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Barcelona 1 - 0 Real Sociedad: Andres Iniesta bids emotional farewell as champions Barcelona end with a win

Posted Monday, May 21, 2018 by PA164 hits

Andres Iniesta’s final Barcelona appearance ended in victory on an emotional evening at the Nou Camp.LaLiga champions Barca, who lost their unbeaten record in a 5-4 loss at Levante last week, responded with a 28th win of the season, defeating Real Sociedad 1-0.Former Liverpool forward Philippe Coutinho, scorer of a hat-trick a week ago, netted the only goal on a night which belonged to Ini...Full Story »

Iniesta says goodbye to teammates at barbecue

Posted Sunday, May 20, 2018 by Marca.com135 hits

Ernesto Valverde faces a challenging summer at Barcelona with several transfer market decisions needing to be made, one of them being how to replace Andres Iniesta, who said his informal farewells to teammates at a barbecue. The entire squad and staff met on Saturday at the club's training facility. Everybody was invited to the barbecue by the veteran midfielder, although this is a tradition...Full Story »

Barcelona vs Real Sociedad - Barcelona out to give Iniesta a fond farewell

Posted Sunday, May 20, 2018 by PA230 hits

Ernesto Valverde has called on Barcelona to give Andres Iniesta the perfect send-off when the midfielder plays his final game for the club on Sunday.The 34-year-old will bring the curtain down on his glittering career against Real Sociedad at the Nou Camp before moving on to pastures new this summer.Iniesta, a European Championship and World Cup winner with Spain, has won 32 trophies during his ...Full Story »

Barcelona plan tifo to bid farewell to Iniesta

Posted Thursday, May 17, 2018 by Marca.com170 hits

Andres Iniesta is set to say goodbye to Barcelona fans on Sunday against Real Sociedad, and the club have announced a tifo to honour their captain. A red, yellow and blue mosaic will be raised all over Camp Nou stands to form the phrase 'Infinite Iniesta'. The aforementioned message will be accompanied with the reversed No. 8 of the player to form the mathematical symbol for infinity. The g...Full Story »

Iniesta choosing between China and Japan

Posted Tuesday, May 15, 2018 by fourfourtwo.com143 hits

Andres Iniesta is choosing between China and Japan as he prepares for life after Barcelona. Barcelona great Andres Iniesta confirmed he was close to making a decision over his future, with China and Japan his options. Iniesta, 34, will leave the LaLiga champions at the end of the season after 16 campaigns at the club. The Spain international was expected to head to China, only for Japan and...Full Story »

Departing Barcelona captain Andres Iniesta: I'll decide in next 10 days

Posted Friday, May 11, 2018 by Tribalfootball.com85 hits

Departing Barcelona captain Andres Iniesta says his next move is yet to be decided. Although he was asked on Thursday, Iniesta gave no insight into where he will be playing next season. "The moment to announce it will be once the league ends and once my commitment with the club is finished," he added. "In the next 10 days I will try to pick the best option at all levels for myself. "I will...Full Story »

'All possibilities are open' – Iniesta responds to China, Japan and Australia links

Posted Thursday, May 10, 2018 by Goal.com146 hits

Andres Iniesta revealed there are still "little details" to resolve as he decides on who is next club will be, insisting all possibilities are open outside of Europe. The Barcelona icon is leaving the La Liga champions at the end of the season and has been linked with moves to China, Japan and Australia after declaring he would not move to another European side. Iniesta started Barca's 5-1 t...Full Story »

Zidane waited five minutes for Iniesta to give him a farewell hug

Posted Monday, May 07, 2018 by Marca.com183 hits

This was Andres Iniesta's last Clasico and there were tributes to the Barcelona captain from FIFA, from his teammates, from the fans at the Camp Nou and... from Zinedine Zidane. The Frenchman waited five minutes in the tunnel for the Spaniard in order to wish him well and give him a hug. The cameras of Movistar + captured the moment, as Zidane greeted the man he had called "not just any play...Full Story »

Was Batman in the backseat of Andres Iniesta's car!

Posted Saturday, May 05, 2018 by Marca.com193 hits

Andres Iniesta is almost a superhero for many Barcelona and Spain fans for his impact for club and country but it was a surprise to see what appeared to be Batman sat in the back of his car. In a photo taken at his arrival for Barcelona's end of season dinner, an image could be seen of Batman which caused some surprise. However, the explanation was that it was a child's car seat with a pic...Full Story »

Messi and Iniesta, the Kings of the champions parade

Posted Tuesday, May 01, 2018 by Marca.com120 hits

On Monday evening, a lively parade wound its way through Barcelona, as the Blaugrana celebrated their conquering of a league and cup double in 2017/18. In a convertible bus labelled with the motto "Champions!" and with replicas of the league and cup trophy on the top deck, the players and the coaching staff danced and sang with the throng of thousands that had lined the street hoping for a gl...Full Story »

