You know the drill: Portuguese side brings in player from South America. South American player impresses - both in domestically and in European competition. Team in more established league signs said player for big bucks.
RESULTS Sat Feb 20 Genoa 3-0 Udinese, Internazionale 0-0 Sampdoria Sun Feb 21 Atalanta 0-1 Chievo, Bari 0-2 Milan, Bologna 1-2 Juventus, Cagliari 2-0 Parma, Fiorentina 2-1 Livorno, Palermo 3-1 Lazio, Roma 1-0 Catania, Siena 0-0 Napoli
Athletic Bilbao striker Iker Muniain isn't being labelled the Basque Wayne Rooney because he resembles the 'unique looking' Manchester United star wearing a natty French undergarment, you'll probably be pleased to hear.
What a week of European football. Controversial goals, controversial free kicks, controversial controversy. Also, inside sources reveal some English bloke played for Milan against Manchester United, but goodness knows why they think thatÃ¢ÂÂs important.
If a week is a long time in politics, then it must be an eternity in the A-League. No sooner had Sydney FC wrapped up the Premiership plate than their world came crashing down with the news that playmaker Steve CoricaÃ¢ÂÂs career had come to a premature end.