• 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

    1.
    MV Arsenal (white shorts) kick off (right to left) play in Barcelona territory
    0.21

    2.
    MV Cruyff takes ball upfield, passes and general play in Arsenal territory
    0.34

    3.
    SV Ball (Arsenal) shoots for goal, excellent save
    0.40

    4.
    SV Play in Arsenal territory
    0.48

    5.
    SV Arsenal takes corner, penalty against Barcelona
    0.58

    6.
    MV Ball takes penalty and scores and pan to crowd Arsenal 1 Barcelona Nil
    1.07

    7.
    SV Barcelona take free kick, Asensi scores in top of net after after confused play in front of goal. One all.
    1.20

    8.
    MV Barcelona attacks Sotil scores Barcelona 1, Arsenal 1
    1.34

    9.
    MV Barcelona attacks
    1.46

    10.
    MV Barcelona takes corner and Sotil scores final goal Barcelona 3, Arsenal
    1.57



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    Background: 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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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA7M1ZO0L9NMX3EGPTT35CI5PH8
    Media URN:
    VLVA7M1ZO0L9NMX3EGPTT35CI5PH8
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/03/1974
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    MP4
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:58:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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