Parma In The 1990s – Defining Italian Football’s Golden Age

To sum up the strength of Italian football towards the end of the 20th century, you need only look at the team that helped Parma dismantle French outfit Olympique Marseille in the 1999 UEFA Cup final. On the night, a 3-0 win at Moscow’s Luzhniki Stadium cemented their dominance. These were calcio’s glory years, Serie[…]

Messi Hits 50 for Argentina

Lionel Messi became just the second Argentina player in history to score 50 international goals after scoring against Bolivia on Wednesday. Argentina were awarded a penalty in the 29th minute when Ronald Eguino fouled Éver Banega. Messi was on target from the spot and put the Albiceleste 2-0 up against the Andean nation. It was Messi’s 50th[…]