Sun. Apr 28th, 2019

Spanish press go mad for Barcelona’s dramatic comeback

‘Football is incredible’: Spanish press go mad for Barcelona’s dramatic comeback against Villarreal as Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez spare blushes

  • Barcelona played out an amazing 4-4 draw with Villarreal in La Liga on Tuesday 
  • The league leaders had to score twice in stoppage time to salvage a point  
  • Spanish newspapers were loving the mayhem, calling the scenes ‘incredible’  

The Spanish press were nearly lost for words on Wednesday morning as they tried to put into words the action from Barcelona’s great escape against Villarreal.

Having surrendered a 2-0 advantage, the league leaders incredibly found themselves 4-2 down with 10 minutes remaining.

Lionel Messi had started on the bench but had looked as dumfounded as the rest of the squad after coming on with the scores level at 2-2. 

Luis Suarez celebrates with his Barcelona team-mates after salvaging an unlikely point

Lionel Messi came off the bench after his side had surrendered a two-goal lead at Villarreal

Lionel Messi came off the bench after his side had surrendered a two-goal lead at Villarreal

Marca simply stated that 'Football is Incredible'

Sport went for a similar line on their front cover

Both Marca and Sport used the word ‘incredible’ to describe the action at El Madrigal

Mundo Deportivo pointed to the importance of Suarez's late strike

Mundo Deportivo pointed to the importance of Suarez’s late strike

He did produce a key moment, pulling back one to make it 4-3, before Luis Suarez produced the unthinkable to seal a point. 

There were few words that can accurately describe the happenings at El Madrigal on Tuesday evening, and so it was to be expected that similar headlines appeared across Spain’s biggest sports papers. 

Marca, missing a celebratory picture on the front due to the late nature of the goal, wrote ‘Football is Incredible’ across the page, while Sport put it in even simpler terms. ‘Incredible’ was the reaction on their front page.

Mundo Deportvo though put the goal in context of the La Liga race.

‘Goal for La Liga’ they proclaimed, explaining that Suarez’s strike had won ‘a vital point before Atleti game’.

They went further, describing it as a  ‘crazy game’. You can’t say they were wrong.



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