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Five ex-teammates of Xavi at Betis, as at Barça

Xavi Hernandez He is a young coach (41 years old) who is still reunited with former colleagues from his time as a footballer in rival teams, but it will be difficult for him to face as many friends in a game as in Barça-Betis (4.15pm) on Saturday at the Camp Nou . He coincided as a player with five Verdiblancos (Bravo, Montoya, Bartra, Tello and Joaquín, in the latter case in the national team), curiously the same number of Barcelona fans with whom he shared a dressing room (Ter Stegen, Piqué, Alba, Sergi Roberto and Busquets). Is also Dani alves, but still has no record.

With the Chilean goalkeeper Claudio Bravo (38 years old) coincided in his last season at Barça (2014-15). More time was in the Camp Nou with the canteranos culés Martín Montoya, Marc Bartra and Cristian Tello, the three of 30 years. He played with the right-back between 2010 and 2015, with the center-back he coincided between 2009 and 2015 and with the winger, between 2011 and 2014. And with Joaquin Sanchez (40 years) shared calls for the Spanish team between 2002 and 2007, participating jointly in two World Cups (2002 and 2006) and a European Championship (2004).

Xavi and Joaquín, in a Spain-Latvia qualifying for Euro 2008

José Antonio García Sirvent / MD

At Betis there are five more players who have passed through the Barça quarry at one time or another, even for the first team, but they no longer coincided with Xavi. Is about Hector Bellerín, Victor Ruiz, Juan Miranda, Alex Moreno and Rodri. In total, nine players with a past culé together with Bravo, Montoya, Bartra and Tello.

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