Monthly Archives: July 2012

EL ENIGMA

It is the end of a tumultuous, tempest, torrid yet tantalizing love affair.

Long after the final whistle had gone in the 2012 Copa Libertadores final, long after Corinthians had celebrated their first Copa Libertadores win in their 100 year history, the Press were still there. They were waiting. They were however not waiting for the winners of the South American version of the Champions League. They were waiting for Juan Roman Riquelme. Read the rest of this entry

THE GREAT SPANIARDS

“Spain are a step above everyone else.”

Daniele De Rossi

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Tarcisio Burgnich had no doubt in his mind.

“I told myself before the game, ‘he’s made of skin and bones just like everyone else’ — but I was wrong.”

Italy had just been on the end of the best performance from an international team. The Azteca Stadium had been left buzzing. The 1970 FIFA World Cup final had ended 4-1 to Brazil. The Italian catenaccio system had just been crushed. Read the rest of this entry

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