Rivaldo, in a match of the FC Barcelona


The 'robbery of the century' that Barça suffered at the Bernabéu in 2001

Published:28/02/2020 - 20:50h

Updated:28/02/2020 - 20:55h

In 2001, the FC Barcelona lived one of the most black moments of his history of the Classical by the cancellation of a legal goal of Rivaldo in the last minute.

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The Classical second of the season 2000-01 arrived with a FC Barcelona that had the need imperiosa to win for reengancharse to LaLiga, since the leadership of the Real Madrid resided to nine points. The team culé, directed by then by Llorenç Serra Ferrer, achieved from the first moment manacle to the group of Vicente Of the Forest, surpassed in every aspect.

In spite of this, the soft Barcelona defence allowed to Raúl put by in front to the white team, although Rivaldo achieved empatar to pass of Luis Enrique shortly after. Again Raúl, in a played of opportunism, went back to put by in front to the madridistas, that benefited of the paradones of a youngster Iker Boxes that already in this period saved split. Kluivert And Guardiola warned and Rivaldo hammered to the rival team for the second time with another golazo from out of the area.

The controversy arrived in the last minute of the party: Rivaldo received the balloon in the frontal of the area, shot and the balloon went in in the white goal after hitting in the madridista Iván Helguera. It was then when a referee called Losantos Omar cancelled the goal by an offside positional supposition of Kluivert that never arrived to exist. The barcelonismo, indignant, did not give credit, to the equal that a madridismo relieved by the fateful decision of the Basque.

Rivaldo, opened of arms with a smile ironic. Guardiola And Sergi Barjuán, captains in this period, avasallando to the referee by his incomprehensible decision. Serra Ferrer, elegant but conclusive when speaking of 'theft'. Joan Gaspart, exploding in front of the press by the controversial decision. And a League that escaped him to the Barça this same night. Consequences of a night that, for the one who lived it in direct, like a server, did to go down of the sky to the hell to the barcelonismo in a tenth of second.

Rivaldo Remembers the theft

Rivaldo, author of the goal and ambassador of Betfair, remembered that night that had to be magic and that finish being to forget. "Claro that anybody can be happy after they cancel you a goal, especially a goal that was legal and that would have done us carry us that Classical. But it is that besides it would have been a hat-trick for me. It was complicated to manage all that", explained.

The Brazilian remembered that the so much had been definite for being in the last sigh and, by game, totally deserved. "This third goal arrived really late, so we did not have time to follow tightening to win. The luck is consequence always of the hard work, and if no you curras the luck during all the party, probably do not appear", sentenced.

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