Barcelona star Lionel Messi has again proved that he is prone to error when he missed a good chance in a recent match. The defending LaLiga Champions were knocked out by Athletic Bilbao in the quarter-final of Copa del Rey on Thursday.
Same run, same ball, same chance but one bottles the other scores, I think I know who my goat is. pic.twitter.com/O0oig6MBGC— milltonious (@jrayes7z) February 6, 2020
The two sides were struggling to score till the 88th minute of the game when Lionel Messi had a chance to take a lead for his side. The ball slid through him, however, he misfired it straight into goalkeeper Unai Simon. The player was intensely criticised by Barcelona fans for the mishappening. In the injury time of the match, Sergio Busquets netted the ball into his team’s post after a defending error from the defensive midfielder. Inaki Williams headed the ball after a sublime cross from Ibai Gomez, but Busquets failed to defend it.
tap ins aren't for everyone— niggative. (@neymarzputa) February 6, 2020
Just no excuse for Messi to miss that tbh— Ryan (@RCmessi22) February 6, 2020
When the team needed him most.. he vanished— ö.said (@saidgur) February 6, 2020
Let's be honest, the goal kepper saved that goal. Messi hit that like a messi would do.— NUMERO UNO🍁🍃🍂 (@olamizzy) February 6, 2020
to be fair i thought it was game over it was 1v1 for messi surprised he missed it bilbao keeper did good today .biblao always have good keepers but his and greizman misses changed a lot maybe barca missed saurez too— luckyraf (@luckyraf3) February 6, 2020
The defending LaLiga champions are also trailing by three points to league leaders Real Madrid. The club is already struggling with controversies along with multiple injuries to first-team players. The Catalans will next play against Real Betis on Sunday (Monday IST).