Europe may be synonymous with fine wine but when it comes to top-flight football on the continent, there are plenty of examples of vintage stars providing fans with something to savour.
This week saw one of the most popular exponents of this particular maxim, Antonio Di Natale, announce plans to hang up his boots come the end of the season.
But while the 36-year-old may be about to depart for sunnier pastures away from football, fear not, because though the Udinese man may be moving away from the game, the following three picks are likely to be in action this week and could weigh in with a goal or two that could help you in the total result markets.
The baby of our trio at a sprightly 32-years-old, Ibrahimovic continues to conquer all in France’s Ligue 1 as PSG maintain their inevitable march towards the title under Laurent Blanc.
Zlatan has notched up an impressive 15 goals in 18 appearances so far this term and with four strikes to his name from the Parisiens’ last three domestic fixtures he looks a good bet to grab a goal against Ajaccio, one of the weakest teams in the division.
A living legend in the Italian capital, it’s telling that the wheels well and truly came off his Rome team’s title hopes the minute the 37-year-old incurred an injury.
Back to full fitness and returning to the starting line-up under Rudi Garcia, Totti will be eager to find the net again and may have found the perfect opponents in Genoa, a team that has kept just one clean sheet in their last six games.
The 36-year-old may face the toughest test of the three veterans with a trip to Naples and the intimidating atmosphere of the Stadio San Paolo but don’t write off the former Bayern Munich man just yet.
After all, he was in a similar situation this week with a visit to the Stadio Friuli to face a Udinese side that is traditionally strong at home. Given that Toni walked away with an admirable brace on that occasion, it could be shrewd to back the big man to find the net again here.
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