Saturday night saw Gerard Pique bow out as a Barcelona player, wearing the famous red and blue stripes for the final time in a pedestrian 2-0 win over Almeria.
Manager Xavi substituted the defender 10 minutes from time, giving him the chance to bid farewell to the Camp Nou faithful and hug his teammates.
The occasion clearly had an impact on Pique, who was in tears as he left the pitch.
The 35-year-old had recovered his composure by full-time, but broke down crying again as the 90,000 fans in the stadium paid tribute to one of the club’s greatest legends of the modern era.
“First of all,…