The lead in to Barca vs Real is just as fascinating. The normally composed Pep Guardiola finally lays into Jose Mourinho. The Guardian has an English transcript along with a bit about what sparked this row.
“Mourinho es el puto amo”. Sort of dismaying because we now have the spectacle of Guardiola coming down to Mourinho’s level. On the other hand, this is the sort of stuff that can fire up both squads in a game of such immeasurable magnitude. It is a sign of Mourinho’s genius that a €500m team gets to play victim while all the pressure is on Barca to prove themselves.