Lionel Messi has been roasted on social media by fans after he was sat down by Napoli goalkeeper David Ospina.
The Columbian was beaten by Messi's team-mate Antoine Griezmann as Barcelona battled to a 1-1 draw, but in the lead up to Dries Mertens' goal Ospina played a vital role.
He shaped as if he was going to pass to his fullback with Messi bearing down on him, but he faked the motion and instead picked out another team-mate.
But not before Messi had bought the dummy and found himself on the ground in a move that went down well with fans.
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"Messi getting sauced by Ospina to start the attack for that goal was the best part," said one.
"After Ospina destroyed Messi, Martens sealed it with a superb finish. ," added another.
"The important thing today is that everyone saw Ospina made Messi slip," claimed a third.
Messi was largely nullified by the Italian side but his Barcelona outfit will still return to the Nou Camp in the driving seat thanks to Griezmann's strike.
But Catalans boss Quique Setien is confident his side will not be frustrated in Spain like they were at the Stadio San Paolo on Tuesday night.
“It’s a positive result for us overall,” he said. “We controlled most of the game, but we lacked something in the final third against such an organised defence by Napoli.
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“After the equaliser, they opened up a little and we were able to hurt them more. They played very well and it was not easy, so a score draw is fine going into the second leg.”
“We will have more options in the second leg, as it is unlikely a team will be able to defend for that long at Camp Nou.
“So we have got to think positive and cannot complain.”
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