25 , Genoa - Roma Over 2.5 Goals , Milan -1.5 AH and Napoli -0.5 bets.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

High-flying Udinese have arrived to Napoli

Francesco Guidolin's high-flying Udinese have arrived to Napoli.

Captain Toto Di Natale and Chilean midfielder Isla have stayed in Udine.

So far Guidolin is doing amazing job with Udinese. Though the Zebrette have lost three star players from their last years' squad. Alexis Sanchez , Inler and Zapata but Udinese it seems Udinese haven't lost anything from their strength. Key of success lies under Guidolin's hands , even Udinese are having great results on Europa League (mostly Guidolin giving chance to reserve players in EL).

Udinese have started to preparations earlier than any team of Serie A this season at summer. Physically all players are strong and Udinese are not having injury problems as other Serie A teams.

Only Pasquale is injured. (Long term , muscle injury) and Basta doubtful against Napoli.

Floro Flores will take Di Natale's place.

Udinese have conceeded only one goal in seven Serie A games and current leaders of Serie A.

A ''Real test'' for Conte's Juventus

Up-coming difficult games and schedule definitely will be toughest test of Conte's ''New Juventus''.

Juventus have won only one game of possible last five games ( 4 draws)and dropped points against such poor teams as Bologna, Catania , Chievo and last weekend at home against struggling Genoa with 2-2 score.

An ''Elite'' test is waiting for Conte's team. Juventus will play five difficult games against Elite clubs of Serie A.

Real test is starting today with Fiorentina game. After Fiorentina game Juventus will have two difficult away games in a row (Inter and Napoli) and will host Palermo, after Palermo game will visit Capital for Lazio game.

It's a real test for The Old Lady and just began.

Tough Schedule for Inter

Ranieri's Inter will have four difficult games in less than two weeks.

Ranieri's Inter have won against Chievo three days ago at home , Inter will visit Bergamo for Atalanta game. After it will face with Juventus at home and four days after Juventus game will be hosting Lille at UCL game and after Lille game will fly to Genoa to face with Malesani's Genoa.

Considering Inter have a lot of old players in their squad and still missing Samuel,Ranocchia , Forlan , Coutinho and Poli due injuries , up-coming two weeks will be very tough for Ranieri's side.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Historical come back by Milan

The Rossoneri were struggling because of injury cricis. Milan couldn't start to Serie A as planned because of injuries.

Milan have visited Lecce at sunday. Milan had a bad record in Via del Mare without winning over Lecce about last 10 years.

Pato,Flamin,Gattuso,Silva and Seedorf were out due injuries. Aquilani and Boateng weren't %100 fit.

Max Allegri started with Nocerino - Ambrosini - Van Bommel on the midfield zone and Milan struggled half time. Milan have conceeded three shocking goals at first half.

Allegri's selections were wrong.

Boateng and Aquilani replaced Robinho and Ambrosini at half time and Milan totally changed. Flipped out. After Seedorf's injury Aquilani started to find chance in first 11 and he was showing great performance.

Boateng had one of the best games of his career with making hat-trick in 15 minutes!

Two players have changed first half's chaotic Milan.

Milan have won against Lecce in Via del Mare after ten years but this victory probably was the sweetest possible one for the Rossoneri.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Roma vs Palermo

Two wounded lions will face eachothers at Sunday in Olimpico. Both teams are coming from last week's defeats.

While Luis Enrique is trying a new system in Roma his team lost against Lazio at Derby della Capitale after undefeated five games against Lazio with Klose's last minute goal.

After Kjaer's sent off and penalty kick game totally changed , Lazio have dominated Giallorossi and deservedly won the derby.

Luis Enrique's system still under the criticism.

Roma will miss Kjaer due suspension. Francesco Totti , Cicinho and Rosi are injured and will miss Palermo game.

Luis Enrique had mentioned that they have to forget Derby defeat and focus on Palermo game because of up-coming difficult fixture.

Roma will start with 4-3-3 formation. Erik Lamela likely to make his debut.

Pjanic will remain central attacking role of Totti.

Luis Enrique planning to field a very offencive squad against Palermo.

Roma (probable) 4-3-3 : Stekelenburg , Cassetti , Burdisso , Heinze (Juan) , Angel , De Rossi , Perrotta , Pjanic , Lamela , Bojan , Osvaldo

Palermo have lost to Milan in San Siro with 3-0 and Zamparini started to put pressure on Mangia. Every teams in Serie A might lose to Milan , because Milan are the best team of Serie A (without injuries).

