Connect in the back of the net

We’ve dedicated this week’s crossword to a bit of football general knowledge.

So if you think you know your Adam Lallana from your Hugo Viana, come with us on another puzzle adventure!


Clues Across

1 Coventry and Scotland midfielder who moved to Anfield in 2000 at the age of 35 (10)

8 Mr Rehhagel, he famously led Greece to glory in Euro 2004 (4)

9 _ Isla, his late goal against Uruguay put Chile through to the Copa America semis (8)

10 Cristiano Ronaldo top scored in the 2012/13 Champions League with how many goals? (6)

11 Polish-born German with a record 16 goals in four World Cups from 2002 to 2014 (5)

12 United States international, Brek (4)

13 _ Court, home to AFC Bournemouth’s Goldsands Stadium (4)

14 Phillip, former player and current manager of PSV Eindhoven (4)

15 _ County, Scottish Premiership club (4)

17 _ Dybala, a big-money Juventus signing from Palermo in June (5)

18 Colombia’s first-choice goalkeeper in their current Copa America campaign (6)

20 Prolific Dutch striker for Barcelona between 1998 and 2004 (8)

21 South African defender formerly of Bolton and Charlton (4)

22 Veteran Italian manager in charge of the Republic of Ireland until 2013 (10)


Clues Down

2 He scored 18 goals for QPR last season (7,6)

3 Celtic’s Swedish legend, Henrik (7)

4 In 2013, this Malaga midfielder became Ancelotti’s first signing for Real Madrid (4)

5 Nickname of Bolton Wanderers (8)

6 _ Park, Sunderland’s old home (5)

7 Former England manager who led FC Twente to the Dutch league title in 2010 (5,8)

12 Martin Skrtel’s national team (8)

14 Laurent, French defender who had spells at Chelsea, Newcastle and Man City (7)

16 _ back, Bayern Munich’s Rafinha plays here (5)

19 _ Toni, much-travelled Verona player - joint top scorer in Serie A last season (4)


Created by Aleric Linden

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