the team lost out to Athletic Club | MIGUEL RUIZ - FCB

The first leg was played on 14 August in San Mamés and Ernesto Valverde’s team swung the two legged affair firmly in their direction thanks to an excellent performance ahead of the second leg at Camp Nou. San José put Athletic ahead and then a hat-trick from Aritz Aduriz rounded off a comprehensive 4-0 win in Bilbao.

From that point on it was always going to be difficult for Barça to claim a second title of the season. Nevertheless, that did not stop Luis Enrique’s team from trying in the second leg at home. A goal from Leo Messi at the end of the first half gave rise to hope of a comeback. However, a goal from Aduriz with a quarter of an hour left gave Athletic a 1-1 draw at Camp Nou and handed the Basques the Spanish Super Cup. It was the only blemish on Barça’s record in the calendar year, the victory in Japan in the FIFA Club World Cup in December handing them their fifth trophy out of a possible six in 2015.