Francesco Totti, Roma icon and the leading active Serie A goal scorer, is the last Italian player to conquer all of Europe when it comes to finding the net. Not since 2006-07 has a native of the peninsula - Totti - claimed the prestigious European Golden Shoe and a glance at the Serie A top scorers suggests it might be a while before it happens again. But if there is a player who can top the goals chart across the continent, it might be...More
Only four rounds remain and the race to secure the final Champions League position is still wide open. Five sides – Lazio, Napoli, Udinese, Inter and Roma – are in the hunt but after respective runs of pitiful form, are crawling towards the finish line. Two direct matchups take place this weekend, making Round 35 pivotal in the final reckoning.
Somehow still third, Lazio – 55 points – travels north to face Udinese (fifth, 52). Whilst...More
They are the side well admired from onlookers across the globe for their excellent usage of the scouting network with limited resources. Having played in the Champions League qualifying stage against Arsenal and disappointingly were knocked out, many were impressed with a squad of 'unknowns', who had lost Cristian Zapata, Gokhan Inler and Alexis Sanchez, and managed to give a good account of themselves, and Serie A in general, for their...More
Udinese and Napoli were left frustrated after Sunday’s 2-2 draw as both wasted a golden opportunity to push on in the race for the Champions League. Level on 47 points before kick-off, a victory for either side would have consolidated fourth position, and with Nicola Legrottaglie scoring a late winner for Catania over Lazio, the door to third was momentarily opened. The point will be received much more gratefully by the Partenopei dead ...More
Udinese midfielder Almen Abdi hopes the Zebrette can quickly forget their loss to Fiorentina and focus on what lies ahead.
Antonio Di Natale gave Udinese a first-half lead, but Stevan Jovetic scored twice from the spot and Mattia Cassani a header to turn the match around, as the Florentines ran out 3-2 winners.
The match came days after Udinese defeated Lecce, while Fiorentina’s match at Bologna was snowed-off.
“Fiorentina did not pl...More
Udinese were victorious at home to Lecce 2-1 on Wednesday night, with goals from new loan signing from Juventus, Michele Pazienza, and striker Antonio Di Natale.
Antonio Floro Flores, playing alongside 'Toto' Di Natale in attack, provided the assist for his winning strike, following on from Floro Flores' goal at the weekend against Juventus.
And the 28-year-old now hopes he and his side can continue the good form into the business end...More
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