FC Barcelona will look to regain the Liga title in 2012-13. Tito Vilanova will look to emulate the success of his predecessor, Pep Guardiola, and win the league title in his first season as manager.
While Barça fans are excited to see their team go for a 22nd league title in history, as we all saw last season, things go don't always go as we expect.
As much as I have confidence in Lionel Messi, Xavi and the rest of the team, I'm not going to be unrealistic and say that it's not possible that FC Barcelona can miss out on winning La Liga this season.
Anything can happen. That's football.
Let's be fair and look at some of the things that could slow or stop Barcelona from winning the Liga title this upcoming season.
There are always issues that come up in a league season with all football teams, and FC Barcelona is no different. Health, preparedness, strengthening your defense and your rival all play parts in what can bring a team down.
So what are the things that could bring El Blaugrana down in 2012-13?
Here are five things that could make FC Barcelona's pursuit of the title difficult.