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Saturday, May 23, 2009

Week/Giornata 37 of the Serie A: Maldini Day at the San Siro

.Sports News - January 12, 2009

Quotes of the Week

"My greatest sorrow was never having won the World Cup." Paolo Maldini of AC Milan

"For the next call ups, you will see many new faces... Italian football is that of the National team, and we are still top of the world. " Marcello Lippi of the Azzurri


"I would play fullback or go in goal to put on the Azzurri shirt again." Antonio Cassano of Sampdoria

"I am not leaving next year. John Elkann and Jean-Claude Blanc gave me guarantees for the future." Gigi Buffon of Juventus

"I want to be judged on results, not on my past here." Ciro Ferrara of Juventus

"I am not going to Chelsea." Carlo Ancelotti of AC Milan.

"We will announce the coach for next year on Monday if we beat Roma." Adriano Gallliani of AC Milan

"I have turned down Real Madrid once before." Jose' Mourinho of Internazionale


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Week 37 Fixtures
Wednesday, 20 May 2009

Lazio 1 x Reggina 0 (In a game moved up due to the UCL final in Rome next week, the Calabrians were relegated to Serie B.)

Sunday, 24 May 2009

AC Milan 2 x AS Roma 3 (Paolo Maldini said farewell to the Milan faithful.)
Atalanta 2 x Palermo 2 (The Sicilians saw European football slip away in Bergamo.)
Cagliari 2 x Internazionale 1 (The Sardinians won a record 13th game at home. Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored to become joint Serie A top goal scorer with Marco Di Vaio of Bologna.)
Catania 3 x Napoli 1 (Despite keeping the Sicilians in Serie A, manager Walter Zenga resigned after the game.)
Chievo Verona 0 x Bologna 0 (The Flying Donkeys avoided the drop. Bologna lives to see another week.)
Lecce 1 x Fiorentina 1 (An injury time goal by La Viola condemned Lecce to the drop.)
Sampdoria 2 x Udinese 2 (The first draw after 6 straight wins for the Friuliani.)
Siena 0 x Juventus 3 (Ciro Ferrara's debut on the bench resulted in a win, along with automatic qualification for next season's Champions League. Del Piero had a brace.)
Torino 2 x Genoa 3 (Genoa secures Europa League football as il Toro must wait another week to learn their Serie A fate. Either they or Bologna will be relegated.)

AC Milans Paolo Maldini

AC Milan x AS Roma Video Highlights

Photos from the Tribute at the Stadium for Maldini

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Goal of the Year: Giuseppe Mascara of Catania.





Online Coverage

  • For live scores during the games from FlashScores, please click here.
  • For an ESPN Matchtracker of Serie A games, please click here.
  • For a live game tracker called Match View from La Gazzetta dello Sport, which has very detailed statistics and graphical displays, please click here. You may have to click on the number of the week to see a full fixture list.
  • For English language coverage and game commentaries, please take a look at mCalcio and Football Italia.
  • For those new to Italian calcio, please read my article, Soccer in the Mother Tongue.
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