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Football Today

Oct 29, 2020

Three seasons ago, Benevento were in trouble in Serie A. 14 games into the season, they had 14 losses to their name.

But then, the most unlikely thing happened... A 2-2 draw with Rino Gatusso’s Milan stopped the rot and gave Benevento a chance of turning things around.

In the end, it wasn’t to be, but their manager that day, Roberto De Zerbi, had done enough to impress another club, Sassuolo, and, when Benevento eventually went down, De Zerbi made the move North. 

Since then, De Zerbi has impressed and his Sassuolo currently find themselves third in the Serie A table.

In this episode, we ask: who is Roberto De Zerbi? And how good are his Sassuolo side?


Nicki Bandini (@NickyBandini) is a sports writer and broadcaster specialising in European football and she appears regularly in the Guardian, ESPN, Talksport and elsewhere.

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The music for this episode was provided under the Creative Commons license by Blue Dot Sessions.

Neon Drip - RadioPink

Mood Unit - Kittyhawk

Closet Interlude - Union Hall

Deixa - Orange Cat

Pastel de Nata - Orange Cat

The Provisions - K4

Peacetime - TinyTiny Trio