In the run-up to what could prove to be the most spectacular fortnight in the history of El Cl�sico ? the great rivalry between Real Madrid and Barcelona ? the whole world has caught Barcelona-itis.
Or near enough, anyway. The Passing Game ? you can hear the capitals when someone is really pontificating ? of the Blaugrana has brought football to an entirely new place, one of endless strings of one-touch builds, wing isolation and a premium on possession and letting the ball do the work.
The ball, after all, has no lungs. It will never get tired.