Browsing Claudio Marchisio

Luis Suarez Bites, Marco Rodriguez Ruins, Uruguay Wins, Italy Loses

Posted on 24 Jun, 2014, by in Soccer

A terrible match between Uruguay and Italy for the right to qualify from Group D went down with plenty of controversy. Mexican referee wrongly sent off Claudio Marchisio and ruined the match, Luis Suarez struck again with his teeth, biting Georgio Chiellini. The bottom line? Italy lose 1-0 and are knocked out of the World Cup, while Uruguay move on thanks to a Diego Godin goal. More

Juventus FC – Building for the Future Right Now

Posted on 19 Jan, 2014, by in Soccer

It’s going to be very difficult for anyone to move Juventus from the top spot in the Serie A and deny them a third consecutive championship in Italy. However, the ‘Old Lady’ has bigger things in mind than just local domination, but for that to change some decisions have to be made. More

Juventus FC – Paul Pogba is the Real Deal

Posted on 25 Aug, 2013, by in Soccer

Maybe, at the moment, Paul Pogba is still the fourth option for Juventus to start in their midfield trio, and only got the full 90 minutes in their most recent win over Sampdoria because Claudio Marchisio was injured. It doesn’t really matter, when his future seems so bright, and he’s making the most of every opportunity he gets. More

Transfer Rumors 2013 – Manchester United Might Try & Sign Claudio Marchisio

Posted on 31 Jul, 2013, by in Soccer

Names of central midfielders Manchester United might be interested in keep popping around media outlets in Europe, with Claudio Marchisio of Juventus being the latest alleged candidate. More

Juventus FC – Still the Strongest Team in the Serie A

Posted on 15 Jul, 2013, by in Soccer

While Juventus haven’t been the most convincing of teams last season as they won their second consecutive Serie A title in a mostly dominant fashion, there seems to be a pretty big gulf between them and the rest of the Serie A, both financially (bringing in Fernando Llorente, Carlos Tevez and Angelo Ogbonna) and in the remaining quality from past seasons, most importantly their midfield unit of Andrea Pirlo, Arturo Vidal and Claudio Marchisio. More

Transfer Rumors 2013 – Manchester United Looking for Nani Swap With Juventus

Posted on 7 May, 2013, by in Soccer

It’s not only about the players Manchester United are bringing this summer, but also about those they’re going to get rid of. The first name on that list is probably Nani, talented, yet expensive and troublesome, with a salary that might deter quite a few teams. Still, someone must be willing to make a move for him, with Juventus looking like a possible destination, especially if they use one of their players, possibly Claudio Marchisio, as a trade asset. More

Claudio Marchisio Can Handle the Pressure (Celtic vs Juventus)

Posted on 13 Feb, 2013, by in Soccer

On paper, Celtic did everything they should have done against Juventus, but football is a match that’s mostly decided on execution, not planning and tactics. The Juve midfield might have been subdued for most of the match but eventually, their superiority when it came to quality, presented by the finishing of Claudio Marchisio, was a bit too much. More

Claudio Marchisio & Sebastian Giovinco Owe Juventus a Title

Posted on 30 Jan, 2013, by in Soccer

The Coppa Italia isn’t as important as the league, but Juventus needed a win badly, especially against a rival like Lazio. Not just to clinch a spot in the final, but to get back to winning ways. With a chance to score a goal that would have put a happy ending on the semifinal, Sebastian Giovinco and Claudio Marchisio managed to miss two easy chances, resulting in another loss. More

Juventus FC – Too Good for the Rest of the Serie A

Posted on 30 Sep, 2012, by in Soccer

It took only 19 minutes for Juventus to put away one of their alleged biggest rival to the title this season in Italy, eventually beating Roma 4-1 in another fantastic display at home, helping everyone (except a few folk at Napoli) reach the same conclusion – Juve are just too much for the Serie A this season. More

Best Midfielders in the World – 2012 Edition

Posted on 9 Jan, 2012, by in Featured

Still no one better than the Xavi – Iniesta duo, the best central midfielders in the world. Infact, Spain and Barcelona send four players to this eight man list, probably explaining why they are so good, although this season Real Madrid seem to be the team to beat in the La Liga. More