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4 things that could inspire Barcelona to win the UEFA Champions League this season

Jidonu Mauyon
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Barcelona v Real Madrid - La Liga
Lionel Messi

The last time Barcelona won the UEFA Champions League was in 2015 when the likes of Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez, and Neymar Junior ran riot to deliver a historic treble at the Nou Camp.

Ever since then, the Catalans have been struggling in Europe, failing to reach the semifinals of the tournament for the past 3 years. To add to their woes, their eternal rivals Real Madrid have enjoyed a successful run in the Champions League, winning the last 3 consecutive editions of the competition. 

This has been a major point of concern for Los Cules around the world as they anticipate the return of the European crown back into the Catalan capital. Having reinforced their squad with the likes of Malcolm, Arturo Vidal, Clement Lenglet and Arthur Melo this summer, it is evident that the Catalans are coming all out to regain their European dominance this season. 

Therefore, lets take a look at 4 things that could inspire them to win the coveted Champions League trophy this term:


#4. Squad strength

FC Barcelona v Boca Juniors - Joan Gamper Trophy
Barcelona's squad look terrifying at the moment

By virtue of their incredible exploits in the transfer market this summer, Barcelona now has one of the strongest squads in Europe at the moment.

The Catalans bolstered their squad immensely with the addition of players like Malcolm, Clement Lenglet, Arturo Vidal and Arthur Melo - while also welcoming some of their own players who went on loan spells during the previous campaign.

Philippe Coutinho and Ousmane Dembele are also settling down at Camp Nou while Juan Miranda and Ruqui Puig have been called into the senior team from the youth system.

The likes of Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez, Sergio Busquets, Ivan Rakitic, Gerard Pique and Samuel Umtiti all combine with other superstars to form a team that every club must be wary of in Europe.

With incredible talents in all areas of the pitch including the bench, nothing should stop Barcelona from winning the Champions League this season.

If Ernesto Valverde manages to perfectly utilize the amazing quality at his disposal, the European crown will surely land in the Catalan capital this term. 

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Jidonu Mauyon
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Jidonu Mauyon is a football enthusiast from Nigeria, who writes for a lot of publications, including the likes of Sportainment, Cube Soccer, Give Me Sport, FootballXtra, and Sportskeeda. He is a great fan of Lionel Messi and he likes to write about Barcelona, Real Madrid, Manchester City and Liverpool. He also covers a lot of topics relating to the EPL, La Liga, Seria A and the Ligue 1. He has been doing great in the field, helping to intensify the passion for the beautiful game by sharing his opinions with his fellow soccer fans across the globe. His works have earned him recognition, notably claiming the Best Essay Writer award in the 2015 Milo Sports Writing Competition. To him, his followers are his best friends and he would go a long way to ensure that he keeps them refreshed and entertained. You love football and he does too, why not follow him so you can burn the passion together?
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