Ever-improving 'MSN' to fire Barcelona to further success in 2016

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In footballing terms, 2015 was yet another incredible year for Barcelona.

A second treble in six years was a truly remarkable feat with arguably football's greatest attacking trident largely to thank for that - Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar.

The trio have cemented themselves into the game's folklore with their incredible goalscoring and dominance of European football, suggesting Barcelona have reached the peak of their powers.


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This, however, might not be the case. Three draws in their last three games has been a far cry from their previous form but, come the New Year, we may see an even hungrier animal.

Here's three reasons why the best could be yet to come.


The superlatives used to describe 'MSN', as they're so well known, have well and truly run out - but 2016 could see them progress even further. With Messi returning to full fitness after a lengthy spell out injured, things will only improve given that Neymar and Suarez's form has dramatically improved over the course of the year.

The duo were sensational in Messi's absence and it could now be argued the top three players in the world all lie amongst Barcelona's ranks.

Whether this prediction of improvement comes to fruition remains to be seen, but judging by the progress seen in 2015, it's likely they'll reach even greater heights next year - a thoroughly scary thought.


Despite the club's summer transfer ban, Barcelona were able to recruit players that wouldn't be able to feature competitively until January 2016. Aleix Vidal and Arda Turan were brought in from Sevilla and Atletico Madrid respectively and the duo could provide Barca with yet more firepower.

Vidal's versatility as a defender, midfielder and perhaps even as an attacking winger make him an ideal candidate for this Barca squad, whilst Turan's dribbling and eye for a killer pass were apparent during his time in the Spanish capital.


It even seems as if La Masia graduates are set to make a big impression after several years of minimal activity from the academy. Sandro Ramirez, Munir and Sergi Roberto have all played important roles so far this season, the latter producing a scintillating display in the 4-0 demolition of Real Madrid.

Going into 2016, with their well-oiled academy showing signs of churning out top talent once again, Barcelona look as though they could go from strength to strength.

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