Mike Lazar

A broadcasting graduate, communications student, and avid Italian football enthusiast based out of British Columbia. I also write for "The Peak" at Simon Fraser University where I cover both the men's and women's soccer programs. I support my hometown club Vancouver Whitecaps FC and have been a season ticket holder for all MLS seasons. Follow me on Twitter @MilanistaMike90

    By Mike Lazar On Sunday, May 8th, 2016

    Juventus striker hungry for Champions League success

    After putting a difficult start to life in Serie A well behind him, Mario Mandzukic is raring to continue helping Juventus work towards achieving their goals. A fifth straight Scudetto title has given the Bianconeri More...

    By Mike Lazar On Sunday, May 8th, 2016

    Inter forward reveals his favourite Argentine players

    After making a name for himself in Serie A with the likes of Sampdoria and now Inter, former Barcelona youth prospect Mauro Icardi admits that he would love to eventually play alongside Lionel Messi. As a striker More...

    By Mike Lazar On Monday, April 25th, 2016

    Player Ratings: Fiorentina 1-2 Juventus

     Juventus edged ever closer to their fifth straight Serie A title after they withstood a vigilant Fiorentina display at the Stadio Artemio Franchi, securing a clinical 2-1 victory. Massimiliano Allegri’s More...

    By Mike Lazar On Sunday, February 28th, 2016

    Player Ratings: Empoli 1-3 Roma

    Roma condemned Empoli to their fifth consecutive match without a win as Stephan El Shaarawy kicked off a convincing 3-1 victory at the Stadio Carlo Castellani on Saturday. The Pharaoh sent a fantastic curled effort More...

    By Mike Lazar On Saturday, February 6th, 2016

    Torino v Chievo – Preview: Neighbouring mid-table sides fight for form

    With only one victory achieved since the start of 2016 for both Torino and Chievo, the upcoming clash at the Stadio Olimpico on Sunday provides a chance for either team to escape their recent slump. The 11th placed More...

    By Mike Lazar On Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016

    Palermo v AC Milan – Preview: Rosanero play host to confident Rossoneri

    Palermo are preparing for a heated midweek Serie A battle as they welcome a rampant AC Milan outfit to the Stadio Renzo Barbera on Wednesday. The Sicilian side are continuing to stagnate and were unable to follow More...

    By Mike Lazar On Monday, February 1st, 2016

    Fiorentina midfielder follows former team-mate to Levante

    After spending much of his Fiorentina tenure on the bench, Joan Verdu is set to return to Spain after finalising his transfer deadline day exit from Serie A. The 32-year-old central midfielder joined Paulo Sousa’s More...

    By Mike Lazar On Saturday, January 30th, 2016

    Genoa v Fiorentina – Preview: Grifone prepare for impending Viola storm

    Serie A strugglers Genoa will play host to resurgent visitors Fiorentina for their second meeting of the 2015-16  campaign at the Stadio Luigi Ferraris on Sunday. Gian Piero Gasperini looked to have his Rossoblu More...

    By Mike Lazar On Tuesday, January 26th, 2016

    Lazio Club Focus: The Eagles’ strength is in their wings

    Even though Lazio have been dealt plenty of adversity this season, they never seem to cease in their ability to earn back the respect of their critics in convincing fashion.The weekend fixture against Chievo was More...

    By Mike Lazar On Monday, January 25th, 2016

    Player Ratings: Juventus 1-0 Roma

    Juventus continued their brilliant run of form on Sunday night with a 1-0 triumph over Roma at the Juventus Stadium. Paulo Dybala notched his sixth goal in seven matches to bring Juve their 11th straight Serie More...

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