Haris Seferovic will forever be remembered as the unfortunate hero of the Nou Camp on Tuesday in the Champions League. The Lucerne hacked into extra time against Barcelona a golden opportunity that could cost Benfica dearly (0-0).
Left alone on a break, Haris Seferovic managed to erase Marc-André ter Stegen, but he had to miss the frame on his sequence. If he had scored, Benfica would have secured his qualification for the round of 16. The Portuguese must now win against Dynamo Kiev on the last day and at the same time hope that FC Barcelona do not win in Munich against Bayern.
“It’s the worst shoot I’ve seen in thirty years,” says Benfica coach Jorge Jesus. The images of this failure and the sharp comments of Jorge Jesus were massively relayed during the night by social networks.
The question now is whether the striker of the Swiss team, who returns from injury after a forced break of almost two months, will be able to cope with this deluge of criticism. Viceroy of the Portuguese Championship scorers last season with 22 successes, the man of the double against France at the Euro is now in competition with the Ukrainian Roman Yaremchuk, transferred this summer from Ghent.