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Why the Clasico was a travesty

Updated: April 28, 2011, 9:36 AM ET
By Leander Schaerlaeckens | ESPN.com

What a travesty. The first two games in this four-top series for exclusive control of the universe between Barcelona and Real Madrid were good fun. The third, a first leg in the Champions League semifinals played on Real's home turf, saw Barca run out to a 2-0 win against just 10 opponents on the back of the inimitable Lionel Messi. But on the whole, the game made a mockery out of the billing it had gotten.

Here are the three biggest disappointments:

1. The ...

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