10 Photos Of Football ‘Platoon Moments’

Chris Wright

13th, March 2012


By Chris Wright

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Right let’s set the scene.

The cloying, suffocating heat sends up shimmering mirages from the dust as Sgt. Elias is mowed down from behind by an entire squadron of Vietcong guerillas. Barber’s Adagio for Strings swells and pulses in the background. The head goes back, screaming at the senseless, euphoric depravity of it all. The arms reach, pleading for salvation from the heavens. The Chinook passes overhead…

Kaka, Champions League Final, AC Milan vs Liverpool, 2007

Pep Guardiola, Champions League Semi-Final, Barcelona vs Real Madrid, 2011

Wamberto, Ajax v RKC Waalwijk, 1999

Edwin van der Sar, Champions League Quarter Finals, Man Utd vs Chelsea, 2011

Ian Wright, UEFA Cup First Round, Arsenal v PAOK Salonika, 1997

Steve McManaman, England training, Euro 2000

Leo Franco,  UEFA Cup Fourth Round, Newcastle vs Real Mallorca, 2004

Brandi Chastain, Womens’ World Cup Final, USA vs China, 1999

Alessandro Del Piero, Champions League,  Juventus vs Real Madrid, 2008

Fernando Hierro, Champions League Final, Real Madrid vs Bayer Leverkusen, 2002

(Photos: PA)