Failure in Europe this week could deepen the decline of calcio — but a string of successes might lead to its rebirth.
Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Monday, March 16, 2015
Roma suffered a rare home defeat in Serie A on Monday as Rudi Garcia's side fell to a 2-0 defeat against Sampdoria.
The Rossoneri boss denied he is on the verge of the sack after defeat at Fiorentina, but the buck does not stop with him
Super-sub Joaquin had a hand in both of his side's goals as Fiorentina came from behind to beat Milan 2-1 on Monday.
A frantic finish would be welcomed by Borussia Dortmund coach Jurgen Klopp in his team's Champions League clash with Juventus.
Sunday, March 15, 2015
Ignazio Abate insists Milan remains behind coach Filippo Inzaghi and is targeting a European place ahead of facing Fiorentina.
Gregoire Defrel's 28th-minute strike was enough to earn Cesena a point at Inter in Serie A on Sunday.
Goals from Gregoire Defrel and Rodrigo Palacio ensured that the two sides couldn't separate themselves at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza, despite an array of chances for the home club.
Following defeat to Wolfsburg in midweek, the pressure's on Roberto Mancini to finish what has been a rocky season in a positive fashion
The manager is more than happy to be linked with replacing Filippo Inzaghi at San Siro but maintains that he hasn't been contacted by the Rossoneri hierarchy.
Saturday, March 14, 2015
Juventus toiled to a 1-0 victory at Palermo, but the club's coach praised his team for a professional performance.
The striker produced a coming-of-age performance in the Champions League first leg and, after his match-winning cameo against Palermo, he looks poised to wreak more havoc.
Juventus toiled for large parts of Saturday's contest at Palermo, but super sub Alvaro Morata ensured a 1-0 victory for the Serie A leader.
Goal took in the action in Sicily, where the Bianconeri once again showed the resolve of champions to navigate past a resilient home side to clinch all three points.
The Bianconeri have admitted that many sides want the French international but added that they have no interested in selling the midfielder.
Friday, March 13, 2015
The veteran player has spoken of the day he contemplated ending his career nearly 10 years ago, when AC Milan capitulated in the Champions League final.
Inter's Xherdan Shaqiri has urged his side to stop making game-changing errors as it prepares to face Cesena in Serie A.
Parma has been hit by another points deduction as the Serie A side's financial woes continue.
A study by the CIES Football Observatory since July 2012 shows that the EPL side has made more money from academy sales than any other team from Europe's big five leagues.
Thursday, March 12, 2015
The Roma boss felt his side deserved victory following a Europa League draw.