To say that Barcelona was over-reliant on Lionel Messi last season is an understatement. The Argentine practically carried the club in countless matches and had many worried that the team could not function without him.
But what the Catalan outfit has showed this season, and against Real Sociedad, is that the game is not all about Messi anymore.
The changes that have been made by Tata Martino have forced Barcelona to work even more as a unit where each player is just as dangerous as the next.
Players like Neymar, Alexis Sanchez and Andres Iniesta are commanding just as much attention as Messi, which has paid off in goals galore for the Catalan club. But this is only the beginning.
Messi is continuing to play like his unbelievable self, but he now has help. Everyone else has stepped up their game and is contributing just as much, which has seemingly already ended the dependence on Messi.
If this continues for Barcelona, it could be a very successful season. Barcelona has scored eight goals in its last two games. Messi has only found the back of the net once in those games, but he has never looked more dangerous.