Ariel Ortega: the little donkey

Undefeated. That was the word on the minds of River Plate fans as their team marched into La Bombonera on 11 December 1994. Not once in their 93-year history had Los Millonarios won a trophy without losing a game.  And yet, as the fireworks hissed and the Boca fans jeered, those brave enough to travel from the northern barrios realised…

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The coming of age of Paulo Dybala

With the eyes of the world on him in Juventus’ first leg Champions League quarter-final clash against Barcelona, Paulo Dybala did not disappoint. La Joya (The Jewel) showed everyone exactly what he’s capable of by netting a lethal brace just 22 minutes into the game. Going into the game, the Spanish media ran rampant with…

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