Roma

Podcast 38 — Zidane: Return of the King

Zinedine Zidane’s shock return to the Real Madrid hot-seat after nine months away dominates this week’s podcast. There’s also analysis of Arsenal’s victory over Man United, Germany’s decision to axe Boateng, Hummels and Müller, and what should be done to protect players from pitch invaders.

Podcast 38 — Zidane: Return of the King

Podcast 37 — Agony and Ecstasy in Paris and Madrid

After a dramatic week of Champions League football, Musa and Ryan discuss historic wins for Manchester United and Ajax, Frenkie de Jong's bright future and Porto beating Roma. Then Michael joins on the phone, having spoken to Toby Alderweireld after witnessing Spurs' win over Dortmund at the Westfalenstadion.

Podcast 37 — Agony and Ecstasy in Paris and Madrid

Podcast 36 — 4 Derbies High and Rising

Musa and Ryan look back on a big weekend of derbies, including Spurs versus Arsenal, Everton versus Liverpool and Fulham versus Chelsea (00.01). Then James Horncastle joins to discuss Lazio’s victory over Roma in The Rome Derby, Juventus beating Napoli and the overall health of Italian football (25.21). There’s also chat about Balotelli’s celebration, El Clásico and much more (45.40).

Podcast 36 — 4 Derbies High and Rising

Derbies: Derby della Capitale

Benito Mussolini was a man who usually got his own way. But when his hopes of building a single football team in Rome to take on the supremacy of the teams in northern Italy were scuppered by Lazio, who refused to join forces with three other local teams to form AS Roma in 1927, a rivalry was born. Since then, the Derby della Capitale has been punctuated by violence and riots. It's safe to say it remains the fiercest in Italy.

Derbies: Derby della Capitale