Football

Iniesta in action against Athletic Club.

What Barcelona fans chanted at Andres Iniesta when he came on against Athletic Bilbao

Published Add your comment

Football News
24/7

Barcelona continued to run away with La Liga on Sunday as goals from Paco Alcacer and Lionel Messi gave them a 2-0 victory over Athletic Bilbao.

While Messi's out-of-character dance celebration brought up a massive cheer, supporters inside the Nou Camp also produced massive responses for two substitutions during the game.

Andre Gomes got a warm reception when he replaced Philippe Coutinho five minutes from time, but they also made their feelings very clear towards skipper and legend Andres Iniesta.

Following Barca's 3-0 Champions League win against Chelsea on Wednesday, Iniesta revealed that he will make a final decision on whether to stay or leave the club by the end of April.

Barca fans' message for Iniesta

Ernesto Valverde brought the silky Spaniard on for Ousmane Dembele in the 64th-minute against Bilbao, which is when the Barca fans began to chant a special message.

Early into the second half, Iniesta started to warm up on the touchline with Aleix Vidal and the 33-year-old received a massive cheer from those in the Camp Nou, who also chanted his name.

FBL-ESP-LIGA-BARCELONA-ATHLETIC

What Barca fans chanted at Iniesta

Upon his substitution, the Catalan crowd nearly erupted and in full voice chanted for Iniesta to stay at the club he's spent his entire career at, singing, per Sport: "Andres, we love you, Iniesta stay!"

The midfielder's future is in doubt given the January signing of Coutinho from Liverpool and recent speculation linking him with a big-money move to China this summer.

Barcelona v Athletic Club - La Liga

Could "Don Andres" leave Barca?

Despite signing a contract for life earlier this season, Iniesta is considering what's believed to be a seriously lucrative offer from the Chinese Super League.

Iniesta, who captains both club and country, has made a whopping 663 appearances for Barca, scoring 56 goals and winning a ridiculous 29 trophies - and he'll have the final say on his future.

FBL-EUR-C1-JUVENTUS-BARCELONA-FINAL-TROPHY

Following the supporters' chants, Iniesta provided exactly what Valverde's men needed as his calmness on the ball helped them see out the final period of the match.

Do YOU think Iniesta could really leave Barca at the end of this season? Be sure to have YOUR say in the comments box below!

Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE: https://www.givemesport.com/writeforgms

Topics:
Lionel Messi
Barcelona
Philippe Coutinho
La Liga
Football
Andres Iniesta
Athletic Bilbao

Article Comments

Read more

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author

DISCLAIMER

This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of GiveMeSport.com or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. GiveMeSport.com and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again

Like our GiveMeSport Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to G+, don't ask me again