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Leonardo Bonucci: The Soldier

Being confronted by an armed robber is the type of occurrence that generally offers only negative outcomes. Rationally, with the alternative being hurt or even killed, the immediate reaction would be to hand over whatever is asked for, without question. It’s the sort of traumatising experience that would seem impossible to prepare for, unimaginably difficult to deal with. The notion of confronting the robber wouldn’t cross the minds of most, yet this is exactly what Leonardo Bonucci did. (more…)

Lionel Messi And The Futility Of Tactics

There was an air of fatalism preceding Wednesday night’s Champions League semi-final first leg clash between Barcelona and Bayern Munich at Camp Nou. The feeling first descended upon Pep Guardiola’s throwing of lavish praise at the feet of his former pupil; Lionel Messi, during his Tuesday press conference. Speaking of Messi, Guardiola said: “Defending with nine in your area or 11 pressing high…there is no way to stop him. He is too good…there is not a system or a coach to stop talent of this magnitude.” (more…)