Javier Saviola – El Conejo, the rise and the unfulfilled potential


October, 2008 – It’s a cool, balmy autumn evening in Madrid. The hosts, Real Madrid, are cruising to a routine win over BATE Borisov in the Champions League and Gonzalo Higuain, Royston Drenthe and Javier Saviola warm up on the touchline, hoping to be called into action. The Real Madrid assistant manager, Manolo Ruiz, waves…

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