Lionel Messi and Quique Setien hold showdown talks in bid to win Champions League

Lionel Messi and Quique Setien hold showdown talks in bid to win Champions League

- Lionel Messi and Quique are now planning on how Barcelona can win UCL title

- They have held a one on one meeting over the possibility of them winning Champions League

- Barcelona will face Napoli in the second leg of their round of 16 tie

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Barcelona gaffer Quique Setien and his captain at the Nou Camp Lionel Messi have reportedly held a showdown meeting on how the Spanish side can win the Champions League.

Setien has been under serious pressure at Barcelona since the resumption of football in Europe, and there has been speculation over his future.

The Catalans threw away a two-point lead and they suffered the consequence as Real Madrid won the 2019/20 Spanish La Liga title which should have been lifted by Barcelona.

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Fans at the Camp Nou have been clamoring for a new manager to replace Setien this summer with former player Xavi already being linked with the job.

According to Mundo Deportivo, Quique Setien wants his players to seek redemption for the La Liga crown they lost by going for the Champions League.

The report added that Setien and Messi agreed to "leave their reluctance" aside to rescue their Champions League dream.

"It is true that we have had a deep reflection on the situation.

"We are all excited about the Champions League. It is true that we have spoken and it has served us well because some things have been cleaned up,'' Setien explained.

Lionel Messi and Quique Setien hold showdown talks in bid to win Champions League

Lionel Messi and Quique Setien hold showdown talks in bid to win Champions League. Photo Credit: Getty
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In February, Barcelona got a vital 1-1 way draw against Napoli and are in a good position to qualify for the quarter-final of the Champions League.

Last term, the Catalans reached the semi-final of the championship and were sent out by Liverpool who went on to win the title.

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Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how Barcelona legend Messi may have missed the chance to win the La Liga title for the third consecutive time this season, but he didn't miss the opportunity to break yet another record.

The 33-year-old inspired the Catalans to a 5-0 victory in their last game of the campaign, scoring twice and assisting one of the goals that helped them finish on a high.

Going into the match, Messi was on 20 assists - the record Xavi Hernandez set before leaving the club a few years back.

But the Argentine, after assisting Ansu Fati's first goal in the fixture, overtook his former captain to achieve a new feat in his career.

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