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Lionel Messi went with Antonela Roccuzzo to see Coldplay and got a warm ovation as Barcelona bids farewell to the old Camp Nou

2023-05-29T12:10:34.494Z

Highlights: Lionel Messi attended a Coldplay concert at the Lluís Companys Olympic Stadium. Barcelona buried the memory of the old Camp Nou in a souvenir box containing newspapers, a shirt, a captain's armband, a ball, football boots and the flags of the club and Catalonia. It was a symbolic act of the beginning of the works of the future Spotify Camp Nou with the laying of the first stone. Joan Laporta believes that the new field will be like making "a collective dream of Barça" come true.


Hours after being champion with PSG, the captain of the Argentine National Team went to see the band led by Chris Martin in the stadium where the Catalan club will play until 2024.


While FC Barcelona said goodbye to the Camp Nou on Sunday, with Sergio Busquets and Jordi Alba on the pitch, Lionel Messi was also in the capital of Catalonia, where he witnessed a Coldplay concert at the Lluís Companys Olympic Stadium and was warmly cheered by the spectators.

According to images published on social networks, Messi attended the concert, which closed the series of the British band in Barcelona, along with Cesc Fàbregas and their respective partners.

Shortly after entering the stadium, curiously where Barça will play their matches from next season until November 2024, Messi's name was chanted by the attendees.

The photo that everyone wants was Chris Martin and company: smiles with Leo Messi and Antonela Roccuzzo.

Also in the 10th minute of the match against Mallorca, and as usual lately, the spectators present at the Camp Nou chanted the name of the Argentine star, who is wanted by Barcelona, although nothing is still specified, due to the complex economic situation of the Barça entity.

Messi witnessed the concert from the box of Barcelona's Olympic stadium, where Chris Martin's band played, which put the soundtrack with 'Viva la vida' to Pep Guardiola's Barça, the best in Barça history.

Farewell to the Camp Nou

The president of FC Barcelona, Joan Laporta, during the symbolic act of the start of the works of the future Spotify Camp Nou with the laying of the first stone. Photo: EFE/Alejandro García

FC Barcelona buried the memory of the old Camp Nou in a souvenir box containing newspapers, a shirt, a captain's armband, a ball, football boots and the flags of the club and Catalonia; A way to say goodbye to the old stadium and welcome the new one, whose start of the works is imminent.

It was a symbolic act of the beginning of the works of the future Spotify Camp Nou with the laying of the cornerstone. Before, behind the arch facing south, in a methacrylate box the aforementioned objects were deposited, which were buried under the grass.

The president of 'Barça players', Juan Manuel Asensi, representing the veterans of the entity, deposited some copies of newspapers; while Xavi Hernández, coach of the first team, left a shirt inside the memory box.

Sergio Busquets, who last night played his last game for Barça at the Camp Nou, left a captain's armband; Melanie Serrano, a former player on the women's team, deposited a ball; while the children Jana Muro and Guiu Xuclà offered some football boots.

Melanie Serrano, Sergio Busquets, Xavi and Juan Manuel Asensi watch as Joan Laporta buries a Barcelona flag in the old Camp Nou. Photo: AFP

The president of the club, Joan Laporta, left inside the box of memories the flags of Barça and Catalonia. The leader recalled in a speech that the 123 years of history of Barça could be explained in many ways: "One of them is to define the stadiums where we have played."

"At first in different fields of the city, until we played in the field of Les Corts, here next door. Then this wonderful course was inaugurated in 1957. Even then we were a world reference and since then it was our home, our fort, our temple, the pride of all Barça fans, and we want it to continue like this and we want it in the same place, "he said.

Laporta believes that the new field will be like making "a collective dream of Barça" come true, as well as "a legacy for our children and grandchildren", and as such "it has to go through a construction process".

"It is a process that we have to live with maximum enthusiasm, we will return here and stronger than ever. We want it to continue being the scene of glorious days coinciding with the 125th anniversary of the foundation of the club, at the end of 2024," he recalled.

After thanking players, executives, managers, investors and the construction company Limak, in charge of carrying out the works, Laporta recalled that the old Camp Nou is "the past, full of memories, feelings, glorious moments, unforgettable afternoons and nights of football", but for him the most important thing is that "from now on the new Spotify Camp Nou is the future, a splendid future."

Source: EFE

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