One of the finest footballers to have come out of the peninsula, Roberto Baggio was an icon during his playing days. With dazzling performances for both club and country, he created a new generation of Azzuri fans. On his birthday, theHardTackle plays a tribute to the divine ponytail.

One of the most bitter rivalries in football resumes when Internazionale travel to Turin to face Juventus. Derby D'Italia is rarely an ordinary match and this one promises to be a cracking contest. THT presents that match preview and other analysis.

Two of THT's resident authors go head to head to argue for their teams in yet another Rival Rendezvous. This time it is Somnath Sengupta representing Juventus against Vishwas Shashidhar who represents Inter Milan.

Round 24 of the Serie A saw Napoli cut short Milan’s lead to mere three points as the later were held to a 1-1 draw against Genoa at the Stadio Luigi Ferraris. Meanwhile, their arch rivals Inter Milan leapfrogged Over Lazio to third position on the table after coming out victorious in a goal fest at San Siro against Roma, in spite of a late fight back by Ranieri’s men.