Though Palermo have 10 points and following leader Juventus two points behind Zamparini isn't happy with 4-4-2 formation and pushed Mangia to change formation.

Palermo coach Mangia will use 4-3-1-2 formation against Roma.

That's always hard to work with Zamparini who had sold Palermo's best player Pastore and such important names as Nocerino , Sirigu , Cassani , Goian , Munoz etc.

His team playing almost without defenders. Palermo defence is Serie B level , even they don't have enough defenders and midfielder Migliaccio is playing as a CB.

Anyway , with new formation Miccoli or Hernandes , one of them will sit on the bench. But definetely Palermo will be a more offencive team.

Palermo (probable) 4-3-1-2 : Tzorvas; Pisano, Silvestre, Migliaccio, Balzaretti; Bertolo, Barreto, Della Rocca, Ilicic; Hernandez (Zahavi), Miccoli (Pinilla)

Without a doubt there will be a great game between two teams which are eager to win. Both are coming from defeats , Luis Enrique feeling pressure from the fans , Mangia feeling pressure of Chairman.

Roma - Palermo game can be the most entertaining game of Sunday's round with their offencive formations.

Injury cricis at Milan

Two new names have added to Milan's long injury list. Boateng and Aquilani are likely to miss Lecce game at sunday.

Milan are needing points badly in Serie A after bad start but number of injuries always been a problem for Allegri.

Boateng and Aquilani are listed as doubtful. Thiago Silva, Clarence Seedorf, Gattuso, Pato and Flamini are out and will not visit Via del Mare.

Massimo Ambrosini fully recovered and ready for Lecce clash.

Milan haven't won in Via del Mare about the last 10 years.

Gilardino is back from injury

Fiorentina's hitman Alberto Gilardino recovered faster than expected and will start on the bench against Catania.

Without him Fiorentina have struggled and had scoring problems. Uruguayan Santiago Silva simply is not enough for Serie A level.

Vargas will start in first eleven who was dropped against Cesena.

Against 10 men Cesena , Fiorentina couldn't score and disappointed with bad football.

It will be a special game for Mihajlovic and Vargas who are going to face with their former club Catania.

Buffon is out against Genoa

The Old Lady will miss Buffon against Genoa. Giaccherini and Vidal are injured and both likely to miss Genoa clash.

Storari will replace Buffon.

Conte is switching back to 4-2-4 from 4-1-4-1 formation.

Juventus have won seven of the last eight Serie A games against Genoa in Turin.

High flying Udinese

Guidolin's Udinese flying high. The Zebrette played against such a strong team as Atlético Madrid almost with reserve team but though managed to get all three points at Europa League.

Most of the regulars have been rested against Atlético Madrid and Atlético played with best team possible , Udinese very stable team at the moment. Guidolin's Udinese are still unbeaten in Serie A and sharing 1st spot with Juve.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Guidolin takes Atlético Madrid serious

Francesco Guidolin takes Atlético Madrid game serious and he said that ''Atlético game is game of our lives''.

Udinese and Atlético Madrid are sharing 1st spot with four points.

Guidolin will field his best team possible against the Spanish team.

As known Udinese played against Celtic with B team and grabbed one point.

Antonio Di Natale is still doubtful and Guidolin not likely to risk him.

Floro Flores is back from injury and ready to replace Di Natale , if the captain can't pass fitness test.

Also Romanian star Gabriel Torje is ineligible.

Klose stayed in Italy

Lazio's hitman Klose will not be risked against Zurich and he didn't join to trip.

Klose scored a ''golden goal'' at Derby della Capitale against Roma and brought Lazio the victory.

Also , midfielders Brocchi and Mauri will miss Zurich game.

Confidence is back

After Juventus defeat Zlatan Ibrahimovic felt desperate and mentioned that he's not enjoying football anymore , even he said that he's bored of football.

His name linked with Real Madrid , but his manager clarified that Zlatan is happy at Milan and he will stay. Since then Zlatan started to play much better.

Against Palermo he had showed great performance and today at UEFA Champions League game against BATE he had scored the opening goal.

Zlatan is happy after BATE game, especially happy with his team-mates performances. As he mentioned whole team played well and they have created a lot of chances.

He is a winner and he cannot accept bad results. Probably that's why he has showed that reaction after Juventus game , because against Juventus , Milan played worst football of the season.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Never ending injury problems

The Rossoneri are struggling since beginning of the season because of numerous injured players.

Before BATE Borisov game Seedorf , Thiago Silva and Ambrosini couldn't pass the fitness test. Seedorf and Ambrosini are replacable players but Silva can't be replaced by anyone.

