Ten points. It hurts just to type it here. 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9…TEN! But type it we must for that is the amount of points by which we currently trail arch rivals Real Madrid in the race to be crowned champions of Spain. Ten whole, huge title-grasping points. And although many would say that the team from the capital have had somewhat of a helping hand (or two, or three, or…!?) along the way, we must recognise that this season’s Madrid have been by far the best we’ve seen in a long time. Mourinho has got them well oiled, rigidly set on success and very, very tough to beat; capable of both expansive goal-fests and stilted, ugly 1-0 victories when needed. It would seem the mark of champions is already placed upon them.
Or at least it would be if it were not for one simple little fact – it’s a certain FC Barcelona who are hunting them down. And not just any old Barça but this most brilliant and determined of Barças. This team who believes all silverware is rightfully theirs. This team who have spent the last three seasons re-inventing the game, the wheel, the ball, the pass, and even the sandwich. This team that is so stuffed with superstars you’d be forgiven for thinking they’d be a gang of divas and prima donnas, but, get this, they’re not! This team that has never let us down, and never will. In short – This Barça!
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