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FC Barcelona News: 19 May 2018; Andres Iniesta Given Official Farewell, Barcelona Unveil New Home Kit

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FC Barcelona unveils new Nike kit for 2018/19 season | FC Barcelona
The new design, inspired by the ties that bind Camp Nou to the 10 districts (Ciutat Vella, Eixample, Sants/Montjuic, Les Corts, Sarrià-Sant Gervasi, Gràcia, Horta-Guirnardó, Nou Barris, Sant Andreu y Sant Martí), further builds upon the Nike campaign “The Ball Makes Us More.” The shirt incorporates Nike’s revolutionary Vapor Kit Technology, which offers exceptional breathability, lightness, and freedom of movement.

Barça presentation of new shirt pays tribute to the city of Barcelona | FC Barcelona
The kit that Barça’s first team squad will wear in the 2018/19 was presented to the public on Saturday, in an event attended by both club president Josep Maria Bartomeu and Barcelona mayoress Ada Colau. It took place at the Montjuic swimming pools which became an icon of the city during the 1992 Olympic Games.

A night to remember for Andrés Iniesta | FC Barcelona
Andrés Iniesta’s goodbye at FC Barcelona on Friday reached its penultimate act. The young lad from Fuentealbilla who arrived at the Club 22 years ago and will leave at the end of the season was given an emotional official Club farewell in the presence of a whole host of guests.

Watch again the Club’s official farewell to Andrés Iniesta | FC Barcelona
See again the institutional farewell to Andrés Iniesta with president Josep Maria Bartomeu, members of the Board of Directors, the first team squad, coaching staff and Club executives, family and other guests in attendence

The legends of sport pay tribute to Andrés Iniesta | FC Barcelona
Andrés Iniesta is a football legend, and his natural game has long been admired by team-mates and rivals. From Van Gaal, the coach for whom Iniesta made his debut in the first team, to the likes of Buffon, Henry and Lineker, everyone wants to wish Iniesta well as his time at FC Barcelona comes to an end.

Iniesta’s team mates have the last word | FC Barcelona
“He does things with the greatest of ease. Impossible things he makes easy in a way that is not normal,” explains Leo Messi about Andrés Iniesta. The first team players had words of praise for the Barça number 8, those who came up through the ranks as well as those who joined from other clubs. “He is an example for all sportspeople at La Masia. He is a mirror I have used to learn a lot,” says Sergi Roberto.

‘Players like him are unique’ - Xavi pays tribute former midfielder partner Iniesta | Goal
His former midfield partner, Xavi, was full of praise for Iniesta’s incredible career at Barca. ”Other players will stay and Barcelona will keep on winning,” he said, via Marca .”It’s clear that Barcelona will continue, but players like him are unique. Iniesta is an example as a player and as a person.”

Andres Iniesta: Barcelona losing Sergio Busquets would be ‘colossal mistake’ | ESPN
“It would be a colossal mistake if Busquets left Barcelona because of everything he means to the club as a player,” Iniesta told Rac1. “But I don’t think it will come to that because he’s really important to the team and still has many years left at the top level.”

When and where to see FC Barcelona vs Real Sociedad | FC Barcelona
LaLiga comes to an end for Ernesto Valverde’s men on Sunday at Camp Nou with the visit of Real Sociedad. The fixture will be the last for Andrés Iniesta as a Barça player and it will bring to an end a season in which the blaugranes have claimed the league and cup double.

How Messi became the world’s deadliest goalscorer | Goal
Lionel Messi has come a long way since the spring of 2005, when he hit the net for the first time in Barcelona colours. In the 14 years since making his debut for the Blaugrana the Argentine wizard has become, alongside Cristiano Ronaldo, perhaps the deadliest goalscorer the game of football has ever seen.