Andres Iniesta : Barcelona’s illusionist

He is a center midfielder who can play on the wings, he is like a ‘fleet-footed gazelle’ when the ball is in his feet and he dictates his team’s tempo with the utmost simplicity. He is a hybrid of Ronaldinho and Xavi as he combines his killer passes with his slick movement with the ball.

The Spanish maestro was at it again on 21st November as Barcelona humiliated Rafael Benitez’s men in the Santiago Bernabeu. On paper Iniesta doesn’t look like a world beater but when he comes on the field he destroys teams with his creativity and movement. The El-Clasico was no different as he provided the assist for Neymar’s goal and 96 percent of his passes were accurate. The result of this scintillating performance was the applause of the Real Madrid faithfuls.

Although he is being overshadowed by the likes of Messi, Neymar and Suarez at the moment; Iniesta has always played a crucial role in Barcelona’s numerous accomplishments over the years. His true asset though, is being an alternative passing outlet for his colleagues. His wonder goal against Real Madrid was a testament to his ‘Houdini’ like abilities as he popped up out of nowhere to finish with just the right amount of power and panache.

Following are a few moments of Iniesta’s awe inspiring career:


Against Chelsea in 2009
Winning the world cup for Spain
Man of the match in the Final of the Euros.

To sum it all up;in Iniesta’s absence Barcelona will be a Picasso painting without Iniesta, Oh! i mean Picasso himself.

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