- Founded in:1899
- Chairman:Joan Laporta
- Manager:Xavi Hernández
Xavi has brought order and belief to Barça, but the one thing he cannot do for them is score goals, something they will need to do in Munich, writes Alfredo Relano.
I really enjoyed the first half of Xavi’s debut as Barça coach
At this time every year Spain's minnows get their day in the sun in the Copa del Rey, which also provides a shock or two and keeps smaller teams afloat.
It has come to light that Joan Laporta had to persuade Xavi to agree to Dani Alves' return to Barcelona, to what end we have yet to find out.
Xavi has been handed control of transfers as part of Barça's overhaul and Dani Alves' return is further evidence of his total power at Camp Nou.