Thrilling, yes. Brilliant to watch, yes. Entertaining, absolutely. But this was football that was so focused on only one facet of the game as to be almost anarchic; tactical indiscipline reigned. Perhaps it’s natural that when two teams – or three this season as Atletico has joined the title race – are so much better than the rest and have forwards of extraordinary quality not merely in world but historical terms, that the focus shifts to relentless attacking.

via El Clásico: Barcelona defeats Real Madrid 4-3 – Soccer – Jonathan Wilson – SI.com.

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