Serie A Chronicles
A Proposal and a Loca Goal as Juventus Stole 'La Mole'
It was a week of the big teams winning away from home as a late Manuel Locatelli strike stole the derby della Mole, a.k.a. the Turin derby, for Juventus away at Torino, before the man of the moment later proposed to his girlfriend that night to cap off his winning goal exploits.
In a nice touch, we learn a bit more about our hosts as Mina and Nicky begin the episode with something different, by telling personal stories of their football fandom.
Also up for discussion is Milan's victory in Bergamo over Atalanta, and how good can this Milan team become?
And has Napoli done enough yet to convince Mina and Nicky that they are the real deal after a 7th consecutive victory to begin the Serie A season, this time away at Fiorentina in a match that was marred by what Nicky describes as a crushing racial abuse incident directed at Napoli players.
Then Mina is "loca" for Locatelli and Juve stringing together some excellent 1-0 wins, her favourite scoreline, over Chelsea in mid-week Champions League action and then in the derby, before Inter stages a comeback at Sassuolo with Edin Dzeko on fire.
Lazio is incredibly smashed at Bologna, while Roma has a solid home win after Lorenzo Pellegrini penned a new contract extension.
Nicky has praise for Sampdoria's Antonio Candreva staging his one-man goal of the season competition after yet another worldie in yet another 3-3 draw with Udinese, and we end on Roberto Mancini's Azzurri squad ins and outs as they prepare to face Spain in the semi-final of the UEFA Nations League in San Siro.
Look out for next week's episode of Serie A Chronicles where we'll go in depth on Italy's matches to potentially see them lift a second European trophy in the space of a few months.
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00:00 Mina's and Nicky's football fandom
08:10 Shoutout to our tifosi
10:35 Atalanta v Milan (2-3)
25:00 Fiorentina v Napoli (1-2)
40:10 Torino v Juventus (0-1)
52:05 Sassuolo v Inter (1-2)
57:50 Bologna v Lazio (3-0)
59:25 Roma v Empoli (2-0)
60:45 Sampdoria v Udinese (3-3)
61:50 UEFA Nations League semi-final: Italy squad
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