Barcelona are arguably the best team to ever grace a football pitch.
That is the view of most involved within the game at present, with admiration at its highest for the Spanish giants.
Pep Guardiola’s men have overwhelmed the world of football with their slick pass and move football that some teams can only dream of.
Within the last three years the team from Camp Nou have won an astounding eleven trophies, including three back to back La Liga championships and two Uefa Champions League titles.
Amongst all this, one player has particularly stood out of the crowd.
Argentine Lionel Messi has punished defences with devastating effect, picking up three Ballon d’Or awards in the process.
Messi, 24, has been compared to the likes of Diego Maradona, with his mind blowing skill and exquisite technical ability constantly being shown on a global stage.
This season alone, Messi has notched 27 league goals, with four coming in his latest match against Valencia, leaving him one behind a certain Cristiano Ronaldo.
The forward does however have some help within the Barcelona ranks.
The dressing room is packed with international superstars, with the likes of Xavi Hernandez, Andres Iniesta and, most recently, Cesc Fabregas all peaking in their illustrious careers.
The question most ask is - can a team ever match this current Barcelona side?
Bitter rivals Real Madrid have been snapping at the heels of the Catalonians, and do currently lead the Primera Liga by ten points.
However, Mourinho’s men are no exception to the matter, with their side feeling the full force of Barca none more so than in a 5-0 thrashing last year at the Camp Nou.
There is no argument that Barcelona are in a league of their own.
Manchester City have splashed the cash to try and reach Barca's standard, and have set the English Premier league alight this season. However, Roberto Mancini’s men failing to qualify for the knockout stages of the Champions league seemed to put a dampener on their status.
Barcelona’s dominance is set to go on for many years to come too. There talent is constantly being produced through the historic La Masia de Can Planes, an academy that nurtures talent year after year in which some say the way football should be played.
The club is iconic and should be praised for what it is doing to the game of football.
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