Jordi Cardoner and Pau Vilanova with the Swedish and Polish penyes. Photo: FCB-Alex Caparrós

Some could foresee a different, special match. The last match at home this season. And this was a derby, with the incentive of Pep Guardiola’s farewell as first team coach, the most fruitful in all the Club’s history.

And so the Penya Barcelonista de Suècia and the Fan Club Barça Polska took it as such. These two supporters’ clubs have always done anything to be at Camp Nou on a derby night. And this year was not an exception.

The foreign supporters’ clubs task

Vicepresident of FC Barcelona Jordi Cardoner i Casaus, and Pau Vilanova, chief director of the Social Commission, welcomed around fifty supporters travelling from Sweden and around hundred and fifty that travelled from Poland at Sala París. Cardoner highlighted the task of supporters clubs from such distance, with the difficulties implied.

Carlos Borja, president of the Penya Barcelonista de Suècia, thanked the Club’s welcome, which makes the penya’s work visible. It was also the turn of the president of Fan Club Barça Polska Tomasz Lasota, who also handed Mr. Cardoner a plaque for Pep Guardiola, as sign of gratitude for his work during these years leading the team.

Once the speeches ended, all the attendants posed for a family photo. The two-hundred supporters headed to the Stadium to enjoy the last game of the season at home, with the Spanish Cup Final in the horizon.

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