Not only is their team still quite young, but the scary thing is, they will get better. They now have Sanchez who will compliment other super talents such as Pedro, Villa and of course the majestic Messi. Xavi is a great player and still has a few years in him but they will soon have Cesc who has been the best midfielder in England for a while now. In addition to this, they are producing more super talents such as Thiago who is very young. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m14w3QNIA6w He is an absolute amazing talent and once again he has come from the Barca youth system. Well how do you compete against a team with Sanchez, Messi, Pedro, Villa, Cesc (soon to be) Thiago, Xavi, Inesta? Well the simple answer is: YOU CAN'T. In my honest opinion, it would be a shock if they did not win the Champions League next season. They are by far the best team in the world. The scary thing is, they are better than last season now. There are some people who think we ( Man Utd ) can compete against them, but the simple answer is no one can. They are too good. Best team by far in the world. Sad but true. Even if we signed Sneidjer and De Rossi they would still give us a good hiding. The friendly match against them is going to be horrible but also dazzling to watch. They play football to be admired but watching them open us up for fun in the friendly game won't feel very friendly. They will probably put 3 or 4 past us which will be horrible but they are an amazing side and that is what you expect now. Too good.