they reckon that little gives a man as much pleasure as watching his best friend
fall off a roof. In Catalonia the sense of humour is slightly different: there,
the belief is that nothing is as entertaining as observing your worst enemy
suffer crippling calamity.
Wednesday night, the fireworks were lighting up the Barcelona sky from the
moment Miralem Pjanic equalised for Lyon in the 75th minute of the Champions
League tie against Real Madrid. And once it became clear that Real were out,
beaten in the last sixteen round for the fifth year in succession, this time by