Five time World best player Lionel Messi was last night left behind by the Barcelona team boss after a stunning 4 – 0 Champions league knockout by Liverpool at Anfield stadium.
Barcelona who had come to England with a 3 – 0 first leg advantage were shocked by the Liverpool reds who pulled off a rare comeback at their home stadium.
Messi who was required to undergo a doping test immediately after the crushing defeat Barcelona suffered against Liverpool at Anfield, was left behind by the team bus.
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El Chiringuito reported that the process took so long, that Barca’s team bus headed to the airport while Messi was still at Anfield.
Messi was eventually able to provide a urine sample, while special arrangements were made to reunite the Argentine with the rest of the squad and coaching staff before they traveled back to Spain.
Messi also walked through the mixed zone at Anfield much later than the rest of Barca’s players, but said nothing to the media as he was escorted out of the stadium.
Sergio Busquets on the other hand apologized, after Barcelona’s humiliating exit. ‘They have been better than us. I apologise,’ said the midfielder. ‘After what happened in Rome, this happened again. It’s tough to go out like this after the first-leg result. Liverpool have been smarter than us, they were faster. I think we had chances to score the goal we needed, but it wasn’t meant to be today.’