Things couldn’t start better for Pep and Barça this new season. With few changes on the team roster, the most important the striker exchange with Inter of Milan: Cameroonian star Samuel Et’o is now playing in Italy and Swedish ace Zlatan Ibrahimovic will play at the Camp Nou the next five years, Barça is playing at the same level of the last season and things are following the same way this first months of competition. This last summer, after the US tour, Barça won the first couple of official tournament of the season. First it was the Spanish Super Cup against Athletic of Bilbao, and then it came the European Super Cup where Barça defeat Shakhtar of Donetsk from Ukraine. At the Spanish League, Barça it’s placed at the first position of the classification table after winning six games and just one drawn. The same thing for the UEFA Champions League. Barça it’s the leader of their group after drew their match against Inter of Milan in San Siro (a game that the Catalan team deserved to win) and winning Spartak of Kiev from Ukraine at the Camp Nou. Anyway, it’s almost impossible that Barça could repeat what they did last season, history it’s against them. So far there’s no team that has won two European Champions Leagues in a row, but if there’s a tame that could, this is the team coached by Pep Guardiola.
Guardiola's first competitive game as coach was in the third qualifying round of the Champions League, in which Barça comfortably beat Polish club Wisła Kraków 4–0 in the first leg at home. They then lost 1–0 in the second leg, but progressed with a 4–1 aggregate victory. Promoted CD Numancia also defeated Barcelona in the opening match-day of the La Liga, but the team then went on an undefeated streak for over 20 matches to move to the top of the league. Barça maintained their spot atop La Liga's table, securing their first league title since 2006 when rivals Real Madrid lost at Villarreal on 16 May 2009. The most important match however was on 2 May when they defeated Real Madrid 6–2 at the Santiago Bernabéu. The league title was the second piece of silverware in Guardiola's first season at the Camp Nou. On 13 May 2009, Barcelona won the Copa del Rey, defeating Athletic Bilbao by 4–1. Guardiola finished the season by leading Barça to the final of the Champions League, where they beat Manchester United 2–0. In doing so, they became the first Spanish club to win the domestic cup, the league, and the European club titles (the treble) in the same season. The treble winning season is regarded as one of the club's finest seasons in its history Furthermore, Guardiola became the youngest man to coach a Champions League winning team.