The view from Spain

The corridors of power

December 10, 2012
By Phil Ball
I was intent on starting with other matters this week, but circumstances have prevailed. Leo Messi made it at last, down at Betis, twenty-five minutes into the game following the one against Benfica where he was carried off on a stretcher before a hushed Camp Nou. But records, like rules, are there to break, and you somehow got the feeling that only an outbreak of bubonic plague might stop the little flea from overtaking the torpedo.

I guess we should frame the moment for ...

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