LAZIO v AS ROMA Stadio Olimpico, Rome Monday 25th May, 2015, 16:00 GMT  *** Lazio and Roma square off for the second time in Serie A this season at the Stadio Olimpico on Monday afternoon, with plenty at stake for both teams. The Biancoceleste head into their penultimate game of the campaign needing a point to assure themselves of at least a third-placed finish and a spot in the 2015/16 qualifying campaign for the Champions League. Should Lazio win, they would leapfrog Roma into second place and be two points clear of their city rivals heading into the final round. A loss, however, would set up a tense last weekend for Lazio because they would then need to avoid falling to defeat at fourth-placed Napoli to maintain third spot. Napoli, who crashed to a 3-1 defeat at Juventus on Saturday to remain three points behind Lazio, would win a head-to-head tie-breaker with Lazio if the sides were to end the season […]

CESENA v JUVENTUS Stadio Dino Manuzzi, Cesena Sunday 15th Feb, 2015, 19:45 GMT  *** After gaining promotion via the play-offs last season, Cesena are finding life tough in the top flight. With the exception of Parma, the Seahorses have the worst stats of any side in Serie A, and currently lie second from bottom. Following back-to-back wins, Cesena came crashing back down to earth last week after a defeat at Empoli. With both teams at the wrong end of the table, it was seen as a crucial six-pointer in the battle for relegation. The thought of facing the Juventus juggernaut is therefore daunting to say the least. However coach Domenico Di Carlo will be breathing a sigh of relief that Carlos Tevez is suspended for this encounter. The Argentine has been inspirational with 14 goals and 7 assists, and is currently the Capocannoniere. The contrast in form could not be greater with Juventus. The Bianconeri are seven points clear at the […]

JUVENTUS v ROMA Juventus Stadium, Turin Sunday 5th Oct, 2014 *** A blockbuster top of the table clash sees Juventus host title rivals AS Roma on Sunday evening at the Juventus stadium in Turin. Still it is very early in the season and the outcome of this game won’t decide the fate of the Scudetto but sparks are set to fly as Italy’s finest come to blows. Early signs suggest that this will be a two horse title race like last season. Both the sides have won 5 games apiece; Juventus have scored one goal more than Roma while Roma have conceded one against Parma. Juventus have looked solid at the back while Roma look devastating upfront. They demolished CSKA Moscow in the Champions League and although the clinical finishes are sometimes missing in league games yet the statistics would show they have more or less dominated all the 5 games so far. Juventus on the other hand have responded […]

ATALANTA v JUVENTUS Stadio Atleti Azzurri d’Italia,Bergamo Sept 28th, 2014 *** Juventus travel to Bergamo to take on a stuttering Atalanta on Saturday evening. Massimillliano Allegri’s side have made a perfect start to their new campaign and are yet to concede a goal so far. Considering the absence of first team starters like Andrea Pirlo and Andrea Barzagli, the lively beginning to the season has surprised many. Juventus will have one eye on the away trip to Vicente Calderon on Wednesday but will be equally aware of the tough task ahead of them in this game at the Stadio Atleti Azzurri d’Italia. Atalanta are traditionally very strong at home but surprisingly they have registered only one point out of a possible six so far this season. The 1-0 loss against Fiorentina in match week 3 was a particularly poor result as they looked listless on the field against a relatively inexperienced La Viola outfit. Stefano Colantuono will be rallying his […]

The 2014-15 Serie A season is knocking on the doors and the circumstances leading to the start of the season makes it one of the most anticipated in the recent years. Can Juventus win a fourth successive Scudetto under their new manager? Can they cope up with Antonio Conte’s sudden departure? How will Roma fare this season after agonizingly missing out on the title last year? Will the Milan giants rise up to the occasion this time around? Napoli and Lazio cannot be counted out as well while it remains to be seen who will be the surprise package this season. For the first time in the last three years, none of the top players have left the peninsula although there are serious doubts over the futures of Arturo Vidal, Juan Cuadrado and Mehdi Benatia. But so far they are still a part of their respective clubs with Ciro Immobile and Shkodran Mustafi being the only two promising names departing […]