Luis Enrique's final La Liga game in charge did not end with a title triumph and, as away side Eibar took a 2-0 lead, it looked as though it would end in defeat. But then Lionel Messi took over to inspire a comeback win and set up Barca for the Copa del Rey final vs. Alaves.
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A very special guest graced Barcelona with a visit as the first team trained at the Joan Gamper training facility on Wednesday. Ronaldinho dropped in on his former club to wish them well ahead of their Copa del Rey final against Alaves this coming weekend.
The Brazilian legend even found time to pose for a photo with a couple of young admirers.
Graham Hunter looks back on the best of the 2016-17 La Liga campaign in Spain and offers up a glimpse of what could happen in 2017-18.
That the Spanish title was won by a buccaneering, attacking and thrilling team is a beautiful thing to announce. Real Madrid aren't simply La Liga champions, they are identifiable proof that if there is any response to the possession-based football which, via Barcelona, has dominated Spain's top flight for almost a decade, then it's this.
While undeniably dramatic, the game didn't pass without controversy as Barca, still trailing at the time, were awarded one of the most farcical penalties of this or any other season in the 70th minute.
Indeed, referee Alejandro Jose Hernandez deemed there to be sufficient contact on Jordi Alba to warrant a...