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Is Barcelona's castle starting to crumble?

By Chris Higham

History has shown that every empire that has ruled eventually crumbles. Think Rome, the British Empire, the United States, LIverpool and now possibly the greatest club team ever, Barcelona. The cracks are starting to appear and whispers are becoming louder. Knives are being sharpened and questions are being asked.

Football never stays still, it is always on the move. Time may have finally caught up with the Catalans and while the purists will weep, the rest of Europe will breathe a huge sigh of relief for now the dream of winning club football's greatest prize is possible again.