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(Soccer continued fom page 75) tional won all our he says. grew up in the grandfather was a club vice president and earliest sports memory is watching his current coach, Guardiola, raise the Champions League cup with the Dream Team in 1992. When he was 17, lef to play three years at Manchester United before returning to in 2008: six months in ManBefore crushing loss chester were rains a lot, and the food to Internazionale Milano in the is not the But the biggest was on Champions League the more important coach, the former assistant-turned-legendary to be the strongest, to be the To win the Mourinho, taunted ball in the play of football is really his former squad by claiming suspects possession-oriented, morethey were with playing in the Champions League contemplative style of attack might have something held in Madrid this year. to do not only with the players produced by the They probably were. And after scouting and the youth system, but also with the losing to Inter Milan, there were instant rumors about Mourinho on-the-beach Mediterranean atmosphere. coaching Madrid next season. a relation between the culture and the he says. But Barcelona is not exactly the little-clubthat-could with a roster full of hometown heroes. About 10 minutes afer halfime of the Osasuna match, million man, the 6-foot-5-inch Swedish striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic, crashes in the tie-breaking goal on a wicked crossing pass fom Iniesta. Ibrahimovic is the latest in a cavalcade of foreign stars who have worn the including Maradona; Ronaldo, Rivaldo and Ronaldinho; and Thierry Henry. In fact, at an average of $6.1 million per Above: defender, Gerard vies for the ball with Athletic Bilbao Francisco Javier Yeste during a Spanish League match player, players were on November 21, 2009, at the San Stadium in Bilbao. just listed by a British study as the third best paid in the world, behind only The New York Yankees ($7 million) and Real Madrid ($6.3 million). The rivalry with Real Madrid is the only thing that can provoke real bile fom fans. The two teams are like the Yanks and Sox of the Yankees had liquidated Red Sox management afer stealing Babe Ruth. Franco loved Real and hated Barcelona so much than not My favorite song is one you only did he have their club president shot and remight hear at a college basketplaced with a Fascist loyalist, but he personally reball game, if your college was designed the crest. But even dictators full of Catalonian separatists. They sing boti, boti! Madrineed somebody to root against: He eventually grew dista qui no which means to tolerate rivals, even allowing them to jump, jump! If you sing anti-Franco songs on game day. The tradition jump, a Madrid continues: Fans at Camp Nou still the of Catalonian independence and hang banners that read, is not Even against lowly Osasuna, the crowd sang song afer song mocking the As you can imagine, all this bad blood