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Rigore! - The Italian Football Podcast

Taking an irreverent look at the world of calcio


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  • 24. Ep. 3.24 - The Rovesciata Special

    26:12
    This week we discuss a couple of very special overhead kick goals (including a late winner for Venezia, which also served as another example of the 'reverse-curse' of our predictions), look back at Milan - Atalanta, and dream about the possibility of 7 Italian clubs in the Champions League next season...

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  • 23. Ep. 3.23 - The Frustrating Draws Episode

    24:02
    After the highs of last week, it is not quite service as normal, as neither Fiorentina or Venezia lost, but it's fair to say we hoped for more against Empoli and Modena. Elsewhere, another Juve slip has surely handed Inter the league, and the race for the Champions League spots gets ever more exciting.
  • 22. Ep. 3.22 - The Unusually Happy Episode

    24:44
    It's lightness and joy on this week's episode as we take in thumping victories for both Fiorentina and Venezia, including a great start for Il Gallo Belotti for the Viola. Plus, a ding-dong battle in the rain in Rome as Inter beat Roma, and we look at what is shaping up to be a tight race for 4th place.
  • 21. Ep. 3.21 - The Injury Time Episode

    25:15
    It's misery all round this week as Fiorentina and Venezia both suffered late, late goals to lose their respective matches. Plus, we get the lowdown on what is going on in Venice after a tumultuous week off the pitch. Oh, and we also discuss some small game in Serie A between Inter and Juve.
  • 20. Ep 3.20 - The Rigore episode!

    25:49
    It's the namesake episode this week as we discuss penalties of all kinds - dodgy, stonewall and missed pens featured heavily in Serie A this week. Plus, we talk about millimetrical offsides, and the ghost game in Venice...
  • 19. Ep 3.19 - Juve go top, Supercoppa review and Venezia sink in the storms

    23:31
    It's a slimmed down show to go with a slimmed down Serie A calendar as four teams are away in Saudi playing the Supercoppa. We review that, and also discuss Juve going top of the league, Roma and Empoli getting wins after a change of manager, and Marco starts to worry about Venezia's leaky defence...
  • 18. S3 E18 - The Thunderb*stard Episode

    32:30
    On this slightly longer-than-normal episode, we discuss all manner of well-struck goals (or thunderb*stards, as Giancarlo so eloquently puts it) in a variety of games including Milan- Roma, Napoli- Salernitana and Venezia-Sampdoria. Plus we look ahead to the sorry spectacle of the Supercoppa Italia in Saudi Arabia...