Luis Enrique appeared close to vacating the Barcelona manager’s chair in January, but scintillating form has seen the former Los Cules player win La Liga, the Copa del Rey, and the Champions League to secure the club’s second treble in six seasons.
With no other yesterday match results worth speaking of on Saturday, the eyes of the footballing world were on Berlin, where Barcelona and Juventus were both playing to win a treble. Juventus had hoped to add to their Serie A and Coppa Italia trophies, but fell short in losing 3-1.
Barcelona struck early through Ivan Rakitić in the fourth minute, giving Barcelona a 1-0 lead. Álvaro Morata then equalised when he stabbed home a loose ball in the 55th minute. But Luis Suárez made it 2-1 after scoring from a rebound after 68 minutes. Neymar concluded the game at 3-1 with the last kick of the game, six minutes into injury time.