Italy

The uncharacteristic Atalanta were bleak in the final third, as Internazionale bypassed their press and held their organized block to topple their opponent’s phenomenal winning streak. Gian Piero Gasperini made slight adjustments to improve, but Atalanta were denied the 100-goal milestone and a second place finish, due to a superior defensive game plan from the […]

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Two of Italy’s most entertaining sides came together to produce a captivating game. Both sides were troubled with each other’s pressing, yet both were lively going forward. The headline-stealing four disallowed goals only added to the spectacle. In the end, a strong Napoli performance, marked by sharp transitions and their left-sided play, made them deserving […]

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Atalanta looked to put more pressure on Juventus in the title race, as a win would have put them just three points behind Sarri’s team while being one match ahead. Nonetheless, Pioli presented a well-prepared side despite some absences and Ibrahimović demonstrated once again that he can be the difference maker. Thus everything became much […]

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Inter dominated yet another match in the post-lockdown season, but by misfortune and some good Terracciano saves, the hosts ended up with a second consecutive draw. Fiorentina waited passively with the intention of counterattacking, but often lacked compactness, which consequently provided for a more exciting match. Nevertheless, both coaches had designed some interesting buildup movements […]

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Atalanta’s momentum is finally halted; Hellas Verona provided the solution to Serie A’s most troublesome side with a 3-4-2-1 shape to match their visitors. Atalanta were disrupted throughout the game and failed to build attacks consistently. On the other side, Verona made the most of their aerial advantage to spoil a truly renewed title race. […]

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Napoli’s balanced defensive 4-1-4-1 system neutralized an already flawed Milan attack, but was unable to prevent two individual moments that snatched away the win. Although Napoli’s buildup sorely wounded the visitors, they only found the necessary breakthroughs on a couple of occasions. As a result, the hosts were ultimately falling into the usual loop of […]

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