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Adrian Del Monte

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Passionate football journalist/reporter & lover of all sport. Australian/Italian, who previously worked for Goal.com & ESPN, now plying my trade right here at Soccerlens.

Barcelona v Shakhtar Donetsk: Why the Champions League favourites will end Shakhtar’s fairytale run

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2009 European champions Barcelona host Shakhtar Donetsk in the first leg of the quarter-final tie, which promises to be an entertaining two-legged clash.  The Spanish giants are the deserved favourites to win the competition, however they will face stiff competition from the Ukrainian side that have stunned both Arsenal and Roma en route to the quarters.

Inter v Schalke: Italians confident of doing the German double

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Reigning European champions Inter saw their Serie A title hopes go up in smoke at the weekend, after being humiliated by cross-town rivals Milan, however they will be desperate to bounce back against mid-table Bundesliga side Schalke, a team that stunned Valencia in the previous round of this competition.

Milan v Inter derby special: Why Inter’s remarkable form in 2011 makes them favourites...

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Milan and Inter meet for the 176th time in Serie A this weekend, in a match that will go a long way to deciding the victor of the 2010/11 Scudetto. Milan currently lead the way in Italy, with 62 points from 30 matches, two clear of rivals Inter. The Nerazzurri can cap off a remarkable comeback in the league should they win this weekend, having trailed the Rossoneri by as many as 15 points earlier in the season. Both teams are missing some key players through injury and suspension, however in front of a sell-out crowd at the San Siro, the Milan rivals are sure to put on a show.

Who would you like to see in the Champions League final?

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Soccerlens writer Adrian Del Monte shares his views on which two teams would make for the most entertaining Champions League final. Read on and...

AS Roma takeover confirmed: Ambitious American investors set sights on six new players, a...

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The takeover of Italian club AS Roma has been officially confirmed, with Boston executive Thomas DiBenedetto the man leading a group of American investors...

Who will grab the fourth Champions League place in Serie A – Udinese, Lazio,...

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There are just eight rounds remaining in Italy’s Serie A this season, and as Milan, Inter and Napoli battle it out for the Scudetto,...

EURO 2012 Qualifiers: The top three match-ups that you cannot miss in the international...

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The qualifiers for the 2012 European Championships resume this weekend, with some crucial clashes for some of the continent’s strongest sides. Whilst England face...

Europa League Predictions: Why Portugal will dominate Europe’s second tier competition

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The final eight for the Europa League has been assembled, and surprisingly no club from England or Italy will feature in the quarter-finals. Meanwhile,...

Why Italy will rejoin world’s best football nations under Cesare Prandelli

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When the Italian Football Federation announced that former Fiorentina boss Cesare Prandelli had replaced Marcello Lippi at the post of the Italian national team,...