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Barcelona Continue To Make History After Copa del Rey Win

most-trophies-everOn Sunday, Barcelona beat Europa League champion Sevilla 2-0 in the Copa del Rey final after extra time to capture back to back domestic doubles after winning La Liga the previous week.

Barcelona also won the European Super Cup and the Club World Cup this season, but you still get the sense that the season was a disappointment because Barca did retain it Champions League title.

“It was a very good season. You cannot always win the treble, but the double is a great season,” said Barcelona defender Jordi Alba, who scored the decisive goal on Sunday seven minutes into extra time at the Vicente Calderon Stadium in Madrid.

“But we and the fans have to appreciate the titles we are winning with our level of play.”

These are the golden years for Barcelona fans as the team has won 27 titles in the last decade, and seven in the last two seasons. During this decade long dominance Barca have won at least two trophies in a season seven times.The team also went 39 games without a loss to set a Spanish record for most unbeaten games in a row.

“The team’s trajectory in recent years is magnificent,” Barcelona central defender Gerard Pique said. “We want to keep winning titles and adding to our honors.”

That the core of Barcelona’s success can be traced to its famed La Masia academy is part of the magic of their success. That prodigious talents like Lionel Messi, Pique, Andrés Iniesta, Xavi and Carles Puyol are came through the same academy at the same time is something that we will never see again.

“This team did not have to prove anything,” said Luis Enrique, who has won seven of nine titles in his first two seasons. The same amount as Pep Guardiola dis at this point in his Barca coaching career.

“They keep winning with different coaches. They have fun doing what they do. They know how to overcome adversity.”

With the best strikeforce in the world in Messi, Neymar, Luis Suarez it takes a brave man to bet against Barcelona not winning at least two more trophies next season.

Luis Enrique’s side will have a chance to add to their trophy cabinet in August when they will meet Sevilla in the European Super Cup and then again in the Spanish Super Cup.

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  • Oladoke, Paul Olufemi May 23, 2016, 9:51 pm

    Sorry o, the Barcelona team will not play the European super cup. Seems you’re unaware that they’ll not win the Champions league this year
    Personally, I don’t see anything spectacular in what the Spanish teams are doing – gather all the available talents in other teams and kill them with a sledge hammer. I don’t believe in coaches who do such things . A coach is someone who makes do with what he has and turns them into Champions like what recently happened in Leicester City . No regards for those in the league of Gardiola, Mourinho, Henrike who set out to use
    money to buy all the available stars in the world and it will become obvious that no team can beat whatever side they put on the pitch. These are no coaches but conductors.

  • Raymond L. March 6, 2015, 6:22 am

    If Athletic Bilbao could park a bus and keep Barcelona’s three-headed monster at bay, they’d bring home the trophy. Otherwise, the odds seem to be favoring the Blaugrana.

    • David March 6, 2015, 8:30 am

      There hope I think Raymond is that between now and the end of the season that Barca’s three-headed monster as you put it, revert back to the form they had in the first half of the season or that Barca reach the Champions League final and lose focus on the cup.

  • Raymond L. January 21, 2015, 4:44 am

    If the first match between Barcelona and Atletico Madrid was to be a sign for their upcoming match, I’d say that Barca has pretty much figured out Atletico. Not to mention that the team has been steamrolling over opponents in the past few weeks.

    My bet is with the Blaugrana this time.

    • David January 23, 2015, 2:05 pm

      The challenge I see Atletico having Raymond is that they have really struggled to score against Barca and I cannot see them scoring twice next week.

  • Abdullahi Danlami January 19, 2012, 12:42 am

    Barca was the best and still the best. Second league will going to be 3-0 in favur of Barcelona.

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