◼️ The historic midfielder of Barcelona was replaced shortly before the third goal of Rome, which certified the elimination of the whole Blaugrana. Will he continue at the Camp Nou?
It was one of the saddest photos of the day for Barcelona. Not only the elimination before Rome was a stake to the heart for the azulgrana fan this Tuesday in the Olympic of the Italian capital. The image of Andrés Iniesta suffering the third goal of the Romans from the bench of substitutes was a scene that no culé would have imagined after the 4-1 of the first leg.
The whole of Ernesto Valverde unexpectedly fell by 3-0 in the second leg of the quarterfinals of the Champions League and bid farewell to the continental contest. Against all odds, there will be no more Champions for Barça this season, when he was one of the favorites to stay with the title. And, for worse, it is possible that there are no more Champions for Andrés Iniesta.
Is that the footballer born in Fuentealbilla may be playing his last games with the shirt of Barcelona. At 33, rumors about a possible exit from the Camp Nou took more and more strength throughout the campaign.
The truth is that it is speculated that his future would be in China or the United States. Anyway, far from Barcelona, far from the first European level. In the Roman night, Iniesta left the field of play replaced by André Gomes seconds before Manolas signed the final 3-0.
Iniesta played 37 games in the current season (2,464 minutes), signing a goal and giving four assists, one of them to Lionel Messi at Stamford Bridge. There, in London, the manchego was key to the Barça draw against Chelsea that led the way to the quarterfinals of a Champions League that could not again have one of the best Spanish players in history.