Setienism begins, poor mortals
Quique Setien started life at Barcelona with a 1-0 win over 10-man Granada, which was a win that tasted so very sweet.
Supremacism has returned in football, and it's thought that only playing football according to Johan Cruyff's model is valid.
Everything else should be refrained from, even if it works.
Possession returned to Barcelona as a virtue and it stood out in their performance.
We have returned to counting all of the passes made as if it's better to score a goal after 100 passes.
A goal scored with just three touches is frowned upon. What must Alisson Becker and Mohamed Sarah think?
Officiating was again a point of controversy but again we saw that things haven't changed.
If a decision hurts us, we speak. If it benefits us, we shut up.
VAR returned to baffle us.
Barcelona returned to playing, but with a new look and everything looked different.
Poor Ernesto Valverde, who turned away from orthodoxy. What is a league title worth if it's won playing badly?
Arturo Vidal returned to play.
He returned as Lionel Messi would have liked, as he decided which is the club's unique style. He is the coach.
Real Madrid also returned to fight for a title. But don't radicalise anymore, there's Jose Mourinho for that.