Well played Messi….or?
Messi stars in Osasuna win
As is his wont, Leo Messi popped up with a couple of important goals for Barcelona today.
The Catalans have traditionally found the going difficult up north at Osasuna, and they were made to work for their 3 points today.
Luis Suarez opened the scoring, before Messi popped up with a late brace to wrap up the 3-0 win.
Dives, then admits his error
But aside from his 2 goals, Leo Messi was also involved in a controversial incident in the 2nd half.
Anticipating a challenge from an Osasuna player, he fell over without being touched, as many attackers often do – it happened with Pogba a couple of weeks ago.
But once Messi realized that no contact had been made, he realized his error and told the ref.
All the same, he could have been booked for the initial dive, but the ref perhaps took clemency after Messi’s confession.
Messi never dives
For so much of his career, you could never accuse Leo Messi of a dive.
In some ways you cannot call this one a dive either, it is basically one of the most honest pieces of football in history.
Messi’s failure to dive throughout a remarkable goal-laden career means that these types of incidents will always be applauded and talked about when people analyse the mystic of Messi.
Twitter reacts to Leo Messi diving & then admitting it
Did anyone noticed how messi reacted after the dive? Thats the different between him and Ronaldo
— SHAHZAIB ALI (@a_w_aa_n) December 10, 2016
There are Players who Dive and Ask for A penalty , And than there is a Player who Suddenly Fell,and sayto Referee that its not a foul.#Messi
— Dead Shot (@mairaj10says) December 10, 2016
— Darragh Costelloe (@darraghcoste) December 10, 2016
Messi doesn't like the dive.
— Kizo (@i_am_capello) December 10, 2016
Messi actually dived in the Osasuna game then told the ref not to give a free kick.
And I thought he was a killer with elite mentality.
— Ayöböla (@engr_ayo) December 10, 2016
— The Grim Reaper TSi (@simelane_mandy) December 10, 2016
Wow!!! Messi just dived
— Emmanuel (@chigoskills24) December 10, 2016