Monthly Archives: March 2013

Running A Football Club The Smart Way

A few quotes from an excellent article about Udinese, a club which serves as a great example of how a football club should be run: “In the 90s Pozzo [Giampaolo Pozzo, the club owner -- M.] implemented a strategy that … Continue reading

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Serie A Round 29

Mar 16, 2013 Catania 3 – 1 Udinese Papu Gomez 49, 67, Lodi 71 – Muriel 81 Bologna 0 – 2 Juventus Vucinic 61, Marchisio 73 Bologna put up a fight but Juve prevailed — they are just too strong … Continue reading

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A Game To Forget: Zenit 1 – 0 Mordovia

Russian League, Round 21 March 17, 2013 Zenit 1 – 0 Mordovia Goal: Hulk 55 St.Petersburg, Petrovsky Stadium Att: 16800 Zenit: Zhevnov (11 Baburin) – Anyukov, Neto, Lombaerts (46 Bystrov), Hubocan – Denisov, Shirokov (89 Semak), Witsel – Hulk, Kerzhakov, … Continue reading

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Serie A Round 28

Mar 8, 2013 Genoa 0 – 2 Milan Pazzini 22, Balotelli 60 Sent Off: Constant 65 (Milan, second yellow) Mar 9, 2013 Udinese 1 – 1 Roma Muriel 62 – Lamela 20 Brkic parried Florenzi’s close range header into the … Continue reading

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Great Game, No Result: Zenit 1 – 0 Basel

Europa League, Last 16 Return Leg March 14, 2013 Zenit 1 – 0 Basel Goal: Witsel 30 Missed Penalty: Shirokov 86 (saved) St.Petersburg, Petrovsky Stadium Att: 21500 Zenit: Zhevnov – Anyukov, Bruno Alves (73 Bystrov), Lombaerts, Hubocan – Denisov, Shirokov, … Continue reading

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Zenit Schedule 2013

Feb 14, Thursday: Zenit – Liverpool 2 – 0 Europa League, Last 32 Feb 21, Thursday: Liverpool – Zenit 3 – 1 Europa League, Last 32 Mar 7, Thursday: Basel – Zenit 2 – 0 Europa League, Last 16 Mar … Continue reading

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No League Title This Season For Sure: Rubin 1 – 0 Zenit

Russian League, Round 20 March 10, 2013 Rubin 1 – 0 Zenit Goal: Rondon 30 Akhmad Arena, Grozny Att: 16500 Rubin: Ryzhikov – Kuzmin, Navas, Marcano, Kaleshin – Karadeniz (90+4 Sharonov), Orbaiz, Natkho, R.Eremenko, Kasaev (67 Toere), Rondon (88 Dyadyun) … Continue reading

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Disappointment: Basel 2 – 0 Zenit

Europa League, Last 16 First Leg March 7, 2013 Basel 2 – 0 Zenit Goals: Marcelo Diaz 83, Frei 90+4 pen Basel, St. Jakob-Park Att: 15000 Basel: Sommer – Joo-Ho, Dragovic, Schaer, P. Degen, Serey Die (70 Elneny), Marcelo Diaz, … Continue reading

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Serie A Round 27

Mar 1, 2013 Napoli 1 – 1 Juventus Inler 43 – Chiellini 10 A very predictable result: Napoli weren’t good enough to beat Juve while the visitors kept their comfortable 6-point lead at the top. Napoli didn’t manage a single … Continue reading

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