Barcelona have won the Spanish Super Cup seven times, the last two with Frank Rijkaard in the dugout.
After a gap of eight years, Barça won the Spanish Super Cup again in 2005-06 and then retained the trophy the following year with wins over Betis and Espanyol respectively.
The 2005-06 season has gone down in Barça's history for the League and Champions League double, yet it also began well when the club won the Super Cup. In the first leg, the team pulled off a convincing 3-0 away win to turn the return leg into a formality. Betis played well at Camp Nou and won 2-1 but never really endangered Barça's hold on the trophy.
The win the following season was even easier. Barça, on a roll after a summer spent celebrating the Paris final, saw off Espanyol with an aggregate result of 4-0. The first leg at the Olympic Stadium was dominated by Barça, yet they could only score once. At Camp Nou, Barça rolled out the full repertoire and wrapped things up.
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