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Gerard Pique sent off in his last ever game as a professional football player

Marcus Chan

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Gerard Pique sent off in his last ever game as a professional football player

Gerard Pique had an evening to forget as his final match as a professional footballer ended with a red card after he was dismissed at half-time.

Barcelona found themselves 1-0 down against Osasuna after David Garcia netted in the sixth minute. Things quickly went from bad to worse for Xavi as his star striker, Robert Lewandowski was shown a second yellow card in the 31st minute.

The Camp Nou club went into half-time one goal down and a man down. In what was his final match as a professional, Pique was seen having words with the assistant referee and then decided to follow the referee down the tunnel after the half-time whistle. Referee Jesus Gil then showed a straight red card to the former Spanish international.

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Pique said his goodbyes last week after making a final appearance for Barcelona at Camp Nou.

After the match, he said: "I was born here and I will die here.

"When you get older, you realise that sometimes to love is to let go. I'm convinced that I'll be here again in the future.

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"I love Barca. That's why I consider it the right moment to go. This is not a goodbye."

In the second half, Barcelona’s new star Pedri managed to score the equaliser in the 48th minute. In the 57th minute, Barcelona manager Xavi was shown a yellow card after he was complaining about a decision.


Featured Image Credit: La Liga

Topics: Barcelona, La Liga, Gerard Pique

Marcus Chan
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