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Watch: Lionel Messi Has Legitimate Goal Not Given Against Valencia

Watch: Lionel Messi Has Legitimate Goal Not Given Against Valencia

Barcelona players are absolutely fuming after a legitimate goal scored by Lionel Messi was not given in the top of the table clash with Valencia.

Around 30 minutes into the game, the ball dropped to the five-time Ballon d'Or winner outside the box and his first-time effort was spilled over the line by Valencia goalkeeper Neto.

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Messi wheeled away in celebration, thinking he'd marked his recent contract extension with a goal.

However, Neto managed to convince the referee and his assistants that the whole of the ball hadn't crossed the line and clawed the ball. With goal-line technology not yet introduced in La Liga, unlike several leading leagues around the world, no goal was awarded and played continue, much to the anger of the visiting players.


Just a bit over the line, but with goal-line tech not a thing in Spain, Neto and Valencia were let off the hook big-time.

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Here's how Twitter reacted:

If the result doesn't go Barcelona's way, they will no doubt by incensed by the dreadful decision. Can you blame the officials that much though, when they don't have the luxury of technology or a video replay?

Sound off in the comments.

Topics: valencia, Barcelona, Lionel Messi, La Liga

Josh Lawless

Josh is a writer who specialises in football and wrestling. He has been published by Curzon Ashton FC, Late Tackle, Manchester City FC, The Mirror, Read Man City and Manchester Evening News. He provides coverage of professional wrestling and has interviewed some of the biggest names in the field - including the first UK interview with The Hardy Boyz after their return to WWE. He has never sported a pair of Lonsdale Slip-ons, contrary to reports.

 

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