Two of Europe’s most feared strikers, Zlatan Ibrahimović and Erling Haaland, take starring roles in the latest issue of the UEFA Champions League magazine.
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The current edition of the quarterly providing a fresh take on the UEFA Champions League features some of the biggest names in the game.
Swedish legend Zlatan Ibrahimović explains the secrets of his longevity. The Milan star shows his reflective side as he charts his progress back to the top after a career-threatening injury four years ago.
“It’s my job to score goals.” Erling Haaland is certainly fulfilling that brief. Dortmund’s Norwegian striking sensation talks about his whirlwind rise, some fascinating Instagram pics, and his love of finding the net.
Klopp and Nagelsmann talk coaching
Turning to the top coaches, we listen in on a fascinating Zoom chat between Liverpool's Jürgen Klopp and Leipzig's Julian Nagelsmann. The two Germans discuss, among other things, the difficulties of managing a team during the Covid crisis.
Pochettino and Desailly
Elsewhere, we catch up with Paris Saint-Germain coach Mauricio Pochettino, talking wolves with the Argentinian whose team tamed Barcelona in this season's round of 16. There's also a video – and article – in which French great Marcel Desailly recalls his back-to-back European Cup wins with Marseille and Milan in 1993 and 1994.
Travel, music, food and more
Away from the pitch, Sevilla's Ivan Rakitić opens up about his love for the Andalusian capital; Swiss fan Pascal Claude spins us some tunes from his eclectic football singles record collection; women's football star Ali Riley tries to get us eating more healthily; and we salute the Champions League’s starball logo, 20 years after its first appearance on the adidas Finale ball.
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