Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Title remains in the open

Grazie Juve. With a battling draw on Sunday night they stopped Inter setting sail for an easy Scudetto. The Bianconeri might not have the quality and strength in depth of Mancini's men but they surely showed a lot of balls. They were worth their point in the end which kept the Serie A fight wide open.

Sneaking up on the rails are Fiorentina. Nobody really speaks of them as serious title contenders and that is how they like it. But a 1-0 away win to Lazio tells the story of a team increasing in maturity. I think they will struggle with UEFA and league duty but they look set for a great showdown with Inter next month.

Roma lived up to their "bella ma sprecona" (beautiful but wasteful) crown. Two goals up away to Empoli they should have buried them in goals (Vucinic the main culprit). Instead, they left the door open and two wonder goals by Vannucchi and Giovinco levelled the match. I still believe the Giallorossi can overhaul Inter thanks to an easier set of fixtures in the weeks ahead. But they have to kill their opponents off.

Oh, well, back to the Champions League watch tonight.

5 comments:

TrentToffee said...

"bella ma sprecona" indeed. As I watched Roma battering Empoli I was thinking "how the hell did this lot (Empoli) beat Milan at the San siro ?". To be fair, Roma were a bit unlucky. Great strikes that they were, both of Empoli's goals were desperate "blunderbusses" from midfield. A large slice of luck is still needed for them to fly past the keeper. But for that to happen twice in one match is unlucky indeed. Juve did everyone a favour. But, to state the obvious, it's a couple of points here, and there - a la Empoli - that will cost Roma in the end. And as I've taken to Roma, I hope that isn't the case.

Come on you Romans. Steel... STEEL

ginkers said...

I was amazed too but don't be too quick to dismiss Empoli's goals as luck. Both Vannucchi and Giovinco have the ability to score such goals. Although Doni was doing a bit of a Dave Seaman on the second...

patcook said...

I reckon Fiorentina are strong contenders. I think they have enough depth if they don't get too many injuries or dips in form. UEFA Cup could be a HUGE strain for them.

Empoli aren't that bad, I think there is a lot of depth in Serie A.

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