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Asian climax approaches

November 5, 2009
By Dileep Premachandran
(Archive)
The European Champions League comes with its own kaleidoscope of memories; Di Stefano and Puskas at Hampden Park, Ajax and Total Football, Manchester United and the great escape at the Nou Camp, Liverpool and the Miracle of Istanbul.

For football aficionados, the Copa Libertadores evokes similar images; the consistency of Independiente, the cynicism of Estudiantes, the magic of Flamengo's 1981 side and the flair with which Carlos Bianchi's Boca Juniors won titles. Africa's Champions League ...

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