The 4-4 draw between Lazio and Milan will always be one of the greatest games. Shevshenko scored a massive hattrick against what experts (and Ferguson) say was the greatest team at the time. Abiatti although he conceded 4 goals was incredible pulling off some worldies.
after he scored on his Chelsea debut in the Community Shield i genuinely thought he was going to continue on and be a star in the Premier League. he was phenomenal in Italy
I still think he may have been looking across to see where everyone was in the box. His smile afterwards had that “I totally meant to cross that” embarrassment to it. Just from the position and the way he hit it, it seems nearly impossible he meant it but it still ended up as one of the most memorable goals from that era.
Disagree with that. It’s definitely a cross where he’s trying to lead whoever is making the runs into the box with. Since he isn’t really a wide player it looks a little unorthodox, but it’s an easy way to get some whip on the ball without really having that classic technique you think of. Also, a player like him would have a look at goal, here he’s clearly looking across the box.
No I don’t think they count him as a legend. He was great for them for a few years, then Kaka came in and started taking the limelight. So yeah he was a great player, but if he’s a legend anywhere it’s probably at Benfica. Milan fans have a lot of other legends before they’d count Rui Costa as a Milan legend, but you’d have to ask a Milan fan about that.
Shevchenko was such a beautiful talent when he was in form. It’s a shame a move to Chelsea ruined his career. He had a close relationship with Abramovich, so we spent a world record amount on him only for Jose to get upset and tell Roman to piss off because he’s happy with his striking options and he won’t play Shevchenko. What could have been if it was handled properly….
The consensus among pundits at the time was that he was trying to cross the ball but didn’t quite catch it right, and it ended up soaring over Buffon’s head.
The more astounding thing is the way he runs over Montero and Pessotto as if it was nothing, with Edgar Davids at his heels no less!