Barcelona have already suffered one big loss at the very end of this campaign after their unbeaten La Liga run perished in their penultimate game following a 5-4 loss at Levante.
They will suffer another, even if they defeat Real Sociedad on Saturday to complete a season where they wrestled the Spanish title off Real Madrid with relative ease.
The match will mark the final appearance of Andres Iniesta in a Barcelona shirt, the club he has been at since he was a boy, following the captain’s tearful announcement in April that he would depart the Nou Camp at the end of the season.
Barcelona star Andres Iniesta will play his final game for the club after a trophy-laden career
Iniesta is ranked as one of the great modern players – but is that reflected in his trophies?
The 34-year-old joined Barca’s academy in 1996 and has not looked back since, amassing 674 appearances since his first-team debut in 2002.
From being a fresh faced kid featuring alongside the likes of Frank de Boer and Patrick Kluivert to the midfield stalwart helping Barca become a dominant force in Europe along with stars like Lionel Messi, Iniesta has seen it all during his 16 years in the first team.
By all, we mean trophies. The Spanish international has amassed quite a collection of winners’ medals over the years that the majority of teams would settle for in their entire existence.
However, how does he stack up against his peers? Here Sportsmail looks at Iniesta’s major team honours to see if his trophy collection can be surpassed by any active player.
Iniesta has won a variety of honours in his time at Barca, but we are counting the major gongs
HOW INIESTA WON HIS 22 TROPHIES
2004-05: La Liga
2005-06: Champions League and La Liga
2007-08: European Championship
2008-09: Champions League, La Liga and Copa del Rey
2009-10: World Cup and La Liga
2010-11: Champions League and La Liga
2011-12: European Championship and Copa del Rey
2012-13: La Liga
2014-15: Champions League, La Liga and Copa del Rey
2015-16: La Liga and Copa del Rey
2016-17: Copa del Rey
2017-18: La Liga and Copa del Rey
Top 10 – European trophies
This list only features the recognised major UEFA tournaments in the Champions League and the Europa League, so the UEFA Super Cup is out. For argument’s sake the Cup-Winners’ Cup would have been considered, but is not a factor when deciding the top 10.
1. Dani Alves 5
= Jose Antonio Reyes 5
3. Gerard Pique 4
= Cristiano Ronaldo 4
= Andres Iniesta 4
= Xavi 4
= Lionel Messi 4
= Adriano 4
= Beto 4
= Vitolo 4
= Kevin Gameiro 4
Top 10 – league titles
This list only considers the top five leagues in Europe which are Spain, Germany, England Italy and France – as ranked by UEFA. Not even discounting the Dutch league title can stop Arjen Robben from topping the pile though, thanks to his success in England, Spain and most notably Germany.
Iniesta has won the Champions League four times – 2006, 2009 (pictured), 2011 and 2015
1. Arjen Robben 10
2. Gianluigi Buffon 9
= Zlatan Ibrahimovic 9
= Lionel Messi 9
= Andres Iniesta 9
= Thiago Alcantara 9
7. Thiago Motta 8
= Dani Alves 8
= Xavi 8
= Patrice Evra 8
= Gerard Pique 8
= Franck Ribery 8
Top 10 – domestic cups
Like domestic titles, only the top five nations count and competitions like the Community Shield and their continental equivalents in the form of the Super Cups are ruled out.
Notably, this list is dominated by Paris Saint-Germain players who have helped the French club sweep up the majority of domestic cups recently. France, as well as England, have an advantage here of being the only countries who have a League Cup as well as an FA Cup equivalent within the top five leagues.
1. Thiago Motta 11
2. Javier Pastore 9
= Edinson Cavani 9
= Thiago Silva 9
= Marquinhos 9
= Marco Verratti 9
7. Dani Alves 8
= Ashley Cole 8
= Blaise Matuidi 8
10. Arjen Robben 7
= Gerard Pique 7
= Angel di Maria 7
= Lucas Moura 7
Iniesta won the World Cup with Spain in 2010, scoring the winning goal in the final
Top 10 – international trophies
Due to the vast range of international competitiveness from across the world, this list has a cut-off point of the World Cup and continental competitions that feature a World Cup winner – thus the European Championship and the Copa America.
Also omitted is the international form of the Community Shield in the Confederations Cup, as well as Club World Cups. As a result you have Spain’s three straight tournament wins rivaled only by players from Chile’s double Copa America winning sides.
Three trophies = Iker Casillas, Raul Albiol, Andres Iniesta, Xavi, Fernando Torres, Cesc Fabregas, Sergio Ramos, David Silva, Pepe Reina
Two trophies = David Villa, Santi Cazorla, Gerard Pique, Juan Mata, Sergio Busquets, Pedro, Fernando Llorente, Javi Martinez, Jesus Navas, Alexis Sanchez, Claudio Bravo, Arturo Vidal, Gary Medel, Eugenio Mena, Mauricio Isla, Francisco Silva, Jose Fuenzalida, Mauricio Pinilla, Eduardo Vargas, Jean Beausejour, Gonzalo Jara, Charles Aranguiz, Marcelo Diaz, Johnny Herrera
Iniesta has won 22 major trophies in his career, leaving almost every other player in his wake
Top 10 major trophy wins
From the combined lists above, only Dani Alves can match his former Barcelona team-mate Andres Iniesta in terms of trophy success. A notable omission is Cristiano Ronaldo, but the Real Madrid star can match Buffon and Ibrahimovic’s 16 medals if he wins the Champions League final.
1.Andres Iniesta 22
= Dani Alves 22
3. Thiago Motta 21
= Gerard Pique 21
5. Lionel Messi 19
6. Sergio Busquets 18
= Arjen Robben 18
= Xavi 18
9. Gianluigi Buffon 16
= Zlatan Ibrahimovic 16