La Liga title a fitting farewell to Iniesta
La Liga title race was 'almost' over months ago, but it has finally been wrapped up by Barcelona. They won their 25th Spanish crown with a comfortable 4-2 victory against Deportivo de La Coruna. Lionel Messi's hat-trick on the night sealed Barcelona's 7th title in the last 10 years. The title is a fitting farewell to their captain Andres Iniesta.
Iniesta to part ways with Barcelona after 22 years
One of football's most respected and loved players, Andres Iniesta had earlier announced that he would be parting ways with Barcelona. He has with the club since he was a child. After 22 years with Barcelona, where he won 32 major trophies, Iniesta will be looking to ply his trade elsewhere. Barcelona couldn't find a better way to bid adieu to their captain.
Barcelona have also won the Copa del Rey
The Blaugrana have remained unbeaten in La Liga this entire season. Out of the 34 matches, they have won 26 and drawn 8. They also snatched the Copa Del Rey earlier this week with a 5-0 thrashing of Sevilla. While the Champions League defeat to Roma was a disappointment, Barcelona will be content after winning the double.
Real Madrid have refused to give them 'guard of honor'
Barcelona next host Real Madrid in the El Clasico and as the tradition goes, the champions have to be given a guard of honour. However, Real manager Zidane has refused to give them the same. But the popular demand in Spain is for Real Madrid to give Iniesta, who won the country the 2010 FIFA World Cup, this honor.
Spain demand guard of honor for Iniesta
Will stubborn Real Madrid comply?
We are not sure if Real Madrid would comply and give Iniesta the perfect farewell, but keeping rivalries aside, it would be a perfect end to his illustrious time in Spain. Football is considered the beautiful game and a touch of respect for your rival would do no harm. What do you think? Please leave your comments below.Share this timeline