The new Serie A season is kicking-off this weekend, as Chievo Verona host holding champions Juventus on Saturday (Noon ET). Will theOld Ladyretain the title for a fourth consecutive time or will the ever-improving Roma snatch it away? Can Napoli enter the argument and what will Fiorentina, Inter and Milan have to say about it?
On Sunday, Palermo fell 1-0 to Fiorentina in a crucial match for top-flight survival. The result means that theRosanero will now be playing in Italy's second-tier professional league next season.
Palermo president Maurizio Zamparini, the man who bought the club in 2002 and helped bring them into the Serie A, has conceded that they will be a struggle to hold onto the likes of Josip Ilicic and many of the club's star players now that the club has fallen to Serie B for next season.
Mentre a Torino si festeggia lo scudetto bianconero, dopo 9 anni il Palermo retrocede in Serie B. Il gol di Luca Toni, che regala alla Fiorentina la qualificazione matematica in Europa League, manda i titoli di coda di una stagione difficile ed amara per i rosanero del patron Zamparini che tornano, dunque, tra i cadetti [.
Luca Toni Goal Seals Relegation For Palermo is a post from: Serie A Weekly Luca Toni Goal Seals Relegation For Palermo is a post from: Serie A Weekly Luca Toni's strike just before half time allowed Fiorentina to keep up their slim hopes of a Champions League spot this season, but also condemned his former side Palermo, to relegation.
La Juventus, campione d'Italia per la 29/a volta, non concede sconti neanche all'Atalanta, e con la rete di Matri coglie altri tre punti a Bergamo portandosi a quota 86. Vittoria rotonda anche del Napoli che passeggia 3 a 0 al Dall'Ara, contro un Bologna "in vacanza" (9 reti subite nelle ultime due gare e 0 [.
Serie A 2012-13 Week 35 Review: Juventus crowned Champions is a post from: Serie A Weekly Serie A 2012-13 Week 35 Review: Juventus crowned Champions is a post from: Serie A Weekly Almost a year ago to the day Juventus have claimed back to back titles. Last season it was in Trieste away to Cagliari, this season in front of the home fans at home to Palermo.
With a 1-0 victory over Palermo Juventus won their second Italian Serie A title in a row. In spite of Napoli defeating Inter Milan 3-1, the runner-ups cannot catch up with Juventus. Great for Juventus, who are cementing their place back at the top of the Italian league after their disgraceful season in the lower Serie B league following the "Calciopoli" match fixing scandal.
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Juventus vs Palermo 1-0 Highlights 2013 Vidal Penalty Pogba Red Card Video is a post from Soccer Blogger. Follow Soccer Blogger on Twitter Juventus vs Palermo 2013 ( Juve Palermo VIDEO BELOW) Final score and result:- Juventus vs Palermo 1-0 ( Vidal pen) Juventus Stadium, Turin- 5 May, 2013- Serie A 5/5/13- Sunday Juventus [.
Italian Serie A Relegation Clock Set To Countdown is a post from: Serie A Weekly Italian Serie A Relegation Clock Set To Countdown is a post from: Serie A Weekly We are heading into my favourite part of the season, the crowning of the Scudetto winner. In Italian Serie A four games remain from season end but odds are leaders Juventus should wrap up the title when they meet relegation candidates.
In 2010 Italian Serie A side Palermo stumbled upon two young Slovenian star midfielders. The first being Armin Bacinovic and the second being rising starlet Josip Ilicic. The two moved to the southern Italian island in the summer of 2010 from Maribor and have been on the books for the Rosanero.
La Juve non si ferma piÃ¹. Neanche l'Inter di Stramaccioni riesce a fermare la corsa della corazzata bianconera che, nel turno pasquale di Serie A, passa a Milano per 2 a 1, vince il Derby d'Italia e si avvicina sempre di piÃ¹ al tricolore 2012-2013. Successi anche per Milan e Napoli, la Roma crolla a [.
Palermo - Roma 2 - 0: Al Barbera, una squadra assente Di Fabrizio Landolfi Sabato pomeriggio la Roma Ã¨ stata sconfitta per 2-0 sul campo del Palermo, nella trentesima giornata di campionato, giocata alla vigilia di Pasqua. I padroni di casa sono andati a segno al 21' con Ilicic e al 35' con Miccoli, chiudendo di fatto la gara gi nel primo tempo.
Clamorosa débacle interna del Palermo che viene travolto, al Barbera, dal Modena, nel terzo turno di Coppa Italia e deve abbandonare prematuramente la competizione. 3 a 0 il risultato a favore dei "canarini" che volano grazie alle reti di Ferrari, Beltrame e Schiavone. Vincono Atalanta e Cagliari, cade il Bari al San Nicola contro l'Avellino.
Continua la favola del Frosinone che, nei supplementari, spedisce fuori il Cagliari, grazie alla rete di Devis Curiale (al 120â€²) e vola al quarto turno di Coppa Italia. Dopo il vantaggio laziale firmato da Ciofani arriva il pari di Pinilla che manda i sardi ai supplementari (ma in dieci per l'espulsione di Dessena, ndr).
