Tag: Italian Football

T

The Libero

The Libero, the sweeper, the original ball playing defender. The role required a player to be the last man behind the defensive line, adding both extra security as well as a having the ability to start attacking play from the back.

T

The history behind Catenaccio

Over the years there have been many managers who have been labelled as ‘tactical geniuses’. One of these is Helenio Herrera. You might not have heard of Herrera, which is entirely understandable, however, he’s the man who created Cetenaccio. Cetenaccio is a football

W

Watch: Juventus’ farewell video for Andrea Pirlo is beautifully perfect

Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock for the last couple of days, you’ll be aware that Italian legend Andrea Pirlo has left Juventus to sign for Frank Lampard and David Villa’s New York City FC in America’s up and

A

Allegri’s Juventus and their promised land

It was a dreadful wait for all Juventini in the world. The anxiety was completely overwhelming. After Antonio Conte, former defensive midfielder whose name is immortalised at the Walk of Fame at Juventus Stadium, decided to step down from the managerial

S

Spectacular: backheeled cross leads to bicycle kick finish

Atlanta beat Sassuolo 2-1 at the weekend in Italy’s Serie A but something other than the result really stole the headlines. Atlanta’s German Denis scored both the goals but his first, right before half-time, is easily one of the best goals