• Abidal: Ronaldo injury gave Portugal an advantage in Euro final

    Abidal: Ronaldo injury gave Portugal an advantage in Euro final

    The now-retired left back joked that the Real Madrid star was not really missed by his nation on their way to the title, and tipped Umtiti to keep improving at Camp Nou.

    Former Barcelona star Eric Abidal has suggested that Cristiano Ronaldo’s early injury helped Portugal on their way to victory in the Euro 2016 final.

    The striker played just a handful of minutes against France before limping off the pitch, and he watched on as Eder scored the decisive goal in […]

  • ‘We’re dead’ – Barcelona great reveals how they tormented Man Utd in 2011 CL final

    ‘We’re dead’ – Barcelona great reveals how they tormented Man Utd in 2011 CL final

    Former Barcelona defender Eric Abidal has given a brutal assessment of Manchester United’s performance in the 2011 Champions League final between the two clubs.

    Abidal’s Barca side were at their peak under Pep Guardiola at the time, and thoroughly outplayed United to win 3-1 at Wembley, lifting the trophy at the expense of the Red Devils for the second time in three seasons.

    Speaking now in a new book about Andres Iniesta, Abidal recalls how the Spanish midfield maestro was on top […]