Carnival time

There’ll be fireworks over the canals of Venice on Sunday when already promoted Venezia FC play their last home game of the season against AlbinoLeffe. Serie B beckons for 2017-18. The venue might well be a crumbling, century-old stadio – the Pierluigi Penzo, named after a pilot from World War I – but the occasion is worthy […]

Fair shares for Eibar

Could there have been a more welcome promotion as SD Eibar’s to La Liga in 2014-15? Fittingly, it was the club’s oldest supporter, 90-year-old Luis María Cendoya Elorza, who made the difference. This summer, his beloved Eibar were threatened with relegation, as opposed to a first-time promotion to La Liga they had earned as Segunda […]