Raphinha scores in Barça’s victory and sends his support to Rio Grande do Sul: “Pray for RS”

The winger scored from a penalty in the recent victory of the Catalan team and sent an emotional message to the Brazilian people.
Desmond Efe-Khaese
2024-05-14 15:01:25

FC Barcelona added a key victory in the most recent matchday of the EA Sports League against Real Sociedad, a match corresponding to date 35 of the Spanish championship.

After the stumble of Savinho and company’s Girona, Xavi Hernández’s team needed to win against the San Sebastian team to consolidate themselves in the fight for second place in the table, a position that gives access to the Spanish Super Cup next season and it was thanks to a goal from Lamine Yamal and another from Raphinha that Xavi’s team achieved the three points. A goal from the Brazilian that, by the way, was accompanied by an emotional message.


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Raphinha sent a message of support to Rio Grande do Sul

Thanks to a good goal from the Spanish pearl, Lamine Yamal in the 40th minute, Barça quickly took the lead in the match against Imanol Alguacil’s team.

Barça managed to maintain the slightest advantage during practically the entire second half, facing the siege of a Real Sociedad that never gave up.

Towards the end of the match, a penalty was called in favor of the culé team and the atypical person in charge of taking the maximum penalty was the Brazilian attacker Raphinha, who did not hesitate to shoot the goalkeeper and score the final goal of the 2-0 victory. of Barça.

After scoring, a visibly emotional Raphinha took off his shirt to display a message: “Pray for RS,” including a flag of Rio Grande do Sul, a part of Brazil notably affected by the tragic floods that have claimed hundreds of lives in recent days. .

Just as Raphinha did during the match, more Brazilian stars who live in the European elite have taken advantage of their influence on and off the fields to send messages of support in the midst of this tragic situation that is devastating the southern part of Brazil.

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