2003. Ronaldinho and his kiss.

He had already signed, trained and even played in the Barcelona shirt, but the official presentation of Robert Lewandowski in the ‘culé’ team, he only arrived this morning. The Camp Nou dressed up for a party, and more than 59 thousand fans They were present to receive the Pole, who has already placed himself under Xavi’s orders and has an entire city excited about fighting on all fronts again.

The presentation had several pearls, and far from remaining in another protocol act of the bunch, it exploded in the networks. One of the many reasons had to do with the moment in which Lewandowski began to play games in front of the Blaugrana fans. There, he showed a bit of what he does with the ball, and even dared to emulate a Barcelona idol.

On Twitter, at least, the thinking was unanimous. Barça fans were able to go back – even for a little while – to the best moments in the club’s history, nothing more and nothing less than a simple luxury from the Pole. Little games, ball in the air and a kiss on the ball: for a second, the entire Camp Nou saw Ronaldinho.

And it is that, one of the most iconic moments of the Brazilian in his successful passage through Barcelona, took place at his presentation. That afternoon, the hitch put on the Barcelona jacket for the first time, and while he showed off his skills with the ball, the ball slept on his lips. From that moment on, luxury became a common currency in the presentations of Brazilians in Europe.


2003. Ronaldinho and his kiss.

2022. Lewandowski imitated the Brazilian.

2022. Lewandowski imitated the Brazilian.

But despite the fact that many things have happened since that July 21, 2003, in Barcelona they do not forget. There were several similarities between the two presentations, but the least convenient for Lewandowski is the comparison. The native of Porto Alegre played more than 200 games for Barcelona, ​​and in just five years, he was filled with titles. Now, it’s time for the polish.

In 2003, the one who had to break it in his presentation was Ronaldinho.[APPhoto/CesarRangel)[APPhoto/CesarRangel)

In 2003, the one who had to break it in his presentation was Ronaldinho.[APPhoto/CesarRangel)

Far from falling into this comparison, Lewandowski dedicated himself to talking about his feelings for the great reception, and launched: “I am very happy to be in Barcelona, ​​it is an honor to be here. It has been a long road, but in the end I am here. I’m very happy. I’m sure I’m going to score a lot of goals in this stadium. I look forward to your support.”

He had already stamped the signature, but now the Pole was presented in front of thousands of fans.  (Photo by Pau BARRENA / AFP)

He had already stamped the signature, but now the Pole was presented in front of thousands of fans. (Photo by Pau BARRENA / AFP)

And to close, the man who will command Poland in qatarwhere you will be facing the Argentine National Team in the group stage, he added: “It’s amazing to see so many fans in this stadium. It is very special to me. I am sure that each match at the Camp Nou will be magical. I hope we can win the titles.”

On his first day, Lewandowski already broke a Ronaldinho record

Although not even the fans of Barcelona would dare to compare their brand new striker with the figure of the Brazilian, in the first contrast, there is already a figure that favors the Pole. And it is that, for now, the mark of the most massive presentation in the history of Barça belonged to Ronaldinho. This morning, “Lewan” crushed his mark.

Back in 2003, the down payment that came from Paris Saint Germain took over the Camp Nou, and they were 25 thousand the fans who gave the present to receive the new figure. For the Pole it was not a problem: they were almost 60 thousand the souls that filled the stadium. He has not yet seen minutes officially, but Lewandowski has already started on the right foot.

Thousands of Catalans filled the Camp Nou to receive the Polish attacker.  (Photo by Pau BARRENA / AFP)

Thousands of Catalans filled the Camp Nou to receive the Polish attacker. (Photo by Pau BARRENA / AFP)

Now, the striker puts first, and is already thinking about what will be Barcelona’s last game before starting the official season. Next Sunday, Barça will play the Joan Gamper Trophy in view of Cougars of Mexico. For the points, he will only play on Saturday August 13 against Rayo Vallecano, also at the Camp Nou.

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