It’s about half an hour into Chelsea’s Champions League quarter-final second leg tie with Benfica and John Obi Mikel catches Pablo Aimar. The Argentine falls to the turf in a dramatic fashion and a collective groan from the Stamford Bridge faithful descends as the words, ‘Get up you cheating bastard!’ emanate from the seats around me. Even from my view it’s difficult to see if it’s simulation, but what was clear as a day was that from the first minute, the diminutive midfielder had been pulling the strings in the quest to keep his side’s European dream alive.
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It was the summer of 2007; It rained, then rained some more. There were particulalry dark clouds forming over North London where the talismanic Thierry Henry decided to pack his bags for Barcelona, while in Manchester want-away winger Cristiano Ronaldo wanted to follow the Frenchman to Spain, but decided to put up with the weather for a couple more seasons.