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Goal 2: Living The Dream... Review

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Continuiing the story of Santiago Munez (Becker), who after his time with Newcastle United, gets the break of a lifetime with an offer to play for Real Madrid. But the pressure to perform on the world stage brings a whole new set of problems.

★★★★★

Despite the fact that roughly four people saw the first instalment, the second in this football trilogy arrives with boots polished and hair extravagantly highlighted, ready for a comeback. Last we saw Santiago (Kuno Becker), he was scoring the winning goal to put Newcastle through to the Champions League.

Now he’s, yes, living the dream, absconding to play for Real Madrid and coping with vast sums of money, buxom hangers-on and an inevitably strained relationship with his homely girlfriend (Anna Friel). The outcome is more predictable than that of an England-Brazil clash, but the story’s told and played with warmth.

Filmically it's more of a pleasantly diverting kick about in the park than a 90th minute back-of-the-net at the world cup final