FC Barcelona have done it again. Despite Real Madrid's superior preseason and fitness, Barcelona have won the 11th trophy of the Pep Guardiola era, with a hard-fought Lionel Messi-inspired 3-2 home win over Real Madrid. Not even Marcelo and José Mourinho's frankly shameful antics at the end of the game could ruin Barcelona's deserved celebrations.
And what a debut for Francesc Fabregas: six years at Arsenal, zero trophies; ten minutes at Barcelona, one trophy. Besides, Fabregas was directly involved in Lionel Messi's winning goal, showing why Pep Guardiola was so eager to have him in his squad.
Here are four conclusions from FC Barcelona's Super Cup triumph.
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