The Barcelona stadium Camp Nou was lit up last night by a second string team that saw off minnows Hercules in style with a 7-0 drubbing. Luis Enrique put faith in his side to let the youngsters play and bring home the goods to let the Catalans progress to the last 16 of the Copa del Rey.
Pep Guardiola is probably still staring into his coffee after last night’s 4 nil defeat by FC Barcelona. Both he and Luis Enrique were very cordial before the match with hugs in the tunnel before the teams came out.
But there ended the niceties as Pep meant business with his Manchester City side.
At 29 years old and despite the fact that for the foreseeable future Gerard Pique will be a Barcelona player, the defender is already considering his long-term future and has confirmed he would like to play in the MLS at some point.
The Premier League has already been decided and Bayern Munich look likely to sew up the German Bundesliga this weekend. However, who will win the Spanish La Liga remains very much up in the air with a neck-and-neck, three-way race between FC Barcelona, Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid.
Although Barcelona are level pegging with Atlético Madrid and just 1 point ahead of Real, the team remain focussed on the job in hand which is to win La Liga. Manager Luis Enrique is convinced that his team can do it and maintains firm his optimism.