BEFORE yesterday, the one time that Tito Vilanova, the man who will succeed Pep Guardiola in the summer, emerged to the foreground of the incredible story of this Barcelona team was one of its most controversial moments.
As players and staff from Barcelona and Real Madrid squared off during the second leg of the Super Copa at the start of this season, Jose Mourinho wormed his way to the back of the ruck and jammed a finger at the eye of Guardiola's assistant. At the time, the incident was all about Mourinho. Should the Portuguese remain at Madrid, you can bet this clash will be reviewed from a different perspective when the great rivals meet next.
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