Episode 2 - Curtain Up

Day 2 at Italia ’90 saw the introduction of hosts Italy to the tournament. Hopes were high for a home win, and who could disagree with them being posted as bookies’ favourites? Their squad was possibly the best in the competition and with a football mad Italian public willing them to victory, it would have been hard to bet against them. Also discussed on today’s show is the uncertain future facing the teams and players from the eastern bloc states such as the Soviet Union and Romania who met each other on this day. With the fall of the Berlin Wall and the collapse of Communism their lives would be changed forever after Italia ’90.

HOST: Mark Godfrey

GUESTS: Simon Hart (World in Motion – the Inside Story of Italia 90), Ioan Lupescu (Romania, Dinamo Bucharest, Bayer Leverkusen), Gabriele Marcotti (ESPN)

MUSIC: UV Protection

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