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Classy to the end

Xabi Alonso finishes his career in the most fitting way possible

Bayern Munich's midfield genius did what he does best in the final game of his glittering career

Xabi Alonso has played the final game of his glittery career.

The 35-year-old announced in March that he would be retiring at the end of this season, after a truly spectacular career that saw him win it all with club and country.

And as you’d expect, the King of Cool bowed out in style in Bayern Munich’s final game of the Bundesliga season.

The league champions were up against Freiburg, with Alonso starting in midfield along with fellow retiree Phillip Lahm.

And it took the midfield maestro just four minutes to make an impact, by setting up Arjen Robben’s opener with a beautifully Alonso-esque pass over the top.

Check this out:

Having received the ball in the centre-circle, the former Liverpool and Real Madrid star launched a perfectly weighted lob out to the right-wing, which Robben gratefully accepted.

And the Dutch-master did the rest, cutting inside and firing home.

Alonso spots Robben making a run…

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Alonso spots Robben making a run…

The ball floats beautifully towards the Dutchman

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The ball floats beautifully towards the Dutchman

One touch, and he’s in

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One touch, and he’s in

And, of course, he cuts inside

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And, of course, he cuts inside

And smashes home the opener

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And smashes home the opener

Oh, how we’re going to miss the midfield genius of Alonso.

Although not as much as Bayern, who will be frantically searching for a midfielder who can pass like that this summer.

Good luck with that one, lads.