Iniesta really happy to be given standing ovation by Juventus fans in Turin

¿It¿s really nice that [the supporters] show me this kind of affection," he said

He added: "It is a source of pride and it makes me really happy"

El público piamontés ovacionó a Andrés al abandonar el césped
El público piamontés ovacionó a Andrés al abandonar el césped | AFP

Andres Iniesta was delighted to be given a standing ovation by the Juventus supporters when he was taken off. 

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Barcelona drew 0-0 in Turin, securing their place in the Champions League knockout stages as group winners. 

Iniesta started the game but was taken off late on for Jordi Alba. 

“It’s really nice that [the supporters] show me this kind of affection -- both at home and abroad,” the midfielder said. 

"Honestly, it is a source of pride and it makes me really happy, both as a player and as a person."

On Barça's progress, he added: "We’ve fulfilled our objective with a game to spare, which was important.

“We put in a great shift and the whole team did a great job against great opponents."

Iniesta also praised the "quality and talent" of Marc-Andre ter Stegen, whose good form continued with a fine late save from Paulo Dybala. 

"The best thing about him is that he still has plenty of room to grow," the captain said. 

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