Barcelona president Sandro Rosell hailed the progress of their team to the Champions League final.
In his first season in charge, Rosell has seen Barca knockoff Real Madrid to reach the Champions League final and also his team virtually crowned Liga champions.
"I am happy that our fans have behaved in an extraordinary way, behaving responsibly," smiled Rosell.
"Our players have been wonderful big players tonight, very special affection shown for Eric Abidal. Pep Guardiola and his team of assistants are wonderful. He has won the game, it has been a triumph of Barca values."