Andres Iniesta concluded his Barcelona career with a 1-0 win adjoin Real Sociedad on Sunday, as the hosts aerial the La Liga trophy.
The Midfielder appear beforehand in the division that he would be abrogation the club afterwards 22 years and played 81 account at the Nou Camp afore abrogation the acreage to an affecting reception.
It was a beauteous bang from Phillipe Coutinho in the 57th minute that closed the achievement for Barcelona and they were presented with the alliance bays in advanced of their admirers afterwards the game.
Real Sociedad did able-bodied in the aperture exchanges and affected the aboriginal save of the bold as Adnan Januzaj approved his luck from 20 yards, but his bubbles accomplishment was pushed abaft by Marc-Andre ter Stegen. On the 10-minute mark, Iniesta about capped his final actualization with a ambition but his attempt skimmed the alfresco of the net.
The best adventitious of the bisected came in the 26th minute for Barcelona. Coutinho larboard two Real Sociedad players in his deathwatch afore acrimonious out Ousmane Dembele on the appropriate flank, who again lofted a cantankerous into the breadth which met the arch of Ivan Rakitic in the average but he could alone absolute the accomplishment over the crossbar.
Real Sociedad should accept gone bottomward to 10 men aloof afore the breach as Raul Navas launched into a abhorrent accouterment on Dembele, communicable him on the abate with his studs, but did not accept a red agenda admitting the protests of the home players, although he did go into the referee’s book.
Barcelona opened the scoring 12 account afterwards the restart, and it was a ablaze ambition from Coutinho. He best up the brawl in the average of the esplanade afore award a sliver of amplitude with Real Sociedad defenders about him. He again hit a clap accomplishment from 20 yards that powered into the aback of the net.
He was replaced by Lionel Messi in the 67th minute, and Barcelona had two acceptable affairs not continued after. Gerard Pique’s attempt from a delivered free-kick was adored by Miguel Angel Moya afore Messi was set abroad bottomward the pitch, acrimonious out Denis Suarez to his right, but the closing cantankerous from the closing went wide.
Iniesta larboard the Nou Camp angle for the final time in the 81st minute to a activation accession from every bend of the stadium, adhering anniversary Barcelona amateur afore demography his atom on the bank with tears in his eyes as the admirers articulate his name for the butt of the match.