Dropping that knowledge bomb

Jimbo welcomes James Horncastle, Julien Laurens, Raphael Honigstein and Alvaro Romeo into the Euro pod after a hugely eventful week in the world of football.

Lyon v Marseille is abandoned after yet more crowd trouble in France, with Dimitri Payet on the receiving end of a missile, not for the first time this season.

In the Champions League, PSG travel to Manchester with speculation rife about Mauricio Pochettino. Could he actually be about to take the reins at Old Trafford here and now?

Napol and Milan suffer their first defeats of the season as the Rossoneri’s attention turns to a great escape in the Champions League. The same goes for Xavi’s Barcelona as they take on Benfica.

Covid 19 vaccination is very much in the news in Germany, with Bayern suspending salaries for players who end up in quarantine. And some peculiar goings on at Werder Bremen.

Plus the panel discuss the Premier League’s new bumper TV deal in the USA. Could they kill the competition in Europe or will the smaller clubs continue to sell smart?


RUNNING ORDER: 
 
• PART 1: Moment of the weekend (02m 00s)
• PART 2: More crowd trouble in France (05m 30s) 
• PART 3a: Pochettino’s future (16m 00s) 
• PART 3b: The pick of the Champions League fixtures (21m 00s)
• PART 4: The impact of the Premier League US TV deal on the rest of Europe (35m 00s)
• PART 5: Vaccinations in the news in Germany (49m 00s)
• PART 6: Serie A – Napoli and Milan beaten at last (56m 30s)

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