July 25, 2024


Art Shines Through

win-and-in for Lazio Ducks and Bologna Warriors

Graphic: Igor Lazarevic

The closing round of the Italian Football League kicks off this weekend with six of the nine groups in action.

For 5 of the 9 groups in the IFL – Milano Seamen, Parma Panthers, Firenze Guelfi, Ancona Dolphins and Modena Vipers – a playoff spot has been secured.

But for the Lazio Ducks and Bologna Warriors who encounter off this weekend, it’s acquire-and-in problem.

Lazio Ducks 3-4 @ Warriors Bologna 2-5

As a football player these are the times you talk to for, one video game to decide your postseason long term. Each the Warriors and Ducks are at present sitting down on the periphery and can clinch a playoff berth with a earn on Saturday evening.

The Warriors begun this calendar year with guarantee. The crew seemed to activity a complete offense but experienced to swiftly adapt right after they missing the arm of their starting quarterback. This produced some really serious rising pains and heavy defeats. 

In spite of their document, Bologna has made some spectacular performances in recent weeks with jogging back Shakif Seymour slotting in at wildcat quarterback. In their very last activity, Seymour ran for 314 yards and five touchdowns, putting on a Guelfi-like functionality.

The Ducks, on the other hand, had just about anything but a smooth get started. They have been arguably the most underrated crew this yr. Quarterback Calvin Stitt has mounted quite a few next half comebacks, exhibiting off what an explosive offense the Ducks have.

Lazio will unquestionably be favorites going into this one particular. But if the Ducks continue on to get started sluggish and make it possible for Seymour to regulate the video game with his legs, we could be acquiring a surprise appearance in the playoffs this calendar year.

Mastini Verona 1-5 @ Parma Panthers 5-2

The Panthers will experience self-assured coming into this 1, and they have each individual correct to.

Mastini has not performed fantastic football in Italy’s leading division. They have been outgunned at almost each individual flip irrespective of gritty showings from every player.

In contrast, the Panthers have played stable football. They have shown that regardless of two early year setbacks that they even now have the coronary heart of a championship team. They have recovered from a string of accidents and will most likely wander out of this video game with the number two seed locked up.

Guelfi Firenze 5-2 @ Modena Vipers 3-4

Before in the time, this may have been the sport to observe due to the Vipers obvious good results. Assertion wins around Parma and Lazio showed Modena to be a real contender, but the crew has given that fallen from glory adhering to their routing at the palms of the Milano Seamen.

The Guelfi have remained dependable all over the calendar year. Head coach Artwork Briles has led the most explosive speeding game the Italian league has at any time witnessed storming into the playoffs. 

Regretably for the Guelfi, thanks to a week a single loss to the Panthers, they will continue being as the third seed, assuming each they and Parma acquire this weekend. For the Vipers, their early period achievement has secured them a playoff berth, but they will possible have to enjoy a challenging game in Florence in the first round.