Sunday, February 26, 2012

Amazing comeback by Genoa

Genoa were struggling due to important injuries and played against Parma without important defenders Bovo , Antonelli , striker Alberto Gilardino due to injuries , while important forward Sculli and midfielder Biondini both were suspended.

Parma played with a smart tactic and took advantage of Genoa's defensive problems , with leading the game by two.

Genoa didn't give up and made a great comeback with Palacio's two goals.

There were critical refree errors which affected the score , as they didn't give Genoa's clear penalty.

An error which can decide Scudetto

Without a doubt it was the game of the season which can decide for the title. Milan were without Gattuso,Boateng,Aquilani, Maxi Lopez and Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

The Rossoneri started to game very well and dominated to position , as they took the lead with Nocerino's goal. After the 1-0 , Milan searched for more and found the 2nd goal with Muntari's header , but linesman made an unaccaptable error in a such a big and important game with disallowing Milan's clear goal.

At the 2nd half Juventus started to play better , as the Milan players showed sign of tiredness.Allegri had no chance to change the situation , since his team was struggling numerous injuries and didn't have a player to change the situation on the bench.

Juventus tied the game with Matri's goal.

It was a great game to watch , but lineman's error can decide about the winner of Scudetto.

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Official Line-ups of Milan - Juventus

Milan (4-3-1-2): Abbiati; Abate, Mexes, Thiago Silva, Antonini; Nocerino, Van Bommel, Muntari; Emanuelson; Pato, Robinho.

Bench : Amelia, Bonera, Nesta, Mesbah, Ambrosini, El Shaarawy, Inzaghi.

Juventus (3-5-2): Buffon; Barzagli, Bonucci, Chiellini; Lichtsteiner, Vidal, Pirlo, Marchisio, Estigarribia; Quagliarella, Borriello.

Bench : Storari, Caceres, Giaccherini, Pepe, Matri, Vucinic, Del Piero.

Maxi Lopez and Boateng are out against Juventus

Milan midfielder Kevin Prince Boateng couldn't recover in time and he will miss Juventus game.Argentinean striker Maxi Lopez picked up an injury and he will be out too.

Also , Zlatan Ibrahimovic is suspended , Gattuso , Seedorf and Aquilani are still out due to injuries.

Allegri will start with Pato and Robinho upfront against Juventus.

Friday, February 24, 2012

European Competitions

Napoli achieved an historical victory against the English giants Chelsea , as they won 3-1 and showed an excellent display. Now they have a chance to finish English team's UEFA Champions League dreams , since Manchester United and Manchester City are out of the competitions and Arsenal has small chances to qualify after humiliated by Milan 4-0.

Inter didn't play bad against Marseille , but they were unlucky to lose with a last minute goal. Inter are winless in their last 8 games in all competitions.

Shorthanded Udinese achieved a great victory in Greece against PAOK , and the team showed that they can score without Di Natale.

Lazio are out of UEFA Europa Leauge , as they lost both games against Atletico Madrid.

Monday, February 20, 2012

Serie A Week 24 Milan at the top

Cesena 1 - 3 Milan

*Milan achieved a very important win against Cesena before the up coming 'title decider' Juventus game. Cesena showed an aggressive display but their defense couldn't handle with Milan's quality and they are bottom of the table now.Sulley Muntari scored on his debut , Emanuelson and Robinho continued to their great forms after the sensational Arsenal victory.

Juventus 3 - 1 Catania

*Juventus won against Catania with Pirlo's incredible display. The Old Lady fought back after Catania did take an early lead. It was a very important win for Juventus , since they couldn't manage to win in their last two games. Catania showed a great display till ex-Juventus defender Motta receive a red card.

Inter 0 - 3 Bologna

*Inter were seeking for a victory after achieved a humiliation defeat in San Siro against Novara. But the things got worse against Bologna since Inter are playing bad. Inter achieved another shocking result and lost 0-3 to Bologna. Inter are winless in their last five Serie A games with losing four of them and drew once and the team conceded 13 goals in five games. Inter will play against Marseille in France in UEFA Champions League game and Marseille game will be decisive for Ranieri's future.

