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Soccer Break Monday

March 14, 2011

SOCCER-SPAIN/Good day everyone and welcome to a new week. Following a great weekend of footballing action and with so much at stake over the next few days in Europe, there is plenty to discuss.

Serie A is not as good as it thinks it is

March 4, 2011

SOCCER-ITALY/Serie A leaders AC Milan visit Juventus this weekend in one of the showcase matches of the Serie A season but hardly anyone is expecting a “good game”.

Champions League returns — can anyone stop Barcelona?

February 15, 2011

SOCCER-CHAMPIONS/BUSQUETSHow we’ve missed the Champions League. It’s nine weeks since the line-up for the last 16 was completed and a couple of months since the draw offered up a handful of belting ties, including Inter Milan v Bayern Munich in a repeat of last season’s final.

Serie A gets wackier as Leonardo joins Inter

December 24, 2010

SOCCER-ITALY/Italian soccer on the pitch has a largely undeserved image of being boring, with 1-0 wins and catenaccio supposedly the norm.

What will Inter Milan do with rebel Rafa Benitez?

December 19, 2010

SOCCER-CLUB/World, European and Italian champions Inter Milan have been stunned by coach Rafael Benitez’s attack on their lack of ambition.

Inter v Bayern means repeat of 2010 Champions League final

December 17, 2010

SOCCER-SPAIN/Holders Inter Milan will face Bayern Munich, the team they beat to clinch the trophy last season, in the Champions League last 16 with a repeat of the 2006 final also due after Barcelona were drawn to meet Arsenal. 

Can Mourinho triumph again in Champions League or have Real peaked too early?

December 9, 2010

Jose Mourinho’s gamble of swapping Champions League holders Inter Milan for recent underachievers Real Madrid looks to have paid off following a group stage where his new side excelled.

An Englishman abroad? Rooney might not have fitted the bill

November 26, 2010

SOCCER-CHAMPIONS/So Wayne Rooney says he would only have left Manchester United to go abroad. Could the fact that foreign suitors seemed shy to express any interest have anything to do with his sudden U-turn to stay at the Premier League club?

Is Benitez at fault for Inter implosion?

November 22, 2010

SOCCER-ITALY/A lack of fit players, lack of effective training, lack of buys, lack of hunger, lack of Jose Mourinho.

What has happened to Maicon and Nesta?

November 4, 2010

SOCCER-CHAMPIONSMaicon was hailed as the best right back in the world not so long ago but Tottenham’s Gareth Bale has terrorised him twice in two weeks and Inter Milan fans are beginning to wonder if they should have cashed in and sold him to Real Madrid after all in the close season.