Coutinho cracker sends Iniesta off in style at Barcelona

Spanish La Liga champions Barcelona ended their campaign with a 1-0 home win over Real Sociedad and paid an emotional farewell to departing captain Andres Iniesta.

Philippe Coutinho drifted inside from the left and held off two defenders outside the area before rattling the ball in off the far post with a venomous shot, breaking the deadlock in the 57th minute.

The league's top scorer Lionel Messi started the game on the bench but replaced Coutinho in the 67th minute.

Iniesta was substituted in the 82nd, hugging most of his team mates and passing on the captain's armband to Messi as he left the Nou Camp pitch for the last time as a Barca player.

Barca's fans held up a mosaic before the game reading "Infinite Iniesta".

They later revealed a banner which read "Thanks for so much" in tribute to a player who came through the club's academy and spent 16 years pulling the strings in midfield, winning nine Liga titles, four Champions Leagues and six domestic Cups in a spell that spanbed 669 matches and 32 major trophies.

They continued to sing Iniesta's name long after he had gone off the pitch.

The 34-year-old captain returned with his team mates after the final whistle to lift the club's 25th Liga title and also show off the King's Cup trophy which they won in April, beating Sevilla 5-0 in the final.

Emotions were high for Iniesta's Barcelona swansong. Pic: Getty

Meanwhile, Messi became the first player to be crowd Europe's top goalscorer five times with his tally of 34 in the league this season.

Barca end the season on 93 points, 14 more than second-placed Atletico Madrid and 17 above last year's champions Real Madrid.

Earlier on Sunday, Fernando Torres brought the curtain down on his Atletico Madrid career with two goals in a 2-2 draw with Eibar.

Captaining a second-string Atletico side, Torres soon cancelled out Kike Garcia's 35th-minute opener just before the break.

Iniesta celebrates with yet another Barcelona trophy. Pic: Getty

He rolled back the years with a fantastic run and delicate finish to score on the hour but teammate Lucas Hernandez was sent off three minutes later and Atletico had to battle on with 10 men.

Eibar quickly made their numerical advantage count, with Ruben Pena hammering in a long-range strike to equalise with 20 minutes remaining.

Torres finished his career for his boyhood club with 128 goals in 404 matches over two spells.

Goals from Simone Zaza and Goncalo Guedes gave fourth-placed Valencia a 2-1 win over already-relegated Deportivo La Coruna while Espanyol's strong finish to the campaign continued with a final day 1-0 victory at Athletic Bilbao.