Three months after the Champions League win at Wembley, Barça kicked the season off with a mouthwatering two legged Spanish Super Cup against Real Madrid. The first leg at the Santiago Bernabeu was Alexis Sánchez’s debut and Guardiola’s team took a positive 2-2 draw, thanks to first half goals from Villa and Messi.

Three days later in a thrilling game at the Camp Nou, Leo Messi won the trophy with a late winner to add to his first goal and Iniesta’s to make it 3-2 and ensure the first title of the season on the day that Cesc Fàbregas made his debut.