Here we go again. It's been one year to the day since everyone prematurely announced the death of LaLiga following Lionel Messi's shocking transfer to PSG. Real Madrid was yesterday's news and Barcelona was a finished club, or so the story went.
Fast forward 365 days and Real Madrid is the reigning European champion and Karim Benzema is the Ballon d'Or favorite. Down in Catalonia, the appointment of Xavi recharged Barça while Robert Lewandowski — Benzema's closest challenger for the world's top individual prize — has joined from Bayern Munich.