Watch: Barcelona pay tribute to departing Gerard Pique at Camp Nou

A series of images and videos, showcasing the efforts of Spanish giants Barcelona, as well as the club’s fans, to pay tribute to Gerard Pique, have come to the fore online late on Saturday.

The announcement which rocked the Blaugrana to their very core, of course, was forthcoming earlier this week.

This came in the form of iconic defender Pique confirming plans to bring a close to his career with almost immediate effect.

With just two fixtures to see out before the break for the Qatar World Cup comes into effect, Barca’s La Liga meeting with Almeria tonight, as a result, represents Pique’s last at the Camp Nou.

In turn, it should come as little surprise to hear of tributes pouring in for one of the Catalan giants’ greatest-ever defenders.

Prior to kick-off on Saturday night, club and supporters came together as one, to kick Pique’s farewell into gear.

Banners and posters could be seen throughout the Camp Nou stands, serving as gratitude for a remarkable 14-year stint in Blaugrana colours.

Xavi Hernandez, meanwhile, a long-time former teammate of Pique’s, was sure to mark the veteran’s special night with the captain’s armband:

In addition, Barca’s stars too paid their respects, in warming up ahead of kick-off whilst donning jerseys with Pique’s name and number emblazoned across the back:

Barcelona have since headed in at the interval at the Camp Nou a goal to the good over Almeria, owing to a fine finish from wide-man Ousmane Dembele.

Who can Liverpool face in the Champions League last-16?

Arsenal vs Chelsea team news and predicted XI including Bukayo Saka latest

Conor Laird

Conor Laird

Die-hard Juventus fan with a love for all things Italian, and a real soft spot for Arsenal cult heroes. Emmanuel Eboue, Nicklas Bendtner, Philippe Senderos... Give them all statues outside the Emirates.

Related Content