Lionel Messi Slammed By Fans For ‘Bottling’ La Liga Title


Lionel Messi Slammed By Fans For ‘Bottling’ La Liga Title For Barcelona After HUGE Miss Against Granada

Lionel Messi has been accused of ‘bottling’ the La Liga title for Barcelona after missing a massive chance against Granada on Thursday.

The 33-year-old Argentine superstar opened the scoring in the first half at the Camp Nou after a superb assist from Antoine Griezmann.

Griezmann cleared his marker with a superb spin before slotting the ball into the path of an onrushing Messi, who slammed the ball past Aaran Escandell with a fine finish.

But Barcelona’s lead was undone in the second half as Darwin Machis, and Jorge Molina scored to seal a sensational 2-1 win for Granada at the Camp Nou.

A big night for Barcelona and, of course, Lionel Messi delivers! πŸ™Œ

That’s his 26th of the season in LaLiga πŸ”₯

Lovely play with Griezmann in the build-up 😍

β€” Premier Sports πŸ“Ί (@PremierSportsTV) April 29, 2021

Don’t think this was in the script for Ronald Koeman (who has since been sent off)! 😬

Darwin Machis gets an equaliser for Granada as Barcelona are made to pay for not turning their possession into enough clear cut chances so far πŸ‘€

β€” Premier Sports πŸ“Ί (@PremierSportsTV) April 29, 2021

Granada take the lead at Camp Nou! 😱😱

Molina scores and it’s another colossal twist in the LaLiga title race 🀷

β€” Premier Sports πŸ“Ί (@PremierSportsTV) April 29, 2021

The Spanish club’s defeat has left the La Liga title race wide open as Barcelona trail league leaders Atletico Madrid by two points.

Barcelona, who are third in La Liga, are level on points with fierce rivals Real Madrid with five matches remaining in the league.

Before Barcelona squandered their lead to Granada, Messi was presented with a fantastic opportunity to double his side’s lead before half-time. 

Messi managed to beat the Granada offside trap as the ball floated in from over the top and the Barcelona captain expertly controlled it with a brilliant touch.
The six-time Ballon d’Or winner was clean and only had Escandell to beat, but the Granada shot-stopper closed down the angle.
Messi’s shot clipped Escandell’s foot as the Barcelona forward watched the ball roll out of play and out for a corner.
The Argentina captain’s missed opportunity proved to be costly at the full-time whistle, but some fans have blamed Messi for essentially costing Barcelona the league title.

Is this your Messi?? πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜Ή

β€” KALYJAY πŸ‘» (@gyaigyimii) April 29, 2021

Just because his name is Messi and not Griezmann or Dembele Barcelona fans won’t talk about this!

β€” πŸ’« (@Madridi7ii) April 29, 2021

Cristiano Ronaldo at 33:

Lionel Messi at 33 when his team needs

β€” The CR7 Timeline. (@TimelineCR7) April 29, 2021

Messi MISSED THIS this when he could give his team a 2 goal lead and a top spot in la liga

Another bottlejob complete 😭😭

β€” SF⁷ 🍷 (@Schule7i) April 29, 2021

My children will gonna level me a liar when I told them messi missed this .

β€” bn naseer (@Dadymakoda3) April 29, 2021

Messi missed this. Werner must be shaking!

β€” its.PERRY✨ (@_georgeperry) April 29, 2021

Barcelona will now return to action on Sunday when they travel to the Mestalla against Valencia.

Ronald Koeman’s men will then welcome Atletico to the Camp Nou on 8th May for a crucial clash in the La Liga title race.