Franck Kessie's 92nd-minute winner for Barcelona against Real Madrid on Sunday did more than just presumptively wrap up the Spanish title for the Blaugrana. The jubilation of the Barca players in the aftermath of the midfielder's strike signified the start of something new, the first act for what could become the new dominant side in La Liga.
And that leaves Real Madrid playing catch up. It is no longer a job for Madrid to get back to their old ways. They now need to get better.
Los Blancos seem to be caught between two eras. The likes of Luka Modric, Karim Benzema and Toni Kroos don't have long left at the top of the game. Aurelien Tchouameni, Rodrygo and Eduardo Camavinga, meanwhile, still need to develop. In the dugout, there have been signs that manager Carlo Ancelotti's magic is running out - at least domestically.
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A summer of change seems likely, with new faces likely to enter and some old names cleared out. But what specifically do they need to do?
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