‘Serie A’ Category
April 24, 2012 by Jeremy Lim | Italian Football Editor
April is now coming to an end, and Serie A is taking on the shape of one of its most thrilling season-finishes. At the time of writing, Juventus – a side who were pretty much written off to finish largely in the same position as they did in their two previous seasons, sit pretty at the top of the table. Three point behind lie former-favourites A.C. Milan, who have seen their form stutter over the past month and questions constantly asked about their ability to defend their title, especially in light of their disappointing home draw against Bologna in week 34.
April 16, 2012 by Jeremy Lim | Italian Football Editor
The unfortunate passing of Piermario Morosini during the Serie B match between Pescara and Livorno on the 14th of April 2012 marked one of the saddest deaths in the world of sports. Only 25 years of age, Morosini collapsed on the pitch and was rushed to a local hospital, only to eventually be pronounced dead.
Many went as far as to say it was destiny that called the young man home, with doctors stating not even a defibrillator could have saved him from either the cardiac arrests or aneurysm that are claimed to have taken his life. Morosini’s colleagues lent their voice in chorus to praise the memory of the late player, who had lost both his parents and younger brother to tragic circumstances, yet ‘just wanted a little happiness’ and never let his troubled past prevent him from having ‘a smile on his face’.
April 10, 2012 by Jeremy Lim | Italian Football Editor
Week 31 saw yet another twist in the Serie A title race, as Juventus, at one point finding themselves four points behind A.C. Milan in second place, not only reduced that deficit, but overturned it. The rejuvenated Turin club’s routine 2-0 victory over Palermo in Sicily coincided with Milan’s shock 1-2 home reverse against relegation-battlers Fiorentina, sending them a point clear of their rivals as the season enters its final seven fixtures.
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April 3, 2012 by Jeremy Lim | Italian Football Editor
Lining up the ball on the edge of the box, he proceeded to curl it cleanly over the wall set up to thwart his prowess from free kicks into the bottom corner of the net, leaving the goalkeeper helplessly rooted to the spot and marking that win against Catania as significant for Andrea Pirlo’s first Juventus goal, after signing on for the Scudetto contenders in the summer transfer window.
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March 30, 2012 by Sean Charles
La Liga (2): 2001-02, 2003-04
UEFA Cup (1): 2003-04
UEFA Champions League (1): 2004-05
UEFA Champions League Runner Up (1): 2006-07
FA Cup (1): 2005-06
FA Community Shield (1): 2006
UEFA Super Cup (1): 2005
Supercoppa Italia (1): 2010
FIFA Club World Cup (1): 2010
Don Balón Award (1): 2001-02
UEFA Manager of the Year(2): 2003-04, 2004-05
FA Premier League Manager of the Month (5)
March 28, 2012 by Jeremy Lim | Italian Football Editor
The scale of Milan’s task having to face Barcelona in the Quarter-Finals of the Champions League was evident from the day they were drawn together with arguably the strongest club side ever assembled in the history of football. Several weeks later, Milan now have to grapple with declining odds against a new and potentially deadlier opponent: the injury crisis that has struck Milanello, threatening to derail everything good they have achieved this season.