BARCELONA – The best of world football gathered at the futuristic W Hotel Barcelona last night for the IFFHS World Football Gala. Sheik Mohammad Bin Saqer Al-Qassmi of the UAE, president of the International Federation of Football History and Statistics, attended the event.
The awards ceremony saw prizes handed out to the top two in each of the IFFHS’s nine annual award categories (2011): World’s Best Referee, World’s Best National Coach, World’s Best Goalkeeper, World’s Best Playmaker, World’s Top Goal Scorer, World’s Best Club Coach, World’s Best Top Division Goal Scorer, Strongest League in the World, Club World Ranking.
The World’s Top Clubs of the 21st Century were also named and among these, thanks to its 2010 ranking, was Inter – the only Italian side honoured by the IFFHS at last night’s event. Bedy Moratti collected the award on behalf of Inter. Hosts Barcelona, represented by vice president Josep Bartomeu and sporting director Andoni Zubizarreta, walked away with seven prizes.
MILAN – The Lega Serie A has announced kick-off times for the Week 38 matches on the final day of the 2011/12 Serie A season. All matches will take place on Sunday 13 May at the following times:
15:00 Juventus v Atalanta
15:00 AC Milan v Novara
18:00 Cesena v Roma
18:00 Parma v Bologna
20:45 Catania v Udinese
20:45 Chievo v Lecce
20:45 Fiorentina v Cagliari
20:45 Genoa v Palermo
20:45 Lazio v Inter
20:45 Napoli v Siena
Prije svega hvala: hvala mom?adi koja mi je omogu?ila da završi ovako sa mojim ljudima, mojom obitelji, sa pobjedom. Nije bilo lako donjeti ovu odluku, ali sretan sam da ovako završava. Hvala predsjedniku Morattiju koji mi je omogu?io da nosim ovaj dres. Puno sam iznena?enja primio danas, sretan sam. Nisam želio ukrasti reflektore ove utakmice, ali zaista sam sretan. Zagrljaji suigra?a, predsjednika, navija?a: ne mogu tražiti više. Budu?nost? Završio je prvi dio i sada ?u vidjeti što raditi kada narastem… Uvijek sam govorio da bih želio i dalje davati doprinos za ovaj klub, ali vidjet ?emo. Moja obitelj zaslužuje imati oca koji je s njima. Po?etak je ovo novog poglavlja za koji se nadam da ?e biti jednako važan. Hvala, hvala svima.
Bio sam ljut kod jedanaesterca, jako ljut i nije ovo prvi put da mi Rizzoli to ?ini. Prije par godina u Napulju sam tako?er sasvim ?isto uzeo loptu, ali tada sam obranio udarac. Rekao mi je: “vidiš, u?inio sam te junakom”. Danas isto, toliko da sam ga pitao jeli ima nešto protiv mene. Sada ne mogu igrati protiv Lazija, ali ovo je bila predivna pobjeda, prezaslužena pobjeda, posebna utakmica jer je moja 300. i idem ku?i presretan… pješice. U prvom poluvremenu smo igrali odli?no. Drugo je po?elo sjajnim potezom Ibrahimovi?a, ali od kada je Stramaccioni tu nije prvi put da okre?emo rezultat. To je duh Intera koji su navija?i navikli gledati i ja sam sretan da sam to tako?er vidio, mom?ad koja ima snagu, ljutnju i želju. Što sam rekao Ibrahimovi?u? Nišra posebno, ali neka ostane izme?u nas dvoje.
Nepristojna i senzacionalno epizoda na Meazzi, kada Rizzoli daje penal Milanu , bez kontakta izme?u Julio Cesara i Boatenga. Nakon odluke, brazilski vratar je napravio scenu: U pokušaju odvratiti Šve?anina, prije nego što ?e šutirati, kao one Bruce Grobbelaara, Liverpoolovog vratara, tijekom Europskog prvenstva 1984 finale protiv Rome, prilaze?i protivniku a prema izvješ?u Premium Calcio, šaputao je nešto poput: “Ako si iskren, promaši gol “,a zatim isplazio jezik.
Another derby for Esteban Cambiasso and another intelligent post-match analysis from the midfielder: "Yes, I did expect
Inter to go out there and put in a first-half performance like that. We played superbly but it seemed like a cruel joke when we went from
possibly being 2-0 up to suddenly finding ourselves pegged back. We were
really annoyed at half time and maybe we didn’t keep as calm as
we should have. Then the second half started and after everything we’d done we were behind and we
realised we had to react and turn the game around. Apart from a few
episodes it all went well. The gaffer even managed to give Ivan an
appearance – with everything it meant for him to be coming onto the
Will Cordoba hanging up
his boots mean Cambiasso has to take on even more responsibility? "For a
start I hope Ivan stays here with us, whatever his role might be.
He’s still a very important member of this club and I can’t imagine
coming to work in the morning and not seeing him here. He’s been playing
less recently and he isn’t always with us in pre-match retreats any more, but
I still can’t imagine a day without him after everything we’ve been
through together over the years. We really wanted to be able to give
him a fitting send-off – that was another thing that drove us on out there."
Cuchu was also asked about his goal that wasn’t: "The other lads told me it was a goal, but
the linesman said it wasn’t. Then the penalty given against us came about from a situation, a moment, that was bound to ruffle our feathers. A
game where we’d had the chance to score and the next minute
they’ve equalised, from a penalty that should never have been given; plus Julio Cesar was a booking away from a
suspension and now he’ll miss the last match against Lazio –
that’s obviously going to make you feel pretty wild for a few
Finally, looking back on
the season, Cambiasso admitted that "we can’t place all the blame
elsewhere. We’ve made mistakes this season. Now let’s see where
we can finish and what we’ll have to look forward to next season. But
as I’ve said before, I think Inter can afford to have a year like this after
everything we’ve won, as long as it’s just one year and then we slip
back into our usual gear."