Messi: Iniesta leaving Barcelona as Double winner just perfect

Posted Monday, April 30, 2018 by Tribalfootball.com140 hits

Barcelona ace Lionel Messi says Andres Iniesta leaves the club "in the best way" as LaLiga champions. Barca's title was confirmed with victory at Deportivo La Coruna. Messi, who hit a hat-trick, said: "It's a shame, like when Xavi or [Javier] Mascherano left, symbolic players for the club. "This year it was up to Andres. [It is] a pity for us and for the club. "He leaves in the best way, a...Full Story »

Numancia balls up their tribute to Iniesta

Posted Sunday, April 29, 2018 by Marca.com151 hits

With China the next destination for Andres Iniesta, teams across Spain have been clamouring to pay tribute to the veteran midfielder, however Numancia's own attempts went rather awry with an unfortunate image of the La Masia graduate posted. The Soria based team looked to recognise just what the 33-year-old has given to Spanish football, both with the Blaugrana and the national team. Numanci...Full Story »

Albacete give Iniesta one last chance to change his mind

Posted Saturday, April 28, 2018 by Marca.com191 hits

As the team where it all began for Andres Iniesta, Albacete no doubt hold a special place in the player's heart and sent him their support following his decision to leave for China. The Spaniard famously found it very difficult adapting to life in Catalonia after leaving his home when just a teenager, and Albacete let him know that they will always welcome him back with open arms. "Andres, y...Full Story »

Andres Iniesta's best Barcelona moments: Goals, assists and class since 1996

Posted Saturday, April 28, 2018 by ESPN147 hits

Andres Iniesta has been at Barcelona since he arrived as a pale-faced 12-year-old in 1996 but on Friday he confirmed it's time to leave. Despite signing a lifetime contract earlier this season, the midfielder, who turns 34 next month, revealed in a news conference that he will walk away from Camp Nou at the end of the current campaign. During his two decades in Catalonia, Iniesta has made 669...Full Story »

Pinto: Iniesta has his own Ballon d'Or, he's got the respect of the people

Posted Friday, April 27, 2018 by Marca.com86 hits

Barcelona are preparing to mark Andres Iniesta's departure from the club, and former keeper, Jose Manuel Pinto, has made clear that the midfielder has an achievement even greater than the Ballon d'Or; the respect of the people. Iniesta was given a standing ovation by both sets of supporters when he was substituted in Saturday's Copa del Rey final, but this is a feeling that is shared througho...Full Story »

Iniesta's father: He has a difficult decision, it would be a good moment to leave

Posted Sunday, April 22, 2018 by Marca.com136 hits

Barcelona celebrated winning their 30th Copa del Rey on Saturday evening and Andres Iniesta's father, Jose Antonio said afterwards that it would be difficult for him to leave but this would be a good time. Chongqing is the expected destination for the veteran midfielder should he leave the Blaugrana at the end of the season, although nothing has been confirmed officially. "He's going to make...Full Story »

Have La Liga confirmed Andres Iniesta's Barcelona exit?

Posted Sunday, April 22, 2018 by Goal.com102 hits

The Spanish league posted a thank you to the Barca legend after the club claimed the Copa del Rey crownWith rumours swirling that Andres Iniesta is on his way out of Barcelona at the end of the season, with a deal in China reportedly on the cards for the 33-year-old, La Liga may well have confirmed the end of his time with the Catalans. Barcelona claimed the Copa del Rey on Saturday with a 5...Full Story »

All roads point to Chongqing for Iniesta

Posted Friday, April 20, 2018 by Marca.com197 hits

Barcelona are preparing to bid farewell to Andres Iniesta at the end of the season, and whilst no decision has yet been announced, all roads point to Chongqing for the veteran midfielder. Over the course of the past few months, several Chinese Super League teams have been linked with the World Cup winner. Tianjin Quanjian were the early favourites, whilst Hebei China Fortune were believed to...Full Story »

Barcelona goalkeeper Ter Stegen: We need Iniesta to stay

Posted Monday, March 19, 2018 by tribalfootball.com123 hits

Barcelona goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen is urging Andres Iniesta to stay next season. Ter Stegen spoke after victory over Athletic Bilbao. Goals from Paco Alcacer and Lionel Messi saw the Blaugrana maintain their unbeaten run in LaLiga, capping off a fine week which saw the team eliminate Chelsea in the Champions League. "We need Iniesta both now and in the coming years," ter Stegen expl...Full Story »

Andres Iniesta confirms he could leave Barcelona this year

Posted Friday, March 16, 2018 by squawka.com164 hits

Andres Iniesta has revealed he could leave Barcelona at the end of the season amid links with a move to China. The Spain legend has made 662 appearances for Barcelona since 2002, winning eight La Liga titles and four Champions League trophies. Chinese Super League club Tianjin Quanjian recently denied reports they are set to sign Iniesta this summer. But the midfielder has provoked further ...Full Story »

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