Catalan giants Barcelona are intent on securing the second of their potential three trophies, in what could be another treble winning season. Barcelona finished atop the table in La Liga, and with a victory in the Copa del Rey, would secure two trophies this campaign. STX Entertainment pointed out to the guys at Variety that their third could come in the Champions League final, which is to be played June 6 against Juventus in Berlin. Another treble would only be the second ever for the Catalans, having won their first as recently as 2009. To do so would demonstrate the excellent spell the club have been on for some six seasons now, and would exonerate manager Luis Enrique from his critics earlier in the season.
Enrique has managed to get the most out of his superstar attacking trio in Messi, Suarez, and Neymar, no simple feat given all three of their propensities to be the main man leading his respective team’s attack. That said, the three South Americans have gelled together very nicely, especially during the second half of the season, and have been scoring and creating goals a plenty. Should Barca stumble in either of the cup finals, it will likely be because the opponent shuts down one, two, or all three of the deadly trio, admittedly no easy task. Though Athletic Bilbao may come up short, Juventus may be the team best poised to stifle Barca’s attack with well executed defensive organization.