Focus on France

Resurgent Pastore ready for Lyon

December 15, 2012
By Andy Brassell
When Javier Pastore arrived at Aeroport Charles de Gaulle in August 2011 to join up with Paris Saint-Germain, his trademark playboy locks had been shorn. Instead, he sported twin tramlines on the side of his head that would have made Vanilla Ice blush, the sort of go-faster stripes that declared that the Argentinian prodigy meant business.

The change wasn't even skin-deep, it turned out, as Pastore has struggled to adapt to French football. That wasn't entirely surprising, after a player ...

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