De Jong scores as Barcelona saw farewell to Pique

Gerard Pique of FC Barcelona plays his last game for FC Barcelona celebrates with Frenkie de Jong of FC Barcelona, Jordi Alba of FC Barcelona during the La Liga Santander match between FC Barcelona v UD Almeria at the Spotify Camp Nou on November 5, 2022 in Barcelona Spain.

Frenkie de Jong helped Barcelona defeat Almeria 2-0 in the final match for Gerard Pique on Saturday evening.

Earlier in the week it was announced that Gerard Pique would play his final game for Barcelona on Saturday. Frenkie de Jong was in the starting eleven while Memphis Depay is still out.

Robert Lewandowski missed an early penalty for Barcelona, who could not open the scoring in the first half. Three minutes after the break, Ousmane Dembele did make it 1-0.

In the 62nd minute, De Jong added the second with a close-range finish after Ansu Fati’s strike was kept out.

Pique was then given an emotional send off two minutes from time as Barcelona saw out the rest of the match. They climb above Real Madrid and go top.

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