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Sid Lowe

Sid Lowe

    More Messi magic
    More Messi magic
    Pep Guardiola returned to the Camp Nou and was proved right: Leo Messi is unstoppable. "There is no system that can stop him," Guardiola had said,...
    How Suárez adds bite to FC Barcelona
    How Suárez adds bite to FC Barcelona
    The ball dropped in a long, long arch, Dani Alves' pass falling behind Pepe. Luis Suárez brought it down soft-footed, nudging it in front of him...
    A new era at the Nou Camp
    A new era at the Nou Camp
    Shirt off, wires on, thumbs up: it is the photograph that dominates the summer and it is the same every time, at every club and for every player. The...
    Mourinho is just looking for love
    Mourinho is just looking for love
    Real Madrid's 10th European Cup will have to wait and so will José Mourinho's third. Next season they will continue their quest for...
    From torment to teamplay for Torres
    From torment to teamplay for Torres
    Fernando Torres has admitted that he became exactly the kind of player he had always despised when he reached a point when he did not care whether...
    That's history, now for the future
    That's history, now for the future
    Sergio Ramos dashed past, the last man out of the Olympic Stadium in Kiev, carrying the Henri Delaunay trophy. A Spanish flag was folded up on its...
    Dani Alves: Right back on fast forward
    Dani Alves: Right back on fast forward
    Dani Alves sits behind a large desk in his office in Sant Just Desvern, a small town near Barcelona, wearing a shirt, tie and jacket. Behind him, a...
    Barcelona's bid for redemption against Chelsea
    Barcelona's bid for redemption against Chelsea
    Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola held out his hand, palm facing forwards and fingers spread wide. "Five," he said, "five." A few minutes before,...
    Back where it all began
    Back where it all began
    When Francesc Fabregas was growing up there was one possession he treasured above all others: a Barcelona shirt signed by Pep Guardiola. The former...
    Minister battles for control of services Seta
    Minister battles for control of services Seta
    Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande is locked in a battle with the board of the services Sector Education Training Authority (Seta) over...
    Man United's Ferguson is ready to forget Rome
    Man United's Ferguson is ready to forget Rome
    From Sir Alex Ferguson, there were no excuses. Sometimes there is no option but to admit the other side were better and, that evening in Rome, it...
    Liverpool was chaotic, says Torres
    Liverpool was chaotic, says Torres
    Fernando Torres has revealed that he resolved to leave Liverpool long before his January transfer to Chelsea because the club was in "chaos". In a...