FC Barcelona notched a commanding 5-0 triumph over Real Betis in La Liga, showcasing their dominance on the field. However, a social media post has garnered significant attention within the online community, diverting focus from on-field excellence.
Following the final whistle, the Spanish page of FC Barcelona, @FCBarcelona_es, shared a graphic on social media displaying the resounding 5-0 scoreline. Yet a glaring error within the graphic immediately caught the eye of the fans. Below the name of Real Betis, two unexpected goalscorers were listed: Ansu Fati and Cristiano Ronaldo.
According to the graphic, both Ronaldo and Ansu Fati were credited with goals for Betis, and this unusual depiction raised eyebrows.
The club’s official account accidentally tweets a graphic with the names of Ansu Fati and Cristiano Ronaldo as scorers for Real Betis. pic.twitter.com/kavdjAmv0b
— Barça Universal (@BarcaUniversal) September 16, 2023
Although the social media post was swiftly deleted, it had lingered long enough for online fans to capture screenshots of the curious error, prompting a wave of humorous trolling directed at the club.
Online enthusiasts revealed at the moment, offering comments such as “Barca takes an L in their win,” “Cristiano Ronaldo is always on the mind of Barcelona,” and “Barcelona admins surely hate Ansu Fati and Ronaldo“.
Fans were left perplexed as to why Ronaldo and Ansu Fati were featured in the graphics. Some graphic designers speculated that it might have been a technical alignment check for fonts, while others believed it to be a rather feeble attempt at trolling on the part of the social media admin.
Regardless of the underlying cause, the incident overshadowed the team’s impressive on-field performance, steering the online discourse away from the game itself.
João Cancelo & João Félix shines in FC Barcelona victory
On the field, João Cancelo and João Félix showcased their brilliance for FC Barcelona, making significant contributions in their resounding victory over Betis.
Cancelo, playing as a right-back, made a notable impact by finding the back of the net and engaging in a total of 81 touches during the match. His performance included six successful dribbles, six recoveries, and three passes into the final third, boasting an impressive passing accuracy of 88% for 48 passes.
Cancelo’s display provided glimpses of his attacking prowess from right back, an attribute the team has been seeking in a world-class right back since 2016.
Cancelo 🤝 Felix
Joãos scoring their first Barcelona goals on Saturday 🇵🇹 pic.twitter.com/ykN1RvWLDT
— B/R Football (@brfootball) September 16, 2023
Meanwhile, Joao Felix assumed the role of a left winger and featured for 64 minutes. The Portuguese winger notched a goal and, with his 56 touches, contributed to a combined expected goals (xG) and expected assists (xA) value of 1.09, underscoring his impressive offensive capabilities in the final third.
Felix also played a pivotal role in the buildup to Robert Lewandowski’s goal, earning accolades from FC Barcelona fans who have found solace in his performances while Ansu Fati is on loan at Brighton.
Looking ahead, FC Barcelona is set to host Royal Antwerp in their inaugural UEFA Champions League match for the season in the midweek. This encounter comes on the heels of their five-match unbeaten streak at the start of the season, a testament to their promising form.