> True, Barcelona has two European Cups and Chelsea none. Barcelona has a
> long history and tradition and Chelsea has, well, 1 rich owner...
If we're measuring greatness by the number of European Cups a club has
won, there are a few ahead of Barcelona in this category (I don't have
to remind you who's first ;)
I think the point that was being made was to counter the ludicrous
prediction of "a decade of ***". They lost against Chelsea
because they are missing someone in real goalscoring form (like Eto'o).
They lost against Real Madrid for similar reasons (and because Real
seem to be in better physical shape at this point in the season).
Winning at Badalona hardly signals a turning point in their fortunes. I
still think they are favourites in Spain, but only just. I don't think
they are favourites in Europe (qualify first, then we'll see)