Former Southampton manager Mauricio Pellegrino led his Leganes team to a famous 2-1 victory against Barcelona in La Liga on Wednesday night, and Saints fans were quick to react on Twitter.
The Argentine boss was sacked by the south coast outfit in March of this year following a dreadful spell in charge that left the club in a relegation battle, with Mark Hughes coming in and eventually rescuing them from the drop.
Despite his disappointing spell at St Mary’s, Pellegrino was employed by the Spanish top-flight minnows in the summer and the result against the leaders was a stunning one given they had only taken one point from five league matches previously, which meant they came into the clash at the foot of the standings.
Southampton supporters, who may be about to see Les Reed do something he should have done in 2016, took to social media to give their thoughts on the stunning result, and while one said “we miss you”, another simply labelled it as “unbelievable”.
Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…
So what who cares?
— Rob Barfoot (@St_Robster) September 26, 2018
Something weird is going on…
Gazzaniga saving penalties for Spurs to send them through and Pellegrino has turned over Barcelona with Leganes who were bottom of the league before tonight #SaintsFC
— Will Robinson (@WillRobinson8) September 26, 2018
Gazzaniga the hero for Spurs and Pellegrino beats Barcelona on the same night! Is the world about to end? #saintsfc
— Luke Fletcher (@Superfletch81) September 26, 2018
Hang on we sacked Pellegrino for being useless…..he just beat Barcelona???? You what….. #SaintsFC
— Mark Smith (@sparkadinho) September 26, 2018
— Steve Ridgley (@Steve_Ridgley1) September 26, 2018
— Southampton Chile (@Saints_Chile) September 26, 2018
Pellegrino has just beaten Barcelona. Unbelievable #SaintsFC
— Leo Romero (@LeooRomero14) September 26, 2018
My man Mauricio Pellegrino has just beaten Barcelona.
This man struggled to beat teams like Burnley, Huddersfield, and Brighton, but is capable of beating Barcelona. Unreal. #SaintsFC
— JDeleay (@JDeleay) September 26, 2018