A Weekend of Cup Finals

Reschedule everything that you have planned for this weekend as we have five domestic cup finals to look forward to. England, France, Germany, Italy and Spain, are all giving us a very good reason to settle down in front of the TV and enjoy some fantastic games. FA Cup Final – Crystal Palace v Manchester[…]

Zlatan Ibrahimović – The Serial Title Winner

This weekend Zlatan Ibrahimović scored four goals to help PSG seal the Ligue 1 title after a 9-0 demolition of Troyes. It’s the Parisians 4th league title in a row and it looks like that run will continue into the foreseeable future. It was also Zlatan’s 13th title in the past 15 seasons. This is a remarkable[…]

Napoli Prove Title Credentials Against Fellow Contenders Inter

In the eight days between Inter’s 4-0 victory over Frosinone last weekend and Monday night’s trip to Napoli, Roberto Mancini would have devoted much of his time to coming up with a strategy to stop Mauricio Sarri’s in-form outfit from scoring. After 65 seconds at the Stadio San Paolo, those plans lay in ruins. It[…]

Will a Lack of Midfield Creativity Cost Inter in Serie A Title Race?

“1-0 to the Arsenal”, went the famous ditty that was regularly heard at Highbury in the mid-1990s after the Gunners had secured another narrow victory during George Graham’s tenure. It is a memorable chant, and one that fans of Internazionale may consider translating and adopting soon. Roberto Mancini’s charges sit second in the Serie A[…]

Why Juventus Can Still Win the Serie A Title This Season

Juventus are not used to losing matches in Serie A. The Bianconeri, Italy’s most successful and well-supported club, have won the last four league titles on the peninsula and were widely backed to secure a fifth consecutive championship this term. Things did not begin well for Max Allegri’s side, however. A shock opening-day loss at[…]

Scudetto is Roma’s For the Taking, if They Rediscover Some Age-Old Solidity

Catenaccio Italian defensive units have been dying a slow death, helped along by the Calciopoli scandal which brought such shame to Serie A. Gone are the days of Claudio Gentile marking Diego Maradona out of the game, Paulo Maldini’s almost supernatural reading of the game or Franco Baresi controlling the tempo like the ultimate Libero[…]

How Milan Are Pinpointing Future Success by Entrusting in Romagnoli and Calabria

AC Milan patron Silvio Berlusconi has stated more than once over the past couple of years of his desire for his side to be filled with a majority of Italian players. In an effort to build for the future by utilising the domestic league’s Italians while also nurturing players through their own academy, Milan are[…]

“Totti is the monument of Italian football” – Marcelo Lippi

The Eternal City has hosted some of the game’s all-time greats: Conti. Falcao. Chinaglia. None, however, are greater than current captain and eternal symbol, Francesco Totti. It wouldn’t be an overstatement to label the local boy as one of European football’s greatest talents. Further to that, on talent alone, Totti may well lay claim to[…]