Camp Nou to display special mosaic at Sunday's derby
Some 90,000 cards will be held aloft to motivate the players and fans prior to this weekend's decisive La Liga clash
A spectacular 90,000-card mosaic with the slogan 'Som-hi tots!' (in English, 'Let's go, everyone!') is set to be formed at Camp Nou on Sunday afternoon as a way to get the fans excited and the players motivated for the final home game of season, a must-win derby versus cross-town rivals RCD Espanyol with major title implications.
FC Barcelona could be mathematically proclaimed the La Liga champions this Sunday, depending on the results of Atlético Madrid and Real Madrid, which are in second and third place, respectively. A single point separates all three teams, with Barça in first place according to all tie-breaking scenarios. All league games this Sunday are being played simultaneously at 5.00pm CET.
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Tribute to Manel Vich
Prior to the derby the Barça world will also pay tribute to the recently passed away Manel Vich, who was the Camp Nou public address announcer for nearly 60 years and who had come to be an institutional legend in of himself. In memory of Vich's unforgettable baritone voice, which greeted generations of fans at Camp Nou, the Club's Board of Directors has agreed to play his traditional catch-phrase — "Good afternoon, everyone, and welcome to the Stadium" — over the PA system. Afterwards, though, the starting line-ups and subsequent substitutions will made in silence, appearing only on the video scoreboard. Prior to kick-off, Vich will be memorialised with a moment of silence. Vich's family will be in attendance Sunday in the Josep Suñol Presidential Box.