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This is, in his own opinion, the best game Romario ever played. It’s also one of the craziest games ever seen in La Liga.
Pep Guardiola’s Barcelona may be the strongest side of all time, their monopoly on possession often results in games lacking in drama or spectacle. The same can’t be said of the original Barcelona Dreamteam, as this 1994 encounter with Atletico Madrid beautifully demonstrates. Earlier in the 93/94 season Atletico had pulled off a sensation by beating Cruyff’s Barcelona despite a classy hat trick from Romario: 4-3. The Dreamteam knew it couldn’t afford to drop points again. With Laudrup relegated to the bench, Cruyff looked once more to Romario to deliver a world class performance.
Before Zidane popularized Le Roulette, before Iniesta popularized La Croqueta and before Ronaldinho popularized the no-look pass, Michael Laudrup was regularly fooling opponents with any of the above mentioned tricks. With his vision, intelligence, technique and dribbling skills, Laudrup is without question one of the finest European players of all time.