Barcelona went to Osasuna in the last match in La Liga before the World Cup ended. The Blaugrana found themselves in a bit of a mess in the first half, when they scored and Robert Lewandowski was sent off for a foul. Playing with 10 men, Xavi’s side bounced back in the second half and eventually won 2-1. Pedri and Raphinha scored two goals in the second half to give the Catalans a hard-won victory.
Pique came off the bench in the last game of his career. Dissatisfied with Gil Monzana’s actions, Pique confronted the referee at half-time and was sent off for dissent. Fabregas, one of Pique’s childhood friends, saw the funny side of the whole challenge and joined in. Twitter to share your thoughts.
The former Spain international responded with four words “😂😂😂😂” (laughing emoji), confirming that he found Pique’s unique farewell quite amusing.
Fabregas and Pique both enrolled at Barcelona’s La Masia academy at the age of 10. Both went to the Premier League to seek contact before reuniting at Barcelona in 2011. Between 2011 and 2014, they won a La Liga title and a Copa del. Rey together, among other titles.
They also won in 2010 World Cup and the 2012 European Championship together for Spain.
Cesc Fabregas writes touching message to Barcelona legend Gerard Pique
Barcelona does not. 3 Pique announced his retirement from football, Fabregas took to Instagram to write an emotional line.
He posted eight meaningful images with the centre-back, with the following caption:
“@3gerardpique dear, We have 1 million photos together, but this first one is the one that I like the most and I want to repeat at this time, give you a hug to say thank you, thank you Thank you for accompanying me on a very special journey.
“Our story began 26 years ago at the Barça school, a practice match where you wore your legendary number 3 shirt and where you stood out above all the others. The rest is history. A story full of joy and some disappointment, but above all a love and appreciation that cannot be explained in words. What we have experienced in these 26 years is an inexplicable blessing and privilege.”
“I won’t be able to be at the Camp Nou for your last game, but don’t doubt for a moment that my heart will be there and my eyes won’t take my eyes off the TV. As a quiet footballer, a guy with a competitive class that I have rarely seen in my life, your career speaks for itself.
“Thank you for always treating me in a special way and growing up with me. Now remember one thing, the best is yet to come and as you say at the end of the video we are waiting for you to return one day to our dear Barça. I love you you. “
Fabregas and Pique played 149 games together for clubs and countries but failed to score a single goal.