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Champions League Final

By David Herman  

Richard Williams (Guardian, 22 May) is wrong as usual. He dismissed last night’s Champions League Final as a typical Premiership match, all rush and bustle, but no finesse. Where, or where, he asks were the skills of the great European teams — Read Madrid in the 1960s or Ajax in the 1970s?

Last night’s final only lacked one thing: goals. There were two reasons for that: bad luck and superb defending. And this brings us to the flaw in Williams’ argument. The speed of the passing was at times awesome. The interplay between Rooney, Ronaldo and Tevez, or between the…

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