Top 4 Andres Iniesta Moments in Barcelona Jersey
Don Andres Iniesta!
Arguably La Masia's best product in the last 20 years (along with Lionel Messi), Iniesta has hinted at leaving Barcelona at the end of this season. His departure will leave a big hole in Barcelona’s midfield and the Catalans might never fully replace the magician.
Since his debut back in 2002, the midfield maestro has been an irreplaceable part of many a dominant Barcelona side and won 30 major titles. Iniesta continues to conjure up magical moments in almost every game, but some of his moments and goals in the Barcelona jersey will never be forgotten.
Here are top 4 Andres Iniesta moments in Barcelona jersey:
Barcelona vs Sevilla, 2-0 (Copa Del Rey Final, 2016)
Just like this season, the Catalans were targeting yet another treble back in 2015-16. But the things started to go downhill after Barca’s quarter-final exit in the Champions League. After winning the league title by just one point margin, Barcelona had the chance to finish with the domestic double by winning Copa Del Rey.
But those hopes started to falter as Mascherano was shown the red card in the 36th minute of the final. Iniesta, who was having a terrific game anyway, decide to up the ante.
Iniesta took the control of the midfield and started pulling the strings single-handedly. Despite being a man down, he continued to create opportunities for Messi and Neymar by finding gaps in the Sevilla defence. The Spaniard made 3 key passes and was dispossessed only once in 120 minutes.
Iniesta also helped the team defensively as he made 4 out of 4 successful tackles during the game. 100% tackle success in the final, when you are already a man down are not what you'd normally expect from a mainly non-physical player, but Iniesta was ready to mix it up as the occasion needed of him.
Barcelona eventually won the game 2-0, with both goals coming in the extra time. And despite Lionel Messi assisting Alba and Neymar for the goals, Andres Iniesta was named Man of the Match on the night which explains the vital role played by Don Andres in the Final.