A devoted football fan in Lisbon caused quite a commotion when he celebrated Joao Felix's first goal for Barcelona by running naked through the city centre. The former Chelsea loanee joined Barcelona from Atletico Madrid earlier this summer, and his goal during a match against Real Betis prompted the superfan to fulfill his bold promise. Keep reading for all the details on this wild celebration!
A Bold Pledge
Last week, a fan took to Twitter to make a daring pledge. He promised to run naked through Lisbon's Marques de Pombal roundabout if Joao Felix scored a goal. And guess what? Felix did score, and the fan was determined to follow through on his promise.
The Goal and the Celebration
Felix, 23, opened the scoring for Barcelona by skillfully maneuvering past the goalkeeper and smashing the ball into the net. With his goal, the superfan knew it was time to make good on his word. They filmed themselves removing their clothes in a car and then proceeded to run around the Marques de Pombal roundabout in the buff.
The Player's Response
Joao Felix couldn't resist commenting on the fan's unique celebration. He quote-tweeted the video, writing "Said and did" followed by three laughing emojis. It seems like Felix really appreciated the superfan going the extra mile to celebrate his goal!
Barcelona's Dominant Victory
The celebration wasn't the only highlight of the match. Barcelona, under the leadership of manager Xavi, went on to secure a dominant victory. After Felix's goal, Robert Lewandowski scored the team's second goal in style. The reigning champions continued to assert their dominance, with Ferran Torres, Raphinha, and Joao Cancelo each adding to the scoreline.
Praise for Felix and Cancelo
After the match, Barcelona boss Xavi couldn't help but gush over his new Portuguese stars, Joao Felix and Joao Cancelo. Xavi praised their individual qualities and their ability to elevate the team's performance. With their strong physical presence and technical skills, both players have already made a significant impact on the team.
All in all, it was a memorable day for Joao Felix, who not only scored his first goal for Barcelona but also inspired a superfan's unique celebration. As the season progresses, fans will undoubtedly be eager to see more exceptional performances from Felix and his talented teammates.