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Alex Song / PHOTO: ARCHIVE FCB

The new Liga season opened with a crushing victory over Real Sociedad (5-1) and a tougher one at Osasuna (1-2). But the Spanish Supercup slipped away on goal difference to Real Madrid. The 47th edition of the Joan Gamper Trophy against Sampdoria provided the opportunity to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the club’s first ever European Cup win at Wembley. This was also the day of the presentation of the other major summer signing, from Arsenal, Cameroonian Alex Song.