Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, Alfredo Morelos and red cards and other iconic duos in football
Like Alfredo Morelos and an early bath, some things just go together in football.
In fact, it would be downright odd if the Rangers striker didn’t lose his rag during games.
Here, talkSPORT.com looks at other things in football where you can’t have one without the other, starting with the Gers’ angry striker.
When you think of Alfredo Morelos, you think of red cards
At Celtic Park, the striker was sent off for the fifth time this season when he allowed himself to be wound up by Scott Brown. The joke on the weekend during the Old Firm derby was that 32Red on Rangers’ shirt was merely a sponsor and not a target. Take note, Alfredo.
When Fabio Quagliarella’s name comes up, you think of great goals
The 36-year-old is the top scoring player in Serie A and he only scores beauties. It’s a rule.
You could say he is the Adam Reach of Serie A…
When you think of Tony Pulis, you think about his hat collection
Slash, Indiana Jones, Tony Pulis. Three legends – three iconic hats.
“The style comes from years ago, I think,” the Middlesbrough manager once explained. “I started wearing the cap when I was at Gillingham and we had a good run of results and it just continued from there.”
“I think it was more superstitious and as the years have gone on I think wearing that cap, my hair’s gone. So yeah, it’s been a good cover to keep me warm in the winter.”
When you think about Tottenham, most fans think of ‘bottling it’
Call it choking if you want, but football supporters – other than the White Hart Lane faithful – associate bottling with Tottenham.
Having ‘put the pressure on’ on several occasions in the last few years, the club, for whatever reason, are yet to win anything major. Spurs’ last trophy came in 2008 when they won the League Cup.
When you think about Lionel Messi, you think about Cristiano Ronaldo
To some fans, you can only like one or the other, but why can’t we enjoy both? When Ronaldo was at Real Madrid, they just seemed to push each other and quite rightly, are both considered to be the greatest footballers ever.
They’ve won the Ballon d’Or five times, as well as…
League titles x9
Spanish Cups x6
Champions Leagues x4
Olympic gold medal x1
League titles x5 (Premier League and LaLiga)
FA Cup x1
Spanish Cup x2
League Cup x2
Champions League x5
European Championship x1
When you think of Jordan Pickford, you want to watch This is England
What do you think about when you see Jordan Pickford? Yes, you’re right, it’s ‘I haven’t seen This is England in ages’.
Such were his displays for England at the 2018 World Cup, actor Thomas Turgoose, who starred in the 2006 film, even joked he’d like to play the goalkeeper in a biopic.
The 25-year-old Everton no.1 also acknowledges the similarities.
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