There wasn’t much football to be watched in England this weekend, which was quite frustrating on Sunday afternoon when I had a couple of hours to kill, waiting for my dinner to cook. Thankfully, the FROZEN BRITAIN disaster zone hasn’t expanded into Southern Europe, so on Sunday afternoon I tuned into the Serie A ‘simulcast’ or ‘multigol’, if you prefer. If you haven’t seen it, they broadcast all the games live and the director switches between them whenever it looks like something exciting is happening. Imagine Soccer Saturday, but you actually get to see the action instead of having Le Tiss and The Merse struggling to articulate it for you.
Unfortunately, for a long period on Sunday this was proving to be a futile exercise, as nothing was happening anywhere, and it looked like I’d wasted an afternoon on a classic Italian nil-nil draw fest. Gradually things started to improve though and, right at the death, we had some drama. First, Chievo salvaged a point with a late equaliser at home to Juve, preventing the Old Lady from climbing to second.
Meanwhile, Napoli, who could leapfrog Juve with a win, were struggling 0-0 at home to Lecce, deep into stoppage time. Lecce had just been inches from snatching a winner, denied by a goal line clearance, when Napoli made a late surge forward…
Take a bow Edinson Cavini: