League celebrations at the Nou Camp for last home match of season

May 25, 2009

With the league title already in their pocket, the Nou Camp was ready for a celebration on Saturday night. The night was hardly typical, and included an early outing for the 2009/2010 kit, which returns to the more traditional bars of colour on the shirt, rather than the blocks of colour for this year.

New kit or not, with a substandard team being fielded against Osasuna owing to the stars being rested ahead of Wednesday and the Champions League title, it was the visiting team that triumphed. Not that it will have caused them too much cheer, as they are on the brink of relegation, something that Espanyol, Barcelona’s second team, look as if they’ve escaped.

As the last home match of the season it was a shame to not put on more of a show for the crowd, but once the match was over the real show began. Pep Guardiola took the microphone and addressed the crowd, and each of the Barça players had his turn, and the skyline of Barcelona was lit up with fireworks as the players passed round the Cava bottle, which hopefully was consumed moderately – Wednesday night may be a different matter.

0-1, Pandiani (min 25)

Team P W D L F A Pts
1
Barcelona
37
27
5
5
104
34
86
2
Real Madrid
37
25
3
9
82
50
78
3
Sevilla
37
20
7
10
52
39
67
4
At. Madrid
37
19
7
11
77
57
64
5
Villarreal
37
17
11
9
58
52
62
6
Valencia
37
17
8
12
66
54
59
7
Deportivo
37
16
9
12
47
46
57
8
Malaga
37
15
10
12
55
56
55
9
Mallorca
37
14
9
14
51
57
51
10
Almeria
37
13
7
17
45
58
46
11
Santander
37
12
9
16
48
47
45
12
Espanyol
37
11
11
15
43
49
44
13
Athletic
37
12
8
17
47
60
44
14
Valladolid
37
12
6
19
45
57
42
15
Getafe
37
10
11
16
49
55
41
16
Betis
37
10
11
16
50
57
41
17
Gijon
37
13
1
23
45
78
40
18
Osasuna
37
9
13
15
39
46
40
19
Numancia
37
10
5
22
38
67
35
20
Huelva
37
8
9
20
33
55
33

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