Pique leaves Camp Nou on top! Winners, losers & ratings from Barcelona legend's final home match

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Gerard Pique was given a lovely send-off by Barcelona and Camp Nou as the Blaugrana ran out 2-0 winners against Almeria on Saturday.

Ousmane Dembele and Frenkie de Jong chipped in with the goals but all the attention was on Pique, who looked like the iconic defender of the old days in his 85-minute display.

He was sound on the ball as ever and strong when it came to protecting the Barcelona goal. The home fans got their opportunity to show their gratitude to the man who has given so much to the club over the years.

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"Gerard leaves a spectacular legacy," said Sergio Busquets after the match. "He has become [synonymous] with one of the best clubs in the world. He has made history. He has gone out of his way for the club. He has created an incredible atmosphere. He is the example of what a Barca player is and what he has to do."

The win was not as easy as it should have been for Xavi's men, however.

Robert Lewandowski missed an early penalty and Fernando Martinez was a rock in goal for the visitors, but goals were imminent amid Barcelona's dominant display and they eventually came in the second half.

The Catalan side are on a four-game winning run in La Liga now and go top of the table at least temporarily ahead of Real Madrid's trip to Rayo Vallecano.