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Disproportionate – The gap between Europe’s elite and the rest

Celtic’s 2-1 upset win over Barcelona on Wednesday prompted some to describe it as the “second greatest night in the history of the club” after — presumably — that night in 1967 when 11 men born within a few miles of Parkhead went out and became champions of Europe.  That generated some interesting discussion, as you would […]

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The way we play – An interview with Iniesta

They have seen better nights. Quite a lot of them, in fact. In a village of La Mancha, there is a bar. The village is called Fuentealbilla and has a population of just 1,864; the bar is called the Luján and it is run, as it has been for as long as anyone can remember, […]

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A New Hope – Barca’s next Pique, Marc Batra

His patience has finally been rewarded. Marc Bartra had been persistently praised by Barcelona boss Tito Vilanova in recent weeks, but largely ignored by the Catalan coach – despite the club’s crisis in central defence. On Tuesday night, however, he came of age with an accomplished appearance against Celtic in the Champions League. And there is plenty more to come. … […]

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