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Thursday, September 11, 2008

Week/Giornata 2: Serie A Preview and Results

Quotes of the Week in Italian Calcio

“I have had two strange months and along with some of my teammates I have suffered inhumane treatment." Guglielmo Stenardo of Lazio. He spent part of last season on loan at Juventus. That must explain the inhumane treatment upon his return. ;-)

Now we have an opportunity to silence everyone. This is why I invite President Sepp Blatter to hand me the trophy, as he can do that now.” Fabio Cannavaro of Real Madrid and Italy extends the olive branch to the man who famously snubbed the Azzurri in Berlin by invoking the character of Dirty Harry. "Hand me the bloody trophy, Sepp, or make my day. Question is, are you feeling lucky?" Mr.Blatter grabbed the branch, I mean, trophy, and handed it over with both hands. ;-)

"It is never too late." FIFA President Sepp Blatter in the understatement of the decade... And it is never too early to think what he will do if the Azzurri repeat as champions in South Africa. :-)

“The story of me being locked in the toilet by Tiago is true. Alessandro Del Piero responded to the noise of me punching the door and offered to break it down. I told him it was better if someone else did it, as he needed to keep his shoulders in good shape for the Fiorentina game." Giovanni Cobolli Gigli, President of Juventus FC. This would have never happened to Gianni Agnelli... Luciano Moggi, who has vast experience locking people (referees) in bathrooms, could not be reached for comment. ;-)

“We had an excellent start to the second half. I remain optimistic and there’s no need to laugh at me for saying that." Carlo Ancelotti of AC Milan. From the man who said, "If you want entertainment, go to the cinema." Reportedly, many of the Milanista faithful went to see the new George Clooney movie after the loss to Bologna...

“Antonio (Cassano) has had a relaxed summer without any problems or bumps in the road. I saw him happy, settled and in love, so on the field he’ll be more dangerous than usual." Roberto Donadoni, former manager of the Azzurri. Apparently, Roberto has a future as a psychologist. Anyone who can prevent Cassano from doing "Cassanate" for more than one week definitely understands human behavior. ;-)

Quotes Courtesy of Football Italia.

Fixtures for Week 2

Saturday, 13 September 2008

Palermo 3 x Roma 1
Internazionale 2 x Catania 1

Sunday, 14 September 2008

Bologna 0 x Atalanta 1
Genoa 2 x AC Milan 0
Lazio 2 x Sampdoria 0
Lecce 2 x Chievo Verona 0
Napoli 2 x Fiorentina 1
Reggina 1 x Torino 1
Siena 2 x Cagliari 1

Juventus 1 x Udinese 0

Video Highlights

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A great source for Serie A videos.
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Goals From Week 2

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 commentaries, please take a look at Football Italia.

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