Barcelona president Joan Laporta has declared the current team the best in history! Pep Guardiola's players are yet to win a trophy, but after victory at Osasuna, Laporta enthused: "This is the best team Barca has had in our history. I am proud."

Lionel Messi struck twice in the final ten minutes to earn the points for Barca and Laporta added: "Hopefully Leo (Messi) will win the FIFA World Player. But I am not only talking about him, but for the team around him. Like Xavi, who deserves to be among the best and remains an example for our young players."