Over the last 12 months, Chelsea and Celtic have made headlines by finding success against Barcelona by playing a super-defensive game.
Despite having some of Europe's elite attacking players, the now defending champions of Europe chose to utilize their defensive strengths out of fear of the great Blaugrana attack.
Teams like Celtic and Mallorca do not have nearly the attacking quality of the Blues, so they understandably choose to use a similar strategy.
Some teams' buses are bigger than others
While a team as rich and talented as Chelsea should arguably be able to beat Barcelona without resorting to such defensive tactics, it makes sense for the English club to target Barça that way.
It utilized their strengths on defense since the Blues have a lot of big, quick defenders who eliminate any aerial threat and can also close down and even cut off Barça's quick passing game.
Mallorca, however, cannot do that.
For fans of Chelsea or the English game—and even for some newer fans of La Liga—watching teams park the bus against Barcelona might seem like some revolutionary idea.
Of course, the strategy is far from innovative and has been used by countess Spanish teams in recent years.
Teams like Zaragoza, Real Sociedad and Espanyol have had just as much success as Chelsea in recent seasons, but they did not get the same praise because the media stage was smaller.
It is really those defensive teams who have earned Barcelona's common—in all honesty, unfair and inaccurate—critique as a boring team.
This weekend, Mallorca reminded us that parking the bus against Barcelona fails more often than it works and that not every team is built to execute such a game plan.
Almost every team plays defensively against La Blaugrana and tries to score on the counter, but counter-attacking football and parking the bus are not the same thing.