Barcelona just two games away from another treble-winning season

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Sunday's 1-0 win at Atletico Madrid secured another La Liga title for the Catalan club, now they face two tough games to secure a second continental treble.

Of course it was a Lionel Messi goal that settled the contest against the 2013-14 La Liga champions, and the 1-0 win gave Barcelona an unassailable four point lead in the table with just one game remaining.

Barcelona must now navigate a last day league game against Deportivo La Coruna next Saturday, before a Copa del Rey final meeting with Athletico Bilbao the following Saturday and the crunch clash with Juventus in Berlin for the Champions League final on June 6th.

With one trophy already in the bag, Luis Enrique will be looking to be only the second coach to win the 'continental treble' after Pep Guardiola did the same with Barcelona in 2008-09.

The manner in which the Catalan giants have regained the Primera Liga title after a trophy-less campaign in 2013-14, has been mightily impressive. But they will have to be at their most ruthless and spectacular to eclipse the run of Guardiola's team in 2009.

Guardiola lost his first match as Barcelona manager at the beginning of the 2008-09 season - a 1-0 defeat at Numancia - but the rookie manager turned the season around in a phenomenal manner. Barcelona scored six goals on five occasions that season, including a 6-2 mauling of Real at the Bernabeu. Barca finished nine points ahead of Real Madrid in La Liga and then brushed aside Athletico Bilbao - the team they face in this year's final - with a 4-1 win to lift the Copa del Rey. 

Barcelona became the first Spanish side to win the treble when they romped to a 2-0 win over Manchester United in the Champions League final in Rome, with goals from Samuel Eto'o and Lionel Messi. 

It has been another dazzling season of attacking football at the Nou Camp in 2014-15 as Barcelona have finally recovered from the loss of Guardiola as head coach.

The signing of Luis Suarez, the 54 goals and 27 assists from Messi and the 79 La Liga goals contributed by the Suarez, Messi, Naymar triumvirate have put Barcelona firmly back in the driving seat as Spain's premier club, after Real won the Champions League final against city rivals Atletico last season.

Now, two games remain for Barcelona to clinch the second treble in their history, and as the only other club previously to do so, surely Real now have some catching up to do?

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