- Gerard Piqué has become a viral meme after his performance against Inter Milan in the UEFA Champions League
- FC Barcelona had to rely on two late goals from Robert Lewandowski to secure a draw with Milan
- From memes about leaving Shakira to jokes about starring in Stranger Things, fans are mocking Piqué
Gerard Piqué is trending for his performance against Inter Milan in the UEFA Champions League, but sadly it’s not for the right reasons.
The veteran Barcelona defender has become the subject of many memes after he gifted Milan an equaliser.
Milan were trailing 1-0 at halftime but levelled matters thanks to a Nicolo Barella goal. The goal itself came out of the blue and would have probably never happened if Piqué hadn’t intervened.
As noted by Sport Bible, Alessandro Bastoni whipped a ball into the box which never looked threatening. Piqué used his hands to gesture to his defenders to stay calm and step up, believing that nothing would come of the attempt.
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Unfortunately for him and Barcelona, Barella snuck in behind the defender and profited from the lack of urgency from Barcelona’s defenders.
Piqué’s poor judgment has since become a viral moment as the defender is trending worldwide as a meme for his hand gesture.
Here are the best reactions to Piqué’s infamous moment:
"What hurts more #Pique? Letting this ball slide past your shoulder or letting #Shakira get away?"
"He has the powers of Eleven ( stranger things)#Pique"
"Won't take a pay cut, cheated on Shakira, gave Inter a goal."
"Left Shakira. Left the ball. Retire #Pique"
Lewandowski saves Barca against Inter
Robert Lewandowski slams Barcelona teammates, blames defenders for conceding 3 goals against Inter Milan
The Polish forward pulled Xavi Hernandez's side level at 2-2 in the 82nd minute and then again at 3-3 in stoppage time, after Robin Gosens put the Italians ahead with one minute remaining.
Barcelona's Champions League fate is no longer in their own hands though and they still face a second consecutive group stage elimination, if Inter Milan win at home against eliminated Viktoria Plzen on October 26.