The news that Diego Buonanotte has been charged with manslaughter spread on Monday. The judge investigating an accident that happened on December 26th of last year, in which three passengers were killed, called the River Plate forward in to testify.
After an international break that saw the beginning of the qualifying phase for the 2012 African Cup of Nations it was back to the more familiar surroundings of domestic football for African players this week.
Ballyhoo follows bathos follows hyperbole at regular intervals throughout the world of Italian football, so it was no surprise that Zlatan Ibrahimovic would shine on a stage where he usually falls flat on his face.
With the Champions League group stages getting underway this week, FourFourTwo regular Richard Edwards ponders whether UEFA's tough new stance on club debt could end England's 'golden era' in Europe's elite competition