Barcelona, Real Madrid and a sold-out Camp Nou crowd paid tribute to the late Johan Cruyff at Saturday’s Clasico.
Cruyff, who starred for Barcelona as a player in the 1970s before returning in the following decade for a decorated and deeply influential coaching stint, died at the age of 68 last week following a battle with lung cancer.
In Barcelona’s first match since the former Netherlands international’s death, a video played on the stadium screens before kick-off that featured the members of Cruyff’s feted “Dream Team” honouring their old boss.
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The two teams then emerged from the tunnel to be greeted by a stunning mosaic spanning Camp Nou with the phrase “Gracies Johan” (thank you Johan) and Cruyff’s iconic number 14 shirt set against Barca’s traditional red and blue colours.
The stadium observed a pre-kick-off minutes’ silence and, after 14 minutes of the match, supporters applauded for a minute in further recognition of Barcelona great Cruyff.
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