• Short Summary

    The Barcelona football star Johann Cruyff -- the most expensive player in the world -- impressed Arsenal fans during Tuesday night's friendly testimonial match in London for Arsenal player George Armstrong.

  • Description

    The Barcelona football star Johann Cruyff -- the most expensive player in the world -- impressed Arsenal fans during Tuesday night's friendly testimonial match in London for Arsenal player George Armstrong. Barcelona bought Cruyff from the Dutch Club, Ajax Amsterdam, last October for a staggering GBP 930,000 (2,232,000 dollars). He has already helped them to the top of the Spanish League.

    Arsenal went ahead in the second half when England international Alan Ball scored a penalty after Gallego had handled. Then Cruyff, who had already shown touches of superb skill, made two goals in ten minutes. His well placed free kick caused a muddle in the Arsenal defence which Asensi ended with a firm shot Barcelona went further ahead four minutes later when Sotil headed Cruyff's header past Barnett in the Arsenal goal.

    Substituts Barrios then came in for Cruyff and Tome headed a third goal from a corner a quarter of an hour from the end to complete a convincing 3-1 win for Barcelona.

    Armstrong, a Scot, has played for Arsenal more than 500 times in the last 13 years. The 36,000 crowd at the game earned him about GBP 10,000.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA7M1ZO0L9NMX3EGPTT35CI5PH8
    Media URN:
    VLVA7M1ZO0L9NMX3EGPTT35CI5PH8
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/03/1974
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:58:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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