Barcelona debuted a new sponsor this season . Rakuten came out and Spotify, the streaming music giant, came in. The musical company came to the first Blaugrana kit as the main sponsor and also took over the naming rights of the Camp Nou. Both have already announced possible special actions for certain matches and that is what happened in El Clásico. Canadian rapper Drake, an international superstar, reached 50 billion views and the brand and the club agreed to put Drake’s logo on the shirt, replacing the usual Spotify sponsorship. This was an advertising action in which the rapper himself and Barcelona participated, sharing photos of the shirt with which the match was later played with the owl that represents the Canadian printed on the Barça kit. This unleashed the theories of the jinx and the mufa with the well-known curse of Drake , since they assure that it brings bad luck to the athletes or teams that share content with him or for whom he shows his support . He happened to Pogba, Kurzawa, with PSG losing by a landslide against Lille, Connor McGregor, Joshua or the Golden State Warriors themselves. Only the Toronto Raptors, a team he is a fan of, have managed to use that curse in his favor, with the rapper himself knowing of his ‘jinx’ and bewitching the 76ers before the tie in which they faced each other. Barcelona suffered the curse falling 3-1 with goals from Benzema, Fede Valverde and Rodrygo for the whites. Ferran scored the only Barça goal from Ansu Fati’s pass. The Brazilian was a substitute, but the protagonist according to him entered the green. This came to the match for Vinicius to give renewed energy to the white attack and continue to threaten Ter Stegen’s door. The threat was carried out by the striker.
This entered the area and was knocked down inside by Eric García, who in an attempt to stop his attack gave him a clear stomp. Sánchez Martínez reviewed it on the VAR screen and pointed it out with a subsequent “it’s clear” face to the complaints from the Catalans. Rodrygo, as he recounted later, followed the established throwing order and went straight to eleven meters to shoot. And so he did. With precision, he avoided a good stretch from Ter Stegen and sentenced the match. As the ball touched the net, the Brazilian ran towards the band, pointed to himself and kissed the ’round’ shield and fell to his knees in front of the television cameras.