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Saturday, May 9, 2009

Week/Giornata 35 of the Serie A: The Last Milan x Juve derby for Paolo Maldini

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Quotes of the Week

"I haven't betrayed anyone. De Laurentiis of Napoli didn't want someone over 35, Juventus sold me in 2006, and Real Madrid didn't renew my contract." Fabio Cannavaro of Real Madrid

"My choice is final." Paolo Maldini of AC Milan

"How is my English coming along? I still speak Italian." Carlo Ancelotti of AC Milan

"I will not do this anymore." Gigi Buffon of Juventus

"We will evaluate Ranieri after the season ends." John Elkann of Juventus

"They give everything in practice, but in the games, I don't know what happens lately." Claudio Ranieri of Juventus

“It is the fault of the incompetent directors. In three years they threw millions away on players who did not leave their mark." Alessio Tacchinardi, former Juventus star.

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Week 35 Fixtures
Saturday, 09 May 2009

Sampdoria 5 x Reggina 0 (Even without Cassano, Samp further cement the Calabrian's relegation fate.)
Lazio 1 x Udinese 3 (Five in a row for the Friuliani as the Romans lose again at home.)

Sunday, 10 May 2009

Atalanta 1 x Genoa 1 (Genoa is still fighting for a UCL spot.)
Cagliari 2 x AS Roma 2 (The Romans fought back from 2 goals down in the Conti family derby.)
Catania 0 x Fiorentina 2 (La Viola keeps the pressure on Juve for 3rd place.)
Chievo Verona 2 x Internazionale 2 (The Scudetto party will have to wait as Chievo earns a precious point in their relegation battle.)
Lecce 1 x Napoli 1 (The Puglians are still in the drop zone.)
Siena 1 x Palermo 0 (The Tuscans are now in the safe zone.)
Torino 1 x Bologna 1 (A relegation derby in Turin, and Marco DiVaio goes top of the Serie A scoring table with his 22nd goal from the spot.)

AC Milan 1 x Juventus 1 (Milan said goodbye to the Scudetto.)

Paolo Maldini played his last game against Juve, and Alex Del Piero made his 600th appearance for the Old Lady. Since 1901, this was the 216th meeting between the teams.

"This is the real Derby of Italy." --- Lapo Elkann, one of the majority shareholders of Juventus, and grandson of Gianni Agnelli.

Sports News - February 16, 2009

"La mia scelta è definitiva, nessun ripensamento. So che una volta finito il campionato farò una vacanza davvero lunga almeno fino a settembre, e poi valuterò le eventuali proposte per il futuro. Di sicuro non farò l'allenatore".

Source: La Gazzetta dello Sport, 08 May 2009.

"My choice is final, no second thoughts. I know that once the season is finished, I will take a long vacation at least until September. Then I will decide the eventual proposals for the future. Surely I will not become a coach." --- Paolo Maldini, the Lion of Italian Calcio.

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Goal of the Year: Giuseppe Mascara of Catania.

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