Xabi Alonso, Atletico Madrid and the incredible Champions League duel
IT’S remarkable that a man in a suit and a tie can be one of the most iconic images of the Champions League given all the action, colour, daring, skill and on-pitch drama it spews out to us.
But Xabi Alonso is that dude. Suffering the same fate at Paul Scholes and Roy Keane in 1999 and our own Darren Fletcher 10 years later the suspended Spaniard was in agony in the stands in Lisbon as his team sweated it out against Atlético Madrid in the 2014 final.
As Diego Simeone’s Atleti hold on to their 1-0 lead until after the 90th minute the Basque midfielder is a picture.
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