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Andres Iniesta’s Signature 'La Croqueta' Is One Of The Most Underappreciated Skill Moves Ever

Andres Iniesta’s Signature 'La Croqueta' Is One Of The Most Underappreciated Skill Moves Ever

There's something incredibly satisfying about watching a player get out of a tight situation after being surrounded by a cluster of opposition players.

Especially if his name is Andres Iniesta.

During a 16 year spell at Barcelona, he won almost everything there is to win in world football. Throughout that time, the midfield magician was a consistent force in the middle of the park, playing alongside Xavi and Sergio Busquets for a decade.

And when we look back at the former Spanish international's career, we will reminisce about his passing and dribbling ability, as well as his signature skill move; La Croqueta.

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Although it may be one of the more simple skill moves, Iniesta manages to pull it off with such grace. The way he deceived Chelsea's Gary Cahill, especially, was a joy to behold.

The great one took his final steps on the Camp Nou turf in 2018 and there wasn't a dry eye in the house.

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In the 82nd minute Iniesta proceeded to give the captain's armband to his teammate Lionel Messi. The midfielder sobbed as he was replaced for the final time.

Head in hands on the subs bench, his name was chanted around the stadium for several minutes.

The 34-year-old produced his trademark 'La Croqueta' skill while skippering his side to a Copa Del Rey and La Liga double, playing his final game in the 1-0 win over Real Sociedad.

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In what was an unsurprisingly emotional affair, Barcelona fans unveiled a wonderful 'Infinity Iniesta' mosaic prior to the game and the World Cup winner was given an incredible standing ovation when he left the pitch for the final time as a Barcelona player.

A true legend of the game.

Topics: Football News, Football, Andres Iniesta, Skills

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Jack Kenmare

Jack Kenmare is a writer at SPORTbible. He's interviewed some of the biggest names in sport, including Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Pele, Carles Puyol and Tim Henman. He dabbles in all things sport but football is his biggest passion. He was once hit in the head by a wayward strike from Nicky Butt and lived to tell the tale.