As every empire must fall, Barcelona has shown signs that they are not the best club in world football anymore.
We are all still a bit shocked that Barcelona lost three out of its last four games. Do we need a moment to sink that in?
(Take a moment. Notice that Barcelona allowed nine goals in their last four matches. Breathe.)
OK, we are cool.
Things aren’t particularly shining in Cataluña. Despite their more-than-comfortable lead in La Liga, Barcelona is on the wrong end of a 2-0 AC Milan lead in the Champions League and were just beaten by their bitter rival–twice.
Barcelona has completely dominated World Football in previous years, culminated by their 2009 and 2011 Champions League wins. They would go on to win both Club World Cup trophies on those respective years, too.
However, as every empire must fall, it seems that the Blaugrana is ready to step down from its “best club in the world” throne.
Here are the reasons World Football is seeing the end of the Barcelona Era.