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S3 E7 - The wonderful Florian Wirtz, Napoli's Serie A odyssey and Rayo Vallecano's dose of collectivism

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Alasdair, Barlow and Michael discuss and analyse the latest European football news. The boys look at Manuel Locatelli’s pivotal role in stabilising Juve’s season, Seko Fofana’s emblematic drive and energy at RC Lens, Florian Wirtz's awe-inspiring vision and split-second decision-making, Barcelona's pre-clásico forlornness and more. 3:59 - What did we learn tactically and holistically about Diego Simeone's ever-evolving Atlético Madrid in their recent 3-2 loss at home to Liverpool in the Champions League? / 20:08 - Having benefitted from François Pinault's extensive financial backing for over two decades, how well-equipped should Stade Rennais now be to routinely challenge for a place in the Champions League? / 39:20 - Which players have served as invaluable mentors to AC Milan's thriving Portuguese forward, Rafa Leão? / 53:54 - What are the fundamental differences between the oft-compared Kai Havertz and Florian Wirtz, and which particular aspect of the latter’s game suggests that he could ultimately become world class?

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