Fiorentina 0 - 3 Napoli

*Mazzarri's struggling Napoli finally found their old form back before the up-coming historical Chelsea game , since the team won their last two Serie A games after having a five games winless streak. Fiorentina showed a poor display and their defense were just awful.

Genoa 0 - 1 Chievo

*Genoa were flying-high with Pasquale Marino and new transfers' arrivals but the team is struggling , since they have important missings from their squad. Especially without Gilardino the team struggled to open Chievo defense.

Palermo 5 - 1 Lazio

*Palermo played an excellent game against the shorthanded Lazio.Palermo are the best home team of Serie A with winning 10 of their 12 home games. They have dominated the game , since Lazio showed signs of tiredness after lost 1-3 to Atlético Madrid in UEFA Europa League in Olimpico and struggling with numerous injuries.

Roma 1 - 0 Parma

*Roma showed a good performance and finished Parma's five games unbeaten run with Borini's goal. Roma totally deserve to win and had more chances but they were unlucky to win only 1-0.

Lecce 4 - 1 Siena

*Lecce achieved a very important win against Siena as it was a ''6 points'' battle between the two relegation candidates. Del Grosso scored the opener for Siena but the team couldn't hold Lecce's offensive players. Lecce offense showed a great performance and kept their hopes to remain in Serie A with collecting a golden 3 points. The tiredness affected Siena , since they played against Juventus , Napoli and Roma in a row short 8 days period.

Novara 0 - 0 Atalanta

*Novara wanted to remain their good mood against Atalanta since they achieved a historical victory against Inter in Milano and still struggling in the relegation zone. Two teams had plenty of chances but still failed to score. Draw was a deserved result.

Udinese - Cagliari

*Udinese are facing an injury problem as they played against Cagliari without Di Natale , Isla , Badu , Pinzi and Asamoah. The team failed to open Cagliari's defense and wasted a big opportunity to get 3rd place after Lazio's fall in Palermo.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Injury cricis concerns Reja

An injury cricis hit Lazio and Reja is concerned for Palermo game after the defeat in Europa League against Atletico Madrid.

Lazio will miss midfielders Mauri , Brocchi , Lulic , Cana , defenders Stankevicius , Biava, striker Tommaso Rocchi due to injuries. Two defenders Diakite and Konko are suspended and will not play against Palermo.

Another injury crisis?

Milan are facing another injury cricis before the Cesena game. Keving Prince Boateng , Pato , Nesta , Mexes and Seedorf are out. Zlatan Ibrahimovic is suspended.

New transfer Muntari likely to make his debut.

Friday, February 17, 2012

Seedorf injury blow for Milan

Milan midfielder Seedorf picked up an injury in midweek during Arsenal game and he's expecting to be out of the action about a month.

Inter with injury concerns

The struggling Inter have some injury concerns against Bologna on this Friday.

Midfielders Alvarez , Stankovic , defender Samuel and striker Diego Milito are out due to injuries and will miss Bologna game. Goalkeeper Julilo Cesar is doubtful.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Arsenal hammered 4-0 at San Siro

Milan dominated Arsenal in the first leg of their Champions League game and won 4-0 with an historical result. Since 2007 Milan had a bad record against the English teams in European Champions League but the Rossoneri showed an excellent display against Arsenal and impressed.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

The Good news for the Rossoneri

AC Milan were struggling due to numerous injuries. Before the UEFA Champions League game against Arsenal several stars are back.

Prince Boateng , Abbiati , Nesta , Pato and Aquilani have trained with the team on Monday.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Bad news for Udinese

Udinese midfielder Mauricio Isla will be out for a three months with knee ligament damage.

Also Di Natale picked up an injury during Milan game and according to reports he fractrued his foot.

10-men Novara shocked Inter

Novara achieved an incredible 1-0 victory against Inter in San Siro with 10 men. It was Novara's first away victory since beginning of the season.