Also Pato , Gattuso and Flamini are still injured. Inzaghi and young starlet El Shaarawy ineligible.

Good news that defenders Mexes , Yepes and midfielder Boateng are back.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Incredible Cesar

Inter have played against Lille and managed to get all three golden points in France.

Ranieri's Inter were badly needing a positive result after disastrous Serie A results.

Inter didn't play a superior game but played very intelligent on defence after took the lead and stopped Lille forwards.

Sneijder was a ghost on the field. All expectations were on him before the kick-off.

Honestly, Lille deserved to win against Inter. French side totally dominated the game but there was an obstacle ; Julio Cesar.

Inter's 32 years old Brazilian goalkeeper played an incredible game and saved a lot of Lille's positions. Cesar was out of form and was making simple mistakes. But he had reborn tonight and closed his net to Lille forwards.

Also defender Chivu had an excellent game.

Inter will host Chievo at Serie A next Sunday. Tonight's result boosted big moral for Ranieri's team and brought their confidences back.

Official Line-ups

Lille : 16 Enyama , 2 Debuchy, 25 Basa, 22 Chediou, 18 Beria , 4 Balmont, 24 Mavuba, 17 Pedretti , 26 Cole, 8 Sow, 10 Hazard

Inter: 1 Julio Cesar , 13 Maicon, 6 Lucio, 26 Chivu, 55 Nagatomo , 4 Zanetti, 8 Thiago Motta, 19 Cambiasso , 10 Sneijder , 7 Pazzini, 28 Zarate

Napoli : De Sanctis , Aronica , Campagnaro , Cannavaro , Maggio , Zuniga , Gargano , Inler , Hamsik , Lavezzi , Cavani

Bayern : Neuer , Boateng , Van Buyten , Badstuber , Lahm , Ribéry , Tymoshchuck , Schweinsteiger , Kroos , Müller , Gomez

Monday, October 17, 2011

Goalless Sunday

Five of the seven Serie A Sunday's round games ended with 0-0 scores.

Cagliari had best chances to score but couldn't break the Siena's lock.

Udinese held 0-0 with 10 men in Bergamo with Handanovic's great performance.

Genoa struggled against Lecce , Genoa's coach Alberto Malesani feels more pressure to secure his job , Genoa couldn't win against Serie A's weakest team Lecce though Lecce had a lot of missings.

Conte satisfied with one point. Both goalkeepers Sorrentino and Buffon had great performances.

Cesena had a terrible start to Serie A after collecting only one point in five games. The Sea Horses had important missings , faced Fiorentina at home but former Fiorentina forward Mutu sent off and Cesena failed to get three points again.

Good news for Ranieri

Sneijder, Julio Cesar and Chivu are back from injuries and will be ready against Lille at UEFA Champions League game.

Ranieri's Inter are struggling and will try to bounce back after two defeats in a row. Especially Sneijder's performance will be very important against French side.

Finally Lazio wins against Roma

Without a doubt Derby della Capitale was the most attactive game of the weekend round.

After five consecutive derby defeats Lazio players and Reja felt the pressure on their shoulders. It was Reja's 4th derby and Luis Enrique's first.

Roma played without Francesco Totti who couldn't recover in time.

Roma had a better start and took an early lead with Osvaldo's goal. First half Roma were better team on the field. At the 2nd half Lazio started with much more passion and put the pressure on Roma. At 51st minute Brocchi was pulled back by Kjaer and the refree Tagliavento has showed penalty spot and sent Kjaer off.

It was the turning point of the game. Hernanes scored penalty kick and tied the game. Lazio started to put more pressure on 10 men Roma and missed plenty of chances , two times hit the post.

In injury minutes Klose's goal brought victory to Lazio , after five defeats Lazio finally have won against Roma and Reja paid his debt to Lazio fans.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Latest news from the Rossoneri

Milan were struggling due number of the injuries. Two bad news came by Milan's side today that Zambrotta and Seedorf won't be available against Palermo due injuries.

Aquilani will replace Seedorf and Antonini likely to replace Zambrotta.

Good news Mexes and Robinho are back. Mexes will start on the bench.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Napoli - Parma Preview

While Milan and Inter are struggling Napoli became the biggest Scudetto candidate with their awesome performances and deep squad. Napoli are only one point behind the leader Juventus and will try to get first spot this weekend and boost moral before up-coming Bayern Munich game.

A few weeks ago Napoli coach Mazzarri made a mistake by resting players against Chievo and after it his team played without a motivation against Fiorentina because of UCL (Villareal) game. Mazzarri is still regret of it and he will not repeat the same mistake. Two games costed to Napoli total 5 points. Napoli will host German giants Bayern Munich after 3 days by Parma game.

