Calhanoglu Helps Giampaolo Pull Off San Siro Winning Debut

Marco Giampaolo debuted at San Siro with a win as Milan beat Brescia 1-0 on Saturday. A lone goal by Hakan Calhanoglu after 12 minutes saved the day for the Rossoneri’s new coach after his shocking loss in Udine. However, the way is still long for the Milanese side before they can think of achieving something more than a fourth place in the table.

Serie A Round Recap: Miha’s Comeback, Milan’s Pain

A cap, a bandage on his neck, a hollow-cheeked appearance that still did not affect his proud look. Sinisa Mihajlovic dropped like a bomb on the Serie A opening round as he sat on Bologna’s bench for their debut in Verona. His appearance was the icicle on the cake of a Serie A Round 1 which saw Juventus, Napoli, and Inter win, whereas Milan lost to Udinese.

The Grass Is Greener: What To Expect from La Liga 2019-2020?

After two weeks of La Liga, and looking at the performances and stats of the teams, we can already draw some first conclusions. The Spanish Big Three are still the main favorites for the title. Barcelona, Real Madrid and Atlético Madrid are the only real candidates to lift the trophy, argues Carlos Molano for The Cult of Calcio.

Inter Demolish Lecce In Antonio Conte’s Debut

Antonio Conte couldn’t imagine a better debut on the Nerazzurri’s bench as he led Inter to a convincing 4-0 win in their Serie A 2019-2020 opening match. The former Nazionale’s coach showed no mercy for newly promoted Lecce, which fell under the strikes of Marcelo Brozovic, Stefano Sensi, an impressive Romelu Lukaku, and Antonio Candreva.

Three Tenors Napoli Prevail In Florence Goalfest

If Fiorentina-Napoli was meant to be a commercial for the new Serie A, we are going to have some fun times ahead. The match at the Artemio Franchi Stadium in Florence ended 4-3 for the visitor Partenopei, offering loads of goals, emotions, bad goalkeeping, and controversial decisions, including a penalty that left Fiorentina’s coach Vincenzo Montella furious.

Chiellini Scores, Juventus Draw First Blood In Parma

Giorgio Chiellini scored the first goal of Serie A 2019-2020. A heel-kick by Juventus’ captain helped the Bianconeri move past Parma at the Ennio Tardini Stadium to capture the first three points on their quest towards the ninth Scudetto in a row. An old-school version of Juventus easily controlled the game against Roberto D’Aversa’s Crociati.

Rayco Garcia, The Man Behind Kluivert’s New Role at La Masia

Former Netherlands international Patrick Kluivert rejoined Barcelona as director of their youth academy La Masia on Thursday. The Cult of Calcio's Philip Lawer Alimo had an interview with Rayco Garcia, a former Barcelona player himself and now the Director of RG Sports Solutions, who was instrumental in the appointment of his former colleague Kluivert.

La Copa de Carlos: Copa America Comes Home as Brazil Beat Peru

The hangover of the Third-Place Match had not passed yet when Brazil and Peru squared off at the Maracana for the Final of Copa America 2019.  But Leo Messi’s controversial declarations after the game, with his accusations to CONMEBOL of being corrupted, were overshadowed by the Selecao’s 3-1 win in the last act to capture the trophy for the first time since 2007.

Rapinoe-Lavelle! U.S.A. Retain Women World Cup Title

The Women World Cup speaks American again. The U.S. retained the world title conquered four years ago in Canada by topping European Champions Netherlands 2-0 in the Final played on Sunday in Lyon. The USWNT, coached by Jill Ellis, triumphed via a penalty by their influential captain Megan Rapinoe, and a sharp left-foot shot by Rose Lavelle.

La Copa de Carlos: Peru Oust Chile to Reach Copa America Final

Before the Copa América 2019 started, who would have thought that Peru could reach the Final? What were the odds on any betting website? Probably not even the most optimistic Peruvian supporters would have bet any money on their side thrashing Chile 3-0 in the second Semifinal in Porto Alegre to make it to the last game for the third time in their history.

La Copa de Carlos: Brazil Prevail in Semifinal Clasico de America

There’s no wonder why Brazil–Argentina - El Clasico de America - is always regarded as a legendary game. No matter in which tournament the two South American giants face each other, the level of intensity and passion they put never disappoints anyone. That was also the case on Tuesday when Brazil beat the Albiceleste 2-0 in the first Semifinal of the Copa America 2019.

La Copa de Carlos: Quarter Finals MVP Goes to…VAR!

Since FIFA put in place the Video Assistant Referee (VAR), there have been many debates and controversies surrounding its utilization. In my opinion, it was a necessary change, with some drawbacks, but with many more advantages. The Copa América 2019 Quarter Finals proved that: Without the VAR, the final results would have been much different.