UCL: Barcelona Red-Card Villain Araujo Apologizes Over Costly Dismissal In PSG Defeat

Adoga Stephen By Adoga Stephen - Editor-In-Chief
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Ronald Araujo publicly apologized for his costly red card in Barcelona’s Champions League defeat to Paris Saint-Germain.

Barcelona’s chances of reaching the Champions League semi-finals were dashed on Tuesday when they lost 6-4 on aggregate. The Catalan team initially took the lead in the second leg thanks to a goal from Raphinha, but Araujo’s red card completely changed the course of the game. The Uruguayan player was shown a red card for a foul on Bradley Barcola as he was about to score.

PSG ended up winning the match 4-1, with Kylian Mbappe scoring twice, and Vitinha and Ousmane Dembele adding two more goals. Araujo took to social media to express his sincere apologies to the fans for disappointing them in such an important match.

Taking to X, the 25-year-old wrote: “The football that gave me so much joy, now hits me hard. I thank all those who are unconditionally by my side, my teammates who left everything on the field, and the fans who believed in this team until the end. I am very sorry not to give you this joy. We will try again. Força Barça, forever! God in control.”

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By Adoga Stephen Editor-In-Chief
Stephen studied Mass Communication at the Lagos State Polytechnic, Ikorodu (now Lagos State University of Science and Technology), where he acquired requisite training for the practice of journalism. He loves the media, and his interest mostly lies in print medium, where his creative writing skill makes him a perfect fit.