50 of them
PSG are into the Champions League quarter-finals with a 6-1 aggregate win over Bayer Leverkusen.
They won 2-1 at the Parc des Princes after having beaten Bayer Leverkusen 4-0 in the last-16 first leg.
Zlatan missed two easy goals in both halves. All that tiring dare to Zlatan stuff is taking its toll…!
Tribute from Ray Hudson
Gerard Piqué wrote this letter to his captain. The message is as follows:
You were my guardian angel.
The day has arrived. You are leaving. It’s the law of life, but it is tough for me to imagine Barça without you. If I look back and remember Paris or Rome, the first image that comes to my mind is you lifting the European Cup. You gave the honour of lifting the trophy in Wembley to Abi, which just makes you even greater. My generation and those that come after do not know what the club will be like without Puyi in defence branding the captain’s armband and the number 5 on the back of his shirt. I think that nothing will ever be the same.
I met you 6 years ago. You were the captain and the emblem of the team and I was just a kid arriving, set on conquering the world. From day one we had a great relationship, both on and off the field. By your side I felt protected and I knew that if one day I made a mistake you’d always be there to save me. You were my guardian angel.
I know that I will miss our talks in the locker room, your advice and especially you giving us hell on the pitch. You are unique; a one-off. I find it amusing when they talk about signing “the new Puyol”. They can look all they want, but they’ll never find it.
Thanks for everything, Puyi.
Tribute from Johan Cryuff
Goals from Messi and Alves took down a 10 man Man City.
Atletico Madrid booked a quarter final spot after 17 years.
AC Milan were beaten comprehensively.They were beaten 4 -1 and that’s pretty comprehensive.
AC Milan will also probably miss out on European football next season as they are down in 10th place in Serie A.
Not good news .
Arsenal were faced with the unenviable task of having to produce a miracle.
They had to overturn a 2-0 first-leg deficit against Bayern Munich – a side that have not lost a Bundesliga match in 17 months.
They ended up doing what they have become pretty good at doing.
They bowed out.
Wenger is going to get a crick in his back from all this constant bowing that he has to do when his side bows out again and again.
To their credit Arsenal managed to hold Bayern Munich at bay to a 1 – 1 draw – though the equaliser came after a foul which the ref should have seen.
This time he’s in a place where lightning is striking all around him. – walking fearlessly where mere mortals would not dare to tread – fooling around with what looks like a metal football at the same time.
…called “Dare to Zlatan”
This one has him fooling about with a tiger and a football in a very cold place..
The action shifts to a very hot place. The tiger is missing.Probably evaporated.He’s still fooling around with a football…
Also Dare to Zlatan does not sound like good grammar.( Unless Zlatan in some language means to irritate a tiger sitting in very cold place , or fool around with a football in a very hot place)
Etihad Stadium was witness to scenes of gloom and despondency when an unlikely Wigan Athletic stunned Manchester City with a shock 2-1 quarter-final victory.
Arsenal get a shot at winning the FA Cup for the 11th time in their history ( last won in 2005)
They beat Everton 4 -1 and the good news is that the much maligned Ozil seems to be coming out of a period of extended winter hibernation.
Kung Fu Panda has a new dragon warrior to contend against.
Zlatan produced another of his trademark kung fu assists in PSG’s game against Bastia. Ezequiel Lavezzi went on to score from the pass.
PSG won the game 3- 0
A compilation of Zlatan’s superb dragon warrior goals below