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Leo the Great

There is a small chance that you have never heard of Lionel Messi; a very small chance. For most of the football world, however, he is “Leo the Great”, “the Football Messi-ah” and he currently reigns over a vast kingdom rich with history, fame and fortune. There is no shortage …

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Madrid ambushes Barcelona to lift Supercopa

On the last occasion that Barcelona coach Tito Vilanova took his eye off Real Madrid boss José Mourinho, he almost lost it. Vilanova was assistant to Pep Guardiola for the second leg of the 2011 Spanish Supercopa when Mourinho inexplicably yanked at the former man’s face during a fracas. In …

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Philosophy, El Clásico and Nakhid

Like earlier versions of match-ups between these two high-flying teams, today’s Clásico is shaping to be a contest pitting a particular philosophy against a specific plan for a specific result. After two decades of trial and error, Barcelona’s philosophy, the brainchild of the most cerebral football player of all times, …

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