Diego Maradona was raised in dire poverty and would always take the side of the oppressed which made Napoli, sneered at by the richer clubs from northern Italy, the perfect team for him.
BERN Footballers are being pushed to the limit as competition organisers try to squeeze the usual number of fixtures into a shorter period of time in the wake of the COVID-19 stoppage.
Goran Pandev has been spearheading North Macedonia's attack for the best part of two decades and, though it seemed he was chasing a lost cause for much of that time, his persistence has been rewarded with their qualification for Euro 2020.
Napoli coach Gennaro Gattuso, famously combative in his playing days, is not one to tolerate a lack of effort from his players as he again showed on Sunday.
Oct 30 Juventus coach Andrea Pirlo has bold ideas about how he wants to rebuild the Serie A champions but is facing huge challenges to put them into practice and is going to need time to do it -- a luxury that few big clubs allow.
After a flying start to the Serie A season, Atalanta have hit a rough patch and coach Gian Piero Gasperini has conceded they risk losing more points as he tries to phase in the players signed during the transfer window.
Talking-points from the weekend's Serie A matches
Talking-points from the weekend of Bundesliga soccer.
BERN A condensed version of the Champions League group stage finally gets under way on Tuesday, with COVID-19-related disruptions an ever-present threat hanging over the competition.
Inter Milan are facing difficult build up to their Serie A meeting against neighbours AC Milan on Saturday with six players sidelined through COVID-19 and others returning from a hectic seven days of international football.