Barcelona head coach Pep Guardiola hailed his players as 'incredible' after they retained their Primera Liga title with a 4-0 thrashing of Valladolid in the Camp Nou.
Barca ended a superb domestic campaign with 99 points, having lost just once as they pipped deadly rivals Real Madrid to the crown by only three points.
Guardiola told AS: "These players are an empire, they are unique. They make hard things easy.
"Getting 99 points and losing only one game is incredible. All thanks to the players, they are incredible.
"I congratulate the coach and players of Real Madrid, because they have dignified the profession and the league. And again, I congratulate them, but only them, the coach and the players, only them.
"Without a Madrid so good we would not have got 99 points and without a strong Barca, Real Madrid would not have had so many points.
"They have plenty of money and are able to make great squads, but will again be our biggest rivals next year."