Tag: barcelona

When Mark Hughes played two games in one day

Between stints at Barcelona and Man United, Mark Hughes starred for Bayern Munich. This is the story of how he played for Wales and Bayern in 24 hours

Rivaldo: the shameless showman from the favelas

Peter Schmeichel often produced not only brilliant reactions with his saves but brilliant reactions to goals he could not save. He was a great animator between the sticks for Manchester United, and perhaps…

The decorated, destructive and damned career of Robert Prosinečki

In February 2002, over 12,000 fans packed themselves into Fratton Park to see former Real Madrid and Barcelona maestro Robert Prosinečki score a scintillating hat-trick against Barnsley. What should have been an easy three…

Johan Neeskens: more than just the other Johan

July 3, 1974: crowds throng the Westfalenstadion in a match between two immensely talented sides. A match whose victor would face the host nation in a quest to etch their names into the…

Juan Román Riquelme: the dream comes first

Illustration by Matt Steven The number 10 was an important part of Juan Román Riquelme’s life. It would be the defining number on the back of his shirt – perhaps the last number…