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Cagliari 0 – 0 AC Milan

Posted by hiphopmama on October 9, 2008

I don’t even want to talk about this match. Having seen the whole thing, I wish someone would have just ruined it for me and told me the outcome so as to save me the time. AC Milan – with a front three consisting of Kaka, Ronaldinho, and Pato – couldn’t score a single goal against lowly Cagliari, who were sitting on zero points, even when they controlled 67% of the possession. Milan had been playing better of late, having won their last three Serie A games, including the derby with Inter last week, but they had nothing in this game. Bringing on Inzaghi and Shevchenko late for Ronaldinho and Pato raised the urgency of Milan’s play briefly, but it wasn’t enough. I have nothing more to say about this one, except that Ancelotti’s tenure looks shakier and shakier, as does Spalletti’s at Roma, despite what Sensi is saying in his defense. Let the rumors of their exchange continue.

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Some Soccer Notes

Posted by hiphopmama on September 15, 2008

What a debut for Robinho! Except that Man City lost, 1-3, to the clearly superior (if momentarily less wealthy) Chelsea. After a questionable foul call on Carvalho just outside the box, Robinho stepped up and blazed in a direct kick that took a deflection and sailed past Cech. Unfortunately for City, Carvalho scored the equalizer just three minutes later, and Chelsea handled it from there, with a nifty goal from Lampard in the 53rd minute and a hard-earned touch home from Anelka off a Joe Cole pass. It went pretty much according to plan for Chelsea, except that John Terry was shown a red card for reaching out to stop Jo in what referee Mark Halsey dubbed “serious foul play.” It was clearly a card, but it looked more like a yellow to me. Terry will now miss three games, including next Sunday’s match against Man U.

And dammit, can AC Milan get their act together? Kaka’s not in shape yet and maybe they’re still incorporating all the new recruits, but they can’t do better than a 2-0 loss to Genoa with Kaka, Ronaldinho, and Shevchenko up front? Not to mention the interminable list of other big names that fill their roster. Tough times for Carlo Ancelotti, for sure.

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