Barcelona midfielder Xavi raised the King`s Cup aloft alongside Andres Iniesta in his final appearance at the Camp Nou on Saturday and now victory in the Champions League would make it a perfect send-off for the club legend.
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho reckons departing Barcelona captain and midfield maestro Xavi Hernandez deserved to have won the world football player award, the Ballon d'Or, at some point during his career.
Barcelona ensured they will be at least a point clear of Real Madrid at the top of La Liga when they host their arch rivals in next weekend’s ‘Clasico’ after Lionel Messi struck twice in a 2-0 win at Basque minnows Eibar on Saturday.
Italian maestro Andrea Pirlo opted to not include back-to-back Ballon d'Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo in his UEFA Champions League dream team. The team, however, has the Real Madrid front-man's eternal rival Lionel Messi, leading the attack.
Atletico Madrid midfielder Koke is part of a fresh generation of Spain players aiming to make an impact in Euro 2016 qualifying and says he would be happy if he achieves half the success of retired great Xavi.