While the FC Barcelona greeted this Sunday at the Camp Nou, with Sergio Busquet AND Giordi Alba in court, Lionel Messi He was also in the capital of Catalonia, where he attended a concert by Coldplay at the Estadi Olímpic Lluís Companys and was warmly applauded by the spectators.
According to images posted on social media, Messi attended the concert, which closed the series of the British band in Barcelona, together with Cesc Fàbregas and their respective partners.
Shortly after entering the stadium, curiously where Barça will play their matches from next season until November 2024, Messi’s name was chanted by those present.
Also in the 10th minute of the match against Mallorca, and as usual lately, the spectators present at the Camp Nou chanted the name of the Argentine star player, wanted by Barcelona, even if nothing has been specified yet, due to the complex situation economy of the entity of Barcelona.
Messi watched the concert from the stage of Barcelona’s Olympic stadium, where the band’s Chris Martinwho provided the soundtrack with “Viva la vida” for Pep Guardiola’s Barça, the best in Barça history.
Farewell to Camp Nou
FC Barcelona has buried the memory of the old Camp Nou in a keepsake box containing newspapers, a shirt, a captain’s armband, a ball, football boots and the club and Catalonia flags; a way to say goodbye to the old stadium and welcome the new one, whose construction is imminent.
It was a symbolic act of starting work on the future Spotify Camp Nou with the laying of the foundation stone. Previously, behind the arch facing south, the aforementioned objects were deposited in a methacrylate box, which were buried under the grass.
The president of the ‘Barça players’, Juan Manuel Asensi, on behalf of the veterans of the institution, deposited some copies of the newspapers; while Xavi Hernández, coach of the first team, left a shirt inside the souvenir box.
Sergio Busquets, who played his last match for Barça at the Camp Nou last night, has left the captain’s armband; Former women’s team player Melanie Serrano deposited a ball; while the children Jana Muro and Guiu Xuclà offered soccer shoes.
The president of the club, Joan Laporta, left the flags of Barca and Catalonia in the souvenir box. The coach recalled in a speech that Barça’s 123-year history can be explained in many ways: “One of them is to define the stadiums in which we played.”
“At first on different pitches in the city, until we played on the pitch of Les Corts, next door. Subsequently, this wonderful pitch was inaugurated in 1957. Even then we were a world reference and it has been our home ever since, our fort, our temple, the pride of all Barcelona fans, and we want it to continue like this and we want it in the same place” he said.
Laporta believes that the new pitch will be like realizing “a collective dream of Barcelona”, as well as “a legacy for our children and grandchildren”, and as such “must go through a construction process”.
“It is a process that we must live with the utmost enthusiasm, we will come back here stronger than ever. We want it to continue to be the scene of glorious days coinciding with the 125th anniversary of the founding of the club, at the end of 2024,” he recalled.
After thanking the players, directors, managers, investors and the Limak construction company, which was in charge of carrying out the work, Laporta recalled that the old Camp Nou is “the past, full of memories, feelings, glorious moments, afternoons and nights of football unforgettable moments”, but for him the most important thing is that “from now on the new Camp Nou Spotify is the future, a splendid future”.
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