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Serie A Review 2015-16 week: Juve surprised at home, Roma is held to a draw while Fiorentina hands AC Milan their first loss

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Hello everyone and welcome back to a new edition of the weekly Serie A Review

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Needless to say the biggest surprise of the week was Juventus’ defeat at the hands of Udinese of 1-0 in Torino to boot. The late goal was scored by Frenchman Thereaux. After losing Andrea Pirlo and Arturo Vidal to NYFC and BayernMunich some questions rose about La Grande Signora. If this game is an indication we are set for a more competitive campaign. For Udinese a great start to the season although dominated for the most part of the game, they were perseverant.

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Roma got held to a draw by Hellas Verona of 1-1, with Serbian international Jancovich putting Verona ahead and Italian international Alessandro Florenzi replying for the Romans a few minutes later. The Romans dominated play however could not muster much in terms of shot. Goals we,re hard to come by last season and it was critical. It will interesting indeed to see how Roma fairs this year, will they really challenge Juve?

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AC Milan lost 2-0 to a strong Fiorentina team, in a beatiful day in Tuscany. The goals for the Viola we’re scored by Spanish Marcos Alonzo and Slovenian star Josip Llicic. Fiorentina picked up were they left off, starngely enough so did AC. No doubt abot Fiorentinas‘ quality however it remains to be seen if AC have improved, if not heads will roll..quickly

intervsataInter Milan contrary to their cousins got a first win over Atalanta with a score of 1-0, the lone goal was scored by priced newcomer Montenegrin international Stevan Jovetic. A good start for the Neroblue although not very convincing in spite of the win. A lot of signings for Inter however It remains to be seen if Roberto Mancini can actually improve the team.

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Lazio started we’re they left off with a 2-1 victory ove newly promoted Bologna while Napoli lost to Sassuolo 2-1 exactely we’re they left off last season..strange indeed.

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Sampadoria gave a good indication of their intentions with a 5-2 drubbing of newcomers Carpi

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Torino beat newly promoted Frosinone 2-1, By the way Frosinone is a town very close to Rome almost a suburb it will be interesting to watch them.

Palermo beat Genoa 1-0 in a beatiful day in Sicily while Empoli got surpised at home 3-1 by Chievo Verona

For more detailed stats please refer to:   http://www.legaseriea.it/en/serie-a-tim/fixture-and-results

Here you have it the first week of the season is gone..stay tuned

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Serie A Review 2014-15 29th week: Juventus win again Roma kept pace by defeating Napoli while Fiorentina and Lazio getting close

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Hi everyone to the Serie A Review where the beautiful game is played with style!

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Juventus defeated Empoli 2-0 and continue their dominance of the league. The goals for La Grande Signora we’re scored by none other than Carlos Tevez who continues his great form this season and another Argentinian who is also doing great since getting a chance to play Roberto Pereyra. Although Empoli played well Juve was just a little too much too handle for the defence on this day. Carlos Tevez had a great game not only scoring but also distributing, I can’t see how Juve can lose the title, they just keep winning at a torrid pace,  bodes well for the Champions League. Empoli have a good season so far, after coming up from Serie B they showed that they can play with best on many occasions including in this game, in spite of the loss.

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Roma defeated Napoli 1-0 on a goal from super Slovenian Milan Pjanic. A big win for the Romans that not only helped them keep pace with Juve but also kept surging city rivals Lazio from surpassing them. A beautiful game from Roma although Napoli also played well, Pjanic is just fantastic controlling midfield like a master. An important win for the Romans that will sure give them confidence to attack more I hope. Napoli must regroup having slipped to 6th spot after a string of bad results. Something is just not right for the Partenopei at the moment, time will tell if Rafa Benitez will survive the season.

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Fiorentina defeated Sampadoria 2-0 on goals from Italian Alessandro Diamanti who has been playing well since coming back from playing in the China Super League and super Egyptian Mohamed Salah who continues to terrorize the keepers since joining the team from Chelsea. A great win for the Viola that confirms their super team status and also take 4th place one point behind Lazio and two points in front of Sampadoria and Napoli. Sampa must not let this defeat affect their form they are having a great season and must not let up

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AC Milan defeated Palermo 2-1 in doing so kept their hopes alive for a place in Europe. The goals for the Rossoneri we’re scored by Italian international Alessandro Cerci and super Frenchman Jeremy Menez while super Argentinian Paulo Dybala replied for the Sicilians. A good game for the Rossoneri historically very difficult to win in Sicily, a sign of things to come?  Palermo for their part are almost assured a spot for next season, the goal they had set after coming back from Serie B and must not let this defeat affect their focus.

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Inter Milan and lowly Parma played to 1-1 draw, a fitting result for two teams who are far from their glory days. Colombian Fredy Guarin who continues his great form got the goal for Neroblue while Albanian Lila Andi replied for the Parmiggiani. A good game for Inter in spite of the result although they won’t climb very high if they don’t find a way to some wins together. The Parmiggiani are destined to drop and it’s very sad, one of the original 7 sisters of Italian soccer who dropped from grace only time will tell if they can somehow come back from this disastrous season.

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Lazio continue their assault on the Champions League spot with a convincing 3-1 win over Cagliari

Torino climbed another spot with a 2-1 victory over Atalanta

Genoa and Udinese played to 1-1 draw that satisfied both teams

Sassuolo confirmed their excellent season with a 1-0 win over Chievo Verona

Finally Hellas Verona and Cesena played to a 2-2 tie.

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We are a few games away from the end of the campaign and although Juve is in command all the other spots are up for grab…..stay tuned

(Europa League second leg 26-02-2015) The Italians send five teams to the round of 16

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The Italians send no less then five teams to the round of 16, great news for the league and telling on the progress made by some teams

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Torino became the first Italian club to win at San Mamés in Bilbao Spain defeating Athletico Bilbao 3-2. With their first ever win in Spain Il Toro booked their place in the round of 16 thanks to 5-4 aggregate victory. Italians Fabio Quagliarella, Matteo Darmian and Argentinian Maxi Lopez got the goals for the visitors while Spanish Andoni Iraola and Óscar de Marcos replied for Bilbao. A dramatic and record win for Il Toro that confirms their excellent form.

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Napoli booked their third consecutive trip to round of 16 with 1-0 win over Trabzonspor of Turkey thanks to a goal from Dutchman Jonathan De Guzmán. The Partenopei secured their spot with a 5-0 aggregate win. Although coach Rafa Benitez made five changes in the lineup for Napoli the result was never in doubt.

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Roma got their first win on the road in all European competitions with a knockout of Feyenoord Rotterdam. Serbian Adem Ljajić and Ivorian Gervinho scored for the Romans while Dutch player Elvis Manu replied for the hosts. The match was halted due to racist actions of some of the fans towards Gervinho and the general aggressive manner of the Rotterdam fans. In spite of the Romans conquered

fiorevstt.fiorevstt2Fiorentina Knocked out Tottenham with a solid 2-0 win and a 3-1 final aggregate. German Mario Gomez and newcomer Egyptian Mohamed Salah got the goals for the hosts. The Viola continue to impress in Europe coach Vincenzo Montella is brilliant in my view, no doubt they will be one of the finalists.

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intervsceltic2Inter Milan defeated Celtic 1-0 and in so doing progressed to the final 16 thanks to a 4-3 aggregate score. Colombian Freddy Guarin who continues his good form scored for the visitors. Inter seem to have found a good moment at the right time bodes well for the millions of fans around the world.

FOR MORE DETAILS INFO AND STATS ON ALL THE GAMES PLEASE VISIT  http://www.uefa.com/uefaeuropaleague/season=2015/matches/