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FC Barcelona: Over 40,000 fans welcomed Robert Lewandowski

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Over 40,000 fans celebrate Lewandowski in Barcelona’s stadium

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Robert Lewandowski posed with a portrait of himself at FC Barcelona’s stadium on Friday afternoon

Quelle: AFP/PAU BARRENA

After a long back and forth, Robert Lewandowski switched from FC Bayern to FC Barcelona. Now the world club presented the world footballer in its legendary stadium. There were very special scenes.

B32 degrees and sunshine gave Robert Lewandowski the big stage. On Friday afternoon, FC Barcelona presented their new superstar striker to their fans at the Camp Nou stadium. And there were special scenes.

“Benvingut, Lewandowski” was written on a pedestal on the lawn, on which the face of the world footballer could also be seen. Lewandowski posed alongside in his new club’s shirt and gave a thumbs-up.

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Full grandstand: FC Barcelona fans celebrated Robert Lewandowski in the legendary Camp Nou stadium

What: REUTERS

Over 40,000 fans came to the legendary arena to see the attacker. This is record. The previous record for Barcelona was 25,000 fans who came to see Ronaldinho unveiled in 2003.

Club president Joan Laporta took Lewandowski’s arm and held it up, the fans cheered. And Lewandowski beamed.

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Later, his wife Anna and his mother Iwona also came onto the lawn, and the family visibly enjoyed the audience’s applause. The fans kept calling Lewandowski’s name, his wife filmed many scenes with her smartphone.

FC Barcelona unveil Robert Lewandowski

Despite the extreme heat, the stadium was pretty full, everyone wanted to see and hear Robert Lewandowski

What: REUTERS

On the sidelines: Lewandowski’s agent Pini Zahavi. “Thank you Pini Zahavi, you brought Robert to Barcelona,” the visibly proud President Laporta thanked the striker’s agent.

The world footballer switched to the Catalans after a long poker game and public discussions in July, after eight years with the German record champions Bayern.

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Happy about the new star: club president Joan Laporta (left) poses with Robert Lewandowski in the FC Barcelona stadium

Quelle: AFP/PAU BARRENA

He juggled the ball a bit during his presentation and kept waving at the fans. FC Barcelona will play their first league game of the new season against Rayo Vallecano in a week on Saturday.

Lewandowski told fans on Friday: “I’m proud to be here. It’s been a long road, but in the end I’m here. I will give you many goals. Every game there will be magic in the stadium.”

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The striker can even speak Spanish: At the microphone he greets the fans with “Bon Dia”. The fans celebrated him for it.

During the week, Lewandowski said goodbye to his former teammates in Munich and gave them and club employees a bottle of champagne.

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Robert Lewandowski (centre) with his wife Anna (to his left) and his mother Iwona (to his right) at Camp Nou in Barcelona

What: REUTERS

He also spoke to the Munich sports director Hasan Salihamidzic after public allegations about the change.

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