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Thursday, October 2, 2008

Week/Giornata 6: Serie A Preview and Results

Featured Video from Week 5

AC Milan 1 x Internazionale 0 (The Milan derby in all of its glory and passion).

Quotes of the Week in Italian Calcio

“Can you imagine if we had hired a new Coach who then beat Zurich and Lazio, then everyone would've said it was Ancelotti's fault and this new guy was a genius!" Adriano Galliani, VP of AC Milan.

"The Nazionale is open to every player." Marcello Lippi, manager of the Azzurri.

“I don’t earn 9m Euros, it’s 11m plus sponsorship deals takes it to 14m." Jose' Mourinho, manager of Inter Milan.

“Despite being proud of my Italian nationality, I always found the nickname Rosinaldo to be fun, especially as it is due to my playing style being similar to the Brazilian football world." Alessandro Rosina of Torino.

“I never would have thought of leaving, but Inter changed Coach four times in a year and there was a belief that it was my fault. People said that I was causing arguments, but that wasn't true." Javier Zanetti of Inter Milan.

Quotes Courtesy of Football Italia.

Fixtures for Week 6

Saturday, 04 October

Lazio 0 x Lecce 1 (The Puglians obtain a great win in Rome, but Lazio is still top of the table).
Internazionale 2 x Bologna 1 (Inter joins Lazio and Udinese at the top of the Serie A heading into the international break).

Sunday, 05 October

Siena 1 x AS Roma 0 (More problems for the Romans and Spalletti).
Genoa 3 x Napoli 2 (A thrilling game as the Ligurians gain a precious 3 points).
Chievo Verona 0 x Fiorentina 2 (Gilardino continues to score and impress for La Viola).
Udinese 2 x Torino 0 (Two goals by Quagliarella take the Friuliani to the top of the table with Inter and Lazio).
Reggina 1 x Catania 1 (A quasi derby sees the Calabrians stopping the recent good run of the Sicilians).
Juventus 1 x Palermo 2 (More offensive woes for Juve as the Sicilians obtain a big win in Torino).
Atalanta 4 x Sampdoria 2 (The Bergamaschi win their 6th straight home game and Samp falls into the relegation zone).

Cagliari 0 x AC Milan 0 (Milan lost a good opportunity to climb up the table. The Sardinians remained winless after six games).

Video Highlights

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

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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