Barcelona striker Rafinha expressed dissatisfaction with his replacement.
Barcelona drew 2-2 with Manchester United (hereinafter referred to as Man United) in the first leg of the UEFA Europa League playoffs for the 2022-23 season held at Camp Nou in Barcelona, Spain on the morning of the 17th (Korean time). Rafinha, who started as a side striker for Barcelona, played a big role in the game that day, recording one goal and one assist.
In the 5th minute of the second half, Rafinha stepped up as a kicker in a corner kick situation and assisted Alonso’s header goal with an accurate cross. Then, in the 31st minute of the second half, when Barcelona was trailing, they even scored an equalizer. Rafinha’s cross from the right flank toward Lewandowski rushing in front of the goal went straight into the goal. 바카라
Rafinha made an impressive performance against Man United, displaying several threatening shots, and was replaced by Ferran Torres in the 37th minute of the second half. Upon seeing his own replacement, Rafinha immediately showed displeasure with his annoyed face. Rafinha, who violently touched hands with Barcelona manager Xavi as he exited the pitch, continued to show displeasure after returning to the bench and had to be calmed down by his teammates.
After the game, Rafinha said through Football España, “I had a conversation with coach Xavi and I want to apologize to everyone. I apologize to Xavi and to Ferran Torres, who replaced me, and to the club and fans. It was my mistake.” Xavi said, “Rafinha apologized to me, but he doesn’t have to. Every player wants to play more. I understand that Rafinha is upset.”