The world’s media pays tribute to Don Andres Iniesta


Andres Iniesta doesn’t like being in the spotlight and is known as ‘the discreet genius’, but his name was all over the press on Sunday after his brilliant display in Barça’s 5-0 win over Sevilla in the Copa del Rey final, which could be his last final with the club.

These are some of the headlines in tribute to Iniesta on Sunday

SPORT: “Long live the king! (referring to Iniesta) Barça were crowned kings of the Cup again after picking up the trophy for the 30th time. The game turned into a tribute to Iniesta, who had a dream farewell.”

Marca: “The last emperor. Iniesta leads a historic Barça win before embarking for his Chinese adventure.”

AS: ¡Iniesta, don’t leave! He was Barça’s spirit in te Cup win and he left the pitch to a standing ovation”

El Periódico: “The King Andres. Barça destroy Sevilla in captain Iniesta’s last final”


La Vanguardia: “A Cup for Iniesta. A historic thrashing in his last final”.

La Voz de Galicia: “King Iniesta’s Cup”.

Gazzetta Dello Sport: “Barça put five goals past Montella’s Sevilla in the Copa del Rey final. Iniesta was lauded by the whole stadium after being substituted, even by Sevilla fans. Everyone will miss this phenomenon.”

The Guardian: “Iniesta chose the perfect scene for his last game, gracing the pitch while Barça thrashed Sevilla”

Olé: “Iniesta, is football in its purest state. He scored the fourth goal with class, a beautiful dribble before rounding the goalkeeper to score in the empty net. He is world football’s patron saint.”