Up-close and personal montage of Ronaldinho’s singular influence at Atletico Mineiro

The almost caricatured eulogising of Ronaldinho’s charismatic samba show-boating is common knowledge. Less discernible, however, is O Gaucho’s methodical preparation, and the absolute concentration that he puts into every game. Far from being simply an inspirational Malandro magician, Dinho’s taken on the role of leader on and off the pitch at Atletico Mineiro in their incredible and […]

Hallowe’en comes early as St Etienne climb above Rennes following 2-0 win

St Etienne 2 – Rennes 0 (Ligue 1, October 26, 2012) Pierre-Emerick Aubamayang scored the first for Les Verts, finishing well into the bottom corner. Renaud Cohade got the second to round off a comfortable win. Fright Night! Aubamayang rings in Hallowe’en early with strategically placed Spiderman mask

2-1 up with 8 minutes to go, lose 3-2 : Barça B get Barça’d by Recre

Barcelona B 2 – Recreativo Huelva 3 (Liga Adelante, October 26, 2012) Thiago’s younger brother Rafinha hit the post early on. Gerard Deulofeu scored first for the Catalan colts. Rafael made it 2-1 Barca. Szymanowski pulled it back to 2-2 on 83, and Jonathan Valle completed Recre’s comeback, cutting right through the Barca defence all too easily

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