Inter are winless in their last four games and last week lost to Roma 0-4.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Parma - Fiorentina and Bologna - Juventus snowed off

Sunday's Parma - Fiorentina and Bologna - Juventus games have been postponed due to bad weather conditions and snowfall.

Friday, February 10, 2012

Miccoli is out against Cagliari

Palermo will miss their top goal scorer Miccolagainst Cagliari.Miccoli has been in a great form.

Genoa lose Gilardino

Genoa's new striker Alberto Gilardino picked up a muscle injury and expecting to be out about a month.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Official Line-ups of Milan - Juventus

Milan: Amelia, Bonera, Mexes, Thiago Silva, Antonini, Emanuelson, Van Bommel, Ambrosini, Seedorf, Ibrahimovic, El Shaarawy

Juventus: Storari; Caceres, Bonucci, Barzagli, Chiellini; Giaccherini, Pirlo, Padoin, Estigarribia; Del Piero, Borriello

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Ibrahimovic banned for three games

Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been suspended for three games. He will miss Udinese , Cesena and Juventus games.

Especially Udinese and Juventus games are crucial on the title race.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Sneijder and Alvarez are out against Roma

Inter will miss midfielders Sneijder and Alvarez against Roma. New transfer Palombo likely to make his debut.

Milan - Napoli latest news

Alessandro Nesta will miss Napoli game due to muscle injury.

Cannavaro had some fitness issues , he will start in first 11 against Milan.

Milan will miss ; Boateng, Flamini, Cassano, Yepes, Alberto Aquilani, Gattuso, Alexandre Pato, Alexander Merkel.

Milan (probable) 4-3-1-2 : Abbiati , Abate , Mexes , Silva , Antonini , Emanuelson , Ambrosini , Nocerino , Seedorf , Robinho , Ibrahimovic.

Napoli (probable) 3-4-2-1 : De Sanctis , Campagnaro , Cannavaro , Aronica , Maggio , Gargano , Dzemaili , Zuniga , Hamsik , Lavezzi , Cavani.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Cesena - Catania postponed , Roma - Inter moved

Cesena - Catania game has been postponed due to bad weather.

Roma - Inter game moved to Sunday at 15:00 (Italy time)

Friday, February 3, 2012

Complete January Transfers

Atalanta :

In : Stendardo (defender,Lazio)

Out : Padoin (midfielder, Juventus)

Bologna :

In : Defenders Rubin (Torino) , Sorensen (Juventus) , forward Belfodil (Lyon)

Cagliari :

In : Midfielder Dessena (Sampdoria), forward Pinilla (Palermo)

Out : Midfielder Biondini (Genoa)

Catania :

In : Defender Motta (Juventus) , goalkeeper Carrizo (Lazio) , midfielder Seymour (Genoa)

Out : Striker Maxi Lopez (Milan),defender Alvarez (Zaragoza) , midfielders Delvecchio (Lecce) , Ledesma (Boca Juniors)

Cesena :

In : Striker Iaquinta (Juventus) , midfielders Del Nero (Lazio) , Santana (Napoli)

Out : Strikers : Eder (Sampdoria) , Bogdani (Siena) , Ghezzal (Levante), midfielder Candreva (Lazio)

Chievo :

In : Defenders Dainelli (Genoa) , Gulan (Fiorentina)

Fiorentina :

In : Strikers Amauri (Juventus) , Zohore (Copenhagen) midfielder Olivera (Lecce) , defender Hegazy (Ismaily)

Out : Strikers Gilardino (Genoa), Silva (Boca Juniors) , Babacar (Racing Santander), midfielder Munari (Sampdoria)

Genoa :

In : Forward Sculli (Lazio) , midfielders Biondini (Cagliari) , Belluschi (Porto) , defender Carvalho (Figueirense)

Out : Strikers Caracciolo (Novara) , Ribas (Sporting Lisbon) , Meggiorini (Torino), midfielders Merkel (Milan) , Seymour (Catania) , defender Dainelli (Chievo)

