With AC Milan and Barcelona having become very familiar with each other in recent seasons in the UEFA Champions League, FIFA.com looks back at some of the classic encounters between this pair of European giants.
Featuring Mario Balotelli having a laugh at Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s expense, Messrs Raiola and Stoichkov ridiculing Gareth Bale’s transfer value, and Carlos Alberto Parreira comparing Neymar to a force of nature.
Featuring Simun Samuelsen on Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s bad behaviour, Jose Mourinho on how he was Barcelona’s nemesis and Giovanni Trapattoni comparing the current Spain team to the Brazil one of Pele and Co.
Nikolay Mihaylov chats to FIFA.com about breaking out of the shadow of his famous father, his pride in being the son of the former goalkeeper, the golden generation of Hristo Stoichkov and Co, and Bulgaria’s quest to reach Brazil 2014.
Today Sao Paulo fans woke up basking in the glory of a maiden Copa Sudamericana title, exactly 20 years after club icon Rai led them to their first Intercontinental Cup triumph at the expense of Barcelona.
FIFA.com looks back on the career of the man considered to be Bulgaria’s finest ever player, the indomitable and outspoken Hristo Stoichkov.