Barcelona passes too early on Saviola

September 22, 2004
By Jen Chang
Lost in Barcelona's exhilarating start to the new season is the absence of Javier Saviola, quite possibly the most underappreciated goalscorer in Europe.

The diminutive Argentine, nicknamed 'The Rabbit,' has been exiled on loan to Monaco for the season, in much the same fashion that Fernando Morientes was cast aside last season by Real Madrid.

Getting rid of Saviola may be the only major mistake Joan Laporta has made since he replaced the ineffective Joan Gaspart as Barcelona's ...

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