Not happy with a home win
The Barça star collapses after being hit in the head
FC Barcelona are about to end a very difficult and initially terrible season with a win. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is aiming for second-place victory against Celta Vigo. However, concerns prevail over Ronald Araujo, who has a head injury.
Thanks to two goals from Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, FC Barcelona consolidated their second place in the Spanish football league behind historical rivals Real Madrid. The former Dortmund player scored in La Liga on Matchday 36 by winning 3-1 (2-0) against Celta Vigo shortly before (41st) and immediately after half-time (48th). Now he has scored eleven league goals since he moved from Arsenal in the winter.
Memphis Depay (30 ‘) scored the third goal for Barça. Having faced a difficult season, the Catalans now have seven points clear of Sevilla FC, who still have three games to play. The Catalans had already made their renewed participation in the Champions League last weekend perfect by beating Betis Sevilla (2-1). Real Madrid became champion for the 35th time earlier this month.
After the red card for Jeison Murillo (58th), Vigo played a full 30 minutes outnumbered. Previously, Iago Aspas had reduced the lead to 1: 3 for the eleventh ranking (50th). National team goalkeeper Marc-André ter Stegen has returned after an illness and played for the hosts. Barcelona center-back Ronald Araujo was taken off the pitch by ambulance after a head-to-head clash. Immediately after the collision, Araujo collapsed and required lengthy treatment. According to the club, the professional suffered a concussion and should be examined in detail in the hospital.
How tense the financial situation of FC Barcelona is despite the happy ending of the season becoming known on Tuesday afternoon. In the 2020/21 Corona season, Spanish La Liga football clubs lost € 892 million. More than half of the less went to FC Barcelona. Mainly due to the ghost games, sales fell by 24.1% to 3.8 billion euros. It is the first defeat since 2012. “The high level of financial solvency and the sense of responsibility shown by most of the clubs have helped Spanish football to overcome this crisis,” said the league. “A strong recovery is expected for the 2021/22 season before complete normalcy is expected to be reached again in 2023/24”.