Serie A

Champions League: Shakhtar eliminates Roma to advance

Shakhtar Donetsk 3 – 0 AS Roma A revitalized AS Roma had it all to do as they headed to the Ukraine to take on Shakhtar Donetsk.  Having conceded three goals at home, Roma would need a victory by two clear goals to progress.  Vincenzo Montella opted to leave Francesco Totti on the bench, but … Read more

Commentary: How Italy Will Rebound From Losing Champions League Spot

The performance of Italian clubs in European competitions over the course of the past five years has caused them to lose their fourth representative in the UEFA Champions League, the world’s best and most lucrative club competition. Italian clubs have found it difficult to keep up financially with English and Spanish teams in recent years. … Read more

Serie A Recap, Week 28: Milan maintains top spot, while the Friulani continue their hunt for a spot in the Champions League

Week 28 in the Serie A began with AC Milan on top of the table and city rivals Inter in the second spot, just five points off the pace.  Milan had a trip to Turin, and a sullen Juventus squad to look forward to in Week 28, while Inter was at home to face Genoa.  … Read more

Serie A Recap, Week 27: Inter Continues to Surge, Juve Continues to Struggle

Week 27 in the Serie A started with Milan clinging to a slim three point lead over Napoli at the top of the table, with those teams set to face off in the San Siro on Monday.  A resurgent Inter, just 5 points behind their city rivals and sitting in the third spot, stood ready … Read more

Out with the Old, in with the Older: Vincenzo Montella Turns Back the Clock with Roma

It has been a particularly difficult past couple of weeks for Italian soccer.  Each of Serie A’s representatives in the Champions League suffered home defeats in their respective opening ties of the Champions League knock-out stages, with Italian soccer receiving some rather bad press and criticism along the way.  On the heels of these losses, … Read more

Today in Other Sports

Jeff Andrews, Director of Engine Operations at Hendricks Motorsports (Johnson, Gordon, Earnhardt) says that engines are randomly given to teams. I can’t imagine that’s true. Hendricks SI has a good weekly performance breakdown of all the American footballers abroad. SI Juventus keeping a close eye on Libya, wondering what will happen to the 7.5% stake … Read more