Lionel Messi: Barcelona team bus left tearful star behind after Liverpool whitewash

Lionel Messi: Barcelona team bus left tearful star behind after Liverpool whitewash

- Lionel Messi was left in shock after his side lost 4-0 at Anfield

- The Barca star was visibly furious with his team-mates

- Barcelona team reportedly left him behind after the game

It was an unbelievable night when Liverpool made a remarkable comeback from their 3-0 first leg loss to thrash Barcelona 4-0 at Anfield in the Champions League.

Messi and team-mates were left in rude shock as the Catalan giants were left traumatized by the heroics of Jurgen Klopp’s men.

The defeat came barely a week after Messi completed a hat-trick in the first leg at Camp Nou to set up a supposed easy reverse fixture.

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Recall that Barcelona took an unassailable 3-0 first leg win at the Camp Nou and looked good to proceeding to the finals, but Liverpool had other plans and won 4-0 to progress 4-3 on aggregate.

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It was a dark day for the La Liga team and things got from bad to worse for Messi who was left in tears around the corridor.

Just moments later, the Argentine was called in by anti-doping testers to provide a sample; and then Liverpool defender Joel Matip was also called in for same.

Matip recounted: “When I came into the doping test room, there was a guy sitting there pretty depressed - Lionel Messi,"

"You know each other from the pitch, but it's not like you sit around with them every day in a small room like you're getting coffee.

"Everyone is celebrating, and I'm sitting in a cubicle with Messi."

After the whole drama, Sergio Busquets and Luis Suarez summed up courage to speak with the press, but Messi refused as he was too emotional.

When he eventually caught up with his team at the airport, he was filmed being greeted by Barcelona fans, some of whom made their voices heard having been left angry by the performance.

Super Eagles legend reveals how Okocha became the most expensive player in Africa earlier reported that Lionel Messi's rivalry with Cristiano Ronaldo is one that will not go away easily even after both stars have retired from the game.

The superstars have been on top of their games in over 15 years - winning individual as well as collective accolades with their respective clubs.

One thing which fans always seem to agree on in the debate is the clear distinction in the players' success stories.

Many argue that the two are virtually impossible to compare and contrast because of the simple fact that they have quite different styles of play.

In fact, fans argue that Messi is more of a natural talent while Ronaldo is a work machine who toiled to become the powerhouse fans know and love today.

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