“I haven’t thought about anything specific and I don’t know the day of the match, we’ll see. » Ahead of the FC Barcelona-Atlético de Madrid La Liga clash, Joao Félix played the mystery card during an interview with Movistar +. For his part, Colchoneros president Enrique Cerezo was clear: “I hope Joao will not celebrate a goal against us”. Because it is already often customary, in professional football, not to celebrate a goal against your former club. But there, it goes well beyond that, since the young Portuguese striker is only on loan to Barça, and at the start of the year he extended his contract until 2027… with Atlético de Madrid.
And there, presto, as if it were written, Joao Félix, struggling for so long to find his place in Diego Simeone’s Atlético, scored the only goal of the match on Sunday, escaping down the left side before sign a delicious dive in front of Jan Oblak (1-0, 28th). Make way for a sober sign to the public at the Montjuic Olympic stadium, so as not to offend Antoine Griezmann too much? Think about it, the 24-year-old Portuguese international immediately stood up on the advertising boards, facing the stands of the supporters… of Atlético, to celebrate an already iconic celebration.
In the footsteps of Emmanuel Adebayor
His coach That’s where the reaction comes from. Joao needs to show his football and when you are hot, you react that way, it’s human nature. Today he made the difference.”
We had probably not seen such provocation towards one’s “ex” since Emmanuel Adebayor’s incredible celebration in December 2009. during a Manchester City-Arsenal (4-2). Negotiations look good next summer between the leaders of FC Barcelona and Atlético.