Inter vs Juventus

Analysis: Handanovic Howler Decides Derby d’Italia

Juventus rested top players and had nothing to play for, but still conquered Inter 2-1 at the San Siro thanks to a Samir Handanovic howler. The Derby d’Italia had an unusual feel to it, as Juve had already won the Scudetto and rested numerous players ahead of the Coppa Italia Final. They were fresh from earning their first Champions League Final spot in 12 years against Barcelona, so confidence was sky high. Hernanes was suspended for the hosts, plus Fredy Guarin, Jonathan, Dodo and Hugo Campagnaro injured, so Xherdan Shaqiri got a rare start. A seven-game unbeaten streak had taken Inter to within touching distance of a place in the Europa League next season and that positive trend looked set to continue when Icardi got the deftest of touches with his chest to Brozovic’s shot to divert the ball into the far corner of Marco Storari’s goal. Rodrigo Palacio had a shot saved by Storari and Xherdan Shaqiri hit the […] Read more »

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Inter Milan vs Juventus – Team News, Tactics, Lineups And Predictions

INTER MILAN v JUVENTUS San Siro, Milan Saturday 16th May, 2015, 16:00 GMT  *** Inter Milan and Juventus are set to renew hostile proceedings on Saturday night as the Derby d’Italia takes the stage at the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza in Milan. The Nerazzurri enter the match with everything to play for as they continue their late push for a place in the Europa League, while the Bianconeri can be pardoned if they fail to show the same fire as their rivals having already clinched their fourth straight Scudetto after their recent 1-0 victory over Sampdoria. Regardless of the standings, pride and bragging rights are always at stake when these two battle and it should be no different come Saturday. Juventus enter the match in great spirits after clinching a deserved place in the Champions League final thanks to a 3-2 aggregate victory over Real Madrid, dispatching the defending champions en-route to their first final in 12 years. That result could prove […] Read more »

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Lazio 1-2 Internazionale: It Was The Saddest Backflip Of My Career, Says Two Goal Hero Hernanes

Hernanes came back to haunt his former club SS Lazio as his two goals helped Inter Milan secure an all important 2-1 victory in an action packed Serie A game on Sunday at Olympic Stadium. Red cards for Mauricio and Federico Marchetti did not help the cause of Lazio as it gave the Nerazzuri a massive advantage which they were able to capitalize. Read more »

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Yaya Toure On The Verge To Leave Manchester City, Confirms Agent

Cote d’Ivoire international Yaya Toure will leave Manchester City FC this summer in all probability. The Player’s agent Dimitri Seluk confirmed the news that the star midfielder is almost certain to leave the Manchester club at the end of this season. His agent had informed that he is in London and he will have discussions with Manchester City officials soon regarding his client’s future at the club. Yaya Toure has been linked with several clubs which include Inter Milan, who are the front runners and Paris Saint-Germain. According to reports, Dimitri Seluk said: “It’s 90% certain he’ll leave Manchester City this summer. Nothing has been decided – we are waiting until the end of the season.” Yaya Toure, who has been a talisman in the Manchester City squad for quite some time now, failed to impress in the ongoing season. His bad patch made his club suffer a bit as they failed to defend the Premier League title. The 31-year-old […] Read more »

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PSG, Arsenal, Manchester City Are In Race To Sign Outgoing Striker Paulo Dybala

Palermo FC is all set to release striker Paulo Dybala next season, who is linked with several European top tier clubs. Palermo’s league rivals Juventus, AC Milan and Internazionale are reportedly interested in the Argentine striker. Recent reports suggest that Paris Saint-Germain, Manchester City and Arsenal have also shown interest in the forward. Club President Maurizio Zamparini has dictated manager Beppe Iachini not to pick up Dybala for the remaining four matches of the season so that the player can avoid injuries. Zamparini was quoted saying, “I’ve asked Iachini not to play Dybala in these last few games. “It’s possible that in the next eight to 10 days we’ll sell the player, and I want to avoid injuries in this very delicate phase. “There is strong interest in him from three Italian clubs, and two from abroad. “In Italy there’s Juventus, Inter and Milan, I think Berlusconi’s Rossoneri could try as they’re trying to revitalise the club. “Meanwhile, in Europe there’s Paris […] Read more »

The Evolution of Martin Skrtel

Roberto Mancini Eyeing Liverpool Defender To Pair With Nemanja Vidic

Roberto Mancini considers the Liverpool man a cut-price alternative to Aleksandar Dragovic as the Slovakian’s contract ticks into its final year. Roberto Mancini is considering Martin Skrtel as a possible addition to his defence this summer, to pair up with former Manchester United defender Nemanja Vidic. The Anfield club without any reason waited until last week to offer the Slovakian an extension, but with the defender entering the final 12 months of his contract the Reds no longer hold all the aces. Inter Milan boss Mancini is willing to take advantage of the stand-off, claim Gazzetta dello Sport, after being priced out of a move for Dynamo Kiev’s Aleksandar Dragovic. Mancini has been looking to reinforce his defence and is looking at Skrtel as a possible partner for Nemanja Vidic, Mancini expects Skrtel to fit in perfectly alongside the former Manchester United man. Skrtel, 30, is one of the longest-serving players at Liverpool having joined the club from Russian side […] Read more »

Inter Milan vs AS Roma

Analysis: Inter Record Late Win Against Stuttering Roma

Mauro Icardi’s 17th goal of the season took Inter Milan back into the hunt for a place in Europe next season and dented Roma’s Champions League aspirations with a 2-1 win. These sides used to battle for the Scudetto, Coppa Italia and Italian Super Cup, but went into this game in desperate need of a victory. The Nerazzurri had little chance of qualifying for Europe, while the Giallorossi were joint second with Lazio. Gary Medel and Davide Astori were suspended, though Fredy Guarin, Marcelo Brozovic, Daniele De Rossi and Kostas Manolas returned from their bans. Gervinho was finally fit to start again after injury and boost a misfiring front line. The last 20 editions of this fixture in all competition provided 70 goals, an average of 3.5 per game, but Inter had failed to win any of their last seven meetings with Roma.The Roman side was looking to build up ground against city rivals, Lazio, who have leapfrogged Roma into […] Read more »

Manchester United FC vs Manchester City FC

Manchester United: 5 Goalkeepers That Can Potentially Replace De Gea In The Summer

David De Gea is reportedly bound to replace Casillas at Real Madrid next season. We analyse five players that Manchester United could sign to replace De Gea. David De Gea has been rumoured to join Real Madrid in the summer. The Spaniard is yet to extend his Manchester United contract, which comes to an end in 2016. It is reported that the keeper is biding his time at the Old Trafford and will force a move in the summer. De Gea has been a vital cog in Manchester United’s league performance this season, which sees them third in the Premier League and poised to qualify for the Champions League. If the Red Devils cash in on De Gea in summer, Louis Van Gaal will have to bring in an able replacement for the former Atletico stopper. Here are five goalkeepers that could potentially replace David De Gea, should he leave for Real Madrid. Hugo Lloris The French joined Tottenham Hotspur […] Read more »