- Lionel Messi appeared to have punched Liverpool star Fabinho in Barcelona's 3-0 win
- Messi scored a fantastic free kick which was his second goal against Liverpool
- Eagle-eyed viewers are now convinced that the referee should not have given Barcelona a free kick
Referee Bjorn Kuipers has been attacked for giving Barcelona a free kick which Lionel Messi scored in the Catalan's 3-0 win over Liverpool in the Champions League.
Liverpool star Fabinho appeared to block off as Luis Suarez and Messi looked to play a one-two in the Reds' half.
It was obstruction by the Brazilian midfielder, but as the Barcelona superstar jumped out of the way, footage shows him throwing his left fist into Fabinho's head.
Eagle-eyed viewers are now convinced according to UK Sun that Barcelona should not have been given a free kick considering what happened.
Lionel Messi was however superb as he scored a fantastic free kick which gave Barcelona the victory in front of their faithfuls.
Liverpool will now have to up their game in the second leg at Anfield against Barcelona for them to have the chance of reaching the Champions League final again.
They were in the final last year and lost against Spanish side Real Madrid in Kiev.
Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how Liverpool defender Virgil Van Dijk praised Barcelona forward Lionel Messi for his performance against his side in the Champions League on Wednesday night, May 1.
Lionel Messi was superb for Barcelona at Nou Camp scoring a brace which condemned Liverpool to a 3-0 defeat in the first leg of their Champions League semifinal encounter.
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