Nou Camp, June 17, 2001. On the final day of the La Liga season Barcelona hosted Valencia in a straight shoot-out for Spain's last Champions League position. It would be one or the other. But not both.

Steve Mc Manaman recalls: “At the time Arsenal were flying. They had the meanest defence in the league and we knew it would be a difficult game but within about four minutes it was all over."

Ajax and Johan Cruyff. The two are synonymous with each other. One is Dutch football's best-known club team, the other is its greatest ever player.

There is a statue at the Artemio Franchi stadium in Florence. The inscription reads: “Indomitable warrior, tenacious in his quest and loyal of heart”. Not many footballers...

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