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Friday, March 21, 2008

Giornata/Week 30: Serie A Preview and Results

Video Highlights

Image courtesy of Goalvideoz.
Please click the image to view a
video highlights menu after the games,
along with a Serie A table.

Image courtesy of 101 Great Goals.

Another great source for
Serie A videos. Please click the image.

Image courtesy of Serie A TV.
Please click the image for
free video previews and
selected clips after the games.

Quotes of the Week in Italian Calcio

Image courtesy of Wikipedia.
"You base footballer."

“We have to evaluate if we need a striker of his characteristics. We are very close to him as a person, but the choice depends on tactical considerations, not whether we like him or not.”
---Carlo Ancelotti, manager of AC Milan, on Andrij Shevchenko of Chelsea FC.

“I am glad that he said I would never return because his predictions are always wrong. Everyone knows that Pelè isn’t any good at forecasting things – the exact opposite always happens.”
---Ronaldo of AC Milan.

Courtesy of Football Italia.

Giornata/Week 30:
  • For live scores during the games, please click here.
  • For a live game tracker called Match View from the 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 list a full fixture list.
Saturday, 22 March

Sampdoria 1 x Cagliari 1
Atalanta 0 x Catania 0
AS Roma 1 x Empoli 0
Palermo 2 x Genoa 3
Fiorentina 1 x Lazio 0
Udinese 2 x Livorno 0
Torino 0 x AC Milan 1
Reggina 1 x Napoli 1
Siena 2 x Parma 0
Internazionale 1 x Juventus 2: Il Derby D'Italia.
  • For more news in English about Italian football, please visit mCalcio.
  • For a live radio stream (subject to availability) from RAI, please click here.
  • For video highlights and live radio commentary in Italian, please visit Lucalcio.com.
If you are new to calcio and the Italian language, I wrote an article called "Soccer Terminology in the Mother Tongue." Unfortunately, you will not learn the actual chants (i cori) from the stadiums, useful terms to describe rival players and fans (gli avversari), or how to compliment your favorite referee (l'arbitro). For those, you will need to make a visit to bella Italia... ;-)

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