Inter :

In : Midfielders Palombo (Sampdoria ) , Guarin (Porto) , defender Juan (Internacional)

Out : Goalkeeper Viviano (Palermo) , midfielders Muntari (Milan) , Motta (PSG) , Mariga (Parma) , Coutinho (Espanyol)

Juventus :

In : Defender Caceres (Sevilla) , midfielders Padoin (Atalanta), Bouy (Ajax) , striker Borriello (Roma)

Out : Strikers Iaquinta (Cesena), Amauri (Fiorentina), Toni (Al Nasr) , midfielders Pasquato (Torino ) , Pazienza (Udinese) , defenders Motta (Catania ) , Sorensen (Bologna)

Lazio :

In : Midfielder Candreva (Cesena)

Out : Forwards Cisse (QPR) , Sculli (Genoa) , defenders Stendardo (Atalanta) , Cavanda (Bari) , midfielder Del Nero (Cesena) , goalkeeper Carrizo (Catania)

Lecce :

In : Forwards Seferovic (Fiorentina) , Bojinov (Sporting Lisbon) , midfielders Blasi (Parma), Delvecchio (Catania), defender Di Matteo (Palermo)

Out : Defenders Mesbah (Milan) , Ferrario (Parma) , midfielders Strasser (Milan) , Pasquato (Torino) , Olivera (Fiorentina)

Milan :

In : Midfielders Merkel (Genoa) , Strasser (Lecce) , Muntari (Inter) , defender Mesbah (Lecce) , forwards Maxi Lopez (Catania) , Prosenik (Chelsea), Lucas (Internacional)

Out : Full-back Taiwo (QPR)

Napoli :

In : Forward Vargas ( Chile)

Out : Forward Mascara (Novara) , midfielder Santana (Cesena)

Novara :

In : Forwards Mascara (Napoli) , Caracciolo (Genoa)

Out : Defenders Giorgi (Siena) , Labrin (Palermo) , forward Meggiorini (Torino) , midfielder Pinardi (Vicenza)

Palermo :

In : Goalkeeper Viviano (Inter) , midfielders Donati (Bari) , Vasquez (Belgrano), defenders Labrin (Novara), Milanovic (Siena) , forward Mehmeti (Malmö)

Out : Goalkeeper Benussi (Torino) , defenders Cetto (Lille) , Di Matteo (Lecce) , forward Pinilla (Cagliari)

Parma :

In : Forward Okaka (Roma) , midfielder Mariga (Inter) defenders Jonathan (Inter), Ferrario (Lecce)

Out : Defender Rubin (Bologna) , midfielders Blasi (Lecce) , Ze Eduardo (Empoli)

Roma :

In : Forwards Lopez (Nacional), Ferrante (Piacenza) , midfielder Marquinho (Fluminense)

Out : Forwards Borriello (Juventus) , Okaka (Parma) , Caprari (Pescara) , midfielder Pizarro (Manchester City)

Siena :

In : Forward Bogdani (Cesena), defender Giorgi (Novara)

Out : Defenders Milanovic (Palermo), Angella (Reggina), Troianello (Sassuolo)

Udinese :

In : Midfielders Fernandes (Leicester City) , Pazienza (Juventus) , forward Vydra (Club Brugge)

Out : Midfielders Doubai (Sochaux) , Sissoko (Brest), goalkeeper Belardi (Reggina)

Serie A Kick-offs moved

Three weekend games has moved Cesena - Catania , Roma - Inter and Milan - Napoli games to 3:00PM to avoid any frozen pitch and bad weather conditions danger.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Klose is out against Milan

Miroslav Klose will miss Milan game due to injury.

Edy Reja has only one striker Tommaso Rocchi to field against Milan after the departures of Cisse and Sculli.

Snow hits Italy

After Parma vs Juventus , today two more games postponed due to bad weather conditions.

Bologna - Fiorentina

Siena - Catania

Atalanta - Genoa

games have been postponed.