Barcelona and Brazilian winger Raphinha start to European football isn’t something he might have expected. Raphinha rejected Chelsea in a controversial move to Barcelona.
Barcelona drew 3-3 against Inter at home in a Champions League fixture. This might send them to elimination if Inter beats Viktoria Plezen in the next fixture.
Meanwhile, Chelsea currently are on top of their champions league group. Barcelona somehow managed to get a point as their Top – scorer Robert Lewandowski scored two crucial goals in the dying minutes.
The Catalan side currently is on the verge of playing the Europa league for two years in a row. Xavi’s side lost to Bayern Munich away and to Inter away. They have only won 1 match and currently are in the third spot.
Raphinha might regret choosing Barcelona over Chelsea
Raphinha’s form in the Champions League has been frustrating for him. Although he helped Sergi Roberto to set up Ousmane Dembele for the opener against Milan, he was substituted with few minutes to play.
Brazilian winger made a last-minute surprise move to Barcelona, rejecting Chelsea who were already in advanced talks with the winger’s camp. He might regret his decision in the future as he’s yet to show his true potential in Blaugrana colors meanwhile, Chelsea already leading their group.
Another star who chose Barcelona over Chelsea is Joules Kounde who is currently injured and is expected to return against Real Madrid on Sunday.
Raphinha could start against Madrid on Sunday and has talked about facing Madrid.
He spoke on Barça TV:
“I’m a little anxious about the Clásico, but I’m fine with my head,” Raphinha said. “We’re leaders. I’m not saying fear, but if anyone has to be a little careful, it’s them. We’re confident and we’re going to do everything possible to win.”
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