If Jose Mourinho joins Real Madrid at the end of the season, his next visit to the Nou Camp will provoke so many pigs' heads to be thrown on to the pitch the place will look like an abattoir's killing floor.
There will be enough carcasses lobbed in The Translator's direction to make a livestock version of Saving Private Ryan - or a really good stock. Whichever you prefer.
Mourinho celebrated victory in the latest chapter of his seething feud with Barca in typically restrained fashion, sprinting across the pitch and gesturing wildly at the crowd.
All it needed was a big flag planted in the centre spot and it was Graeme Souness's Galatasaray moment all over again.
The great conundrum about Mourinho is how somebody so completely self-absorbed can instil such togetherness and belief in his team. If any mere mortal (say, Phil Brown) attempted half the stuff Mourinho does he would lose the dressing room in an instant.
People seem to be under the impression that Internazionale v Bayern Munich is an unlikely final, but they look like a funny pair of underdogs to ED.
The way people have been going on about what a surprise this is, you would hardly imagine one team are the champions of Serie A, the other are the biggest team in Germany.
Together they have won six European Cups, and between them they will send around 30 players to the World Cup.
What people really mean is: they aren't English. Or Barcelona.
Obviously Mourinho took all the plaudits, but while there is no doubting his ability to organise and motivate a team, was last night's performance tactical genius or was it a team of good defenders defending well?
Last week Barca had to take the bus to Milan. Last night, Inter drove theirs to Catalonia and parked it in front of the goal.
If you have two tall centre-backs jumping for headers against Bojan and Pedro, you're going to make it hard for the opposition to cross the ball effectively.
If you have the excellent Esteban Cambiasso (the recipient of a baffling snub from Diego Maradona) patrolling in front of the back four then it will be hard to thread passes through the middle.
And if you have three players converging on Lionel Messi every time he picks up the ball, then he's unlikely to have much impact even if he is the best player in the world.
Inter's game plan was dictated by logic, not genius. It's obviously easier said than done, and you need good defenders every bit as much as good attackers. Luckily, Inter have them in abundance.
But let's not fall into the trap of concluding that good defence always beats good attack.
It is easy to read too much into the result of big games. Last season, when Barca carried all before them, it was hailed as the start of a new age for the beautiful game (and never mind Tom Henning Ovrebo's contribution).
Likewise, last night felt like a reality check, as pragmatism reared its ugly head and crushed Barca's attacking beauty. Catenaccio is back.
We tend to assume that just because a result happened, it was somehow inevitable, somehow right and somehow indicative of a wider trend.
But it didn't have to be like that. Julio Cesar made a brilliant first-half save, Bojan missed a sitter and had another disallowed. Barcelona could easily have gone through.
Then we would be hailing the triumph of skill over cynicism, while conveniently forgetting Sergio 'Peekaboo' Busquets's outrageous playacting to get Thiago Motta sent off.
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QUOTE OF THE DAY: "My team were epic and perfect. In 40 years our grandchildren will talk about our achievement." Mourinho, obviously. Not bad for a 1-0 defeat.
FOREIGN VIEW: Some headlines from Italy and Spain:
'The champion falls like a champion' - Sport (Barcelona)
'Goodby Bernabeu, Goodbye' - El Periodico (Barcelona)
'Mourinho, you've won it - your signing for Madrid' - Marca (Madrid)
'Inter's wall of glory' - Gazzetta dello Sport (Italy)
'Heroic Inter' - Corriere dello Sport (Italy)
COMING UP: Given that your telly will be devoted to three middle-aged men calling the audience bigots, why not have the computer on in the corner so you can follow Liverpool v Atletico Madrid and Fulham v Hamburg. You don't even have to pay attention - just keep the page open and the auto-refresh will make the Eurosport-Yahoo! bean counters happy chappies.