Category Archives: Serie A

Red Card or Not: Serie A

This first Italian edition of Red Card or Not is kind of anti-climactic. It’s a red card. AC Milan, who are just struggling right now, took on Parma and former Milan player Antonio Cassano (above). Five minutes in, Ezequiel Schelotto took a beauty of a Cassano pass and was clear on goal. Milan goalkeeper Christian Abbiati bulldozed him. Period. It

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Serie A Referees: March 8 and 9

The Juventus v. Fiorentina derby – at least it’s a derby for Fiorentina fans – is probably this week’s showpiece. Daniele Orsato (above) will be in the middle. Orsato is part of the triad of top Italian referees, along with Nicola Rizzoli and Gianluca Rocchi. I’ve noticed that Orsato has been taking several big games lately as his profile rises. This could also

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This Weekend’s Referees: Serie A

Big note is that Nicola Rizzoli is nowhere amongst the appointments, meaning he is almost certainly refereeing one of this week’s upcoming Last 16 Champions League matches, held Tuesday and Wednesday, February 18 and 19.  His two assistant referees, Stefani and Faverani, are listed this weekend, but only as fourth officials. The referees for the Champions League matches are not announced until two

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