Some may argue that that there are six FC Barcelona players in Sid Lowe’s La Liga Team of the Decade, which is part of his series for Sports Illustrated. But we will be frank and say that the real number is four – Carles Puyol, Xavi Hernandez, Lionel Messi and Samuel Eto’o, even though Lowe takes into account Eto’s performances for Mallorca. Lowe, often, we think, unjustly proclaimed as anti-Barca, may have partially redeemed himself in the eyes of Cules as he even includes Dani Alves and David Villa, who now ply their trade at the Catalan Club. So even if Lowe, taking a dig at the fans of Madrid and Barcelona, says that yes, there is a “bias” and that his team is “anti-Barca” and “anti-Madrid“, the truth is otherwise. If Lowe’s chosen legion was to play now, the reality is that much like Spain’s national team, it would be a Barca affair.
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