BLOG ITALIA: GIANCARLO RINALDI
Gasp, look before you leap
Gian Piero Gasperini might be tempted by a bigger club, but Giancarlo Rinaldi warns it’d never be the same as building something truly great with Atalanta.
Atalanta a little Ajax imitation
It’d be reductive to call Atalanta’s run to the Coppa Italia Final a dream, as Giancarlo Rinaldi praises the planning behind the Bergamo project.
Vinnie, Vidi, Vici?
A step backwards or a genuine opportunity to recapture the golden days? Giancarlo Rinaldi analyses Vincenzo Montella’s return to Fiorentina.
Calcio down and out
Napoli and Juventus stumbled out of Europe at the quarter-final stage, as Giancarlo Rinaldi looks back over yet another year of disappointment.
Milan march on for Europe
Milan consolidated fourth place by squeezing past Lazio, but Giancarlo Rinaldi isn’t sure fans really want to see this team in the Champions League.
Liecht at the end of the tunnel?
It was heartening to see an Italy goalfest after what felt like years, but Giancarlo Rinaldi won’t get too excited about thrashing 10-man Liechtenstein.
Marvellous Madness of the Madonnina
If the Milan Derby has taught us anything over the years, it’s to expect the unexpected, writes Giancarlo Rinaldi, but this had more chaos than quality.
VAR-temio Franchi fireworks
A hugely entertaining Fiorentina 3-3 Inter gave Giancarlo Rinaldi all the elements of a classic Serie A thriller: goals, controversy and chaos.
Zan's the Man for Roma
Roma’s victory over Porto confirmed Nicolò Zaniolo’s status as a new star, but still left Giancarlo Rinaldi frustrated with the result.
A tale of two records
It would be wonderfully fitting for Fabio Quagliarella to break Gabriel Batistuta's all-time Serie A record in his beloved Naples, writes Giancarlo Rinaldi.
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