Napoli vs Barcelona
Barcelona have not reached the final of the Champions League since their most recent triumph in 2015, and second-leg collapses against Roma and Liverpool in the last couple of seasons mean the pressure is on the Catalan giants to deliver in 2019/20.
Patrick Cutrone (Wolves)
Nuno Espirito Santo switched to a 3-5-2 formation during last season, with Raul Jimenez paired with Diogo Jota up top. The acquisition of Cutrone, who joins from Milan in a £16m deal, gives the Wolves boss another option as he prepares his side for a dual domestic and European campaign.
Hardly a couple of weeks have passed since the summer transfer window slammed shut with the world-record transfer of Spanish goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga to Chelsea hailed as the pick of the signings. Surprisingly, the footballing world is abuzz with concrete news reports linking the likes of Manchester United, Manchester City, Liverpool, Barcelona and Juventus with a possible move for a PSG-based player. However, what makes it all the more interesting is the fact that these reports do not involve high-profile players like Neymar, Kylian Mbappe and Marco Verrati for once. The player being referred to is none other than French midfielder Adrien Rabiot who only has a year left on his existing club contract.
In the first of the podcast’s World Cup episodes, Dave and Jamie guide you through groups A-C of this summer’s World Cup. Toke Theilade (www.russianfootballnews.com) joins the show to discuss Russia’s expectations at the tournament, and explains just what it means to the people of Russia.