Pop singer Shakira elated after hubby Gerard Pique hits unique milestone inn Champions League

Pop singer Shakira elated after hubby Gerard Pique hits unique milestone inn Champions League

  • Gerard Pique is now the highest scoring defender in Champions League history.
  • His goal on Wednesday was enough to see off Dynamo Kiev for Barcelona’s first win in the competition this season
  • Among those who celebrated his feat was his wife Shakira, who shared a cute message on her social media
  • Pique and Shakira have been together for over 10 years and have two sons

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Pop singer Shakira was a proud wifey after her hubby Gerard Pique’s heroics in the Champions League on Wednesday night.

Gerard Pique
Gerard Pique is the Champions League's highest-scoring defender with 16 goals. Photo by Alex Caparros.
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Barcelona faced Dynamo Kiev in an interesting clash in a do-or-die fixture, after failing to pick points in their opening Group E fixtures.

Going into the game, the Catalans found themselves in unfamiliar territory with no goals and no points in the Champions League.

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Things are not going too well for Ronald Koeman’s side domestically either, as they sit seventh in La Liga, five points behind leaders Real Sociedad.

When the game against Kiev got underway, Barcelona found the all-important goal through Gerard Pique, who latched onto a cross in the 37th minute to give his side a deserved lead on the night.

The goal was the only one of the day for Barcelona and was enough to give them their first Champions League points of the season, but for Pique, it bore more personal significance.

For one thing, the strike took his tally in Champions League goals to 16, meaning he is the highest-scoring defender in the competition’s history, along with the legendary Roberto Carlos.

Another little-known stat after Pique’s goal is the fact that it made him the oldest Barcelona player to ever score in the Champions League, surpassing Sylvinho.

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And it seems Pique’s lover Shakira is well aware of her hubby’s career as she took to social media to flaunt his milestone.

“The defender with the most goals in the history of the Champions League. This man is on fire,” Shakira shared on her social media.

Pique and Shakira’s romance

Gerard Pique and Shakira have quite the unique love story, as they were born on the same day, 10 years apart.

The adorable couple keep their relationship as private as possible, but it is well known that they have been together for over a decade and have two sons together.

The pair met in 2010 on the set of Shakira’s music video.

Recently, Gerard Pique details how his relationship with Shakira almost ruined his Barcelona career when Pep Guardiola was in charge of the Catalan club.

Pique claimed that at the time, Guardiola “wanted control of everything” and once he started dating Shakira, there was clear tension between him and his manager to the point he almost left Barcelona.

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