The view from Spain

Number crunching

November 5, 2012
By Phil Ball
It's been a numerical sort of week, if that doesn't sound like too daft an opening. There have been lots of numbers, statistics and records floating on the breeze, some of them of mere historical interest, others seemingly mystical, and the rest more centred on real issues concerning the day-to-day of La Liga.

Shall we start with the mystical? I'm embarrassed to admit that I did seek to verify all this nonsense about Leo Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, their respective sons, and the magical ...

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