Temples of The Cult: The Stadio Adriatico in Pescara

Today we're visiting a stadium that is more associated with Serie B than with Serie A. A stadium not as old as many others we’ve explored, but still in existence for more than 50 years. So, prepare your swimsuits, because we will be going very, very close to the beach - to the city of Pescara and therefore to the Stadio Adriatico, home of Delfino Pescara 1936.

How Might Sandro Tonali Fit Into Antonio Conte’s Inter Lineup?

Inter and Juventus are the front-runners to sign Brescia's Sandro Tonali this summer, but how might he fit into the starting line-up under Antonio Conte? And would he be suited to Conte’s Inter at all? Conte’s Inter like to play in a 3-5-2 set-up and Tonali would likely be looking at either Brozovic or Barella as his main competition to break into the Inter first-team.

Mario Corso Dies at 79, Grande Inter Lose Another Piece

The Grande Inter – the almost-invincible Nerazzurri squad from the 1960s - lost another piece as unforgettable number 11 Mario Corso died on Friday aged 79. Corso was known for his trademark “dead leaf free-kick” consisting of hitting the ball on the inside of the foot to give it such an effect as to make it dip or curl at the last minute.  

Napoli-Juventus Tactic Review: Gattuso’s Silent Triumph

The Coppa Italia final wasn’t the one for ages - after a dire 90 minutes of football, only the penalties separated the two sides. However, Juventus’ sterile performance caught the eyes of many, and we’ll dive into some of the tactical nuances of the match, explaining how Gennaro Gattuso was able to shut down Maurizio Sarri’s star-studded side.

Gattuso’s Napoli Win Post-COVID Coppa Italia On Penalties

Napoli won the Coppa Italia 2020 beating Juventus on penalties after a nil-nil draw. The Partenopei won the penalty lottery scoring from all their four attempts, while Juventus missed their first two shots. The first post-COVID 19 Italian trophy is all for Gennaro Gattuso, who inherited a team on the verge of a breakdown and managed to put their pieces back together.

Mertens, Ospina Stop Inter, Send Napoli to Coppa Italia Final

Behind closed doors at the San Paolo Stadium, Napoli held Inter onto a 1-1 tie in the second Coppa Italia Semi-Final, advancing to the final stage on a 2-1 aggregate score to meet Juventus on Wednesday, June 17. Dries Mertens equalized Christian Eriksen’s opener to become Napoli’s all-time best scorer at 122 – surpassing no less than Marek Hamsik.

Goalless Coppa Italia Draw Qualifies Juventus Over Milan

The good news is that football is finally back in Italy, even if to see the first post-pandemic goals we’ll have to wait a little more. In a deserted Allianz Stadium, the second leg of the Coppa Italia Semi-Final between Juventus and Milan ended in a goalless draw, an outcome which qualified the Bianconeri to next week’s Final on away goals rule.

Temples of The Cult: The Cibali or Angelo Massimino in Catania

Our journey across Italy looking for the most interesting football stadiums in the country continues. Today we’re headed south – the most south that it can be as far as calcio is concerned - to the Angelo Massimino Stadium in Catania, acknowledged by both local and visitor players as one of the loudest and most passionate venues in the Peninsula.

A Coppa Italia Preview as Calcio Finally Comes Back

Italian football will return on 12 June as Juventus, Milan, Napoli, and Inter square off to conquer the Coppa Italia. All eyes will be on the remaining games of the domestic cup - the second leg of the Semi-Finals and the Final to be played in the space of four days. The clash between Juventus and Milan will kick-start football again in Italy after three months.

Throwback Thursday: Helenio Herrera, The Wizard of Grande Inter

Inter's history is filled with a special affiliation to controversial, charismatic managers, whose pioneer was without doubt Helenio Herrera. Every die-hard Nerazzurri fan would be forever grateful to that man, who would later become referred to as Il Mago ("The Wizard") and who forged the legendary epoch of the Grande Inter during the 1960s.

Temples of The Cult: Atalanta’s Gewiss Stadium In Bergamo

Today we’re going to the North of Italy, in the Region of Lombardy. Atalanta’s home turf in Bergamo is a stadium whose newest name - Gewiss Stadium - is linked to a company for sponsorship reasons. The stadium is currently undergoing an ambitious renovation plan which by 2021 will bring its standard to the level of the European ambitions of its club.

A Pulse-Check On The Serie A Top Teams Before Restart

In less than a month, the Serie A is set to welcome it's doors open for action once again. There might have been no action on the pitch for the last two months but a lot has gone down regardless. So let's take a look at the top Serie A sides and their major activities while football was forced to stop, with a special focus on the rumored transfer market deals.