Hero ★★★½

"[...] There are moments in football that are exclusively poetic: these are the moments of the "goal." Each goal is always both an invention and a subversion of codes: each goal is inexplicable, striking, stunning, and irreversible. Just like the poetic word. The top scorer in a league is always the best poet of the year (Francesco Trento, for instance). Dribbling is poetic as well, (though not always like scoring a goal). Indeed, every player dreams (together with every spectator) to start from the middle of the pitch, dribble everyone all the way through and score. If we can imagine in soccer a sublime thing, well, that is it. But it never happens. It's a just dream." - Pier Paolo Pasolini

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