The outcome was big for Barcelona. Not a lot materially, because it solely introduced them inside 12 factors of league leaders Madrid with a sport in hand. More so symbolically; going to the Spanish capital and successful in that style was an enormous step for a group that’s nonetheless very a lot in transition post-Lionel Messi.
The kids confirmed that they’ve what it takes to do it on the most important stage whereas the veterans proved they’ve nonetheless acquired what it takes to compete on the highest stage. One such veteran was Gerard Pique; the Catalan was majestic all through the sport and earned public reward from his spouse Shakira post-match.
“Gerard won’t let me say these things publicly,” Shakira mentioned. “But only he, with his heroism, can play like this, overcoming injury and pain and always giving his best. It’s not just because he’s my husband, but he’s the best centre-back in the world. I said it!”
Shakira, 45, is from Barranquilla in Colombia and has been in a relationship with Pique since 2011. A singer, she’s offered over 80 million information all through her profession and is taken into account one of many best-selling musical artists of all time.
Gerard no me deja decir estas cosas públicamente. Pero solo el con su heroísmo puede jugar así pasando por encima de cualquier lesión o dolor y dar siempre lo mejor. No es porque sea mi marido, pero es el mejor central del mundo mundial.
¡He dicho! pic.twitter.com/mYrvqs3EMa
— Shakira (@shakira) March 20, 2022