Home | About | Contact | Publisher's Choice | Book Reviews and Translated Excerpts
worldfootballcommentaries.com: Unbiased journalism and unique content since November 2006.
"In any language, the whole world is united by a ball." --- Steve Amoia, World Football Commentaries

Friday, December 19, 2008

Week/Giornata 17 of the Serie A

Image courtesy of Lega Nazionale Professionisti.
Click the image to view detailed PDF formatted match reports and statistics utilized by professional Serie A clubs.

Week 17 Fixtures

(Last games before the Christmas Break. Games resume on 10 January 2009).
Saturday, 20 December 2008

Lazio 1 x Palermo 0
Siena 1 x Internazionale 2

Sunday, 21 December 2008

Atalanta 1 x Juventus 3
Cagliari 1 x Reggina 1
Catania 3 x AS Roma 2
Chievo Verona 0 x Genoa 1
Lecce 0 x Bologna 0
Sampdoria 0 x ACF Fiorentina 1
Torino 1 x Napoli 0
AC Milan 5 x Udinese 1
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.

Quotes of the Week from Italian Calcio

“During the operation we had to change the scalpel, as Gattuso has very hard bones. He is extraordinary! This has never happened before.” Doctor's Statement after Rino's recent knee surgery.

“I cannot talk to Mourinho about football because he has never played and therefore cannot understand.” Sinisa Mihajlovic of Bologna.

“The assistant manager of Inter is Giuseppe Baresi, but Mihajlovic talks about this side more than he does. He makes it seem as if he still works here.” Jose' Mourinho of Internazionale.

“I told the referee I had another shirt underneath, so he couldn’t book me for that. He said it wasn’t for the shirt, it was because I took off my shorts. I didn’t know what to reply.” Mirko Vucinic of AS Roma.

“When Gilardino and Mutu have the ball, I hear music playing.” Cesare Prandelli of ACF Fiorentina.

“We cannot just go for the scalpel, we also need to go at opponents with a chisel.” Claudio Ranieri of Juventus.

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

Statistical Leaders in the Serie A after 16 Weeks

Most Goals Scored

Inter Milan: 29
Juventus: 27
Napoli: 25
Lazio: 25

Least Goals Allowed

Inter Milan: 10
Juventus: 12
ACF Fiorentina: 14

Leading Goal Scorers

Di Vaio: Genoa: 12
Gilardino: ACF Fiorentina: 12
Milito: Genoa: 12
Amauri: Juventus: 10
Ibrahimovic: Inter Milan: 10

Shots on Goal

Zarate: Lazio: 74
Ibrahimovic: Inter Milan: 69
Miccoli: Palermo: 61
Milito: Genoa: 55

Successful Passes

Seedorf: AC Milan
: 792
Liverani: Palermo: 769
D'Agostino: Udinese: 765


Cassano: Sampdoria: 37
D'Agostino: Udinese: 36
Fábio Simplício: Palermo: 31

Ball Possession (Minutes and seconds by team)

AC Milan: 27:28
Inter Milan: 26.53
AS Roma: 26:41

Shots on Target Per Game

Lazio: 6.7
ACF Fiorentina: 6.3
AS Roma: 6.1

Passes Per Game

AC Milan: 612.8
AS Roma: 586.7
Inter Milan: 570.3

Pass Completion Rate

AC Milan: 68.1%
AS Roma: 66.3%
Inter Milan: 65.3%

Statistics courtesy of Panini Digital.

No comments:

World Football Commentaries by Steve Amoia. Copyright © 2006-2019. All rights reserved.