Victory for Verona - Serie A's title miracle

Jan 23, 05:20 PM

This week on Golazzo, Jimbo, James Horncastle and Gab Marcotti travel back to 1985 to find Italy’s answer to Leicester.

Hellas Verona became the only provincial side ever to win the Scudetto, with a team of Preben Elkjær, Hans-Peter Briegel and a collection of cast-offs and misfits.

Elsewhere, Sassuolo show their smarts by selling Kevin-Prince Boateng to Barcelona.

Plus we round up the domestic action where Quagliarella is chasing a Serie A record, Zapata is the hottest striker in the division and Ancelotti’s Napoli continue to impress.

RUNNING ORDER:

• PART 1: An introduction to Osvaldo Bagnoli – the mastermind of the miracle (01m 30s)

• PART 2a: Serie A in 1984/85 – a stellar selection of foreigners (04m 00s)

• PART 2b: Verona’s squad of cast-offs (07m 00s)

• PART 3a: Verona’s title charge begins (11m 00s)

• PART 3b: Verona win the title at Atalanta (19m 30s)

• PART 3c: Verona’s contrasting fortunes since (26m 00s)

• PART 4: Serie A round-up, as Milan begin life after Higuain (30m 30s)

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