Monthly Archives: November 2012

Champions League goals 2012-13: Memorable strikes from men at the back


Leonardo Bonucci Juventus vs Shakhtar Donetsk

Just as the world debated over whether Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s acrobatic strike was better than Maradona’s jinking run in ‘86 or Zidane’s volley against Bayern Leverkusen in the 2002 Champions League final, Milan’s French centre back Phillipe Mexes scored an overhead kick to rival the Swede’s finish and give the Rossoneri faithful something to smile about this season.

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Future Premier League stars on temporary leave


Kevin De Buyne Werder Bremen

When you’ve got the money in the bank you can invest in a squad that can deliver almost immediate success.  That extra financial clout also means being able to cherry pick the prodigious young talents that can will form the foundations of a dominant side for years to come.

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Pep Guardiola: Chelsea, Manchester United, Arsenal or Manchester City?


Pep Guardiola at Barcelona

14 trophies in four years, he will forever be associated with a football club that played (and still plays) some of the most scintillating football in the modern era and his meticulous approach to match preparation means when his football sabbatical is over, there will be no shortage of suitors wanting to give him a job.

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