Barcelona Need Lionel Messi, Neymar and Luis Suarez to Mask Defensive Deficiencies

Barcelona boast a dangerous line-up in front with Lionel Messi, Neymar and Luis Suarez, arguably three of the best players in the world at the moment.

updated: August 21, 2014 12:09 IST
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Lionel Messi holds a trophy during the 49th Joan Gamper Trophy football match FC Barcelona vs Leon Club at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona on August 18, 2014.


Madrid: After a year of political turmoil in the board and court rooms and disappointment on the pitch, Barcelona have not taken a first trophyless season in six years lying down.

Facing two transfer window signing bans, a summer of revolution in the Catalan capital saw former captain Luis Enrique installed as coach and over 150 million euros ($200 million) invested in the squad.

However, doubts remain over how wisely that money has been spent and whether Barca have truly addressed their weaknesses from last season.

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