Barcelona have been dumped out of the Copa del Rey and Champions League in recent times, but this is a year for Xavi to put things right at Camp Nou.
It was easier to define Spain before and during tiki-taka but Luis Enrique's side lack sufficient identity for the fan in the street to form an opinion.
With Barcelona out of the running for LaLiga, the fans of the club are wondering if Xavi will come back to the Camp Nou to take over from Ronald Koeman.
Both Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi defined the global game over the past decade or so with both players almost exclusively winning the Ballon d'Or award year after year.
Alfredo Relaño looks at the fallout from the revelation of the Messi’s contract with Barcelona, with many coming to the defence of the Argentinean.