Barcelona made light work of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s Manchester United as they won the second leg of their UEFA Champions League quarterfinal 3-0 to progress to the last four of the tournament. The 4-0 aggregate victory kept Barcelona’s treble hopes alive.
Though Lionel Messi hogged most of the limelight with his sumptuous performance, another Barcelona player took some pressure off his shoulder as well. Philippe Coutinho, who has received widespread criticism from Barcelona fans since his move from Liverpool, got on the scoresheet with his trademark goal.
The Brazilian cut onto his right foot on the edge of the box and unleashed a right-footed shot straight into the top corner of David de Gea’s goal. Coutinho’s strike was Barcelona’s third goal of the night and it fizzled out United’s hopes of making a comeback.
After scoring the goal, the Barcelona star celebrated with fingers in both his ears, signaling that criticism is not getting to him. Here’s a video of the celebration and the goal.
Haters? Respect! pic.twitter.com/5yDmbESsNJ
— Coutinho Deprê (@coutodadepre) April 16, 2019
— Ted (@Ted17473471) April 16, 2019