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To kick off the new season and the launch of a new channel, Sky Sports have chosen to immortalise Europe's top players in a series of portraits.

The portraits of the players will be painted in the style of their countries' finest artists by Europe's finest art forger John Myatt.

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The stars who got the treatment are:

  • Steven Gerrard in the style of Joshua Reynolds’ Portrait of General John Burgoyne (1766)
  • Andres Iniesta in the style of Picasso’s Portrait of Dora Maar (1937)
  • Andrea Pirlo  in the style of Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa (1517)
  • Arjen Robben in the style of Van Gogh’s Self Portrait, September (1889)
  • Cristiano Ronaldo in the style of Columbano’s Portrait of Professor João Barreira (1900)

Sky Sports 5 will have over 600 live games from Europe and will be included in the Sky Sports package.

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