Originally posted on Fox Soccer  |  By By Thomas Hautmann  |  Last updated 8/29/13
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When Bayern Munich and Chelsea take the field on Friday, there are bigger things at stake than the nugatory title that is the Super Cup. Yes, there is the obvious storyline of Bayern Munich avenging the heartbreaking final loss to the Blues a year ago, in their own living room no less. But this match is all about Jose Mourinho and Pep Guardiola. It's "Pep vs. Mou: Part Two." The two locked horns famously in their days as Barcelona and Real Madrid managers, a time when press conferences before Los Clasicos turned into full-blown character attacks and the battles on the sidelines were as compelling as those on the pitch. There was the infamous Mourinho excuse after a Champions League loss to Guardiola, when he cracked, "UEFA doesn't allow for Barcelona losses." There were the awkward, pre-match, no-look handshakes. Who doesn't miss those? And what about the most infamous moment of the Barca-Real feud, the time Mourinho gouged Tito Vilanova's eyeball? On the field, the rivalry was ...
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