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Barça players with the EURO Cup in Kiev/ PHOTO: UEFA.COM

On July 1, there were eight FC Barcelona players in the team that beat Italy to win the European Championship. Valdés, Piqué, Alba, Busquets, Xavi, Cesc, Iniesta and Pedro all featured in the emphatic 4-0 win in Kiev. It was the second time Xavi, Cesc and Iniesta had won the trophy, and the latter was also named player the tournament. A few days later, Alba would be presented as a new Barça player. The preseason commenced for FCB at the end of the month with a friendly in Hamburg at which Marc Muniesa would suffer a serious injury.