From Tito Vilanova’s return to the Camp Nou sidelines to Alexis Sanchez’s and Cesc Fabregas’ rare offensive explosion, Barcelona’s 5-0 victory over Mallorca was capped by Eric Abidal’s first taste of action 13 months following his liver transplant almost a year to the date.
Whether you’re a Barca fan or not, you can’t help but root for Abidal and applaud his arduous battle from what many considered to be a career-ending condition:
“It was a very special moment for me after a year out,” said Abidal, wearing a shirt with ‘Merci mon cousin’ on the front.
“I want to thank my cousin as without him I would not be here today. It is a unique moment,” he added.
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