Inter Milan can break the record of Bayern Munich of Germany and Real Madrid of Spain if they can produce a 16th straight victory. Cagliari will visit the San Siro Stadium in Milan and try to prove spoilers.
There have been so many problems with the Italian Serie A with match fixing and the recent riots that the league’s reputation has suffered immeasurably. Still that does not take away from the season that has been put together under head coach Roberto Mancini.
Mancini is a great story and one of my all time favorite players, I used to marvel at this players skill and soccer “brain” while I called Italian League games in Los Angeles back in the late 90’s when the Serie “A” for me was the best league in the world. Mancini was an amazing part of Lazio and routinely would provide moments of individual brilliance to go along with a unique view as a player. If it weren’t for Roberto Baggio his career with Italy may have been more dramatic.
Many of these players struggle in coaching roles yet Mancini has thrived.
Inter may be missing top players like Hernan Crespo, Douglas Maicon and injured Patrick Viera who has been a big part of Inter’s success.
No more than 35,000 will witness the game as only season ticket holders will be allowed to attend.
*On an unrelated note how about W Connection of Trinidad and Tobago knocking off Chivas in their first leg of the Concacaf Champions Cup 2-1 with 10 men!