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AC Milan 4 Barcelona 0

In the 1994 Champions League final, two European heavyweights collided but it was Fabio Capello’s Rossoneri that dominated the game and dismantled Johan Cruyff’s Barca side by four goals to nil, with goals for the Serie A side coming from Massaro (2), Savicevic and Desailly. The convincing win made it AC Milan’s fifth European Cup […]

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Footballing Icons: RONALDO R9

Legendary Brazilian striker R9 is regarded as one of the best footballers to ever grace the game. The powerful forward had pace in abundance and quick feet that left many a defender in his wake, combined with his clinical and deadly finishing in front of goal he earned himself the nickname ‘O Fenômeno‘ which translates […]

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Dream Team

Michael Laudrup of Denmark was signed by Johan Cryuff from Juventus in 1989. He was one of the restricted three foreign players allowed in the team, alongside Dutch defender Ronald Koeman and Bulgarian striker Hristo Stoichkov, who were the pillars of the Barça “Dream Team”, along with rising stars Pep Guardiola, José Mari Bakero, and Txiki Begiristain. He made 166 appearances and scored […]

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Footballing Icons: Johan CRUYFF

The Dutch attacking midfield maestro was born in Amsterdam, The Netherlands in 1947. He made his debut for his hometown club Ajax in 1964 and turned around their fortunes, becoming a dominant force domestically and on the continent with three consecutive European Cup titles between 1971-1973. On a individual level Johan was awarded the Ballon […]

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European Goals Galore

Following on from previous blogs featuring the high-scoring games in the English Premier and Football Leagues, we take a look at another collection of goal-crazy matches, this time in the main ‘super-heavyweight’ European leagues of Germany’s Bundesliga, Spain’s La Liga, and Italy’s Serie A from the early 90’s to the mid 2000s. Just after Christmas […]

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The Rock

Marcel ‘The Rock’ Desailly scores the final goal for AC Milan against Barcelona in the 1994 European Cup Final to help give Fabio Capello’s Rossoneri an emphatic 4-0 scoreline in the Olympic Stadium, Athens. A first half brace from Daniele Massaro and one from Dejan Savićević had already put Milano three goals to the good. […]

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Cruyff and Me: A 40-Year Love Affair

When you’re 12 or 13 years old, you have heroes. You have infatuations. You want to emulate and imitate. In 1972, that might have meant sticking platform shoes on or glitter in your hair. Or pretending to be Dutch. To most people, Holland was a flat country with windmills and people wearing clogs. But in […]

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