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Column: Why Barca is 'more than a club'

Updated: April 26, 2013, 4:11 AM ET
Associated Press

(Eds: With AP Photos.)

By JIM LITKE

AP Sports Columnist

Every team loses, but no team loses quite like Barcelona.

They get "hammered," "knocked out," or rendered "unrecognizable."

And that's just the good news.

This is what happens when a team sets the bar as high as Barcelona has: Every loss in a big game is immediately pronounced the end of an era. Every moment not spent hoisting another trophy must mean the sky is crashing down.

The story of their demise ...

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