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Marcos Alonso pays touching tribute to his dad after scoring against Man Utd for Barcelona

Watch Video: Former Chelsea player Marcos Alonso pays touching tribute to his dad after scoring against Man UTD for Barcelona.

Ex-Chelsea ace Alonso returned to action exactly a week after his loss and was handed a rare start by manager Xavi in the Europa League play-off encounter against United.

And the versatile defender opened the scoring for the Blaugrana after 50 minutes.

The Spain international latched onto a fantastic cross from Raphinha, who curled it from a corner-kick down the right.

The ex-Leeds star found Alonso who headed it past David de Gea at the far post.

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The emotional Spaniard immediately pointed to the sky in dedication to his father during the celebrations.

The Barcelona ace looked emotional as he celebrated the opening goal of the game.

Tributes from around the footballing world poured in for Alonso Pena – affectionately known as ‘The Pigeon’ – after news of his passing.

Ex-Atletico Madrid star Paulo Futre said: “Sad day. My deepest condolences to the family of my dear friend Marcos Alonso. Rest in peace, Pigeon.”

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Ex-Chelsea ace Alonso returned to action exactly a week after his loss and was handed a rare start by manager Xavi in the Europa League play-off encounter against United.

And the versatile defender opened the scoring for the Blaugrana after 50 minutes.

The Spain international latched onto a fantastic cross from Raphinha, who curled it from a corner-kick down the right.

The ex-Leeds star found Alonso who headed it past David de Gea at the far post.

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The emotional Spaniard immediately pointed to the sky in dedication to his father during the celebrations.

The Barcelona ace looked emotional as he celebrated the opening goal of the game.

Tributes from around the footballing world poured in for Alonso Pena – affectionately known as ‘The Pigeon’ – after news of his passing.

Ex-Atletico Madrid star Paulo Futre said: “Sad day. My deepest condolences to the family of my dear friend Marcos Alonso. Rest in peace, Pigeon.”

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