Morbo, ‘El Mega Duelo’ and Mourinho

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“The undoubted eye-catcher of the opening round of the Champions League group stages is Barcelona’s visit to Inter Milan. With a cast of stars of the world game and characters like Jose Mourinho basking in the limelight, it’s a game that has, as the Spanish would say, plenty of morbo about it. As Phil Ball said in his excellent book with the same title that came out a few years ago, it’s a word that entails a lot of slippery little notions that just won’t rub shoulders with a convenient English synonym.” (BBC)

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