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Pitch Invader Who Took Selfie With Lionel Messi Forced To Delete It By Police

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Pitch Invader Who Took Selfie With Lionel Messi Forced To Delete It By Police

A fan invaded the pitch during Barcelona's clash with Mallorca last night to get a selfie with Lionel Messi - which police then forced him to delete.

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The Catalan giants returned to La Liga action last night and ran out convincing 4-0 winners at the Estadio de Son Moix.

All games in Europe's top leagues are being played behind closed doors due to the coronavirus pandemic but one man did manage to make it into the stadium and onto the pitch.

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Donned in an Argentina shirt with the number 10, the fan makes his way to left-back Jordi Alba before then approaching Messi.

He was ushered away by security and per the Spanish Football Podcast, he explained the incident in full.

"My dream is to get a photo with [Lionel] Messi," the French fan began.

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Image Credit: PA
Image Credit: PA

"I went towards him, I saw Jordi Alba first, asked for a photo, then went for Messi. I took a photo but the police made me delete it... I jumped over a fence in the 40th minute. I'll get a fine."

The fan revealed he had climbed a two-metre fence during the first half and then made his appearance in the second.

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He also told told Spanish radio station Cadena Cope per ESPN that the whole situation was 'a nice experience.'

Going to all that effort only to have a photo of Messi deleted must have been a bitter pill to swallow for the lad.

Image Credit: PA
Image Credit: PA

The situation didn't faze Messi however, as the 32-year-old would go on register another assist and score in the second half.

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Barcelona are now five points clear at the top of La Liga, with second place Real Madrid returning to action against Eibar this evening.

Do you think Barcelona will win La Liga this season?

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Featured Image Credit: LA Liga TV & PA Images

Topics: Football News, Football, Barcelona, Jordi Alba, Messi, Lionel Messi, La Liga

Daniel Marland
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