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Barcelona doubled up but still feeling the blues

(Ah Fat Talk Ball) - Although Barcelona won the Spanish league and cup double, they will finish the season racked with regret after a shock 5-4 loss to Levante on Sunday ended their chance of an unbeaten La Liga campaign.

That followed their Champions League capitulation in Rome, leaving a bitter taste despite the satisfaction of wresting the Spanish title back from Real Madrid and trouncing Sevilla in the King's Cup final.

Barcelona had last tasted league defeat 13 months ago against Malaga, going 43 games unbeaten, but they failed in the 37th match of this season to tarnish an otherwise flawless domestic campaign.

Before the 3-0 quarter-final second-leg defeat by AS Roma there was a genuine belief Barca could win the treble, and after licking their wounds following that disappointment the focus was switched to finishing the season unbeaten.

Midfielder Sergio Busquets was trying to remain positive.









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