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In 2007, The Football Ramble was born out of Luke Moore, Pete Donaldson, Marcus Speller and Jim Campbell’s passion for the most popular sport in the world—as well as a shared inability to take themselves too seriously. Since then, the boys have come a very long way: from a best-selling book to sold out live shows. Now, with the return of football post-lockdown, the Football Ramble brings you daily episodes of equal parts insight and hilarity. All this and more, Monday through Saturday. Lend us your ears and we’ll keep you up to date with the latest stories from the Premier League and all around Europe, all with an eye for both the sublime and the ridiculous.

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The Blizzard: Barcelona 2-1 Arsenal, 2006


We’re back for some North London heartbreak on today’s episode of Greatest Games, in association with The Blizzard. BBC Sport’s Gavin Ramjuan joins us to discuss Arsenal’s 2-1 defeat to Barcelona in the 2006 Champions League final!


After transitioning out of the Invincibles era, this Arsenal side had become incredibly solid defensively – they only conceded two goals on their route to the final, during which they dispatched Real Madrid and Juventus. They met a Barcelona side that, though it had the early shoots of their infamous Pep Guardiola side, was not up to the same standards. Sol Campbell put the Londoners up with a powerful header but, after Jens Lehmann’s red card and fatigue began to set in, a Henrik Larsson-inspired comeback saw the Catalan side win only their second Champions League trophy. 


For more stories from the annals of football history, visit www.theblizzard.co.uk to explore their archives that contain over 700 articles of stories just like this one!


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