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Champions No4

Published: Wednesday 31 March 2004, 2.29CET
The spotlight turns to Arsenal FC's French striker Thierry Henry, who talks candidly about rumours linking him to Real Madrid CF, and how he might still be a winger but for Arsène Wenger.
Champions No4
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Published: Wednesday 31 March 2004, 2.29CET

Champions No4

The spotlight turns to Arsenal FC's French striker Thierry Henry, who talks candidly about rumours linking him to Real Madrid CF, and how he might still be a winger but for Arsène Wenger.

Europe's leading strikers occupy pride of place in the forthcoming edition of Champions, the official UEFA Champions League magazine, which is out now.

 

Spotlight on Henry
The spotlight in issue No4 is on Arsenal FC's brilliant French striker Thierry Henry, currently firing the Londoners towards the English domestic title and keeping the Gunners in the hunt for European club football's most prestigious trophy. Henry talks candidly about rumours linking him to Real Madrid CF, and how he might still be a winger but for the influence of Arsenal coach Arsène Wenger.

Strikers' special
Madrid's brilliant Spanish forward Raúl González also talks about how he reached the top of his profession, while FC Bayern München's Dutch spearhead Roy Makaay discusses his role at the Munich club, life in the German Bundesliga and the competition for places in the Dutch national team as UEFA EURO 2004™ draws closer.

Larsson's ten
Meanwhile, another sharpshooter, Celtic FC's Henrik Larsson, picks the ten Champions League forwards who have impressed him most over the past two seasons.

Beckenbauer experiences
There are also several fascinating glimpses into football's history. The great German Franz Beckenbauer speaks about his European and world experiences, the demise of his brief career as a movie actor, and how he views the modern-day game.

Looking back at Les Verts
A golden French era is remembered with a trip down memory lane to view the mid-1970s exploits of AS St Etienne, who reached the 1976 European Champion Clubs' Cup final before losing to Bayern München.

Fighting football racism
Amid the widespread campaign to rid football of racism, Champions discovers that a quarter of the players in this season's Champions League come from ethnic backgrounds. But where are the black coaches, Champions asks, as it considers how the evil of racism in football is being confronted in Europe.

The free-kick art
The current state of the game in eastern Europe is also analysed, and Norwegian champions Rosenborg BK come under the Champions microscope. The art of the free-kick is revealed, with current stars such Roberto Carlos and Ryan Giggs joined by past Brazilian masters Rivelino and Zico in showing how to take the perfect free-kick.

Madrid and Milan
Champions examines the history of table football, takes a peek inside Madrid's fantastic Santiago Bernabéu fortress, takes a tour around Milan and previews the Champions League quarter-finals. Add to that a wealth of statistics, and it is clear that the latest issue is a must for any football enthusiast.

Issue No4 of Champions, the official Champions League magazine appears in English, French and German, and is on sale in the shops and at Europe's major football stadiums now.

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