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View from the Johan Cruyff Memorial out onto the esplanade at Camp Nou. / GERMAN PARGA- FCB

The outpouring of condolences for the loss of Johan Cruyff continued on into a third day on Monday, when Camp Nou opened its doors for another 13,348 people who came to the Cruyff Memorial to pay their respects to the Flying Dutchman. Adding to the 31,274 who came on Saturday and Sunday, the three-day total comes to an astounding 44,622. Tuesday will be the final day of the Memorial.

Beginning at 10.00am on Monday, multitudes came to the Camp Nou grandstand to pay tribute to Cruyff, leaving lollipops, shirts and scarves in front of the large 'Gràcies Johan' poster located at the entrance to the Memorial. The pages of the books of condolence continued to be filled up with emotional and heartfelt dedications to a hero, not only for FC Barcelona, but also for the entire sports world.

Personal emotions were on full display as the trickle of people — some with tears in their eyes — took their time at the Memorial on Monday.

More words of thanks

Once again various personalities from the world of sport came to say goodbye, including some of FC Barcelona's teams. In fact, the FC Barcelona B team, led by coach Gerard López, was the first team at the Memorial on Monday. The Under-19 team also came, led by their head coach Gabri, who said that "the history of the Club is very long, but the most recent history is marked by Johan." Also in attendance on Monday were FCB sections handball and roller hockey, as well as the women's football team led by head coach Xavi Llorens.


FCB Players and Coaches... by fcbarcelona

Current Real Sociedad and former Barça B coach Eusebio Sacristan — a Johan Cruyff disciple — was visibly moved. "He explained why things were the way they were," he said, referring to Cruyff's playing philosophy.

In the afternoon, around 5.00pm, the former presidents of FC Barcelona, Raimón Carrasco and Josep Lluís Nuñez visited the Cruyff Memorial.


Ex-Presidents Nuñez and Raimon Carrasco... by fcbarcelona

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