Scorched Earth as Football Tactic.

If there’s two things I love its the Guardian Live Football Blog, and over-the-top historical football metaphors, and tonight’s Barcelona demolition of Bayer Leverkusen was a great example of both:

“In fairness Mourinho hasn’t really managed to beat this Barca team,” says Alex Hanton. “He’s just found a way of winning anyway. He’s like the Roman general who worked out he couldn’t beat Hannibal so just decided to burn everything within a 50-mile radius instead.”

Barcelona 7 – 1 Bayer Leverkusen (Guardian Live Blog)