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Friday, October 17, 2008

Week/Giornata 7: Serie A Preview and Results

Quotes of the Week from Italian Calcio

“I like Mourinho, but now I think I ought to sign him up as my agent when my contract renewal comes up. He could lend me a hand.” Carlo Ancelotti of AC Milan.

“I have confidence in myself, I know my quality and that I am at a very high level, but it’s not my style to say I’m number one, two or three. I prefer to let other people do the talking.” Zlatan Ibrahimovic of Inter Milan.

"To be a great defender you need to be attentive and have the physical characteristics of a true athlete, because you will meet forwards who can overpower you and there you’ll need to play with intelligence.” Paolo Maldini of AC Milan.

“I like that the players feel protected by me. I'm nasty and arrogant but that can be positive for us.” Jose' Mourinho of Inter Milan.

“It seemed like something was always stopping me from scoring.” Andriy Shevchenko of AC Milan.

Quotes courtesy of Football Italia, which is a very informative site about Italian calcio in English.

Week 7 Fixtures

Saturday, 18 October 2008

ACF Fiorentina 3 x Reggina 0 (Gilardino continues to find the back of the net as the Calabrians continue to prop up the table).
Napoli 2 x Juventus 1
(Juve took a second half lead with Amauri, but watched as Hamsik and Lavezzi gave the Azzurri another epic win at San Paolo).

Sunday, 19 October 2008

AC Milan 3 x Sampdoria 0 (Dinho scored a brace as Samp remains winless).
Bologna 3 x Lazio 1 (A shock win by Bologna with a brace by Marco Di Vaio as Lazio drop from top of the table).
Catania 2 x Palermo 0 (The Elephants continue to impress this season and rise to second in the table).
Chievo Verona 1 x Atalanta 1 (The Flying Donkeys gain a precious point).
Lecce 2 x Udinese 2 (The Friuliani lost a chance to stay top of the table with Inter).
Genoa 1 x Siena 0 (Baiva had the game winner for the Genoese).
Torino 0 x Cagliari 1 (The Sardinians win their first game).

AS Roma 0 x Internazionale 4 (Ibra and friends put on a great display in the Capital).

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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