It was a night to remember at the Palau. Juan Carlos Navarro received a tremendous reception from his fans on the day that he became the player who has played most games in the history of the Euroleague. This Friday, against Olympiakos, he played his 253rd match in the top European competition, and received a warm reception before the match started. The captain was surprised when a video was shown, with the participation of ex teammates like Nacho Rodríguez, Marc Gasol, Roberto Dueñas, and Pau Gasol, who all praised Navarro both at a professional and a personal level.
Someone else who didn’t wish to miss such an important event was Papaloukas, who, up to today, held the record now in the hands of Navarro. The Greek player had the job of presenting an award to the Barça captain.
President Josep Maria Bartomeu also wanted to be with Navarro on this special night, and watched the tribute and the game against Olympiakos from the Director’s Box at the Palau, which was a sell-out, with many household names at the match, including Barça first team footballers Neymar, Bartra, and Alves