RESULTS Sat 1 Dec Juventus 3-0 Torino Sun 2 Dec Napoli 5-1 Pescara, Genoa 2-4 Chievo, Bologna 2-1 Atalanta, Inter 1-0 Palermo, Lazio 2-1 Parma, Siena 1-3 AS Roma, Udinese 4-1 Cagliari, Fiorentina 2-2 Sampdoria.
The Flea jumps over the Bomber: Leo Messi has overtaken Gerd Muller's record for goals in a calendar year. We looked into the two remarkable years and found some eyebrow-raising statistics Ã¢ÂÂ like how Messi scores more doubles than singles, but Muller bagged more hat-tricks; how Muller was better in spring and Messi in autumn; and why international teams feared them...
Never one to shirk from speaking his mind, PSV Eindhoven striker Dries Mertens described his sideÃ¢ÂÂs late-February win over Feyenoord as Ã¢ÂÂkampioenswedstrijdÃ¢ÂÂ Ã¢ÂÂ Ã¢ÂÂchampionship gameÃ¢ÂÂ. That came back to bite him, but even if we're still three games shy of the winter break there's no better word to describe tomorrow's Amsterdam clash between Ajax and, six points above them, PSV.
For me, January 2013 will mark a professional milestone. It will be three years since I became the editor of FourFourTwo magazine Ã¢ÂÂ essentially, an anniversary of the proudest day of my working life. In those three years, IÃ¢ÂÂve been consistently amazed and pleased in equal measure at watching doors open when I start conversations with the phrase, Ã¢ÂÂHello, my nameÃ¢ÂÂs David and I work for FourFourTwo magazine.Ã¢ÂÂ FourFourTwo is respected in the world of football Ã¢ÂÂ thatÃ¢ÂÂs what 18 years of covering the game like us does for you.