The sad story of Mario Gotze, a true World Cup "one-hit wonder" and the man who made Germany celebrate their fourth world title

World Cup One-Hit Wonders: Gotze, Hero for One Night Only

Scoring the decisive goal during a World Cup Final: Could you ask more from a 22-year-old boy? Mario Gotze is the man who in 2014 made Germany celebrate their fourth world title. Everybody would have bet on a shining future for him. Instead, Gotze slowly declined in the following years, up to the point that he has not played for Germany since 2017.
A last-gasp effort from Kylian Mbappé earned PSG a well deserved win in the first leg or their Champions League Round of 16 match-up against Real Madrid

PSG vs Real Madrid 1-0: Mbappé Strikes, Messi Misses Spot-Kick

A last-gasp effort from Kylian Mbappé earned Paris Saint-Germain a well deserved win in the first leg or their Champions League Round of 16 match-up against Real Madrid. The clash at the Parc des Princes was anything but the stellar show people were hoping for and seemed destined to end in a goalless stalemate.

How Did Gennaro Gattuso Succeed in Resurrecting Napoli

After an unexpectedly over-dramatic Carlo Ancelotti stint, the appointment of Gennaro Gattuso as Napoli manager was initially perceived as a stop-gap decision. However, the 2006 world champion defied all odds, as he successfully managed to steer the Partenopei back into the top 4, while his unique personality looks like a perfect match for the always heated environment at Napoli. 

Assi di Coppe: Napoli Secure UCL Progression as Ancelotti Is Sacked

After a valiant performance at Anfield where Ancelotti’s men held on for a hard earned point, Napoli secured their place in the knockout stages of the Champions League in emphatic style at home to Genk. Hours later Carlo Ancelotti was out of a job, his dismissal immediately overshadowed by President Aurelio De Laurentiis' swift appointment of Gennaro Gattuso.

Assi di Coppe: Will Napoli Mutiny Mark End of Ancelotti Era?

Carlo Ancelotti’s experience in Napoli may be set to end abruptly as the events following his players’ mutiny against president Aurelio De Laurentiis continue to unfold. Dark clouds gathered over the Azzurri roster last night as captain Lorenzo Insigne and his teammates refused to remain at a training retreat imposed by the club after tying 1-1 against Red Bull Salzburg.

Magic Moment Roma! Wolves Oust Napoli to Catch Third Win

Roma caught their third win in a row as they topped Napoli 2-1 in Serie A Round 11 on Saturday. Niccoló Zaniolo wrapped his third seasonal goal to push the Giallorossi ahead before Jordan Veretout could double the lead from the penalty spot. Arkadiusz Milik made it to the scorecard for the fifth time in four games to reduce the gap for the Partenopei. 

Atalanta Seize Away Point as Napoli Foam With Rage

Atalanta left the San Paolo Stadium unscathed as they held Napoli onto a 2-2 tie to consolidate their third place in the Serie A table. The Partenopei took the lead twice, but failed to capitalize and ultimately left the pitch furious at referee Piero Giacomelli, guilty in their eyes of not having sanctioned with a penalty a contact in the box between Simon Kjaer and Fernando Llorente.

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.

Napoli & Insigne Overthrow Lazio Sending a Message to Juve

Rome, Stadio Olimpico. Carlo Ancelotti’s Napoli came, beat 2-1 Simone Inzaghi’s Lazio and collected their first three points to push “relegation” away. Oh yes, relegation, as many commentators would argue. These three points contributed to appease a hysterical fan base, turned scared and neurotic on the wave of some national and local press’ comments.