Piqué / FOTO: ARXIU FCB

Gerard Piqué has become a key element of Barça under Guardiola. A product of the youth system, he rejoined the club in 2008 after moving to Manchester United in 2004/05. The Catalan has now played 99 league games for Barça.

Bittersweet debut

He made his league debut on September 13, 2008, in the second game of the 2008/09 campaign, where Barça and Racing drew 0-0 at the Camp Nou. Despite the result, Piqué played well and was one of the main reasons why the Cantabrians failed to score.

Goal at the Bernabéu

But Piqué has also contributed to the attack. He has scored as many as seven league goals for Barça, the first being the sixth in the famous 6-2 win at the Santiago Bernabéu against Real Madrid on May 2, 2009, a goal that the Barça fans will never forget.

He also scored crucial goals in the 2010/11 season away to Atletico Madrid and Vila-real. The last time he was on target was last November 19 away to Zaragoza.

Barça blood

Piqué senses the FCB colours like few others. They say he has Barça in his blood, for his grandfather Amador Bernabéu was a member of the board and Gerard was made a member of the club from birth. He was already in the youth system at the age of ten, and even when he played for Manchester United and Zaragoza (2004-2008) he always said that he was determined to come back to Barcelona one day. This he did, where he and Puyol have formed one of the strongest central defences in world football.

LEAGUE MATCH GOALS
2008/2009 25 1
2009/2010 32 2
2010/2011 31 3
2011/2012 11 1
TOTAL 99 7



Pedro two away from 150

Pedro Rodríguez is getting closer to his 150th appearance for FC Barcelona. The Canary Islander has made it to 148 and he could make the milestone next Wednesday against Valencia in the cup semi final, as long as he also plays on Sunday against Vila-real. In these 148 games, Pedro has scored 52 goals, the latest last week against Real Madrid.