BLOG ITALIA: GIANCARLO RINALDI
A step backwards or a genuine opportunity to recapture the golden days? Giancarlo Rinaldi analyses Vincenzo Montella’s return to Fiorentina.
Napoli and Juventus stumbled out of Europe at the quarter-final stage, as Giancarlo Rinaldi looks back over yet another year of disappointment.
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.
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.
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.
A hugely entertaining Fiorentina 3-3 Inter gave Giancarlo Rinaldi all the elements of a classic Serie A thriller: goals, controversy and chaos.
Roma’s victory over Porto confirmed Nicolò Zaniolo’s status as a new star, but still left Giancarlo Rinaldi frustrated with the result.
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.
The Juventus juggernaut keeps on rolling, as Milan were barged out of the way in Jeddah for the Supercoppa, writes Giancarlo Rinaldi.
When only recently relishing the prospect of four Italians in the Champions League Round of 16, Giancarlo Rinaldi is left with a bitter taste from his half-empty glass.