Lionel Messi disagrees with fans choice for Barcelona's greatest goal following poll

Lionel Messi disagrees with fans choice for Barcelona's greatest goal following poll

You won't find many people in the city of Barcelona who don't at least have respect for Lionel Messi.

"I wanted to distance myself from the team, let time go by and cool myself".

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They also questioned his silence after being eliminated from last year's World Cup by France, something Messi said he wanted to forget. Subscribe to our SMS sports service by texting "SPORTS" to 22840.

"We were taking care of it before Christmas". That's why the coach picked his strongest available side, with Messi and Luis Suarez not spared despite their injury problems over the past fortnight.

The Brazilian winger had a cross shot tipped wide by Diego Lopez, with Coutinho firing over the bar as Barcelona pushed for a victor.

Rakitic whistled another one wide and Philippe Coutinho blazed a shot over the crossbar as Barca continued to toil, but they eventually made the breakthrough thanks to their star man.

Football fans, pundits and players have for a longtime been embroiled in the debate on who is the best footballer between Ronaldo and Messi, with opinion often divided on who is better.

"Of course I would like to play for Newell's but I really don't know what is going to happen". "I had the luck to see him for a year in training (in 2013 at Barca under Tito Vilanova)".

Earlier on Saturday, fourth-placed Getafe missed the chance to solidify their spot in the Champions League places as they slumped to a 2-0 home defeat by Leganes.

"I would have chosen the chosen against [Real] Madrid in the semi-finals of the Champions League at the Bernabeu or the Manchester United header (in the final)".

But their backline with Mats Hummels and Jerome Boateng, both dropped from the national team recently, looked extremely shaky and Freiburg could have grabbed another.

"When I made the decision to return, there were many who criticised the decision". However he found it hard, as he has all season, while Suarez looked like he usually does after global breaks - off the pace.

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