After an extended summer break, the boys finally returned to their Regent Park studio for the start of a new Stereo Serie A season.
With Roma beating Juventus, Stevan Jovetic making quite the impact on his return to the peninsula, and Sebastian Giovinco getting the call from Antonio Conte to represent the Azzurri, there was more than enough to debate about.
Roma’s win was a real signal of intent from Rudi Garcia’s men, who finished in second place behind Juventus for the last two consecutive seasons. They’ve brought in the likes of Mohamed Salah, Iago Falque, and the Bosnian beast Edin Dzeko to help solidify their attack — with all three looking impressive in Sunday’s victory.
For the second time in as many weeks, Napoli let their opponents come from behind, as pressure on Maurizio Sarri to fix the defense continues to mount. The team had one of the worst defensive records last season, and little seems to have changed so far this year.
Before being spanked 4-0 by Chievo on Sunday, Lazio crashed out of the UEFA Champions League against Bayer Leverkusen. The club earned a massive 1-0 result at the Olimpico, only to have it canceled out by a 3-0 loss in the away leg. The boys discuss what it means for Serie A to only have two representatives in the continent’s most prestigious club tournament once again. Is the Europa League really a viable method to grow the league’s brand?
Finally, it’s prediction time! With the dawning of a new season upon us, it was important to get everyone’s thoughts on how they envisioned the season panning out. Even though Serie A can be the most unpredictable league on the planet, the boys give it their best shot to pick Scudetto winners, relegation contenders, a Capocannoniere, and even the coach of the year!