Although it might seem impossible warning that he was going to say goodbye to professional football on the bench, Piqué managed to be the protagonist of the Osasuna – Barça goodbye without playing a minute. The center-back ended his sports career expelled and occupying a good handful of lines in the minutes of Gil Manzano , who clarified that he had expelled him for telling him that he was the referee who had hurt Barça the most and then denounced insults from the Barça second captain: “ I shit on your fucking mother.” They may be Piqué ‘s last words on the pitch as a professional player. At least, they are the ones that remain in the record. Without being the most edifying ending, in the Barça dressing room they are convinced that the central defender’s expulsion had a direct effect on the victory at El Sadar . Xavi , the coaching staff and the players went to the locker room very excited because of Gil Manzano ‘s performance in the first half. The man from Extremadura had conceded the 1-0 despite the protests of Barça , who claimed that Marcos Alonso had been hit inside the area, and had expelled Lewandowski for two cards . The first, in the opinion of the azulgrana, unfair (“those fouls they do to us repeatedly and they don’t draw cards”, said Pedri). There was a conspiracy and, later, on the field, victory.
Piqué ‘s last most atypical day ended with the center-back dribbling with his teammates at the end of the match like one more. Far from the somewhat melancholic, nostalgic image that he transmitted in his last games, the center-back ended up like one more, leading the chants with youth players like Ansu , Balde or Gavi , but also with Lewandowski , Dembélé and Ter Stegen involved in the pineapple of the victory in Pamplona . A family image, as Xavi said, in which Piqué will no longer be, who, however, signed his last service for Barça. Starting this Wednesday he has to start a new life.