Barcelona-PSG (1-4): Nasser Al Khelaifi’s big blunder

17 April 2024 / Interviews

98th minute of play. Final whistle of this Champions League quarter-final second leg. Paris is qualified! Joy takes over the Parisian camp. Coach Luis Enrique is exultant, his staff too. In bad shape after its failed first leg (2-3), at the Parc des Princes, 8 days before, PSG took advantage of a red card to resurface. And little by little outclassed FC Barcelona in great difficulty.

If Ousmane Dembélé was elected man of the match, if Kylian Mbappé scored a saving double, if Luis Enrique made much better choices than in the first leg, it was President Nasser Al Khelaifi who stood out. After the meeting, while he answered the RMC microphone, the Qatari did not necessarily understand where the journalist was coming from…

While Sonia Carneiro asked him to keep quiet the name of Paris-Saint Germain's next opponent, who are " we don't yet know who the opponent will be, we don't say anything, we don't say anything », the Parisian president hastened to announce: “ Dortmund, Dortmund, Dortmund! » Not understanding that we had to keep the viewers a surprise.

The journalist wanted to preserve the suspense to offer the summary of the Dortmund-Atlético de Madrid match to RMC subscribers. Too bad, Nasser Al Khelaifi didn't hear it that way! Little concerned with television logic, he smiled and revealed the Borussia Dortmund-PSG poster. Yes, it was the Germans from Borussia who eliminated Antoine Griezmann's Atletico 4 goals to 2.

But in the age of social networks and notifications on smartphones, there are few football fans who would not be aware of the result of the other quarter-final played at the same time as this historic Barcelona-PSG...