Brazilian winger Raphinha, the player for the Spanish team Barcelona, predicted the two finalists of the UEFA Champions League in the current season during an interview with a celebrity on the social media platform TikTok in Brazil.
When asked about his expectations for this season's Champions League final, Raphinha stated that the match would be between the English team Manchester City and the Catalan club Barcelona.
Raphinha's answer lost some logical coherence due to Barcelona's current situation, considering the challenges the team is facing under coach Xavi Hernandez.
Barcelona is going through a difficult period with Xavi, as their position in the Spanish league standings has dropped, and they failed to win the Spanish Super Cup against their traditional rival, Real Madrid.
On the other hand, Raphinha might be correct regarding Manchester City's situation, as the defending Champions League titleholders continue to be one of the top teams in the continent under coach Pep Guardiola.
Barcelona's European journey has reached the Round of 16, and they will face the Italian side Napoli in a two-legged tie to determine the team advancing to the next round.