Despite Barcelona leading Napoli three-one at halftime, Lionel Messi made sure his teammates knew what was expected of them.
As he has done so often this season, Lionel Messi carried his team to victory. The diminutive Argentine forward was at the heart of everything positive that came from the Barca.
The utter determination of the man to lead his team to victory could not have been more evident from the manner in which he scored his goal.
It was Messi who got the better of and outfought Napoli’s man-mountain of a defender Kalidou Koulibaly to earn the penalty for goal number three.
However, his side conceded a goal right before the halftime whistle.
Perhaps Messi was concerned about this setting the tone for a potential meltdown in the second 45 minutes.
The camera’s picked up the “Atomic Flea” giving an explosive pep talk in the tunnel, firing a staunch warning to his teammates.
“We have a 2 goal lead, let’s not be assholes.
Let’s play it easy.”
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