Javier Hernández and the underrated art of the clinical goalscorer | Marcus Christenson

After Miroslav Klose’s retirement, Bayer Leverkusen’s Champions League tie with Tottenham showcases another with rare talents of movement and anticipation

There are many things in football that are incredibly beautiful. Lionel Messi at full flow. A Dimitri Payet free-kick. Or, indeed, a simple toe poke, such as Ronaldinho’s against Chelsea back in 2005.

The list is long. We can marvel at warm-ups (Diego Maradona with Opus in the background is a classic ), crossfield passes or even sliding tackles. Not to mention nutmegs. Wonderful things.

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