Wednesday 16 August 2017

Ian O'Doherty: El Clasico was a classic -- for all the wrong reasons

Ian O'Doherty

Ian O'Doherty

It was going to be the game of the season -- a veritable feast of football pitting the best team in the world against the best manager in the world.



The very prospect of El Clasico, the most glamorous derby in world football, is enough to get even the mildest football fan drooling with anticipation.

And given the genuine hatred that many of the Barcelona staff have for "The Translator", as they rather witheringly refer to Jose Mourinho, allied to the fact that they are playing each other four times in such quick succession, Wednesday night's match was going to be unmissable -- and indeed it was, for all the wrong reasons.

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