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Gary Lineker sent a beautiful tweet about Andres Iniesta after his last Barcelona game

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Andres Iniesta played his final ever game in a Barcelona shirt on Sunday night.

The 34-year-old midfielder has spent his whole career in Catalonia and will be remembered as one of the greatest ever players in the club's history.

It was an emotional night in the Camp Nou as Iniesta was substituted in the 82nd minute in their 1-0 La Liga win over Real Sociedad.

He's made 669 appearances for Barcelona and, incredibly, has won 32 trophies.

Iniesta has been heavily linked with a move to Chinese Super League club but is yet to agree terms with a club.

The skilful Spaniard was trending on social media on Sunday night - but one man's tweet stood out amongst the rest.

Words can't do Iniesta's magic justice but this is close as it gets.

Lineker's tweet about Iniesta

Match of the Day host Gary Lineker posted a beautiful tweet to pay tribute to the legendary Spanish midfielder.

It was perfectly articulated and quickly went viral.

"End of an era," tweeted Lineker. "@andresiniesta8 leaves the Camp Nou. One of the greats of his or any other generation. Humble yet a champion. Modest yet magnificent. Diminutive yet a giant.

"Never again to play for Barcelona yet remembered for infinity. Gracias y adiós, el Don. #Infinit8Iniesta"

Nailed it.

Watch the moment Iniesta was substituted below.

He will be missed.

Iniesta had announced his decision to leave Barcelona in April.

"My time at Barça ends here because I know how demanding the club is and what it means to be captain of the best team in the world," said Iniesta. "I wanted to be honest with myself and the club.

"It is difficult to say goodbye to what has been my home and life but I’d never forgive myself if I stayed here without being fully up to it physically or mentally.

"It was never easy to leave my family when I was just 12. It was a hard journey, but all that sacrifice was worth it because my dream of being a success at Barça came true.”

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