On The Continent: Champions League competitiveness, disappointment for Inter, and Gennaro Gattuso gets back in the mix

The gang are finally back together for another episode of On The Continent!

With the Champions League group stage wrapped up, we assess the competitiveness of a tournament that has no teams from outside the traditional top 5 leagues in its knockout stages. RB Salzburg were one of the underdogs who came closest to qualifying, but couldn’t get the result they needed against Liverpool. We discuss some of their other bright young stars aside from Erling Braut Håland, as Liverpool are reportedly lining up a move for Japanese attacker Takumi Minamino. 

Elsewhere, after their elimination from the tournament, James gives a thorough assessment of Inter’s performances this season and how far they still have to go under Antonio Conte. Andy brings us a Lyon update after their laboured win over nine-man Nîmes, and Gennaro Gattuso is the new Napoli boss. We repeat: Gennaro Gattuso is the new Napoli boss. It’s tremendous stuff, it really is.

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