SPORTING 2- VILLARREAL 0

Barcelona boss Luis Enrique congratulates Sporting on Twitter

The Barça coach Luis Enrique congratulated his friend and former teammate Aberlardo for keeping Sporting de Gijón in the first division.

Barcelona boss Luis Enrique congratulates Sporting on Twitter

Barcelona coach Luis Enrique, at the end of the LaLiga trophy parade and having heard the news that Sporting Gijón had avoided relegation, uploaded a photo of himself in a Sporting strip to Twitter.

Sporting Gijón safe

Sporting beat Villarreal 2-0, while Getafe lost to Betis, meaning the side from Gijón in Asturias will play in the Primera division of LaLiga next season.

Luis Enrique tweeted: “What a great day! Sporting de Gijón! Congratulations Pitu.” A direct message for the Barcelona boss’s friend and former team-mate at both Sporting Gijón and Barcelona Abelardo Fernández, currently coach of Sporting.

Luis Enrique: a Sporting fan until he dies

Luis Enrique is a dyed in the wool Sporting supporter, admitting as much before the Sporting - Barcelona game in the first half of this edition of the Liga. “I’ve been a member for an infinite amount of years, I went to the ground with the flag. I’ve been a Sportinguista since I was born and I will be until I die”.