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Liverpool midfielder James Milner reveals Lionel Messi called him a ‘donkey’ during first-leg of Barcelona tie

Liverpool midfielder James Milner reveals Lionel Messi called him a ‘donkey’ during first-leg of Barcelona tie

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bad taste Milner and Messi came to blows on many occasions throughout the tie but ultimately it was the Liverpool man who had the last laugh as his side progressed to the final James Milner has revealed Lionel Messi called him a ‘donkey’ after the pair came to blows in Liverpool’s first-leg Champions League semi-final match against Barcelona. Liverpool lost the match at Camp Nou 3-0, with Messi scoring two of their goals, but Liverpool performed a minor miracle to overturn the deficit at Anfield to win 4-0 and progress to the final in Madrid. Messi and Milner came to blows repeatedly throughout the semi-final tie And Milner, 33, has now revealed the Argentine was furious after he clattered him onto the touchline. “He wasn’t happy,” Milner tol
Jurgen Klopp describes Liverpool players as ‘f****** giants’ live on TV after extraordinary Champions League triumph over Barcelona

Jurgen Klopp describes Liverpool players as ‘f****** giants’ live on TV after extraordinary Champions League triumph over Barcelona

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'fine me!' And BT Sport host Gary Lineker refused to apologise! Jurgen Klopp was lost for words following Liverpool’s extraordinary Champions League triumph over Barcelona – and could only describe his players as ‘f****** giants’. The Reds boss could be excused for swearing live on TV – BT Sport host Gary Lineker refused to apologise to viewers – after his side pulled off a miraculous 4-0 victory against the Spanish giants to reach the Champions League final. Klopp was overcome with joy Klopp told BT Sport after the game: “It’s ten past ten, most of the children are probably in bed. These boys are f****** giants. “It’s unbelievable. It is unbelievable. Fine me, fine me if you want. “I’m not native, I don’t have better words for it. It is unbe
Barcelona 3-0 Liverpool: Fan creates petition to get Lionel Messi banned for ‘punching’ Fabinho

Barcelona 3-0 Liverpool: Fan creates petition to get Lionel Messi banned for ‘punching’ Fabinho

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take action The petition on change.org already has more than 1,500 signatures A petition has been created to get Lionel Messi retrospectively banned for ‘punching Fabinho in the head’ during Liverpool’s 3-0 defeat to Barcelona. The Argentine illuminated the first leg of the Champions League semi-final with a brace, featuring a magical free-kick to leave the Reds needing an Anfield miracle next week. The incident which led to Messi’s free-kick But some fans have taken issue with the award of the free-kick, claiming it was actually Messi who committed the foul. Fabinho was adjudged to have blocked Messi’s run as the Barcelona star tried to play a one-two with Luis Suarez. The Liverpool midfielder was booked for getting in Messi’s way, but some
Watch: Lionel Messi curls in long free kick, Barcelona tops Liverpool in Champions League

Watch: Lionel Messi curls in long free kick, Barcelona tops Liverpool in Champions League

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May 1 (UPI) -- Lionel Messi scored twice in seven minutes to lead Barcelona to a 3-0 win over Liverpool in the first leg of a Champions League semifinal matchup on Wednesday in Barcelona. His second score was an absolute golazo. Barcelona led 1-0 after the first half, getting first blood from Luis Suarez in the 26th minute. The home squad doubled its lead in the 75th minute when Messi tapped in a rebound of a Luis Suarez shot that hit the crossbar. Then came the booming bender from Messi's left boot.[embedded content] Barcelona was awarded a free-kick from more than 30 yards out after a challenge from Liverpool's Fabinho. Messi stepped up to the ball and launched a bending attempt toward the top left corner. The rip sailed over a diving Alisson and into the net, giving Barcelona a 3-0 le...
Champions League: Liverpool defeats Bayern Munich, Barcelona wins

Champions League: Liverpool defeats Bayern Munich, Barcelona wins

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March 13 (UPI) -- Lionel Messi scored twice to push Barcelona past Lyon and into the Champions League quarterfinals, and Liverpool defeated Bayern Munich to advance to the next round. Liverpool's Sadio Mane scored a goal in each half to guide his club to a 3-1 win Wednesday in the round of 16. The teams played to a scoreless draw in the first meeting, leaving the clubs in a must-win situation. Mane got Liverpool on the board first with a goal in the 26th minute. He settled a long pass from Virgil van Dijk, spun back to his right and chipped the ball into an open net past Bayern goaltender Manuel Neuer. Bayern struck back before halftime when Liverpool's Joel Matip redirected a cross from Serge Gnabry into his own net. Liverpool retook the lead when van Dijk powered a header past Neuer f...