Serie B heats up

Outside of Italy few soccer fans have ever paid much attention to the serie B tournament, populated as it normally is by small town teams. But in a year when Serie B features heavy-weight champs like Juventus, Napoli, Bologna and Genoa that may well change. As of today, these four teams all share the number one spot in the tournament with 31 points, thanks in part to a couple of highly controversial decisions by the ref in the Bologna-Juve match (0-1), validating a dubious Zalayeta goal (wasn’t that an arm he used to stop the ball? and did the ball even cross the line?) while overlooking Buffon’s flattening of a Bologna forward on his way to goal. Bologna and its fans are seething…

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