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  • Efficient Juventus win in Florence, misery grows for AC Milan

    Matchday 11 of the 2023/24 Serie A season saw the possible title race take on a new complexion with the headline result being AC Milan's 1-0 home defeat against an Udinese side who were yet to win a game this season. That defeat and victories for Inter and Juventus mean that things are starting to look a little bleak for Stefano Pioli and his side, albeit with a lot of the season still left to play. Inter's win came away at Atalanta with another superb goal from Lautaro Martinez.Juventus went away to Fiorentina and whilst they certainly didn't excite the watching fans, they efficiently won 1-0 and they are just two points behind Inter with a lot fewer games to contend with.To chat through all of the Serie A results from Matchday 11, Euan Burns hosts Vito Doria and Kevin Pogorzelski on this weekend’s Italian Football Podcast. There are two Monday night games this week as well, which will be discussed on the bonus podcast over on Patreon.

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  • AC Milan and Napoli the teams to beat, surprises aplenty in Serie A

    This 2023/24 Serie A season is wasting no time at all in throwing up excitement, and we are here to talk through a Matchday 2 that saw Juventus, AS Roma, Lazio, Atalanta and Fiorentina all slip up. Napoli and AC Milan remain the teams to beat, seeing off Sassuolo and Torino respectively. The Partenopei were again fired on by Victor Osimhen, while Christian Pulisic continued his bright start to life in Serie A with another goal for the Rossoneri.Juventus drew at home to Bologna, Atalanta lost on the road to Frosinone, Hellas Verona beat AS Roma, and Lazio lost at home to Mateo Retegui and Genoa.To discuss it all, we are here as Conor Clancy hosts Euan Burns, Kevin Pogorzelski and Vito Doria.
  • Lecce stun Lazio, Belotti and De Ketelaere refind form

    The 2023/24 Serie A season is finally underway, and we didn't need to wait long for surprises to be sprung. We are here to talk through all of the Serie A Matchday 1 action.After Napoli had overcome an early scare at Frosinone to win and Inter subsequently saw off Monza, both AS Roma and Lazio slipped up on Sunday against Salernitana and Lecce respectively. There was good news for the Lupi though as Andrea Belotti ended his 15-month wait for a Serie A goal, scoring twice in an excellent performance, but Lazio threw away a 1-0 lead to lose 2-1 in Salento, conceding twice after the 85th minute. Elsewhere, Charles De Ketelaere enjoyed a dream debut for Atalanta, helping them to a 2-0 win at Sassuolo, and Juventus started well with a comprehensive 3-0 win away to Udinese. Fiorentina won 4-1 at Genoa and Hellas Verona beat Empoli 1-0. Bologna vs AC Milan and Torino vs Cagliari are Monday night games, so you'll have to wait until the bonus podcast this week to hear those discussed.To discuss it all, Conor Clancy hosts Euan Burns, Kevin Pogorzelski and Vito Doria.
  • Serie A 2022/23 Season in review: Glory for Napoli, loads of finals, even more kits

    The 2022/23 season of Italian football has (finally) come to a close and it is fair to say it has been an entertaining one. We had a fourth different Serie A winner in four years, which was Napoli with their first title in 33 years. There was also an additional relegation playoff at the end of the season which was not expected, as well as an Italian team featuring in all three of the major UEFA competition finals. They may have all lost, but it's the taking part that really counts.There were some incredible individual seasons for the likes of Victor Osimhen, Khvicha Kvaratskhelia, Ivan Provedel, Federico Dimarco and many more. We discuss them in our individual and combined Team's of the Season as well as all of the action that went down over the past 10 months.Conor Clancy is hosting what is our last free podcast until the 2023/34 season gets underway, which you can listen to here. He is joined by Kevin Pogozelski and Euan Burns.
  • The Serie A season that just won’t end

    The 2022/23 Serie A season is ove… nope! Before the curtain finally falls on this seemingly never-ending season, Spezia and Hellas Verona will have to do battle in a brand-new relegation playoff after both sides finished level on 31 points. That aside, the regular season has come to an end with everybody having played 38 games.There wasn’t too much to resolve on the final matchday with the Champions League places already sealed and two of the three relegation places as well, but both Atalanta and AS Roma secured qualification for the Europa League with Juventus qualifying for the Europa Conference League. Then there were some emotional farewells with Fabio Quagliarella bowing out as a Sampdoria player - and maybe as a professional footballer - in his home city at Napoli’s Stadio Diego Armando Maradona. Up north, Zlatan Ibrahimovic hung up his boots at an emotional San Siro.To chat through the Matchday 38 action - and with a season review pod to come - Kevin Pogorzelski joins Conor Clancy.
  • Juventus hit with 10-point deduction, Cremonese relegated

    Matchday 36 was action packed for issues both on and off the field, with Juventus’ 10-point deduction overshadowing everything else to have taken place over the weekend, even with Cremonese officially suffering relegation from Serie A to immediately return to Serie B.Juventus’ off-field issues might have played a part as they fell to a 4-1 hammering at Empoli, AC Milan thumped Sampdoria 5-1, Napoli beat Inter 3-1, Atalanta saw off Hellas Verona, and Lazio won at Udinese as well. AS Roma were unable to keep up with their fellow European hopefuls, drawing at home to Salernitana. At the bottom, Lecce and Spezia played out a goalless draw that really didn’t suit either of them.
  • Serie A's Champions League fight changes shape... Again

    With the six teams fighting over three Champions League qualification spots all facing each other, it was sure to be an important weekend of action in Serie A. Whilst AC Milan, AS Roma and Juventus secured vital wins, things are starting to look bleak for Spezia at the bottom. There was also more racial abuse in the stands to discuss, this time concerning Dusan Vlahovic and the Atalanta fans. Euan Burns is hosting with Kevin Pogorzelski and Vito Doria joining.