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In praise of Hernán Crespo’s goal for Milan v Liverpool in the 2005 final

Milan threw away their 3-0 lead in the 2005 Champions League final but Crespo’s stunning goal should still be cherishedBy Emmet Gates for The Gentleman UltraWhen sport was cancelled during those uncertain days of the first Covid lockdown last year, new…

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In praise of Hernán Crespo’s goal for Milan v Liverpool in the 2005 final

Milan threw away their 3-0 lead in the 2005 Champions League final but Crespo’s stunning goal should still be cherishedBy Emmet Gates for The Gentleman UltraWhen sport was cancelled during those uncertain days of the first Covid lockdown last year, new…

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In praise of Hernán Crespo’s goal for Milan v Liverpool in the 2005 final

Milan threw away their 3-0 lead in the 2005 Champions League final but Crespo’s stunning goal should still be cherishedBy Emmet Gates for The Gentleman UltraWhen sport was cancelled during those uncertain days of the first Covid lockdown last year, new…

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In praise of Hernán Crespo’s goal for Milan v Liverpool in the 2005 final

Milan threw away their 3-0 lead in the 2005 Champions League final but Crespo’s stunning goal should still be cherishedBy Emmet Gates for The Gentleman UltraWhen sport was cancelled during those uncertain days of the first Covid lockdown last year, new…

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In praise of Hernán Crespo’s goal for Milan v Liverpool in the 2005 final

Milan threw away their 3-0 lead in the 2005 Champions League final but Crespo’s stunning goal should still be cherishedBy Emmet Gates for The Gentleman UltraWhen sport was cancelled during those uncertain days of the first Covid lockdown last year, new…

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In praise of Hernán Crespo’s goal for Milan v Liverpool in the 2005 final

Milan threw away their 3-0 lead in the 2005 Champions League final but Crespo’s stunning goal should still be cherishedBy Emmet Gates for The Gentleman UltraWhen sport was cancelled during those uncertain days of the first Covid lockdown last year, new…

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Spain manager Luis Enrique has a long and bloody history with Italy

The last time Enrique faced Italy at a tournament he had his nose broken in defeat, but he says revenge is not on his mindBy Emmet Gates for The Gentleman UltraSpain and Italy have history. Not only have the teams met five times in the last four Europe…

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Spain manager Luis Enrique has a long and bloody history with Italy

The last time Enrique faced Italy at a tournament he had his nose broken in defeat, but he says revenge is not on his mindBy Emmet Gates for The Gentleman UltraSpain and Italy have history. Not only have the teams met five times in the last four Europe…

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Franco Baresi: ‘You need team spirit and this Italy side is a united group’

The Milan legend assesses Italy’s chances at Euro 2020, discusses Fikayo Tomori and remembers Diego MaradonaBy Emmet Gates for The Gentleman UltraThese are heady days for Italy. After the nadir of the Gian Piero Ventura era, in which they failed to qua…

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Franco Baresi: ‘You need team spirit and this Italy side is a united group’

The Milan legend assesses Italy’s chances at Euro 2020, discusses Fikayo Tomori and remembers Diego MaradonaBy Emmet Gates for The Gentleman UltraThese are heady days for Italy. After the nadir of the Gian Piero Ventura era, in which they failed to qua…

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When Juventus won the Champions League 25 years ago

Juventus have lost five Champions League finals but everything clicked for them in the 1995-96 seasonBy Emmet Gates for The Gentleman UltraTeams do not usually sell their best player and go on to win the Champions League, but that’s exactly what Juvent…

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Remembering Roberto Baggio’s greatest goal 20 years later

Baggio saved his best goal for the end of his career: two touches of genius for Brescia against Juventus at the Stadio Delli Alpi By Emmet Gates for The Gentleman UltraIt’s two weeks before the start of the 2000-01 Serie A season and Roberto Baggio is …

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Tony Dorigo on England, Italy and a short stint with Souness at Torino

Dorigo recalls being asked to throw a game, training with Graeme Souness and defending for Gianluigi LentiniBy Emmet Gates for The Gentleman UltraTony Dorigo is best known for his years as a swashbuckling full-back who marauded up and down the left fla…

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Tony Dorigo on England, Italy and a short stint with Souness at Torino

Dorigo recalls being asked to throw a game, training with Graeme Souness and defending for Gianluigi LentiniBy Emmet Gates for The Gentleman UltraTony Dorigo is best known for his years as a swashbuckling full-back who marauded up and down the left fla…

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Tony Dorigo on England, Italy and a short stint with Souness at Torino

Dorigo recalls being asked to throw a game, training with Graeme Souness and defending for Gianluigi LentiniBy Emmet Gates for The Gentleman UltraTony Dorigo is best known for his years as a swashbuckling full-back who marauded up and down the left fla…

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The mystery of Fiorentina’s cult Super Mario football shirt | Emmet Gates

The Mario away shirt is one of the holy grails for collectors, but dig deeper and not all is what it seemsBy Emmet Gates for The Gentleman UltraDuring the explosion of the vintage football shirt scene over the last decade, certain shirts have emerged a…

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Diego Maradona at 60: six of his greatest goals for Napoli

Maradona spent his peak years at Napoli. To celebrate his 60th birthday, here are six of his best goals for the clubBy Emmet Gate for The Gentleman Ultra“Thank you to my sources of inspiration: Federico Fellini, Talking Heads, Martin Scorsese and Diego…

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Gabriel Batistuta at 50: celebrating seven of his greatest goals

Was there a more exotic footballer in the 1990s than Batigol? This collection of his best goals suggests not By Emmet Gates for The Gentleman UltraThe 1990s was perhaps the last great decade for centre-forwards. With coaches yet to shift to one-striker…

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Remembering Michael Jackson’s peculiar relationship with football

The King of Pop loved the Nice shirt, had a statue at Fulham, raised money for Exeter City and was a very astute punditBy Emmet Gates for The Set Pieces, of the Sport Network“Good luck to all of the World Cup finalists this weekend!” read one post on T…

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When Marcello Lippi joined Juventus and knocked Milan off their perch

Marcello Lippi, who turns 70 today, has lifted just about every trophy on offer to an Italian manager, but winning the double with Juventus in 1995 remains a truly special achievementBy Emmet Gates for The Gentleman UltraIn any discussion about the gre…