Italian teams in CL [R]

Discussion in 'Italy' started by SueB, Sep 17, 2003.

  1. SueB

    SueB New Member

    Mar 23, 1999
    Waterbury, VT
    wooohooo. 4 games - 4 wins. Can't top that!! :D
     
  2. bert patenaude

    Apr 16, 2001
    White Plains, NY
    The demise of Serie A has been obviously greatly exaggerated.
     
  3. Excape Goat

    Excape Goat Member+

    Mar 18, 1999
    Club:
    Real Madrid
    Arsenal 0-3 Inter..... who could have tought that?
     
  4. phillips10

    phillips10 New Member

    Oct 15, 2001
    Cranford
    Club:
    New York Red Bulls
    all 4 italian clubs lead their groups after 2 matchdays...tho Lazio and Milan by just a point each after draws...
     
  5. bert patenaude

    Apr 16, 2001
    White Plains, NY
    Sounds like Lazio had a lot of difficulty today.
     
  6. SueB

    SueB New Member

    Mar 23, 1999
    Waterbury, VT
    Lazio got off to a horrendous start - behind 2-0 at halftime. Given that start, a draw was a creditable result, even at home. But it certainly makes these Chelsea games critically important.
     
  7. phillips10

    phillips10 New Member

    Oct 15, 2001
    Cranford
    Club:
    New York Red Bulls
    problems for sure, Lazio's defense doesnt seem up for a long CL run...

    back-to-back matches with Chelsea will be very interesting..we won there a few years ago in the CL...
     
  8. SueB

    SueB New Member

    Mar 23, 1999
    Waterbury, VT
    Sinisa Sinisa! What a great free kick that was. But he's still a liability on defense. And so is Couto.
     
  9. Parmigiano

    Parmigiano Member

    Jun 20, 2003
    Last season was the return of Italian dominance in Europe and this season appears to be confirming yet again that Italian teams are a notch above the rest when it comes to tactical intelligence.

    Meanwhile, the EPL's tactical weaknesses are being woefully exposed.
     
  10. SueB

    SueB New Member

    Mar 23, 1999
    Waterbury, VT
    .... early days yet, of course.
     
  11. Excape Goat

    Excape Goat Member+

    Mar 18, 1999
    Club:
    Real Madrid
    Well.... I think this year will be an Italian year again. It seemed that all the favorites have some problems of their own. So far, only the Italians had very completed teams.
     
  12. SueB

    SueB New Member

    Mar 23, 1999
    Waterbury, VT
    See what happens when you get cocky? Suddenly, three out of the four teams lose. FORTUNATELY, there is Juventus to hold up the banner.
     
  13. SoccerFan8270

    SoccerFan8270 New Member

    Oct 7, 2003
    Pennsylvania
    FINAL:
    Chelsea-2
    Lazio-1
    Tough game...
     
  14. phillips10

    phillips10 New Member

    Oct 15, 2001
    Cranford
    Club:
    New York Red Bulls
    well, wouldn't be italian drama if all four teams qualified easy...still 3 matches to play.
     
  15. bert patenaude

    Apr 16, 2001
    White Plains, NY
    "The ball is round". . .but Club Brugge at the San Siro???? Wow!!!
     
  16. kotzunder

    kotzunder New Member

    Aug 21, 2003
    that's exactly what i was thinking about.
    Especially Milan's attitude before the match...i was almost happy they lost.
    Juve otherwise showed before and during the game a totally different spirit, well done.
     
  17. Excape Goat

    Excape Goat Member+

    Mar 18, 1999
    Club:
    Real Madrid
    I expected someone would be beaten in Moscow. The Russian winter defeated Napoleon and Hitler, but I thought that it would be Arsenal.

    Brugge beat Borussia Dortmund. I wager money on their last CL home game, but lost money. I expected them to win a big one at home, but not against Milan.
     
  18. Excape Goat

    Excape Goat Member+

    Mar 18, 1999
    Club:
    Real Madrid
    Not a good week so far.......
     
  19. SueB

    SueB New Member

    Mar 23, 1999
    Waterbury, VT
    1 win, 1 loss is not too bad. Milan showed character to win that game. But certainly, a dreadful result for Lazio.
     
  20. Treetaliano

    Treetaliano Member

    Jun 29, 2002
    San Diego
    Inter is in trouble...home to Arsenal and away to Kiev

    arsenal hasnt forgotten the 0-3 i am sure
     
  21. Spartak

    Spartak Member

    Nov 6, 1999
    Philly
    Club:
    AC Milan
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I thought Cuper was sacked? The team that played against Loko looked alot like a Cuper side. They were playing for a 1-0 win at home against Loko. Horrible. And towards the end the were lucky to get even a point in that match because Loko had many chances to win it.

    As for Lazio, get rid of Mihailovic now. He is either getting sent off or making a defensive blunder. A free kick goal once every 15 games is surely not worth all his faults.
     
  22. phillips10

    phillips10 New Member

    Oct 15, 2001
    Cranford
    Club:
    New York Red Bulls
    no question, I've felt that way for a while...as have the few of us that post on the Lazio board...

    the good news is 2 wins over Besiktas and Sparta get us through....

    I think all 4 Italian teams will advance despite some tough situations.
     
  23. Excape Goat

    Excape Goat Member+

    Mar 18, 1999
    Club:
    Real Madrid
    Group B: If Inter wins at home next week, they will qualify because any result of the Lokomotiv Moskva and Dynamo Kyiv match will make one of the team unable to catch up with Inter.

    Group G: On paper, Lazio has an "easier" schedule.... playing at home against a weaker side and playing away to Sparta(perhaps the easiest away match of the group, comparing to playing in Turkey and against Chelsea).

    Group F: Ajax can beat AC Milan.... After their away win against Milan, I do not think they can surprise anymore. Celta should gain ground. AC Milan's fate will be decided by their last match against Celta at home.
     
  24. SueB

    SueB New Member

    Mar 23, 1999
    Waterbury, VT
    Remember how we were all crowing after the first couple of rounds? Well, woops ... now, only two Italian teams are moving on while all 3 English teams won their groups! At least Milan and Juve are good enough to win it all (as opposed to Lazio and Inter, had they advanced out of their groups), but with the knockout stages looming already, anything can happen. Milan should get past Sparta, but Juve could have its hands full with Deportivo. So much depends on timing of injuries, etc.
     

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