Jürgen Klopp is currently the world’s best manager, at least according to FIFA. Yet, even the world’s best sometimes make bad statements. But Klopp, being a highly charismatic, widely-loved figure, managed to turn his initial anger towards questions on the coronavirus to a message of hope and advice to everyone around the world.
Seven is a charm for Jurgen Klopp. The German coach finally clinched a European Cup title leading Liverpool to a 2-0 win over Tottenham to conquer the Champions League 2018-19, and breaking a curse made of six international Final losses. Liverpool took a rapid lead with a penalty by Mohammed Salah, and controlled the game until Divock Origi’s late goal.
Maurizio Sarri came, saw, and won. The former Napoli coach led Chelsea to their first Europa League title, seeing off Arsenal in the Final in Baku with a storming second half. Eden Hazard scored a brace in what was likely his last match with the Blues, and goals by Jean Giroud and Pedro Rodriguez wrapped a comfortable 4-1 success against Unai Emery’s side.
We are running out of adjectives to describe Atalanta’s sensational European campaign: Gian Piero Gasperini’s Nerazzurri had started their run in Europa League Group E with a clear 3-0 home win against Everton. Last night, they secured their presence in the Round of 32 after humiliating again the Toffees with a fabulous pokerissimo – five goals scored at Wayne Rooney’s home.
We witnessed three days of legendary challenges and unexpected debacles for the Italian teams in the European competitions. Whilst Juventus and Roma are still hanging to their chances of making it to the next Champions League stage, Napoli faced the cruel truth of a possible relegation to Europa League.
This Lazio can only win. Coach Simone Inzaghi made his boys push until the very last minute to make full score in their 4th Europa League group stage match against Nice, and snatched three points at the last assault.
Who would have expected that it was going to be the Italian clubs playing in the second continental tournament to save the national honor in
The summer trial of European competitions preliminary rounds is over and, for the first time in many years, the Italian contingent didn’t lose any participant
Assi di Coppe (“Aces of Cups”) is the Cult of Calcio’s section dedicated to Italian team appearances in Champions League and Europa League. We start