Gerard Pique recreates Cristiano Ronaldo’s ‘calma’ celebration during parade

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Barcelona celebrated their 24th La Liga title by parading the trophy through the Catalan city on an open-top bus on Sunday evening.

More than 100,000 supporters lined the streets to pay tribute to their heroes, who secured the Spanish league title following their convincing 3-0 win over Granada on Saturday.

Gerard Pique took centre stage on top of the bus and was filmed recreating Cristiano Ronaldo’s ‘calma’ celebration, according to Catalan newspaper Sport. (Scroll down this page to watch the video).


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In the video, we see Pique flapping his right hand theatrically, much to the amusement of his Barcelona teammates Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez.

Pique has always been very respectful with his comments on Ronaldo, who he briefly played alongside at Manchester United, but the centre-back may have allowed himself to get a little carried away in front of so many jubilant Barcelona fans.

Video: Pique recreates Cristiano's 'calma' celebration

Ronaldo's 'calma' celebration

Ronaldo has memorably produced his ‘calma’ celebration on a couple of occasions in recent years after scoring at the Camp Nou, but you rarely seem him do it these days. The three-time Ballon d’Or winner often performs his ‘Siii!’ celebration instead.

Pique compares Messi and Ronaldo

Pique recently compared Messi and Ronaldo during an interview with BT Sport. Given that’s he’s played and trained alongside both players, there aren’t many people in a better position to judge.

"I think that they are both amazing," Pique was quoted as saying by ESPN. "We are talking about two of the best players, not just in the world but the history of this sport.

"I always said that Messi has some talent that no one has. I mean, he has the ball and his speed controlling the ball. The ball doesn't go two metres far from his foot, it's always there. It's impossible to catch him, this talent I didn't see from anyone.

"Cristiano Ronaldo is such a different player, they are very different. He is tall, strong, he's really complete. He can do anything. He can do goals with the head, free-kicks, penalties, take one on one.

"But for me it's like Messi is not human but Cristiano is the best of the humans."

Suarez beat both to the Pichichi

However, it was neither Messi nor Ronaldo who won the Pichichi - the award handed to La Liga’s top scorer - this season.

Messi scored 26 La Liga goals - his tally not helped by a two-month injury lay-off - while Ronaldo netted 35.

But Suarez became the first player other than Messi or Ronaldo to win the award since Diego Forlan, his former Uruguay teammate, back in 2008-09.

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