India's then captain MS Dhoni said it was their way to laud the sacrifices made by women.
But his two stunning goals in the 5-1 win over the Yellow Submarine has reminded the club's hierarchy of his undoubted potential, with his second strike reminiscent of a young Lionel Messi.
Mother's day is celebrated on the first Sunday of May in Spain while in most countries it is celebrated on the second Sunday of the month. Iniesta immediately passed back to the superstar. Did well again, with all his experience on show. A fine work down the right-wing and into the box by Ivan Rakitic before picking out Dembele for the easiest of tap-ins restored Barcelona's three goals cushion with two minutes left on the clock. Anything can happen, but if you're going to bet just make sure to take advantage of online bonuses.
In 2016, the Indian cricket team took the field during an ODI against New Zealand wearing jerseys that had the name of their mothers. The ball bounced back out to his right, finding Coutinho from just a few feet out. He was left for dead by Messi and company throughout the match and never really put up a fight against Barca attackers, especially in the first half.
But the Barca coach shrugged off the questions, saying: "I do not know what the relevance is that Griezmann and Cerezo have eaten together". It's not like the dads are not there.
Iniesta started Barca's 5-1 thumping of Villarreal on Wednesday and impressed as the champions moved within two games of completing an unbeaten top-flight season. He struggled to cause too many problems and his final passes were poor.
Then came the Messi score.
Sansone almost added another goal to his tally moments later when he struck a thunderbolt towards the Barca from 20 yards, putting his effort just inches over the crossbar.
Unlike rivals Real Madrid, sixth-place Villarreal - who had won three straight games coming in and remain firmly in the hunt for a Europa League spot - afforded Barca a guard of honour prior to kick-off.
The match gets underway at 7pm UK time. He did not trouble Semedo much and did not quite track the runs of Semedo, who looked dangerous.
"Despite the difficulty, we are confident of winning and playing a great game at the Nou Camp". He will look forward to improving his performance after a tough outing. We expect a lot from him and we hope that he'll deliver.
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"The challenge is huge, but the motivation is too", Calleja told reporters.