Aug 30 (Gracenote) - Results and standings from the Serie A matches on Sunday Sunday, August 28 Cagliari 2 AS Roma 2 Crotone 1 Genoa 3 Fiorentina 1 Chievo Verona 0 Inter Milan 1 Palermo 1
According to local paper Nice Matin, Mario Baloteli is in Nice to complete a move to the Ligue 1 side that could be completed before the end of the day. Failing that, it is believed there will be no issues finalising the deal before the close of the transfer window tomorrow at 11PM. Last week, Balotelli looked set for a move back to Italy with Palermo, but the Serie A side could only offer the player £11k per week, a wage that was seen as insulting for a front line striker in one of Europe’s top leagues where talented kids on their first contracts can often earn that much. There was some talk that the player’s fondness for the club from the town he was born in could still sway him to sign for
Marseille is affectionately known as L'OM (an abbreviation of Olympique Marseille, its official name) and the confident club moto "Droit au But" translates as "Straight to Goal." But making the nine-time French champion successful again is a tall order given how the team's fortunes have crumbled lately. Marseille remains the only French side to win the Champions League — beating the powerful AC Milan 1-0 in 1993 for its biggest achievement and triggering wild celebrations in the soccer-mad southern seaport. While PSG has won the past four French titles, Marseille has struggled to keep up, finishing a miserable 13th last season and failing to qualify for European competition. McCourt pledged to bring back the good times.