Brazilian sensation Neymar couldn't hold back the tears in his final match with Santos before joining Barcelona.
Barcelona's Andres Iniesta said Thursday it is too early to speak of the end of an era in Spanish football.
Lionel Messi took to China's social media Tencet Weibo Wednesday to address his fans for the first time since scoring two first-half goals to power Barcelona to a 4-0 Champions League round of 16 win over AC Milan.
Former Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola said Monday he plans to return to coaching next year, although he would not confirm that he has found a team.
Lionel Messi has won the FIFA Ballon d'Or award for his astonishing 91-goal year for Barcelona and Argentina in 2012.
Barcelona president Sandro Rosell said the team's coach, Tito Villanova, will be back at work by mid-January following throat surgery to treat a cancerous tumor.
Lionel Messi scored his ninth goals in his past five matches by scoring the team's second in a 3-1 win over 10-man Germany during a busy round of exhibitions Wednesday.