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Uli Hesse

Uli Hesse is the author of nine football books, the most recent of which (Building the Yellow Wall) will be published by Orion in August. He has written more than 400 columns for ESPN and worked for numerous magazines in Germany and abroad. He is now an editor at 11Freunde, Germany’s biggest football monthly.


The nine-goal thriller

There was a thrilling encounter going on at Anfield. At Milan, Real Madrid were experiencing the intensity of Inter. Paris Saint-Germain were experiencing that spending big money does not matter if you don’t realize what football is all about. Erling Haaland was doing his usual job. And, at Etihad, Manchester City joined the festival of goals to add extra spice to the night of Champions League – Don’t you dare to sleep at all!

PSG fall flat