Andres Iniesta’s last league game of 2010 took place at Estadi Cornella-El Prat.
And he was treated to the most emotional reception by Espanyol supporters.
The extract below is from a great article on goal.com about Andres tribute to his friend Dani Jarque which helped many of us to briefly forget the cynicism and bad sportsmanship associated with the World Cup and the modern game.
“Iniesta is applauded at almost every ground in the country since scoring the winner in the World Cup Final against the Netherlands, and yet this one will be special. “Dani Jarque: siempre con nosotros” (always with us), the words on Iniesta’s shirt revealed moments after the ball met the net, are the most beautiful and most significant words ever to grace the biggest sporting event. They are the extract of true sportsmanship, they helped to make the world a better place.”
Footage of the ovation…