Hard to explain
It took 11 seconds, 14 touches of the ball and one goalkeeper left floundering. A goal that very few are capable of emulating. Ronaldo had recently signed for Barça at the age of just 20. The Brazilian stole the ball in midfield and made off an electric run. He swirled around everything that was put in front of him and then finished the move to perfection as he defeated the oncoming goalkeeper Fernando. It was already his fifth goal in a Barcelona shirt, and he would go on to make history by scoring 34 goals in 37 league matches.
Unforgettable season “I was facing the most difficult season of my life”, said Bobby Robson to the Recorda Míster show on Barça TV many years later. The Geordie had to fill the illustrious shoes of the Dream Team coach Johan Cruyff. That season (1996/97) the club ended up winning the Spanish Supercup, Cup Winners Cup and Copa del Rey. The only title Barcelona missed out on was the league, which slipped away at the final instant.