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Sunday, May 31, 2009

Week/Giornata 38 of the Serie A: Grazie Paolo, Pavel e Luis: Three Calcio Legends Say Farewell

Paolo Maldini AC Milan 2009
"I gave everything for the Milan shirt." He also gave everything
to Italian calcio and World Football. Grazie, Paolo.

Link to His Farewell Video

Quotes of the Week

"I am proud not to be one of them." Paolo Maldini of AC Milan

"I would play fullback or go in goal to put on the Azzurri shirt again." Antonio Cassano of Sampdoria

"I dedicate this Cup to Italian calcio and Paolo Maldini." Pep Guardiola of FC Barcelona

"Real Madrid wanted the Best One, because the Special One had already been taken." Carlo Ancelotti of AC Milan

"I think that Ranieri has a way of seeing things that only he can understand." Alessandro Del Piero of Juventus

Live Radio Streaming of the Games

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Week 38 Fixtures

Sports News - October 29, 2008
Pavel Nedved won the 2003 Ballon d'Or by France Football. He also
played for Lazio from 1996 to 2001. He was capped 91 times for
the Czech Republic. "I can stop running now."

Sports News - November 26, 2008
Luis Figo won the Ballon d'Or in 2000, and was FIFA World Player
of the Year in 2001. He also played at Sporting Lisboa, Barcelona,
and Real Madrid. He was capped 127 times for Portugal.
"It was a great way to go out. As a winner and with the affection of
the fans."

Sunday, 31 May 2008 at 1500 local time and 1300 GMT.
Bologna 3 x Catania 1: Bologna achieves salvation.
Fiorentina 0 x AC Milan 2: Paolo Maldini's 902nd (1041st overall) and last game for the Rossoneri.
Genoa 4 x Lecce 1
Internazionale 4 x Atalanta 3: Luis Figo ended his brilliant career. Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored a brace to become capocannoniere, or leading scorer, of the Serie A for 2008-2009 with 25 goals. Complimenti, Zlatan.
Juventus 2 x Lazio 0: Pavel Nedved played his last game for the Bianconeri as Juve secure second place in the table.
Napoli 3 x Chievo Verona 0
Palermo 2 x Sampdoria 2
Reggina 1 x Siena 1
Roma 3 x Torino 2: il Toro is relegated to Serie B.
Udinese 6 x Cagliari 2
AC Milans Paolo Maldini
"My choice is definite. No second thoughts."

Video Highlights

A great source for Serie A videos.
Please click the image.

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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