The team celebrating the 2009 European Super Cup win. PHOTO: MIGUEL RUIZ-FCB.

Five years ago today, Barça lifted their third European Super Cup, beating Shaktar Donetsk in Monaco with an injury time goal from Pedro. Three months after their Champions League win Rome, Barça claimed yet another title.

In a tight game with few chances, Pep Guardiola’s side dominated against a conservative Shaktar, with the only goal coming five minutes from the end after a one two between Messi and Pedro, saw the Spanish winger fire home a low drive from the edge of the box. Pedro’s goal marked the start of an extraordinary season for him, after figuring only fitfully during the 2009/10 campaign, which saw him become the first player in history to score in six official competitions in one season.

2009 was Barça’s most successful season ever, as the team conquered the Spanish Cup, League and Super Cup, as well as the Champions League, European Super Cup and World Club Cup to carry off an amazing six titles.

Four Super Cups

The win against Shaktar was Barça's third ever European Super Cup, following the wins over  Werder Bremen (1992) and Borussia Dortmund (1997). The fourth was won against Porto in 2011.

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