Gerard Pique, who returned to Barcelona after a few years with Manchester United, has admitted he felt sorry for his former team-mates, although is of course over the moon to add another winners medal to his collection.

“It was special because we played really well, we deserved to win and Barcelona was always my club since I was a young lad,” said Pique. “I am sorry for them because they are very good friends of mine and to see them lose the game is not good, but I am happy for me. Since I arrived here I knew it was the right decision. When I arrived it was a great team, we started to play well and now we have won the cup, we have won the league, and now the champions league – it is a dream season.”