Thursday, August 23, 2012

Graham Hunter on La Liga: Super Cup yields first Clasico of 2012-13

Decades used to pass in Spanish football in which Real Madrid and Barcelona would fulfill their standard commitment to meet for two league games per season, all guns blazing, and the rest of the world didn't long for a superpower battle every couple of months.

But we live in the age of the Clasico, a battle underscored by the fact that by the first week in October, Jose Mourinho will have competed in 14 of them as Madrid manager -- approximately one every eight weeks of his reign.

And this battle recommences on Thursday. Camp Nou. Barcelona versus Real Madrid. Cup winners against La Liga winners. Again. 

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