Lionel Messi Takes Five Getafe Players Out Of The Game, Refuses To Celebrate The Goal

Lionel Messi and Sergi Roberto linked up brilliantly well in the second half as Barcelona beat Getafe 2-0 at the Camp Nou.

The Barça captain picked up the ball near the edge of the box and found himself surrounded by five Getafe players, but he still found a way to pass the ball into the path of the 27-year-old Spanish full-back before he darted into the box, only for Mauro Arambarri to put the ball into the back of his side's net.

The Spanish club's stinging defeat to Liverpool in the Champions League semi-finals must have been lingering on the mind of the five-time Ballon d'Or winner, especially as he refused to celebrate Barcelona's second.

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The La Liga champions have already won their domestic title this season, but they could win another trophy when they take on Valencia in the Copa del Rey final on 25th May.

Despite being knocked out of the Champions League, Paris Saint-Germain star Dani Alves came out to say that the Argentina captain, who broke down in tears after the Liverpool defeat, is "untouchable" in football.

"I still think the one untouchable person in football is Leo [Messi] because of what he brings to the game," he told ESPN.

"Even if things don't turn out well, Leo's always fine. But this is a team sport and everyone has his responsibility.

"Cristiano [Ronaldo], Leo and Neymar get the cover when things go well for their teams, but they also have to be on the cover when things don't go well."

Credit: PA
Credit: PA

While Barcelona are expected to reinforce their squad in the summer transfer window, the 36-year-old former Barça right-back offered his two cents on the investment made on buying players rather than developing from the club's famed La Masia youth academy.

"When I see stories about how Barça are now buying players to market them, you can sense that they are changing their philosophy a bit," he explained.

"Barça were about developing players.

"They didn't change their style, they signed players for specific positions. Now the feeling is they make too many moves on the market. But I also think that criticism is opportunistic.

"It's easy to lecture after elimination. You know Barça still like to take care of the ball and make good passes. It doesn't matter who comes in or who leaves, that's their identity."

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