Calcio Serie A

Internazionale Milano on Cusp of Sale. Why?

It’s hard to imagine iconic Juventus ever being run by anyone other than the Agnellis, one of Italy’s ultra blue-blooded clans whose industrial conglomerate has an economic bond, directly or indirectly, with just about every Italian. Or Berlusconi actually letting…

Race Tightens Across Europe

ENGLAND Manchester United all but sealed a 20th English title as they opened up an eight-point lead over Manchester City with just six games left to play. United beat Queens Park Rangers 2-0 at Old Trafford while Mikel Arteta’s goal…

Inter Enjoys Princely Derby Win

From Paolo Baldini, theguardian uk, January 16, 2012 The derby before the derby had ended in a draw, yet Milan’s supporters still arrived at San Siro on Sunday evening claiming a victory of sorts. Neither the Rossoneri nor their neighbour…

Roundabout

A week-end of surprises, none greater than Barcelona’s result on Saturday, pointed to potentially more balanced competition in the 2010-2011 campaigns, particularly in Serie A, Ligue 1 and in the Bundesliga. A look at the early season standings in Germany…

Summer Swings

Believe it: the 2010-2011 European season is right around the corner with the Premiership set to kick off on August 14, while domestic competitions have already begun in a number of countries. With the World Cup taking up half of…

Coaching Carousel

Jose Mourinho’s move to Madrid was not the only remarkable end of the season development. Last week Italy’s soccer federation unanimously selected Cesare Prandelli to succeed Marcello Lippi as Italy coach after the 2010 World Cup. This is an excellent…

Mourinho Arrives in Madrid

The word “saga” gets thrown around loosely among Anglo-American journalists, often in an effort to create a buzz about an unremarkable story, but the Mourinho episode during the past week correctly merits this designation. The “saga” ended today with the…

Inter, Barca & Argentinos Triumphant

Internazionale Milano completed the Italian league-cup double on Sunday, matching Bayern Munich’s achievements in Germany and Chelsea’s in England, setting up a level clash in Saturday’s Champions League final. As anticipated, Barcelona retained the La Liga title without emotions, a…

Celebrations in Progress and on Ice

As the domestic leagues are wrapping up a long season to make way for the World Cup, there was no shortage of highlights this past week as Chelsea, Bayern, Marseille and Benfica sealed their respective league titles. Barcelona passed its…

Roman Holiday

Ma … che cosa !!! Last Saturday’s encounter between Lazio and Inter revealed the truly incredible dimension of acrimony that exists in the world of soccer, globally not just in Italy, when home side Lazio fans supported visiting team Inter…

Roundabout

The action kicked off in Milano on Friday as Inter took over the Serie A lead with a feel-good victory over Juventus, but had less than 48 hours to savor the top spot as Roma came from behind to defeat…

World Roundabout

The Premiership title is now Chelsea’s to lose following its controversial win in Manchester on Saturday, but Arsenal’s dramatic win means will be a close race to the finish – the closest three team race in recent Premiership history. A…

Roundabout

Manchester United’s win over Liverpool avenged the bitterness of last November, while Chelsea completed one of the most difficult weeks of Carlo Ancelotti’s era, with Arsenal, Tottenham and Man City marching on. After the usual anticipation and explosiveness, the greatest…