UEFA Champions League preview – Porto vs Juventus

Ahead of the first leg of their UEFA Champions League Round of 16 tie, Porto and Juventus are in strong domestic form and have both registered wins in their last six respective matches. The Bianconeri will start the match as favourites however Porto remain unbeaten at the Estadio do Dragao in all competitions this season and will be looking to defend their More...

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By Vieri Capretta On Tuesday, February 21st, 2017

Zemanlandia: The story of Zdenek Zeman

Zdenek Zeman, a man that forged the past 25 years in Italian football like very few others, is back on the bench at Pescara. Zemanlandia has defined a way of being, a romance in Serie A and Italian football generally. More...

By Nicholas Carroll On Saturday, February 18th, 2017

Happy 50th Birthday Roberto Baggio: A tribute to Italy’s greatest footballer

Almost thirteen years on from his retirement, one of Italy’s greatest ever footballers Roberto Baggio has turned 50 years old. Considered a club legend at Fiorentina, Juventus, Brescia, among others, il Divin More...

By Nicholas Carroll On Thursday, February 16th, 2017

Real Madrid v Napoli Post-match reaction: Aurelio De Laurentiis takes aim at Maurizio Sarri

Despite going 1-0 ahead in just the eighth minute of play, Napoli finished Wednesday night’s UEFA Champions League encounter with a 3-1 defeat to Real Madrid, leaving club president Aurelio De Laurentiis More...

By Nicholas Carroll On Tuesday, February 14th, 2017

Real Madrid vs Napoli preview – Could the Italians provide a major UEFA Champions League upset?

Napoli are on route to the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu ahead of their round of 16 UEFA Champions League clash with the current European and World Champions, Real Madrid. Los Blancos recently had their 40-match unbeaten More...

By Nicholas Carroll On Saturday, February 11th, 2017

Fiorentina’s Misfortunes – What’s gone wrong?

Fiorentina’s embarrassing 4-0 loss to Roma midweek exposed a plethora of concerns within Paulo Sousa’s team. The Portuguese coach’s experiment of utilising Carlos Sanchez as a defender hit a More...

By Vieri Capretta On Tuesday, February 7th, 2017

Top 10: Young Players in Serie A | 2016/17 Edition

Football’s top stars may have gone from Serie A, but Italian football has continually produced some of the best young stars in the game. This season has seen an incredible display of young talent, with players More...

By Forza Italian Football Staff On Monday, February 6th, 2017

Juventus v Inter – What Just Happened in Serie A?

A Juan Cuadrado goal was the difference as Juventus beat Inter 1-0 in the Derby d’Italia, bring to an end the Nerazzurri’s seven-match winning streak. Dov Schiavone, Nic Carroll and Vieri Capretta look More...

By Nicholas Carroll On Saturday, February 4th, 2017

Juventus vs Inter: Derby d’Italia Preview

After Frank De Boer’s men stunned Juventus in October, Massimiliano Allegri will look to make amends against an Inter outfit now led by Stefano Pioli. With Champions League qualification once again on the More...

By Nicholas Carroll On Saturday, February 4th, 2017

Could Andrea Ranocchia actually cut it in the Premier League?

Inter have managed to temporarily rid Andrea Ranocchia from their wage bill, having negotiated a six-month loan deal with Premier League outfit Hull City. The Italian centre-back has already made his debut, playing More...