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Barca's looming battle off the pitch

Updated: September 27, 2011, 3:15 PM ET
By Graham Hunter | Special to ESPN.com

Recently, the most intense examinations of greatness at FC Barcelona have all centered on Lionel Messi. Is he the greatest footballer of all time? Is he really better than World Cup winners Diego Maradona and Pele? And what, for that matter, defines greatness -- an entire sporting career, or a short burst of unparalleled brilliance? Only those things that happen on the field of play, or a person's entire life?

You've probably debated these points a hundred times in the ...

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