It will take more than a pandemic to stop the Totally Football Show, but freed from the oppressive yoke of having contemporary football to discuss, we’re free to indulge in nostalgia and hypotheticals.
So when listener Adam Gordon asked which game from the history of football our panelists would like to attend, we rubbed our hands together with glee. Well, not literally, nobody actually does that: but we thought it would be a nice question to ask on the latest edition of the Totally Football Show. Here are our the answers our panelists gave – there’s a distinctly Italian theme, so if you have any other suggestions, please do let us know – @TheTotallyShow…
Michael Cox: Germany 0-2 Italy, World Cup 2006 semi-final
“It was an incredibly intense game. It was 0-0 for 118 minutes and usually we’d say 0-0s are bad, but the level of tension was fantastic. And the two goals Italy scored to eliminate Germany on home soil – at Dortmund’s stadium too, one of the most iconic in Europe [where Germany had never lost].”
If you’d like to hear more on this game and Italy becoming world champions that year, there’s an episode of Golazzo that could be right up your street…
Tom Williams: Brazil 4-0 Italy, World Cup final 1970
The history. The Azteca. The iconic players. Woof.
The semi-final between Italy and West Germany has plenty to recommend it too…
James Horncastle: Napoli 2-3 Milan, 1988
“The ‘title-decider’, when Milan stopped Napoli repeating. Full house at the San Paolo…Maradona…”
James Richardson: Milan 4-0 Barcelona, 1994
Capello’s Milan “do” Cruyff’s dream team.
What about you? Which games would you have liked to attend from down the years? Let us know @TheTotallyShow…
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