Tag: champions league

Zinedine Zidane: the Juventus diaries

While the legend of Zinedine Zidane was cemented at Real Madrid and for France, his Juventus years were crucial in his path to greatness

Pierluigi Collina: the outlier in black

For a decade at the top, no referee in world football compared to the intensity and integrity with which Pierluigi Collina went about his business

José Mourinho: the Porto years

European football would never look the same again after a young José Mourinho took his talented Porto side to Champions League and domestic dominance

Liverpool and the defiant heroics of Istanbul

Facing the world’s best team in AC Milan, when Liverpool came in at half-time 3-0 down, all hope seemed lost. But hope was, in fact, all they had