Atalanta might be struggling to qualify from theirChampions League group,but they are enjoying a contrasting form in the league after they ended their long wait for an away win over Juventus.
The GianPeroGasperini-led Atalanta side will have to beat Spanish team Villarreal away from home in their final group game if they want to seal a place in the Champions League knockout stage rather than drop down to the Europa League.Atalanta have been good ambassadors of Italian football in the last few years and they would need to show their quality again when they take on Unai Emery and his Villarreal players, who are the reigning Europa League winners from last season.
The Milan duo of Inter Milan and AC Milan are still without a win in the Champions League this season after their second game in the group stage. The two Italian football teams finished in the top two of the Serie A last season but they are yet to light up the Champions League stage this season thanks to the absence of at least a win in their first two group games.
The UEFA Euros tournament may still be on at the moment but with the final round of games already in progress and with teams getting eliminated from the competition, it won’t be too long before attention will be switched to club football. Different players from across Europe are looking to help their respective countries at the Euros and a lot of them ply their trades in the top 5 leagues in European football and beyond.
There are players from the English Premier League, the German Bundesliga, the French Ligue 1, the Spanish La Liga, and of course, the Italian Serie A. With the Euros set to be wrapped up in July, players will be getting some break before resuming for club duties. August is the month when the top leagues in world football will start their 2021-22 football season and there are already high hopes about how competitive the leagues will be next season. Continue reading “WHO WILL WIN SERIE A NEXT SEASON”
Italian football giants Inter Milan will have to fend off the interest of other European teams in the bid to sign RuslanMalinovskyi. The Nerazzuri are keen to sign the midfielder from fellow Italian Serie A outfit Atalanta in the summer.
The interest of several European clubs was reported in the British media. The specific publication from The Sun revealed that Malinovskyi is still a transfer target for Italian football giants Inter Milan ahead of the summer’s transfer window but they will have to contend with Premier League giants Chelsea and French champions Paris Saint Germain (PSG) who are both interested in the player. Continue reading “INTER FACE EUROPEAN CHALLENGE FOR MALINOVSKYI”
Italian fullback Matteo Darmian has proven to be the unlikely hero for Inter Milan in the past few weeks. His goals over the course of this month have moved the Italian football giants closer to a first league title in over a decade.
Ex-Parma and Manchester United player Darmian has scored two big goals for the Nerazzuri in the past four league games while starting in his wing back position. Those two goals have secured four big points for Inter Milan in the race for the league title in the Italian football topflight. Continue reading “DARMIAN, UNLIKELY HERO FOR INTER”
Italian football won’t have any representative in the Champions League quarterfinals after the two teams left in the competition were eliminated earlier this week. Atalanta and Lazio were both knocked out of the Champions League by Real Madrid and holders Bayern Munich. Four Italian football clubs started the Champions League journey at the group stage but none is left in the competition at the final eight round. Inter Milan, Juventus, Atalanta and Lazio started the Champions League journey on behalf of Italian football. Italian Serie A leaders Inter Milan were the only Italian football team that failed to make it beyond the round of 32 stage. The Nerazzuri didn’t do well after they finished last in their group and were rightly eliminated. Inter Milan finished bottom of their group behind the likes of Shakthar Donetsk, Borussia Moenchengladbach and group winners Real Madrid. Borussia Moenchengladbach and Real Madrid qualified for the round of 16 stage as the top two teams in the group, while Ukrainian club Shakthar Donetsk finished third and had to drop down to the Europa League level. Inter Milan and Real Madrid were expected to qualify for the Champions League knockout stage but the Nerazzuri didn’t live up to that expectation.
In the round of 16, Lazio were drawn with holders Bayern Munich and Italian champions Juventus were pitted against FC Porto of Portugal. Atalanta were drawn with 13-time European champions Real Madrid. Juventus were knocked out of the Champions League at the round of 16 stage thanks to the away goal rule after a 3-2 win at home in the second leg. The Old lady had lost 2-1 away in the first leg. They were knocked out of the competition last week Tuesday. For Atalanta, they were beaten 1-0 at home in the first leg by Real Madrid before the second leg ended in a 3-1 win for the Spaniards at home on Wednesday night. Real Madrid were able to seal a last eight with a 4-1 aggregate win. Continue reading “ITALIAN TEAMS MISS OUT ON QUARTERFINALS”
Italian football exports were decisive as French giants Paris Saint Germain (PSG) crush Barcelona in their Champions League last 16 first leg tie at the Nou Camp on Tuesday night. There were three Italian football exports on show during the game, which ended in a comprehensive away win for PSG. The French champions were able to take a big step towards securing a spot in the quarterfinals of the competition.
Italian Serie A giant AC Milan have made significant progress in the talks that will see Chelsea defender Fikayo Tomori swap England for Italy. This is according to transfer expert Fabrizio Romano, who has revealed that the Italian giants have entered the next level in their contract talks with both Chelsea and their player having been locked in negotiations in the past few days.
Serie A is reverred for its defensive football but this season Atalanta have been explosive in attack. They have been scoring and scoring and cannot seem to stop. And when they score, they exceed the usual three to four goal margin, going as much as six, seven, multiple times. They have scored 90 goals and counting this season.
They started the season well, but they were struggling to compete with Inter Milan and Lazio as Juventus broke away. However, after the suspension Atalanta has been on fire, scoring the most number of goals and moving to the second spot in the Italian topflight. Continue reading “ATALANTA’S HIGH SCORING SIDE LIGHT UP SERIE A”