The thrashing of Real Madrid 4-0 at home by arch-rivals FC Barcelona confirmed the fact that the latter are not only the best soccer team in Spanish La Liga but the greatest soccer club in the world at the moment.

Any football fan who watched the match will agree that FC Barcelona played a fantastic game. Its players were brilliant in attack and they successfully managed to contain and neutralise Read Madrid with Cristiano Ronaldo, the world player of the year, who was just chasing shadows.

The intensity, pace and style of FC Barcelona was awesome.

This was one of the best matches FC Barcelona has ever played in recent years. In fact, the team might retain the Champions League trophy.

Playing without Lionel Messi in the starting line-up clearly illustrates that FC Barcelona has enough arsenal.

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