Matthew Santangelo
Matthew Santangelo

Senior Writer

The soap opera of Antonio Cassano

At his best, Antonio Cassano was a talent as good as any in Europe, however, a volatile personality stopped him from reaching his true potential

The dazzling brilliance of peak Kaká at Old Trafford in 2007

This feature is part of Virtuoso The Champions League is, without question, club football’s grandest stage, affording individuals talented enough, and those with the itch for greatness, the opportunity to strut their…

The redemption of Mauro Icardi

FOOTBALLERS OFTEN LET THEIR PERFORMANCES on the pitch do the talking for them; silence the critics, earn the big payday and dream move, and ultimately justify their status in the beautiful game.…

How the Italian national team fell from its lofty perch

OVER THE YEARS, Italian football has endured its fair share of sporting, socio-cultural, political and economic hardships. The 2006 Calciopoli scandal sent shockwaves throughout the Peninsula, leaving three of Serie A’s top four…

Can Patrik Schick become a modern Czech legend?

Football has a singular way of introducing its next big stars. Many of the elite footballers you see strutting their stuff at the top today earned critical acclaim and eventual superstardom by…