Mascia unveiled a placard dedicating the away end of the stadium to the Livorno midfielder, who suffered cardiac arrest during a Serie B encounter with Pescara exactly a year ago.
“We saw that they beat Barcelona in Glasgow, but we are prepared to adapt maybe more than they did on that occasion”
Youth policy beginning to bear fruit for AC Milan, but rumours about ‘rotten apple’ Mario Balotelli persist
Milan manager Massimiliano Allegri’s recent decision to field an attacking trio with a combined age of 60 against Sampdoria made headlines around Italy.
In an intense final quarter of an hour at the Stadio Ennio Tardini, Palermo goalkeeper Francesco Benussi contrived to allow Parma striker Amauri’s half volley slip through his arms in farcical fashion.
The Zebrette have made the ideal start to the new year with the result, and have now gone five matches unbeaten in the league.
Siena made the short journey north to the Stadio Artemio Franchi on Sunday morning to face a Fiorentina side that have been stuttering in recent weeks.
Italian sports journalist Gianni Brera dubbed the encounter between Juventus and Inter the ‘Derby of Italy’ in 1967, as it was recognised as the most intense contests around the peninsula.
‘The death of football’: Dark cloud over referees in Serie A after Catania’s defeat at the hands of Juventus
Built up as a grudge match by the Italian press leading up to Sunday, Juventus knew what they were getting themselves into as they made the trip to Sicily to take on Catania.
Antonio Cassano was exactly the type of player AC Milan were missing in the closing stages of their Derby della Madonnina defeat at the hands of city-rivals Internazionale.
While Porto’s powerhouse Joao Moutinho was Andre Villas-Boas primary target during the summer, the Brazilian’s ability to spread the play while also possessing the capability to beat several players could have made him a more viable option.
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