Abidal’s great marathon

Abidal’s great marathon

A few days ago, Catalunya’s TV3 broadcast a special TV show about Eric Abidal’s long journey back to fitness. The special recalls some emotional moments, such as his first come back in 2011 against Real Madrid (Champions League semi-final), his Barça teammates dedicating the Copa del Rey to him in 2011/2012, and the very special goose-bump inducing moment when he lifted the 2011 Champions League trophy.

The video is full of emotional and significant images, moments and the thoughts that Eric shared with other people at the hospital, as well as his feelings when he heard the Camp Nou chanting his name during the 22nd minute of every game played while he was at the hospital.

The meaning of family, team mates, and coaches (Pep Guardiola first, and now Tito Vilanova) is also covered in this 3 part video, that you can watch thanks to TV3.

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Original videos by TV3, uploaded to Youtube by Kewban. Image via AP Photo/Manu Fernandez.