The Opponent is a six-part docuseries that aired late evenings on Rai3 starting on Monday 5th June. Marco Tardelli interviews six extraordinary sportsmen and sportswomen – Antonio Cassano, Roberto Mancini, Federica Pellegrini, Lea Pericoli, Michel Platini and Franco Menichelli – who talk about their opponents, the difficulties and inner demons they had to overcome in their careers both on and off the pitch, on their way to success.

“L’Avversario”, a Rai Cultura and Stand by Me production, is hosted by Marco Tardelli. Creative producer: Simona Ercolani. Written by Andrea Felici and Giulia Soi. Rai delegates: Mario Sagna and Serena Valeri; Executive producer Stand by me: Simona Meli. Directed by Daniele Babbo.