Juventus kicked off their title defense on thirtieth of August last year in a season that saw the likes of Palermo, Empoli and Cesena make their way into Italian top-tier. Despite falling short of entertainment and quality that Premier League offers in plethora, Serie A did not fail to live up to the expectation. THT discusses seven moments that made massive impact in Serie A. Massimiliano Allegri made sure Juventus remained undisputed. Resignation of Antonio Conte and appointment of sacked AC Milan manager Massimiliano Allegri was not received well amongst the Juventus supporters, but the 47-year-old made the pattern was not arrested as the men in white and black claimed their fourth consecutive title. The Old Lady had four games to spare and needed a single point off the Sampordia fixture, but Arturo Vidal won things in style for the Turin club heading past a helpless Emiliano Viviano in the first half. Days later, Juventus completed the double with a […]

Parma pulled off the biggest surprise of the Serie A season on Saturday, with the crisis-hit club beating the runaway leaders Juventus, 1-0, inflicting what was only the second defeat of the campaign for Massimiliano Allegri’s side. José Mauri scored the only goal of the game on the hour mark, while a string of fine saves from the Parma goalkeeper, Antonio Mirante, also helped Roberto Donadoni’s side to a memorable win. Parma were declared bankrupt last month and their players have not been paid all season, but they have now strung a series of positive results together, with a 1-0 victory over Udinese in midweek and last weekend’s 1-1 draw at Inter. Coach Massimiliano Allegri clearly had one eye on his side’s upcoming Champions League tie with Monaco, as Gigi Buffon, Leonardo Bonucci, Alvaro Morata and Carlos Tevez were all rested. Parma started the match stronger, but failed to make the early pressure count; their best chance being offside as […]

PARMA v JUVENTUS Stadio Ennio Tardini, Parma Saturday 11th April, 2015, 18:00 GMT  *** Top meets bottom in Serie A this weekend, as runaway leaders Juventus make the trip to crisis-hit Parma. A fourth successive Scudetto is almost in the hands of the Bianconeri and a victory would see them open up a commanding 17-point lead over Roma in the table. Parma face an uncertain future after they were declared bankrupt last month and entered administration, having run up huge debts. The two-time UEFA Cup winners must hope that new investors step forward to save them from going out of business but, despite not being paid for months, Roberto Donadoni’s side have certainly not thrown the towel in. Parma remain bottom of the table and look destined to remain there, but they secured a first Serie A victory since January by beating Udinese 1-0 on Wednesday. That long-awaited win came on the back of a 1-1 draw at Inter last Saturday […]

Fabio Cannavaro, who won the 2006 World Cup with Italy, has been hand a 10-month jail sentence for breaching orders to keep out of his property after it was seized by authorities. Former Parma, Inter Milan, Juventus and Real Madrid defender, Fabio Cannavaro, who is now coach of Chinese league side Guangzhou Evergrande, has been undergoing investigation for tax invasion. According to reports, the Italian’s villa has been confiscated for suspected abuse of building regulations, involving failing to secure planning permission from the local council to carry out works to the house, the garden and pool. Fabio Cannavaro, his wife Daniela Arenoso, and his brother Paolo, who plays in Serie A for Sassuolo, were acquitted over the planning permission allegations, but convicted for breaking a police seal and entering a property illegally. It is reported that the three were caught swimming in the swimming pool of the said property. All three have been handed a 10-month jail sentence for the […]

Jose Mauri has been the only bright spot to talk about in Parma’s woeful start to this season in Serie A. One of the few positive stories to emerge from Parma’s woeful start to this season has been the displays by 18 year old Italo-Argentine prodigy, Jose Mauri. Ravaged by injuries and a disappointing summer transfer window, Roberto Donadoni had no other alternative but to introduce Jose Agustin Mauri in the heart of the Parma midfield. Far from being fazed by the magnitude of the task, Mauri has displayed immense maturity and composure to grab this opportunity to announce himself as one of the most promising youngsters in Serie A this season. While Parma are struggling at the wrong end of the table, Mauri has earned rave reviews for his displays for a side that look horribly out of sorts since the beginning of the season. Career History Jose Mauri left the province of Realico at a tender age of […]

JUVENTUS v PARMA Juventus Stadium, Turin Wednesday 9th Nov, 2014, 14:00 GMT  *** Juventus come into their game against Parma this weekend looking to extend their incredible run of consecutive home league wins to 24. After some poor recent results, Juventus will be looking to get a victory against bottom of table Parma before the international break. Their displays in Europe have left much to be desired so far hence the three vital points secured against Olympiacos was of great significance. Max Allegri’s men switch their focus to domestic matters now with Parma’s visit to the Juventus stadium on Sunday. If Juventus have been struggling, Roberto Donadoni’s Parma are genuinely in crisis and are currently in 19th position in the league table. Last Saturday’s win over Inter Milan was only their second win this season, having lost eight other fixtures. The Ducali have been decimated by injuries this term but they have performed admirably against the big clubs namely Milan, Napoli […]