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The Night Faustino Asprilla And Newcastle Stunned The Mighty Barcelona

17 Sep 1997: Michael Reiziger (left) of Barcelona takes on Faustino Asprilla (right) of Newcastle United during the Champions League match at St James'' Park in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England. Newcastle United won the match 3-2. Mandatory Credit: CliveBrunskill/Allsport

The latest in our series of classic matches remembers the night in September 1997 that Newcastle United took down Barcelona at St. James’ Park, with the help of a Colombian maverick. The Backstory  The expansion of Europe’s premier club competition from 16 teams to 24 in 1997 allowed for the inclusion of runners-up for the highest rated leagues to enter …

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Rivaldo Has Announced His Retirement From The Game

Brazilian legend Rivaldo has announced his retirement from the game. With the ability to play as a striker and an attacking midfielder, Rivaldo has had an incredible career playing for fourteen different clubs, his most successful spell coming with Catalan giants Barcelona. Rivaldo formed an outstanding partnership with Patrick Kluivert, scoring 92 goals in 182 appearances. This incredible finish put Barcelona …

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Five Other Insane Halfway Line Goals To Match Carli Lloyd’s

Carli Lloyd had a night to remember for USA in the Women’s World Cup final on Sunday night as she not only lifted the World Cup as captain but also scored the quickest goal in the Women’s World Cup history, after just 3 minutes. The American also scored the quickest hat-trick in a Women’s World Cup final and scored the first ever …

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Top Ten Clips Of Fans Getting Hit Right In The Kisser

Following Manchester City star Yaya Touré’s wayward shot at the weekend, which unfortunately caught an unsuspecting little girl in the head, we have selected some of the most unfortunate instances of fans and reporters getting hit with an assortment of stray balls.  10. The Tamworth thunderbolt This tackle caused an absolute thunderbolt of a shot to fly into the crowd. Beware …

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Why Romario Was Better Than Lionel Messi Will Ever Be

Our Brazilian football expert argues that Romario was a better player than Lionel Messi will ever be and discusses his rationale for selecting his compatriot.  Warning: May contain strong bias. Actuallly, a truckload of bias. Discussions on who is/was the best football player of all times are endless. Everyone is entitled to their own opinion and the beauty of this sport is that there …

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TBT: ‘Now One Korean Has Killed 70 million Turks’

This weeks Throwback Thursday looks at the 2002 World Cup where Brazilain attacker Rivaldo made the headlines for the wrong reasons. Rivaldo was dallying over a corner with Brazil leading 2-1 thanks to a late penalty. Then Blackburn defender Hakan Unsal kicked the ball in frustration and Riavldo was struck on the thigh. The Barcelona player reacted by collapsing to the …

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Brazil 2002 vs Brazil 2014

There have been many comments that Brazil haven’t been as exciting to watch this summer as their other teams have been in the past. Sarah Fitzpatrick is here to compare the current side to previous Brazil teams. There is a simple reason for the regression in the Brazil team. They have begun a new era opting for youth and potential …

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World Cup Heroes: Rivaldo

The World Cup in begins on Thursday and it seems only fitting that this week’s World Cup Hero article is dedicated to a Brazilian legend. Pele and Ronaldo have already been discussed in the last few weeks, so it’s time to focus on another Brazilian who played a major role in a World Cup competition. This week’s World Cup hero is Rivaldo. …

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