- Lionel Messi was instrumental as Barcelona dumped Napoli out of the Champions League
- The Argentine had to talk to his colleagues at half-time of the encounter
- Messi urged his teammates not to relent that the game was far from over
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Lionel Messi inspired Barcelona to a 3-1 win over Napoli and superb footage continued to circulate online showing the Argentine urging his teammates not to relent.
It was an epic encounter with Barcelona already 3-1 at half-time and winning 5-2 on aggregates, but Messi showed his leadership skills telling his colleagues the game was far from over.
The 33-year-old scored the second goal for his side and also won a penalty which was duly converted by Luis Suarez.
At half time, Messi was seen in a video shouting:"We are going to come out strong, we have a two-goal lead, let's not be a*******. Now we have to be calmer than ever."
As the players were about to make their way out for the second half, the 33-year-old added: "Let's play quietly, let's make it eight."
And at the end of the game, the Argentine star was furious at the decision to deny him the goal as Cakir ruled it out citing handball by the player and Messi responded after the game after by ignoring his handshake.
He hit the net once in another frightening wave of Barcelona attacks but his goal was ruled out as Messi was found to have handled the ball in the build-up to the goal.
The multiple Ballon d’Or winner was visibly unhappy with Cakir and made his feelings clear during the post-match hand shakes and fist bumps.
A video of the altercation at full-time circulated and clearly showed Messi venting his frustration at the referee.
Cakir could be seen holding out his fist towards Messi, but the Argentine could be seen wagging his finger and shouting 'NO' at the official before walking in the other direction.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that Manchester United youngster Scott McTominay has rated Lionel Messi above his rival Cristiano Ronaldo.
The Argentine forward was in his element over the weekend after helping Barcelona overcome Napoli to reach Champions League quarterfinals.
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