The last day of the season was a Sunday of goodbyes. Goodbye Maldini (retirement), goodbye
Nedved (retirement, but may come back with another team), goodbye Figo (retirement, desk job with
Inter probably), goodbye Ancelotti (Chelsea), goodbye Mazzarri (has to look for a team), goodbye
Zenga (all signs are pointing towards Lazio, but maybe taking a year off), goodbye Quagliarella
(signed for Napoli), goodbye Torino, Lecce, and Reggina (Serie B), goodbye Milito and Thiago Motta
(off to Inter), goodbye Serie A every weekend, and then the two almost goodbyes that will be
followed all summer by the press are those of Ibrahimovic and Kaka (who if reports are right will
be playing each other in La Liga next season).
The penultimate round of calcio italiano was action packed as only 2 matches had less than 2 goals
combined from both teams. At this point the only drama will be what team will finish 2nd and what
team will be the last to be relegated.
Juventus snapped a 7-game winless streak with their 3-0 road win against Siena.
All those that thought that the Serie A wasn't explosive need to look at Week 32 to see that it
is.Â Let's begin with the Derby D'Italia.Â Juventus and Inter played to a 1-1 draw in Turin that
saw the drama intensify in the 2nd half. Mario Balotelli scored to give Inter the lead in the 64th
minute and after Juve's Tiago was sent off in the 76th minute it seemed as though the Nerazzurri
would get the 3 points but questionable substitutions by Jose Mourinho and the insertion of
Sebastian Giovinco by Juve coach Claudio Rainieri eventually led to Zdenek Grygera's goal in the
91st minute and a share of the points.
There were signs and banners like this all over the stadiums of Serie A this weekend showing
support to the region of Abruzzo and all of those poor people that have to go through this tragedy
that was the earthquake. Many teams donated their revenue from Sunday's games to Abruzzo and
Fiorentina defender Luciano Zauri (born near L'Aquila where the earthquake hit) started a
collection amongst footballers.
Interesting story today from Tuttosport. On the last day of the transfer window, Palermo signed
26 year old striker Davide Succi from Lega Pro side Ravenna. The Milan youth team product was one
of the best strikers in Serie B last season, scoring 18 goals but unable to save Ravenna from
Las Leonas volvieron a ganar, esta vez por 1 a 0. Y frente a Corea del Sur, un rival que tiene como
bandera la defensa. Pero se sobrepusieron a esa adversidad, y gracias a una jugada magistral que
hizo Luciana Aymar para que Carla Rebecchi defina, terminaron llevÃ¡ndose el encuentro.