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Friday, October 24, 2008

Week/Giornata 8: Serie A Preview and Results

Quotes of the Week from Italian Calcio

“It’s probably lucky I didn’t score, as my former teammates told me they’d cut off my ear if I celebrated!” --- Luca Toni of Bayern Munich after his recent UCL fixture against ACF Fiorentina.

“I think the Rossoneri shirt and the San Siro atmosphere can weigh too heavily on a player's shoulders.” --- Paolo Maldini of AC Milan.

“Afraid? I don’t know what fear is in football.” --- Jose' Mourinho of Internazionale.

“There has been an offer from Italy but not Milan. I still have pages to write in the story of my career and I want to finish by scoring goals.” --- Ronaldo (formerly of AC Milan).

“Mourinho is not a dummy. He is a cheeky and smart fellow. When at the start of the season I saw Ibrahimovic lose possession and run after his opponent for 20 metres to get it back, I figured out Mourinho had hit the jackpot.” --- Giovanni Trapattoni, manager of the Republic of Ireland.

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

Week 8 Fixtures

Saturday, 25 October 2008

Siena 1 x Catania 1. Calaio put the Tuscans ahead, but a second half spot kick by Mascara equalized for the Sicilians.
Juventus 1 x Torino 0. Amari scores the winner in the Derby della Mole.

Sunday, 26 October 2008

Atalanta 0 x AC Milan 1 (Milan moves to second in the table).
Cagliari 2 x Chievo Verona 1 (The second win on the trot for the Sardinians).
Internazionale 0 x Genoa 0 (Inter lose precious points at home).
Lazio 0 x Napoli 1 (The Azzurri move to top of the table by on own goal).
Reggina 2 x Lecce 0 (A potential relegation derby was won by the Calabrians).
Sampdoria 2 x Bologna 0 (Samp wins their first game of the season).
Udinese 3 x AS Roma 1 (Roma's woes continue as the Friuliani move to top of the table).

Palermo 1 x ACF Fiorentina 3 (La Viola jumps to second in the table).

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 game commentaries, please take a look at Football Italia.

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