Liam Whelan, Remembering Ireland’s Busby Babe

In September 1957, Liam Whelan scored twice in a European Cup tie for Manchester United against Shamrock Rovers at Dalymount Park, just up the road from where he grew up in Dublin. Less than five months later, the Irishman would perish along with seven team-mates in the Munich Air Disaster. 

It’s the Finale Countdown

Could this be what Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo fight over to mesmerise the planet in a possible Clasico Champions League final? Adidas have revealed the official match-ball inspired by Munich’s Allianz Arena.