Premier League v Primera Liga

The reign of Spain

August 25, 2011
By Norman Hubbard
The return of the prodigal son might have seemed a uniquely heart-warming tale but for the tedious saga that preceded it and the brutal welcome Marcelo afforded him. Yet Cesc Fabregas' homecoming at Barcelona, while restoring a Catalan to the Camp Nou, is part of a trend that extends beyond fulfilling a lifelong ambition.

Over the last couple of years, it has become commonplace for Premier League clubs' ambitions to be thwarted by Spain. Cristiano Ronaldo and Xabi Alonso went directly ...

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