Tag: ac milan

The dazzling brilliance of peak Kaká at Old Trafford in 2007

This feature is part of Virtuoso The Champions League is, without question, club football’s grandest stage, affording individuals talented enough, and those with the itch for greatness, the opportunity to strut their…

Leonardo Bonucci and a bizarre year in Milan

As the next instalment of one of Italian football’s fiercest rivalries, this Sunday’s clash between AC Milan and Juventus is hardly in need of a talking point or two to grab the…

Etched in stone: the genius of Giuseppe Meazza

He woke up groggily, still half-asleep, and looked around. He recognised the room but was less sure about who the two women each side of him were. Sitting up in the ruffled sheets,…

The perfect harmony of Marco van Basten and Ruud Gullit

This feature is part of Duology Football is blessed with a most illustrious history of superb duos that have made their livings creating nothing short of magic on the pitch. One team…

What happened to Yoann Gourcuff, the next Zidane?

It was a goal that was impossible to ignore, the kind of high-level showboatery that’s worth the price of admission alone. On a misty January evening inside the Stade Chaban-Delmas in Bordeaux,…