Francesco Tigani

Francesco Tigani

Freelance journalist

Football writer, resident of Madrid, studied economics, AC Milan fan, live by what a coach once told me, "football is life the rest is just details"
Jose Mourinho and Real Madrid set to dominate Spain

Spain - La Liga

Jose Mourinho and Real Madrid set to dominate Spain

Real Madrid claimed Spain's La Liga this May. Their success ended Barcelona's domestic supremacy, as the title returned to the capital for the first time in four years. With Jose Mourinho set to stay at Madrid until 2016, coupled with the departure of Pep Guardiola, we could be witnessing the end of an era and the start of a new one in Spain.
Winds of change at Milan: Alessandro Nesta, Gennaro Gattuso and Filippo Inzaghi confirm exits

Italy - Calcio

Winds of change at Milan: Alessandro Nesta, Gennaro Gattuso and Filippo Inzaghi confirm exits

It has been a week of change at Milan. First Alessandro Nesta announced his intention to leave the club, Gennaro Gattuso and Filippo Inzaghi followed suit on Friday. Over the weekend, more players are set to confirm their departure. Here we reflect on the changing of the guard at Milan.
Real Madrid: Worthy and deserving La Liga Champions

Spain - La Liga

Real Madrid: Worthy and deserving La Liga Champions

Real Madrid claimed their Spain's La Liga title on Wednesday after defeating Athletic Bilbao. In a record-breaking season that has seen them rise out of the shadows of Barcelona, and beat them too, their 32nd domestic crown is ever more sweeter.
Roberto Di Matteo deserves permanent role at Chelsea

Chelsea FC

Roberto Di Matteo deserves permanent role at Chelsea

When Andre Villas-Boas was sacked in early March, Chelsea were in disarray. Up stepped Roberto Di Matteo into the role and how the club's fortunes have changed. On the brink of a unique double and with a top four finish in sight, the Italian tactician has proven himself worthy of taking on the job for good at Stamford Bridge.
Real Madrid’s wait for 'la decima' continues

International Football

Real Madrid’s wait for 'la decima' continues

It was just assumed by so many; the final would be between Real Madrid and Barcelona. Another el Clasico. But, on Tuesday night Chelsea produced the unexpected. They eliminated the reigning champions, Barcelona. Only just, only by the skin of the teeth, but, they did it. Last night, Bayern produced another shock, the second in two days, by scraping past Real Madrid. They did it in the cruelest of ways, winning in a penalty-shootout. Germans never seem lose them.
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