Aitor Egurrola hoists the Intercontinental Cup won at the Palau Blaugrana / VÍCTOR SALGADO - FCB

As European champions, Barça got the chance for a crack at the Intercontinental Cup against Petroleros Mendoza, the American champions. The Palau Blaugrana was the venue against a tea,m that featured the likes of goalkeeper Valentín Grimalt and former Barça men David Páez and Baielli. That couldn’t stop the Catalans though, who marched to a comfortable 6-2 victory..

That’s the fourth time the club has won the trophy, previously conquered in 1998, 2006 and 2008 and this season, Barça will have the chance to equal five-time champions Liceo La Coruña in the all-time ranking.