Archive for the ‘European Football’ Category

The year before The Queen experienced her annus horriblis, Diego Armando Maradona was in the grip of one of his own, during what would be a particularly grim decade for The Greatest Footballer of All Time. (more…)

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18th May 1994

Champions League Final

AC Milan 4-0 Barcelona 

With England travelling to Montenegro with some trepidation on Tuesday night, what better time to revisit the finest hour of their greatest ever player, Dejan Savicevic? (more…)

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19th April 1997

Serie A

Bologna 0-1 Juventus

Juventus’ 2-0 win at Bologna’s Stadio Renato Dall’Ara on Saturday night leaves them with the champagne virtually on ice – nine points clear, they are, like most of the table toppers in Europe’s major leagues, virtually home and hosed. (more…)

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If you’re going to acquire the nickname ‘Pele’, you need to have a very special footballing gift (or hopeless predictive powers and an enthusiasm for Nicky Butt and viagra, not necessarily in that order). (more…)

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31st August 1997

Serie A

Inter 2-1 Brescia

August 31st, 1997. Britain wakes up to the news that Diana, Princess of Wales has been killed in a car crash in Paris. (more…)

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6th March 1997

Cup Winners’ Cup Quarter Final, First Leg

Brann Bergen 1-1 Liverpool

With the Rodgers Revolution kicking off in low-key fashion last night, as Liverpool embarked on their Europa League campaign with a narrow first leg victory over FC Gomel in Belarus, it’s fitting that The Reds’ European exploits are featured in our first 90s Goal of the Week – an outstanding piece of forward play from property tycoon Robert Bernard Fowler. (more…)

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Benfica. One of the most decorated clubs in football’s rich history. Twice champions of Europe, and the winner of more Primeira Liga championships than any other Portuguese side with 32 titles, their breathtaking Estadio Ruiz has been graced by some of the game’s greats. (more…)