8. Barcelona

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A fruitful beginning under new manager Gerardo Martino has seen the Spanish powerhouses storm to equal first place, while adding a Supercopa to their extensive trophy cabinet.

Barcelona came out from their pre-season all guns ablaze, as they tyrannised Levante with a 7-0 scoreline in a game that saw five separate goalscorers.

Lionel Messi’s brace ensured he stepped straight back into his Ballon d’Or-winning form.

Messi & Co. will look to avenge the European embarrassment of last season that saw them bundled out dismissively by Bayern Munich. 

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