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The results of the Euros’ round of 16 are in
Who do you believe is the favorite to win the tournament now?
This poll is closed
Sweden were eliminated by Ukraine 2-1 in extra time
Germany and Real Madrid maestro Toni Kroos fell to England 2-0
The Santiago Bernabeu is taking shape inside
Pele sends a message to Mbappe (Via AS)
Keep your head up, Kylian! Tomorrow is the first day of a new journey, @KMbappe.— Pelé (@Pele) June 28, 2021
A selection from Steven Mandis’ The Real Madrid Way
Di Stéfano used his elegant playing style, soccer intelligence, and leadership to integrate the players and teach them to value teamwork. His desire for self-improvement and professional pride set the team’s standard and became essential values of Real Madrid. Together with his gifted teammates, Di Stéfano invented modern professional team soccer and embodied all that is magical about it. The world-class players followed Di Stéfano’s lead because he was the undisputed leader, and also because these highly skilled players learned that eleven men, when given paint (the ball), could go on a canvas (the field) and paint a ninety-minute picture of imagination and beauty that expressed them. Anything less than ninety minutes of full effort and beautiful, exciting, and attacking soccer with elegance, style and class — whether the players were winning by several goals or losing — was considered an “unfinished painting” or disrespectful to the art and viewers.
Mandis, Steven G. “The Real Madrid Way: How Values Created the Most Successful Sports Team on the Planet.” Page 53. Dallas, Texas: BenBella Books Inc., 2016.