After the storm of Lionel Messi moving to Paris Saint-Germain, Barcelona are beginning to clear the wreckage.
Barca may have won their opening La Liga fixture 4-2 against Real Sociedad but this season could be the bumpiest road that the club have been on for quite some time. Barcelona are in flux and a financial crisis is crippling the Catalans.
But as Richard Jolly explains, this mess is exactly what they deserve. President Joan Laporta has explained how his predecessor
exacerbated the economic uncertainties of a Spanish footballing institution – and he’s right to do so.
Barcelona’s new era has dawned. And they only have themselves to blame for the rocky transition.