Liverpool are plotting a January swoop that would see Palermo striker Abel Hernandez link-up with Uruguay international team-mate Luis Suarez at Anfield. The Daily Express claims the Reds are keen to sign Hernandez, linked with a move to Arsenal in the summer, in a Â£4m deal. The 23-year-old is known to be unhappy in Italy, [.
New signing @EmilianoViviano has completed his first week of training. Here's the keeper in action #WelcomeViviano pic.twitter.com/6eruwLEBom Arsenal.com (@Arsenal) September 6, 2013 Arsenal have released a photograph of new signing Emiliano Viviano in training. It's all looking promising so far: the Italian goalkeeper signed on a season-long loan from Palermo appears to [.
Your whistle-stop guide to the latest Premier League arrivals Name: Emiliano Viviano Age: 28 Position: Goalkeeper Signed from: Palermo Fee: Â£1million (loan) Did you know? His wife Manuela Tosini will be pleased that the deal is done and dusted, and the family can make plans to move to London. She revealed that in the last [.
Arsenal have completed the signing of Palermo goalkeeper on a season-long loan for Â£1m. The Gunners have the option to sign the Italy international from the Serie B side on a permanent basis for a further Â£5m. The 27-year-old, who spent last season on loan at Fiorentina, will initially be backup to first-choice keeper Wojciech [.
Arsenal look to make their first cash signings of the summer as they prepare to spend a massive Â£80 million on Real Madrid duo Mesut Ozil and Angel di Maria as well as Palermo striker Abel Hernandez, according to the Daily Telegraph. The club has already brought in Mathieu Flamini and Yaya Sanogo, who both featured in Arsenal's 1-0 victory over north London rivals Tottenham on Sunday, but both came in on free transfers.
I am sure I am not alone in hoping that Arsenal Football Club will have an extremely busy day today. We want there to be plenty of people coming and going at the Emirates, with the Gunners medical staff rushed off their feet sorting out the medicals of some world class players. Like a lot [...]
Update on @EmilianoViviano: deal closed on loan between @palermocalcioit and @Arsenal: he'll travel to London at 18pm from milano Gianluca Di Marzio (@dimarzio) September 1, 2013 Arsenal have reportedly tied up a loan deal for Palermo keeper Emiliano Viviano. The Italy international will be heading to London for a medical today, according to Sky [.
Arsenal are weighing up moves for Palermo's Emiliano Viviano or Kiko Casilla of Espanyol as Arsene Wenger attempts to bring a new goalkeeper to the Emirates. Wenger's preferred target was thought to be Valencia reserve Vincent Guaita. But with the Spanish side playing hardball over Guaita's Â£25m release clause, the Gunners are looking at other [.
With the news of Sir Alex Ferguson's retirement still being digested by many, as well as rampant speculation regarding the future of Jose Mourinho in Spain, it's safe to say that it's been a pretty eventful week in football so far. And with the weekend on the horizon, we can now look ahead to the range of on-the-field matters that look set to be settled in the coming days.
Leon Osmsn of Everton attempts to tackle Liverpool's Stewart Downing (Flickr Commons)
Though many of the major leagues are just weeks away from reaching the end of their campaigns, there appears to be no sign of the action slowing down just yet. This weekend plays host to some of the biggest games of the football calendar, with high-profile fixtures featured from right across the globe.
Palermo keeper Stefano Sorrentino suffered an absolute howler at the weekend when he appeared to momentarily forget the backpass rule. He received the ball from team-mate Michel Morganella not the greatest backpass you'll ever see, but manageable. Rather than clearing the ball with his feet, Sorrentino opts to half think about making a save [.
Liverpool are being linked with a move for unsettled PSG midfielder Javier Pastore. The Argentine was briefly the poster-boy of the French side's new spending power when he arrived from Palermo for Â£36.7m in 2011. But he has not really impressed since then and now faces stiff competition from Marco Veratti and Blaise Matuidi for [.
According to the latest transfer rumour, Arsenal are targeting the Palermo goalkeeper Emiliano Viviano as a solution to the club's goal-keeping problems. The Italian shot-stopper seems to have attracted quite a lot of interest after his impressive loan spell with Fiorentina last term and is reported to be looking for a new club after Palermo's relegation to Serie B.
Palermo owner Maurizio Zamparini has confirmed that former Italy midfielder Gennaro Gattuso will be the relegated club's next manager. The partnership will likely be equivalent to two pythons trying to swallow each other whole inside a missile silo filled with Mentos and Diet Coke as Zamparini has made 25 managerial changes in his 11 years at Palermo and Gattuso has never man an older man he wouldn't physically assault.
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Palermo vs Inter 1-0 Highlights 2013 Ilicic Goal Zanetti Achilles Injury Video is a post from Soccer Blogger. Follow Soccer Blogger on Twitter Palermo vs Inter 2013 ( Palermo Inter VIDEO BELOW) Final score and result:- Palermo vs Inter 1-0 ( Zanetti) Stadio Renzo Barbera, Palermo- Serie A 28 April, 2013- Sunday- 14.
Palermo have had a terrible season filled with managerial hirings and sackings and rehirings and resackings, along with the poor performances that you might expect to go with all of that. So having a steadily slipped down the Serie A table since finishing fifth in 2009/10, Palermo now find themselves in the relegation zone with just a handful of matches left to play.