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Friday, September 19, 2008

Week/Giornata 3: Serie A Preview and Results

Quotes of the Week in Italian Calcio

Serie A - Juventus v Catania

“He is a different Shevchenko to the one that left for Chelsea two years ago.” Carlo Ancelotti, manager of AC Milan. Yes, he can now say "Bug off, Carletto" and "Thirty million pounds" in perfect English. ;-)

“We have four strong strikers and the Coach has every right to make his decisions, so I’m hardly annoyed at being on the bench once every seven or eight games…” Alex Del Piero, the legend of Juventus, did not concentrate on maths in primary school. Nor did Mister Ranieri. ;-)

We train all week with a ball that's about twice the size.” Nicola Legrottaglie of Juventus explains the secret weapon of the Old Lady.
We always knew that Juve had the biggest balls... ;-)

“Mourinho is a man who deserves a smack in the mouth.” Pietro Lo Monaco, General Manager of Catania Calcio. Unfortunately, Lo Monaco will not be the one to provide it. ;-)

“Who is Lo Monaco? I know it means ‘monk’, the Principality of Monaco, Bayern Munich and the Monaco Grand Prix, but that's all. If this Lo Monaco wants to make a name for himself by talking about me then he should pay me. I already have sponsors who pay me for publicity and I'm not paid to make a name for Lo Monaco. I guess that those who want to be on the front page know how to get there.” Jose' Mourinho, manager of Internazionale reminds us of his superb translation and communication skills. And that he is paid handsomely to keep his mouth open... ;-)

“The fact that the Final is in Rome has given us an incentive to do even better this year.” Luciano Spalletti, manager of AS Roma. He made these remarks before Champions League debutantes, CFR Cluj, embarrassed the Romans at Stadio Olimpico, with an Italian coach, Trombetta, who weeks before was coaching in the Italian amateur ranks.

Quotes Courtesy of Football Italia.

Fixtures for Week 3

Saturday, 20 September 2008

Catania 1 x Atalanta 0
AS Roma 3 x Reggina 0

Sunday, 21 September 2008

Cagliari 0 x Juventus 1
Fiorentina 1 x Bologna 0
Lecce 1 x Siena 1
Palermo 2 x Genoa 1
Sampdoria 1 x Chievo Verona 1
Torino 1 x Internazionale 3
Udinese 0 x Napoli 0

Milan 4 x Lazio 1

Video Highlights

Image courtesy of 101 Great Goals.
A great source for Serie A videos.
Please click the image.

A Recap of 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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