LIONEL MESSI refused to shake the hand of the referee after Barcelona’s Champions League victory over Napoli.
It was a huge surprise as Barca had benefited from a highly debatable penalty in their 4-2 aggregate win.
Lionel Messi snubs Turkish referee Cuneyt Cakir as he greets a Napoli opponent
Messi celebrates his sensational goal for Barcelona in their Champions League victory against Napoli
Lionel Messi wags his finger as he refuses to shake the referee’s hand after his disallowed goal
Argentine Messi, 33, scored a stunning individual goal.
But he still was not happy at some of Turkish referee Cuneyt Cakir’s decisions during his side’s 3-1 win at the Nou Camp.
Messi was furious after a sensational ‘goal’ was chalked off by Cakir.
But it was disallowed by the VAR for handball.
Messi was man-of-the-match after a stunning performance.
But he snubbed Cakir at the end.
Cakir gave Barca a dodgy penalty which was converted by ex-Liverpool star Luis Suarez on 45 minutes.
This was after a foul by £90m-rated Manchester United target Kalidou Koulibaly.
But he also awarded the Italians a spot-kick.
This was converted by Lorenzo Insigne five minutes into first-half stoppage time.
Barca saw out the rest of the second half almost in training-ground pace as Napoli offered little threat.
It means Barca move on to meet Bayern Munich in the quarter-final.
Messi has been linked with a summer move away from Barca.
Inter Milan and Manchester City are chasing the six-time Ballon d’Or winner.
By: Alan Scott
Title: Messi REFUSES to shake hands with referee after goal chalked off for handball in Barcelona’s 3-1 win over Napoli
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Published Date: Sun, 09 Aug 2020 10:56:51 +0000