Not the look of a man who once terrified defenders all around Europe.
2005 Confederations Cup final: Brazil 4-1 Argentina. The Brazilians battered their rivals and looked a simply unstoppable force on their way to retaining the World Cup in Germany in a year’s time. Adriano scored a brace in the final, taking his tournament tally to five on his way to the Golden Shoe as top goalscorer and Golden Ball as best player. The 24-year-old had the world at his feet. Continue reading →
With Monaco re-emerging as a European power thanks to the generosity of Russian oligarch Dmitry Rybolovlev, we’re looking back to last time the club from the principality made a major impression on the European stage. Continue reading →
Roberto Carlos runs down the left. He hooks the ball high into the box hoping a team-mate can make something of his hopeful ball. Thankfully the ball falls to Zinedine Zidane. The French genius swings his left boot and scores the most replayed goal in Champions League history to clinch a 2-1 victory in the 2002 final at Hampden Park. Continue reading →