When Man Utd beat Bayern Munich in 1999 for the Treble, they became the first team from Europe's Big 3 leagues to ever achieve that. I remembered that the everyone from the papers, players, coaches were all lauding that achievement because it had seemed impossible.
Fast forward 16 years, Barcelona have won their second Treble after beating Juventus in Berlin. What is interesting is, this Barca became the FOURTH side in SEVEN years to have done so. Guardiola's Barca did it in 2009, we did it in 2010, Heynckes' Bayern in 2013.
So much prestige have been lost in winning the Treble recently. More importantly too, it seems that the World of Football has become less competitive, with the usual suspects always steamrolling the opponents. And I don't think it will change any time soon, because whoever challenged the hegemony seems to have been one-hit wonders like the Atletico Madrids and Dortmunds of the recent years.
Hopefully it will change soon, because I'm getting kinda tired of seeing the same winners years after years. Unless of course it's Inter, although that remains an even further distant dream.