Tag: independiente

The rivalry and brotherhood of Diego and Gabriel Milito

“In May 2016, the final round of Argentine Primera División fixtures heralded the retirement of 36-year-old Diego Milito. A short distance across Buenos Aires, Gabriel Milito, Diego’s younger brother by 14 months, was…

What curse? How Atlético Madrid became world champions

Although it became the go-to excuse for various failures over the years, Atlético Madrid are not cursed, nor have they ever been. In a way, Los Rojiblancos are actually one of the…

The decline, fall and rebirth of the Intercontinental Cup

AT THE 1958 Congress of the South American Football Confederation (CONMEBOL) in Rio de Janeiro, the president of UEFA, Henry Delaunay, put forward a proposal for a competition between the top clubs…