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The rise and sudden fall of the power of Spanish club football by Alex Reid.

It is a unique trick to make a photograph of the most prestigious trophies in club football – four Champions League cups, 10 La Liga crowns, seven Copa del Reys and more – project an aura of humiliating failure. But that is what Barcelona managed when they shared an image on social media, showing the full collection of Lionel Messi’s achievements, after the club’s greatest ever player was clumsily shoved out the door.