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Barca Star Is Hero On And Off The Pitch

Barcelona's new favourite son Sergi Roberto shows he is a star on and off the pitch in these photos with his stunning model girlfriend Coral Simanovich.

 

Substitute Roberto came off the bench to score the decisive last-minute goal to mark the greatest Champions League comeback ever as Barca beat Paris-Saint-Germain 6-1.

 

And the Spanish defensive midfielder proved to be a hero with the club's fans, his teammates and his Israeli partner, who described him as "my hero".

 

The 25-year-old model and designer is also a social media star with over 200,000 followers.

 

And she shared pictures of Roberto on and off the pitch with a special message for him: "History… this is my HERO".

 

Barca were facing their first Champions League exit before the quarter-final stage for a decade before Roberto scored with virtually the last kick of the match – after PSG had won the first match 4-0, in Paris.

 

Coral's image went viral and received more than 22,600 comments in just 12 hours, and almost 500 comments, such as ‘yanivrigler’ who wrote: "this is OUR hero!!"

 

Netizen ‘coralblum’ added: "What a score!!!! Tell him that all Israel stood on her feet cuz of that score!!! what a player!"

 

According to local media, the model and the footballer have been together for three years since they were introduced by Melissa Jimenez, the partner of former Barcelona player Marc Bartra.

 

Coral is studying Engineering and Design. She once had a relationship with Dor Refaeli, the brother of global superstar model Bar Refaeli, her fellow Israeli.

 

Now a well-known model in her own right, her social media account usually features her daily exercise routines and yoga workouts.