Messi presenting the Ballon d'Or / PHOTO: MIGUEL RUIZ - FCB

The team with the Club World Cup trophy / PHOTO: MIGUEL RUIZ - FCB

The World Number One, Lionel Messi, was given a rousing reception by the Camp Nou faithful when he came onto the pitch before the Betis game with the FIFA Ballon d'Or trophy he won for the third year running in Zurich last week.

The rest of the squad then presented their Club World Cup trophy won in Japan in December to the fans who showed their appreciation with a series of banners and chants from the terraces.

Support for Fontàs

The players also showed their support for their injured teammate Andreu Fontàs, wearing T-Shirts bearing the legend  'Força i ànims Andreu!'  (Stay strong and we support you Andreu!)