DZEKO BREAKS ROMA GOALS’ RECORD

Roma striker EdinDzeko has broken the club’s record for number of goals scored in a season.


The former Manchester City striker hit both goals in the 2-0 rout of Empoli at the StadioOlympico. Dzeko has a total of 33 goals in all competitions this termwith 23 coming in Serie A games.

The record of 32 goals a season was held by club legend Francesco Totti, Rodolfo Volk and Pedro Manfredinibefore Dzeko broke the mark. He scored the first goal using his knee following a corner kick in the 12th minute. He grabbed the brace in the second half after Mohammed Salah sent the ball.

The scoreline might have gone a different direction had the referee awarded a penalty to Empoli after goalkeeper WojciechSzczesny fouled MameThiam. The loss means Empoli have failed to win any of their last seven matches – they actually have not even played a draw. The foul on Thiam is arguably a penalty kick but that could have changed the dynamic of the game. Continue reading “DZEKO BREAKS ROMA GOALS’ RECORD”

Inter Milan needs stability

Former Inter Milan player Luisito Suarez believes that the club needs some stability at the top if they want to become a dominant force once again in Italian football.


Luisito Suarez has been a star player for Inter Milan in the sixties and has won three league titles and two European Cups with the club.

He said that this is a problem that is faced by football clubs in general at the moment and that Inter Milan will have to find a solution to this. He said that managers do barely have time to mount a serious project and that they are replaced too soon without having time to build a team.

Luisito Suarez said that it is this lack of stability that is affecting the club and he feels that there are too many changes at the club. He believes that Inter Milan should appoint a manager for the long run and make sure that he is given the time and resources to build a quality team. Continue reading “Inter Milan needs stability”

THE THREE DUTCHMEN WHO INFLUENCED ITALIAN FOOTBALL

In AC Milan, you would rarely get away in any debate about the club’s football history without hearing the names of three Dutchmen who changed the game for the club and subsequently Italian football. The orange invasion, as it is referred to, was during the end of the 1980’s to early 1990’s at the Italian club. The period was blessed with abundant top rated football talents such as the Argentine – Gabriel Batistuta, prolific striker – Marco Van Basten, Roberto Baggio and Gianfranco Zola.

Marco Van Basten, Frank Rijkaard and Ruud Gullit formed a three-man Dutch force that changed Italian football. Arrigo Sacchi was made coach at The Rossoneri at the time. He was instrumental to the fine tuning of AC Milan, after a few years of trouble for the club. Basten was blessed with the height, a lethal finish aside being swift. He was touted to be the next Johan Cruyff and he lived up to expectations with his impressive display. He made the switch to The Red and Blacks after a successful campaign with Dutch giants, Ajax.

On the other hand, Gullit signed with the club at almost the same as Basten. Paolo Maldini and Alessandro Costacurta had developed a strong partnership at the defense line leaving both Dutchmen with leading the striking force. This combination led to Milan’s clinching of the title with only two losses. Continue reading “THE THREE DUTCHMEN WHO INFLUENCED ITALIAN FOOTBALL”