Every aspiring sports journalist will always remember the first game they covered. I was lucky enough to have Zlatan Ibrahimovic feature in mine, in what was a weekend I’ll never forget. One week away from my 19th birthday, I got the confirmation: I was going to cover the French SuperCup between PSG and Lyon in Montreal. With Ibrahimovic, Verratti and Thiago Silva rolling into town, I could barely contain my excitement. While PSG won the game easily, I will always remember that night as the night Ibra “rejoined” Milan.
As a life-long Toronto FC fan, the feeling was indescribable. Right after the final whistle in the Conference Final, my buddies and I had only one thing our our mind: tickets. Needless to say, we ended up doing it. No matter how much they were going to cost, I, together with five mates, was on my way to the final.