Barca beat Arsenal as I'm sure you know. During the match the roads were deserted and I'm certain the bars were full though we stayed at home to watch. The woman who phoned me with a promotional call about mobile phones apologised before she started her blurb for phoning whilst the footie was on. And when the final whistle blew the fireworks started to fly around Pinoso and, presumably, around every other town and village throughout the length and breadth of Spain. Football is definitely big here.
So Seville took home one European title and Barcelona the other. The "other" Barcelona team, Espanyol, won the Spanish equivalent of the F.A. Cup (or whatever it's called now) so it's been a good year for Spanish football in general and Barcelona in particular.