FC Barcelona have closed the 17/18 season with a victory against Real Sociedad thanks to a solitary goal by Philippe Coutinho. A night marked by the farewell of Andrés Iniesta, who has played his last game with the FC Barcelona jersey.
The match has been decided with a great goal of the Brazilian player, Coutinho, in the firsts minutes of the second half. But this matchday was always recorded by the Culé fans and the world of football due to the farewell of Andrés Iniesta.
674 games and 32 titles in his showcases, Andrés Iniesta says goodbye to what has been his home these last 22 years leaving an unparalleled legacy. FC Barcelona and Spanish football will miss him very much. Thanks you Andrés!
FC Barcelona and Real Madrid managed a draw (2-2) in what was supposed to be a somewhat decaffeinated 'El Clásico' in recent years. Barça’s motivation, having already being crowned champions of the league and Copa del Rey titles this seasons, were to continue their historic unbeaten LaLiga record and to ensure a memorable farewell to team captain, Andres Iniesta in what was his last 'El Clásico' game before leaving the squad at the end of this season.
Both teams came into the match determined to give fans an exhilarating night to remember and the result was an intense, passionate and controversial match. Valverde's team went ahead thanks to a great goal by Luis Suarez, but Cristiano Ronaldo tied the match before half-time.
In the second half, Leo Messi put his team ahead for the second time after a perfect assist from Luis Suarez but twenty minutes later, Gareth Bale scored making the final scoreboard 2-2. The match finished in a draw, leaving both teams unsatisfied and fighting with every last scrap of energy to come away with a victory.
FC Barcelona have been proclaimed League Champions after beating RC Deportivo by 2 goals to 4 thereby winning the eighth double in the club’s history after winning the Copa del Rey last weekend.
The Catalans have won the League with four matchdays still left to play and having not lost any of the 34 games matches they played. A historic record.
A hat-trick by Leo Messi and a goal by Coutinho were more than enough for FC Barcelona to see off two goals by Lucas and Colak, the authors of the Deportivo’s goals. This win certifies Barça’s 25th league title and brings the season to a triumphant close with the addition of another two trophies in their trophy cabinet at Camp Nou.
FC Barcelona won an amazing fourth Spanish Cup title in a row, and 30th in total, after managing an unbelievable and superb victory over Sevilla (5-0) in the final that took place at Wanda Metropolitano.
Luis Suarez (2), Messi, who equalled Telmo Zarra’s record of scoring in five different cup finals, Iniesta and Coutinho, from the penalty spot, sealed Barça's victory in their best performance of the season.
The 'blue-and-reds' can achieve the double in a week, because they will win the League title if they beat Deportivo at Riazor in the next round.
FC Barcelona were outclassed by AS Roma in every aspect and eliminated in the quarter final stage of the Champions League after losing by 3 goals to 0 at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome.
Going into the tie Barça had 4-1 scoreboard in their favour, and nobody could have imagined that the Catalans would be bidding farewell to Europe in this round. However, an immaculate AS Roma and an unrecognizable FC Barcelona were all the ingredients needed for a shock outcome on a night Valverde's team will be keen to put behind them.
Dzeko scored the first goal after six minutes and in the second half the ‘Romans’ sealed the comeback. First it was De Rossi from the penalty spot, and finally Manolas carried his team aloft over the finish line, thus ensuring Roma’s place in the Champions League semi-finals.