Barcelona drew with Napoli as both sides scored one apiece at Camp Nou in their first-ever Europa League encounter of the season. But they definitely left with a feeling that they could have gotten much more out of this match as Barcelona’s mega-million January signing Ferran Torres missed two gilt-edged opportunities in the latter stages of the game to win it for the Catalan hosts.
Ferran Torres scored his second goal for the Catalan side since his move from Manchester City to put Barcelona level against the side from the spot.
However, it was his misses that grabbed the headlines as Barcelona had 21 shots but had a solitary goal to show for it. So, he needed an arm around the shoulder at the end of the day, and Puyol’s show of confidence in him will give him a lot of encouragement going forward.
In some other interesting news regarding Ferran Torres, was the fact that he emerged after halftime wearing a shirt that didn’t have a logo or a crest on his shirt.
This has left observers baffled as such a mysterious happening hasn’t been seen in a match of this stature and importance.
Barcelona has been a mess in terms of management, moving from one crisis after another, having to let go of Messi, pay the contracts of the players, register new players, and their on-field performance has been below the very standards, the club had set.
Under such circumstances, a player taking a field in a shirt without the club crest or logo is yet another page in the mismanagement of this club.
Here’s the reaction on Twitter –
Ferran Torres' Barcelona shirt had no club badge of Nike sponsor in their game against Napoli last night 👀— Sport Social (@TheSportSocial) February 18, 2022
We knew the budget was tight at the Nou Camp but wow 😂 pic.twitter.com/eOsB1vjhXz
Everyone needs to go easy on Ferran. He gave it all for the badge on his shirt today. pic.twitter.com/1cjotI8rZt— Rivka (@futfemfc) February 17, 2022
Ferran Torres’ shirt looks like it was bought at the bottom of La Rambla and then put through a 40 degree wash pic.twitter.com/LKirKjClwF— Richard Buxton (@RichardBuxton_) February 17, 2022
Blaming the badge-less shirt for Ferran’s missed chances today.— Barça Pictures #14 (@Barca__pictures) February 17, 2022
I know Barcelona are broke but does anyone know why there isn't the crest on Ferran's shirt in the second half? pic.twitter.com/vX03XNFJFU— Roy Nemer (@RoyNemer) February 17, 2022
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