Throwback Thursday: The Day That Inter Became “of Records”

Between coach Giovanni Trapattoni’s unstoppable Inter of the 1988-89 season, and their 13th Scudetto, there is just one obstacle left: The home match against direct rivals Napoli, scheduled for May 28, 1989. With just five rounds to go, the only side that can still reach the leading Nerazzurri are Diego Maradona’s Napoli, who are seven points behind. A free kick by Lothar Matthäus will solve the problem for the “Inter of Records.”

Throwback Thursday: Napoli’s Last Descent to Hell

Far from being the sparkling squad that lead Serie A today, on June 10, 2001 Napoli are in the middle of a desperate fight to avoid relegation. Coached by Emiliano Mondonico, who substituted Zdenek Zeman after just six games, the Partenopei are third from last with 32 points – one less than Lecce, Reggina, and Vicenza. In the last two games, they need to face Roma at home, and then Fiorentina away.

Throwback Thursday: Montella’s Unforgettable Lob

There is a thin line that separates great players from true outliers: It’s a fleeting border, not an easy one to cross. But beyond that border, you may sometimes happen to witness pure Genius manifesting itself. That is exactly what happened with Vincenzo Montella, when Fabio Capello’s Roma met Milan in Round 32 of Season 2000-2001 – the Giallorossi being very close to conquer the third Scudetto of their history.

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