Discussion in 'Italy' started by SueB, Sep 17, 2003.
wooohooo. 4 games - 4 wins. Can't top that!!
The demise of Serie A has been obviously greatly exaggerated.
Arsenal 0-3 Inter..... who could have tought that?
all 4 italian clubs lead their groups after 2 matchdays...tho Lazio and Milan by just a point each after draws...
Sounds like Lazio had a lot of difficulty today.
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.
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...
Sinisa Sinisa! What a great free kick that was. But he's still a liability on defense. And so is Couto.
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.
.... early days yet, of course.
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.
See what happens when you get cocky? Suddenly, three out of the four teams lose. FORTUNATELY, there is Juventus to hold up the banner.
well, wouldn't be italian drama if all four teams qualified easy...still 3 matches to play.
"The ball is round". . .but Club Brugge at the San Siro???? Wow!!!
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.
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.
Not a good week so far.......
1 win, 1 loss is not too bad. Milan showed character to win that game. But certainly, a dreadful result for Lazio.
Inter is in trouble...home to Arsenal and away to Kiev
arsenal hasnt forgotten the 0-3 i am sure
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.
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.
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.
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.