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Saturday, May 16, 2009

Week/Giornata 36 of the Serie A: Will Inter Wrap Up the Scudetto?

.Sports News - January 12, 2009

Quotes of the Week

"As the saying goes, you can't fight the Saints... I am waiting to talk with the Saint, and then we shall see." Carlo Ancelotti of AC Milan

"I don't consider myself to be a former Milan player yet." Andriy Schevchenko of AC Milan

"I am free this Sunday, but I don't anticipate an invitation or call from Mister Berlusconi." Carlo Ancelotti of AC Milan

"I won't coach a club side again. It doesn't interest me." Marcello Lippi

"I am not leaving next year. John Elkann and Jean-Claude Blanc gave me guarantees for the future." Gigi Buffon of Juventus

"We have class, unlike other teams." Lapo Elkann 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.

"It was heaven and hell in one night." Delio Rossi of Lazio

Live Radio Streaming of the Games

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Week 36 Fixtures
Saturday, 16 May 2009

AS Roma 4 x Catania 3 (Christian Panucci saves the day for the Romans.)
Udinese 2 x AC Milan 1 (Six on the trot for the Friuliani as Milan is eliminated from the Scudetto race.)

Sunday, 17 May 2009

Bologna 2 x Lecce 1 (Volpi scored at the death to relegate Lecce.)
Fiorentina 1 x Sampdoria 0 (La Viola climb to one point behind Juventus.)
Genoa 2 x Chievo Verona 2 (The Flying Donkeys inch closer to salvation.)
Juventus 2 x Atalanta 2 (In a quasi-deserted Stadio Olimpico, Juventus again fails to win since March. Five posts between both teams in a lively encounter.)
Napoli 1 x Torino 2 (Il Toro gain 3 precious points in one of the toughest home grounds in Italy.)
Palermo 2 x Lazio 0 (Miccoli pushes the Sicilians into Europa League position.)
Reggina 2 x Cagliari 1 (A rare win for the Calabrians.)

Internazionale 3 x Siena 0 (Inter celebrated the Scudetto in fine form.)

SOCCER 2009 - FC Milano vs SS Lazio

"L’unica cosa che posso fare prima della partita, è ricordare ai giocatori tra il serio e lo scherzoso che se non tornano nello spogliatoio da campioni si va a fare la doccia a casa, non si spreca l’acqua di San Siro".

Source: La Gazzetta dello Sport, 16 May 2009.

"The only thing that I can do before the game is to remind the players, in between joking and seriousness, that if they don't return to the dressing room as champions they can take a shower at home, not to waste the water of the San Siro."


After the defeat of AC Milan on Saturday, Internazionale were crowned Champions of Italy.

Inter Celebration Video from Saturday Night

Video Highlights

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Goal of the Year: Giuseppe Mascara of Catania.

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 mCalcio and Football Italia.
  • For those new to Italian calcio, please read my article, Soccer in the Mother Tongue.
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