In what has become a habit for Juven­tus, the Bian­coneri dropped two points and set­tled for a draw with Cata­nia. Juve could not defend a 2–0 lead over the vis­i­tors who have yet to reg­is­ter their first away win of the sea­son. The Bian­coneri squad is lack­ing in qual­ity and this is evi­dent when the […]


The cur­rent Serie A sea­son has seen a trio of clubs com­pete for the Scud­etto with Milan ahead by a small mar­gin over Inter and Napoli respec­tively. The Milan-Inter show­down, set after the inter­na­tional break, will deter­mine to a large extent the direc­tion of the title. From an indi­vid­ual stand­point, there have been very few […]


Serie A clubs struggling in the Champions League

by Rami Soufi on February 28, 2011 · 1 comment

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 Juven­tus win­ning the Cham­pi­ons League with Juve reached  three con­sec­u­tive finals. Ital­ian clubs were also a force […]

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Will Juventus qualify for the Champions League?

by Rami Soufi on February 20, 2011 · 5 comments

Juven­tus have strug­gled to find any con­sis­tency through­out another frus­trat­ing sea­son which cur­rently sees them sit in sixth place in Serie A with Lazio in fourth on 48 points, a full seven ahead of Juve. There is no point com­par­ing this season’s Juve with the last one for a num­ber of rea­sons. Last sea­son, Juve […]


Buffon Called Up By Prandelli For Germany Friendly

by Niccolo Conte on February 6, 2011 · 3 comments

Cesare Pran­delli has a big test com­ing up, when the Ital­ian national team faces Ger­many in Dort­mund on Feb­ru­ary 8th. His list of 23 called up play­ers fea­tures some new faces, along with a few return­ing vet­er­ans. Yet the squad which has been called up is miss­ing some impor­tant play­ers who are injured. The star […]


Udinese Have No Fear Under Guidolin

by Niccolo Conte on January 23, 2011 · 0 comments

When Francesco Guidolin left Parma to man­age Udi­nese, I was dis­ap­pointed. Guidolin had united a set of strong indi­vid­u­als, man­ag­ing Parma all the way up to eighth in the table last sea­son. Udi­nese fin­ished 15th this past sea­son, yet Guidolin saw some­thing in the club and decided to join them. After a dis­ap­point­ing start of four […]


Juventus To Face Last-Placed Bari

by Niccolo Conte on January 14, 2011 · 1 comment

This upcom­ing week­end gives Juven­tus a great chance to bounce back from their bad run of defeats. Hav­ing only taken one point in nine the past three matches in the Serie A, Juven­tus need to pick them­selves up if they want a chance at get­ting in a Cham­pi­ons League place by the end of the […]

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