Eibar's Miguel Atienza reacts after the team's defeat against FC Barcelona in their final Spanish La Liga match of the 2020-21 season at the Ipurua stadium in Eibar, Spain. Photo: EPA
Eibar's Miguel Atienza reacts after the team's defeat against FC Barcelona in their final Spanish La Liga match of the 2020-21 season at the Ipurua stadium in Eibar, Spain. Photo: EPA

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Eibar's Miguel Atienza reacts after the team's defeat against FC Barcelona in their final Spanish La Liga match of the 2020-21 season at the Ipurua stadium in Eibar, Spain. Photo: EPA
Eibar's Miguel Atienza reacts after the team's defeat against FC Barcelona in their final Spanish La Liga match of the 2020-21 season at the Ipurua stadium in Eibar, Spain. Photo: EPA
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