Footage has emerged of Barcelona Gerald Pique’s pop star Shakira watching Liverpool’s dramatic Champions League semi-final comeback win over Barcelona.
Barcelona released the video on their Twitter feed called “#MatchDay Mini-Trailer with Shakira”, which features the world-famous Columbia-born pop star – who is married to Barca captain Gerard Pique – watching the game at home with the couple’s two young children.
Shakira is a popular figure in South Africa after her Waka Waka (This time for Africa) official song for the South Africa 2010 FIFA World Cup sang with South African group Freshlyground was voted the best World Cup song of all time put Africa and in particular South Africa on the global map.
The Spanish giants released the MatchDay experience video in partnership with their sponsor Rakuten.
In the video, Shakira can be seen watching the game with her children, when her elder son Milan Pique Mebarak says, “If it stays like this, it doesn’t matter. We’ll go through to the final’ to which Shakira replies ‘Yes honey.”
As Milan goes on to say something else, he is interrupted by a huge uproar and Shakira can be seen shouting, “No! I can’t believe it! No!”
She grabs her son before turning away from the television, seemingly refusing to believe what has just transpired in the game.
The singer was reacting to Gini Wijnaldum’s head shot which helped level the score on 54 minutes. It was Liverpool’s third goal in the game.
The match saw Liverpool make a stunning comeback when on the 56th minute Divock Origi’s lashed Trent Alexander-Arnold’s corner kick into the top corner to give the Reds a famous victory.
By Gerald Dandah