Lionel Messi stamped on Real Sociedad played Diego Llorente, many are accusing Messi of venting frustration on the pitch in La Liga match.
Recent reports on Lionel Messi do signal that the Argentine International is not having a good time at Barcelona. Many fans are now alleging that his frustration with the club is affecting his behaviour on the pitch.
In the match against Real Sociedad, Messi was caught making a stamp on Diego Llorente. Although, it can be argued that the Argentine International probably did not do it intentionally.
However, football lovers are not ready to let Messi escape from this instance, as many advocated that Messi should have been shown a red card when he made the alleged stamp on Merino.
Messi and Llorente competed for the ball when the Sociedad man fell to the ground. Off-balance, Messi’s momentum carried him forwards and he stepped on Llorente’s ankle.
Some fans on social media even though Messi was fortunate to escape without a red card after a challenge on Real Sociedad’s Diego Llorente in the first half.
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— Fútbol en Movistar+ (@MovistarFutbol) March 7, 2020
Later in the game, Messi was shown a yellow card while attempting a sliding tackle upon Mikel Merino ended up being caught by him. Nevertheless, a thrilling encounter between both sides.
– Messi stamps Llorente (No red card)
– VAR gives Barca soft penalty but fails to flag Vidal’s who’s clearly offside
– Official La Liga account celebrating Barca’s goal
Another normal day of La Liga Santander pic.twitter.com/NDMVVALiH5
— Ryan. (@Rygista) March 7, 2020
That stamp from Messi is so dirty but Barca fans will argue that there was no other place he could have put his foot pic.twitter.com/AhoEAMEN0q
— Don Martial (@Unitedevil1) March 7, 2020
Barcelona, in the end, earned three points with a marginal victory after Messi scored a free-kick, rewarded by the VAR after it caught Mikel Oyarzabal making a handball inside his won 18-yard-box.
After successfully hitting on target, Messi now has 19 goals in La Liga, with some crucial games lying ahead Barcelona is determining to regain its old position in La Liga.
With this, Barcelona is at the top of the table, momentarily with Real Madrid yet to play its game against Real Betis in this game-week. The last game-week, Barcelona was demoted to the second position n the table after it lost El Clasico.