Catalans face Clasico rivals in Spanish capital tonight, looking to overturn 3-1 deficit from first leg in Spanish Super Cup clash
The Barcelona central defender has regularly enjoyed goading the Bernabeu giants since making his return to the Nou Camp in 2008.
Gerard Pique was given far from a hero’s welcome when he arrived in Madrid
Neymar posted this image of the pair and claimed Neymar was staying
He even fell out with international team-mates and Los Blancos stars, Sergio Ramos and Alvaro Arbeloa due to his constant put-downs.
Whenever they can, Real Madrid fans like to get their own back — and they weren’t about to let this opportunity pass.
While speculation was mounting prior to Neymar’s acrimonious departure to Paris Saint-Germain, Pique attempted to reassure concerned Barcelona supporters by tweeting a picture of himself alongside the Brazilian, with the caption: “He stays.”
Of course, he didn’t — and the former Manchester United defender later bizarrely revealed he already knew his ex-team-mate was leaving when he posted the image on social media.
As he and his current team-mates arrived at the Bernabeu ahead of their Spanish Super Cup second leg, Real Madrid fans chanted “He stays” at Pique in a refreshingly light-hearted — yet still funny — jest.
Gerard Pique lies on the ground after scoring own goal at the Nou Camp
Gerard Pique endured a night to forget as Barcelona lost 3-1 to Real Madrid
Real Madrid will be without the suspended Cristiano Ronaldo for El Clasico
Pique endured a nightmare first leg at the Bernabeu, scoring an own goal as Barcelona lost 3-1.
The Catalans now face a massive task to overcome their Clasico rivals, who will be without the suspended Cristiano Ronaldo.
However, Barca did beat Real Madrid 3-2 in an epic clash in the Spanish capital last season.
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Neymar explains the Gerard Pique picture error after moving to PSG from Barcelona