Lamela Gets An Incredible Gift From Lionel Messi After Barcelona-Spurs Match

Lionel Messi once again produced a masterclass display for Barcelona after they beat Tottenham Hotspur 4-2 in the Champions League.

Spurs did not make it easy for Barça, sure, but they had to eventually succumb to the influence that the Argentine magician had in the match.

Even though it ended in defeat for the London side, not everyone walked away from the match empty-handed.

Credit: PA
Credit: PA

Érik Lamela revealed how he received a spicy present after the match from the five-time Ballon d'Or winner: his shirt!

According to 101 Great Goals, the Spurs midfielder told reporters how he needed the shirt for his dad.

Apparently, Lamela claims that his dad would have "killed him" if he hadn't asked for it.

Credit: PA
Credit: PA

It speaks volumes about the praise that Messi received following the match, including fellow Argentine Lamela calling him the GOAT.

In fact, it's not surprising when the stats for Barcelona's talisman showed how much he dominated against Spurs players.

Barcelona have won both of their opening matches in the Champions League.

What did you make of Messi's performance?

Let us know in the comments.

Adnan Riaz

Adnan Riaz is a journalist for SPORTbible. He studied for a B.A. in History at the University of York and followed it up with an M.A. in Multimedia Journalism at MMU. Before he started writing about sports, he spent over four years in the gaming press. He has worked for several publications, including Hardcore Gamer, LADbible and the Manchester Evening News. Follow him on Twitter to find out what he is working on next. Got a story tip for Adnan? Email him: [email protected]

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