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Barcelona superstar striker Lionel Messi trained alone after Barcelona’s humbling 3-0 defeat to Italian giants Juventus in their first leg Champions League quarter-final tie in Turin. Messi missed Luis Enrique’s dressing-down of his side after the massive Juventus defeat. Enrique spoke to his side for half an hour ahead of Wednesday’s training session however Messi was not present at the meeting.
Messi has trained alone in the aftermath of a big match and Barcelona did not report that the Argentine striker was suffering with any illness or injury. Reportedly Messi chose to train on his own in the gym ahead of Barcelona’s La Liga cmatch with Real Sociedad on Saturday. Messi’s friend and teammate Neymar was also training in the gym after he was ruled out of this weekend’s match with Real Sociedad through suspension.
A double from Juventus’ Paulo Dybala and Giorgio Chiellini’s second-half header means Juve go into the return leg at Camp Nou with an early advantage in the crucial Champions League quarter-final clash that will determine which club will progress to earn a spot in the 2017 Champions League Semi-finals..
Luis Enrique will step down as Barcelona manager this summer. Enrique was furious after Barcas amazing 3-0 defeat as tensions continue to rise at Barcelona who have suffered a frustrating campaign both domestically and in Europe.
To date the top goal scorers in the Spanish Primera League are Lionel Messi, Barcelona 27 goals; Luis Suarez, Barcelona 24 goals; Cristiano Ronaldo, Real Madrid 19 goals; Iago Aspas, Celta de Vigo 16 goals; Antoinne Griezmann, Atletico Madrid 15 goals.
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Lionel Messi of FC Barcelona scores a disallowed goal during the UEFA Champions League Quarter Final first leg match Juventus v FC Barcelona at Juventus Stadium on April 11, 2017 in Turin, Italy.
Lionel Messi looks dejected after Malaga's Jony Rodriguez scored his team's second goal during the Spanish La Liga match between Malaga CF and FC Barcelona at La Rosaleda stadium on April 8, 2017 in Malaga, Spain.
Lionel Messi celebrates after scoring his team's third goal during the La Liga match between FC Barcelona and Sevilla FC at Camp Nou stadium on April 5, 2017 in Barcelona, Spain.
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Messi and Barcelona delivered dazzling performances.
Lionel Messi, struck in each half for Barca. Xavi and Cesc Fabregas also scored in the first half bringing the total goals to four for Barcelona.
Pep Guardiola's squad showed off their skills that have earned them the reputation of being the best football team in Europe.
Barca manager, Pep Guardiola said, "right now back in the locker room, the players are listening to the music and talking pictures with the trophy. I'm glad our men killed almost every opportunities Santos have during the match, and I want to thank and compliment my players."
"Messi is no doubt the best player in the world, and Barcelona the best club. There is no shame for us losing the game, we should be humble and accept the fact that they are simply the best," said Santos manager, Muricy Ramalho.
"But we will come back next year," he said
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Xavi doubled the lead just seven minutes later. Fabregas scored in the final minute of the first half.
Reportedly the best club team in the world, European champions, Barcelona, won its 13th trophy under coach Pep Guardiola.
Messi, Xavi and Cesc Fabregas each scored goals in the first half. Messi, who was named the tournament’s most valuable player, completed the scoring in the 82nd.
“We played a complete game,” Barcelona captain Carles Puyol said. “It was a good game, an intense game and we’re very happy with the result.”
“Barcelona deserved to win,” Neymar said. “They are the best team in the world and we learned an important lesson tonight. We showed our potential and hopefully we will be able to come back and win this tournament.”
Barcelona was playing without striker David Villa, who broke his left shin bone in his team’s 4-0 win over Qatari side Al-Sadd and is scheduled for surgery.
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David Villa's Injury Requires Leg Surgery
David Villa, all-time leading scorer for ,was stretchered off in the 39th minute after a collision during the semi-finals of the Club World Cup with Al-Sadd in Yokohama.
The World Cup-winning striker requires an operation on the broken shinbone he suffered in the semi-finals of the Club World Cup with Al-Sadd in Yokohama.
He is expected to be sidelined for up to five months, with a lengthy period of rehabilitation ahead.A statement released by Barca today read: "David Villa has landed on Friday afternoon in Barcelona via Frankfurt, after the fracture of the tibia in his left leg that he suffered during the semi-finals of the FIFA Club World Cup."The player arrived in Barcelona in good condition and the transfer has been developed without any incident. In the next few hours a decision will be made over pre-operative tests and the date and time of surgery."Villa is likely to miss the majority of Barca's Primera Liga and UEFA Champions League campaigns, but could be available to world and European champions Spain for Euro 2012, which begins in June.
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Mallorca 0-3 FC Barcelona
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