Xavi's name featured prominently in Sunday papers around the world

 

Media around the world have reacted to Xavi’s farewell to the Camp Nou after Saturday’s match with Deportivo la Coruña. After seventeen years in the first team, the man with the record number of appearances for Barça is leaving with full honours. Here is a collection of headlines from around the globe:

‘A Bola’ (Portugal). Xavi: “We are the best team in the world, whatever they say”

‘Clarín’ (Argentina). “Barcelona bid farewell to Xavi, their prodigal son”

‘Corriere dello Sport’ (Italy). “Barça, goodbye from Xavi”

‘Daily Mail’ (UK). “Barcelona pay tribute to their legendary playmaker Xavi as he says goodbye in final La Liga game for the Catalan giantspay homage to Xavi.”

‘Le Monde’ (France). “Xavi and Barça, a love story with a happy ending”

‘O Globo’ (Brazil). “Xavi receives homage for last game at Camp Nou”

‘The Mirror (UK). “'Irreplaceable' Xavi breaks down in tears in final Barcelona appearance

‘USA Today’ “After 24 years, Xavi is leaving Barcelona and things will never be the same