Xavi told reporters after the game: “I had goose bumps when I was walking off the field. The feeling I had today has been incomparable.
“Perhaps one day when I return from an injury I will have a similar ovation.”
He added on his form: “I am very satisfied and confident with the way things are going, but it also helps to have teammates like Messi, Eto’o, Iniesta, Henry, who are all extraordinary.
“We all step onto the field as one and we demonstrated today that we are team and that’s why the fans were chanting and doing the wave.”