Napoli have proved with beating Inter and Milan that they are high-flying and biggest Scudetto candidate. Napoli have crashed Inter in Giuseppe Meazza even without their top goal scorer Cavani.

Cavani is back from injury and %100 fit and will start against Parma.

Parma are typical home team. Ah well even they have lost to struggling Roma at home with 0-1 score. They have won over Genoa with Giovinco's impressive performance 3-1. Their last two away games were disaster by losing both with three goal difference. (Fiorentina 3-0 , Juventus 4-1).

Napoli will miss Pandev , not important while he's a bench player.

Parma will miss veteran striker Crespo. Floccari will start with Giovinco up-front.

Mazzarri will not rest their stars before crucial Bayern game. Parma simply can't cope with Napoli's quality.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Robinho is ready for Palermo clash

Milan's Brazilian star is back after long term injury and he's fit. Robinho will start in first 11 against Palermo behind Cassano and Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

Defending champions were strugging because of the injuries and have collected only five points after played five games.

Milan placed 15th and six points behind leader Juventus now.

Milan still have important missings. Abate, Gattuso , Pato and Flamini are still injured and Boateng is suspended.

Totti will miss the Derby

Roma's captain Francesco Totti will miss the Derby della Capitale due muscle injury.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Forlan got injured

Diego Forlan is out for two weeks due muscle injury. He picked up injury at Paraguay game.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Good news from Totti

Roma's captain racing against time to recover till Rome Derby. Totti has eight days for full recovery. According to his latest tests he is expecting to be ready against Lazio on next Sunday.

Also Dutch goalkeeper Stekelenburg is back from injury and ready to face Lazio.

Friday, October 7, 2011

Italy face Serbia

Italy already qualified for EURO 2012 but Prandelli taking Serbia game serious.

Italy will miss forwards Pazzini , Balotelli and left-backs Criscito and Balzaretti.

Italy (probable) Buffon; Maggio, Bonucci, Barzagli, Chiellini, Pirlo, De Rossi, Marchisio , Montolivo , Cassano, Rossi

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Bologna hire Pioli

Bologna haven't wasted time and after disastrous start to Serie A sacked coach Pierpaolo Bisoli and hired Stefano Pioli. Pioli has signed a two year contract with Bologna.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Juventus deserved

At Sunday night two Italian giants have met. It was Conte's Juve first real test this season and Milan 2nd , after losing to Napoli 3-1.

Milan were missing Gattuso,Robinho,Pato,Flamini and Mexes.

Juventus were better team on the field from first minute to since last. Even Allegri has accepted it was Milan's worst performance this season.

Zlatan and Cassano were ghosts on the field. Midfield was out of shape.

Juventus took control of the game and tried to create chances while whole 90 minutes. Thanks to Milan's defence that they could keep score 0-0 till 86' min. After Nesta got injured , Allegri gave chance to Antonini (?!?!) and Bonera got Nesta's place as a centre-back (?!). Bonera's desperate effort wasn't enough to stop Marchisio.

Each time Bonera plays in first eleven and Milan conceeds amateurish goals. Allegri was a blind to see it.

Conte's team played great and totally deserved to win. Pirlo , Vidal and Marchisio were best players of Juve against Milan. Vucinic spent a lot of effort for his team's profit while Milan players walking on the field like ghosts.

Maybe tiredness affected Milan but definetely there was something is wrong with the team.

Juventus on the top of Serie A with 11 points and 'defending Champions' 15th with 5 points. Injuries and a tough shedule affected Milan.

Juventus can be a Scudetto candidate this season if they stop losing points against such teams as Catania , Bologna.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

After 17 years!

Two Scudetto candidates have met in Giuseppe Meazza today and it was first victory of Napoli against Inter in Milano since 1994.

Game was balanced but at 41st minute Obi's red card have changed the situation. Marek Hamsik missed the penalty kick but Campagnaro rebounded it and Napoli did take the lead.

Against 10 men and angry Inter , Napoli played a very smart and intelligent game and totally deserved to win.

Maggio has showed a great performance.

It's Ranieri's first defeat since his arrival.

Inter players and Ranieri blamed the refree.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Abate will miss Juventus game

Milan's regular right-back Abate is likely to miss Juventus game. He has a thigh problem and couldn't recover recover.

Bonera is likely to replace him against Juventus.

Also Milan will be missing ; Pato , Robinho , Gattuso , Ambrosini , Mexes and Flamini.