Pique makes emotional final Barca appearance in win over Almeria

Barcelona legend Gerard Pique was given an emotional standing ovation as he made his final Nou Camp appearance in their 2-0 La Liga win over Almeria.

He was replaced in the 84th minute and tearfully embraced all his team-mates, boss Xavi and the entire Barca bench.

The 35-year-old will retire after Tuesday’s trip to Osasuna. After the game he gave a speech on the pitch, saying: “I was born here and I will die here.”

Pique was named captain for the side. Barcelona won an early penalty. Robert Lewandowski stepped up and hit the post.

Pique headed a chance over the bar and had another saved. Ousmane Dembele and Frenkie de Jong scored the second-half goals to take Barcelona top of La Liga.

At full-time Pique came back onto the pitch to applaud the fans and was throw into the air by his team-mates.

Credit: bbc.com


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