FORMER national goalkeeper Shaka Hislop came out in defence of the Trinidad and Tobago athletes at the Trinidad and Tobago Olympic Committee Annual Gala Awards on Thursday, saying that individuals should look at themselves before criticising the nation’s athletes.
Less than a minute after replacing Ivan Rakitic during a strangely discordant el clásico, Andrés Iniesta had Barcelona humming sweeter harmonies again. His first act was to float to the centre, collect from Gerard Piqué and exchange a wall-pass with Lionel Messi – bam, bam, bam – which started a 31-pass move. His next was to set up Neymar for a chance he smashed over. Later he steered a glorious eye of the needle ball that Messi, with the match at his feet, screwed wide.