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Barcelona Fan’s Lionel Messi Compilation 'Proves' He Isn’t A Flop In Important Champions League Games

Barcelona Fan’s Lionel Messi Compilation 'Proves' He Isn’t A Flop In Important Champions League Games

Lionel Messi's track record in important Champions League ties has been defended by one Barcelona fan in a new compilation video.

The 32-year-old Argentine superstar has won Europe's top-tier club competition on four occasions with the Spanish club.

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And Messi, who last tasted Champions League success in 2015, was vocal about his desire to win the competition when he became Barca captain in 2018.

Barcelona fan Mazen has now posted a video on Twitter of the six-time Ballon d'Or winner performing at his best and pulling the strings on the pitch.

Many of the clips featured in the compilation show Messi setting up his Barca teammates, only for them to fail to deliver in the final third.

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One of the clips includes Ousmane Dembele's scuffed shot against Liverpool in Barcelona's 3-0 first-leg Champions League semi-final win last season.

Dembele's late shocker proved costly as Liverpool produced a sensational comeback in the return leg by thrashing Barcelona 4-0 at Anfield.

Barcelona reached the round of 16 of the Champions League this season before the competition was suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Credit: PA
Credit: PA

The Spanish club secured a 1-1 draw against Napoli in the first leg at the Stadio San Paolo.

But Messi has been critical of his side's performances and even ruled out Barca's chances in the competition if they didn't improve going forward.

"I never doubted the squad we have and I have no doubt that we can win all that remains, but not by playing in the way we were playing," he told Spanish newspaper Sport.

"Now, everyone has their opinion and they are all very respectable. Mine is based on the fact that I was lucky to play in the Champions League every year and I know that it is not possible to win it by playing as we have been playing."

Featured Image Credit: Mazen/Twitter

Topics: Football News, Football, Barcelona, Lionel Messi, Champions League, La Liga, Barca

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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