Ronaldo’s ‘Calma’ celebration honored by Sarabia vs Barcelona


Somehow, Cristiano Ronaldo’s touch was present as Barcelona went down 2-0 away to Sevilla…

On Wednesday night at the Sanchez Pizjuan, five-time Spanish Cup champions Sevilla FC took on FC Barcelona in the quarter-finals of the 2018-19 Copa del Rey. It was all going according to plan for the visitors until Pablo Sarabia broke the deadlock for the hosts just two minutes before the hour mark.

The 26-year-old attacking midfielder went in on the end of a Quincy Promes cross from the left-hand side. The ball flew past right-back Nelson Semedo before connecting with the right foot of an unmarked Sarabia in the penalty box.

How best to celebrate a vital opener against the Blaugrana than by replicating Cristiano Ronaldo’s “calma” celebration which haunted Camp Nou’s home crowd multiple times during his spell in Spain?

Watch: This is how Sarabia celebrated

Ben Yedder later wrapped up Sevilla’s victory in the 76th minute. The Catalans should have actually taken the lead in the 41st minute as Malcom was fed with a brilliant chance to round up the keeper. The Brazilian’s best attempt saw his shot go to the side of the net. Below are full highlights of the match. Barca are in danger of crashing out of the 2018-19 Copa del Rey quarter-finals.


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