By Mike Parrott
Bayern Munich left-back Alphonso Davies has revealed that Lionel Messi refused to swap shirts with him at the end of their game in the UEFA Champions League quarter-finals. The Barcelona forward was supposedly too upset to swap with the Canadian.
In a game that will be remembered for decades to come, Lionel Messi hasn't come off in the best light possible.
After his Barcelona were demolished by Bayern Munich 8-2 in the UEFA Champions League quarter-finals, Bayern's Alphonso Davies asked for the Argentine's shirt. However, instead of showing good sportsmanship, Messi was supposedly too upset to trade shirts with the Canadian full-back.
"I asked for it [Messi's shirt], revealed Davies, who spoke to the press after Bayern's 3-0 win over Lyon in the semi-final on Wednesday. "But I think he was a little bit upset. Next time, maybe."
Alphonso Davies: "I asked for Messi's shirt but he was too upset (he didn't give)."
If this was Ronaldo you would be seeing this everywhere by now pic.twitter.com/frbxpv2eCk
- CR7 Rap Rhymes (@cr7raprhymes) August 19, 2020
Davies had made it clear before the game that Messi was his idol in football and being able to play the Argentine was a dream come true for the 19-year-old.
He said: "Honestly, I'm lost for words - a dream come true."
"My mum called me yesterday and then my dad hopped on the phone, and he was like: 'So you're playing against your favourite player, I see.' And I went: 'Yeah.' And then we both started laughing on the phone."
The Canadian completely outplayed his Barcelona marker in the game, nullifying Messi while also creating one of the most spectacular assists in the Champions League this season.
Absolute wizardry from Alphonso Davies. pic.twitter.com/IJmWrn1j4V
- CBS Sports (@CBSSports) August 14, 2020
Davies dribbled past four of the Barcelona players, including Messi, before cutting the ball back at the byline to set up Joshua Kimmich for an easy finish.
Bayern Munich are set to play Paris Saint-Germain in the UEFA Champions League final after beating Lyon 3-0.
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