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Gerardo Martino is of course the new man in charge at Camp Nou and he will want to prove that he can build on the legacy he has inherited.
The core of the squad - not least a certain Lionel Messi - and philosophies which have built such success over recent years are all still in place.
Did last season's heavy defeat over two legs by Bayern Munich represent a new era? Have rivals worked out Barcelona's weaknesses?