'Better than my wildest dream': Xavi can crown career with another Champions League title



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SANT JOAN DESPI, Spain — Xavi Hernandez can put the perfect finish on his Barcelona career by winning the Champions League for a fourth time in his last game after 17 seasons.

Hernandez has won a club-record 24 titles and can make it 25 if Barcelona beats Juventus in Saturday's final in Berlin.

The 35-year-old midfielder says "it's extraordinary to play my last game for Barca in the Champions League final. It's better than my wildest dream."

Xavi took his club milestone to 766 appearances in his last match at Camp Nou on Saturday, when he went on as a substitute to help secure a 3-1 win over Athletic Bilbao in the Copa del Rey final.

Unless Andres Iniesta fails to recover from a tweak to his right leg, Xavi will likely begin on the bench Saturday.

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