While Barca dominated the title race to retain their Spanish crown,
the campaign is taken into account a relative disappointment by several Blaugrana fans following their ruinous Champions League exit.
Leading Liverpool 3-0 when a semi-final leg canter at Camp Nou,
Barca proceeded to lose 4-0 at Anfield to exit the competition in undignified fashion – an all-too acquainted outcome when their capitulation to AS Roma the previous year.
Although Messi was at his sensible best last term, time is running out for the Barca legend – WHO are going to be thirty two by the time the new season starts – to carry the eu Cup once more.
Ernesto Valverde appearance set to stay his job despite additionally losing the Copa del Rey final to Valencia,
however can for certain not last on the far side next summer unless he delivers a Champions League triumph for the Catalan giants.
|July 23||Chelsea||11:30am||Saitama Stadium 2002, Saitama, Japan||LIVE||CTV|
|July 27||Vissel Kobe||TBA||LIVE||TBC|
(Joan Gamper Trophy)
|7pm||Camp Nou, Barcelona, Spain||LIVE||TBC|