Was not at fault for the first goal but will be angry with himself for the second one. Pulled off a sensational save from Alves at key time in the game. Barcelona thought that he gave away a penalty in the first half but they were wrong. Came in as a replacement for Giorgio Chiellini in the middle of the defence.
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By Alistair Tweedale. Luis Suarez and Neymar were both on the scoresheet as they and partner-in-crime Leo Messi took their goal tally to an incredible 87 in 36 games this calendar year, but the Catalan victory was inspired by captain Andres Iniesta. Iniesta centre celebrates a fourth Champions League win.
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He spent most of his career at Barcelona , where he served as the captain for three seasons. Iniesta is widely considered to be one of the best players of his generation and one of the greatest midfielders of all time. Iniesta came through La Masia , the Barcelona youth academy, after an early migration from his birthplace, and impressed from an early age. He made his first-team debut aged 18 in He began playing regularly during the —05 season and remained in the team until Iniesta was an integral part of the Barcelona sides that won two historic trebles in and , and his 35 trophies, which includes nine La Ligas and four UEFA Champions League titles, make him the most decorated Spanish footballer of all time. Iniesta played for Spain at the Under, Under and Under levels before making his international debut in Iniesta was also a key member of the victorious Spanish team at the FIFA World Cup ; he scored the winning goal in the final against the Netherlands , for which he was named the Man of the Match , and was selected to the tournament's All-Star Team. Iniesta comes from Fuentealbilla , a small village in the province of Albacete , Castile—La Mancha , where he mostly played futsal due to the lack of football pitches in the village.
Andres Iniesta has been at Barcelona since he arrived as a pale-faced year-old in but on Friday he confirmed it's time to leave. Despite signing a lifetime contract earlier this season, the midfielder, who turns 34 next month, revealed in a news conference that he will walk away from Camp Nou at the end of the current campaign. During his two decades in Catalonia, Iniesta has made appearances only Xavi Hernandez had made more and has won 31 trophies. That will rise to 32 by the time he leaves, too, with Barca just one point away from a seventh league title in 10 years.