Recently FC Barcelona played Real Madrid for first place in the Spanish football league. This was a big deal. Professional football in Morocco is not known for its excellence or grace. Here the big teams of Raja and Wydad pale when compared to the teams of Europe. As a result, the football that is most closely followed in Morocco is that of Spain, with Barcelona being the national favorite and Real Madrid being a close second. So when these two titans met, every male in Morocco crammed into a café to watch what would happen. Barcelona, won 2-0 despite being a man down due to yellow cards. That put them on track to win the Spanish league and they are still on course to repeat their Champions League triumph of last year, a fact Morocco is very excited about.