After a heartbreaking defeat at the hands of Liverpool 3 weeks ago, Barcelona had their eyes on the last domestic cup.
With the elimination of the Los Blancos, they were the fan-favorites as they went up against Valencia for the Copa del Rey final.
The Blaugrana & their supporters had a lot of expectations & hopes for a domestic double. But that too was denied to them as Barca lost 2-1 to Valencia.
Poor performance from Semedo, forced them to conceive both the goals that too in the first 35 minutes of the game.
Absence of Suarez & Ter Stegen was felt gravely. But Messi kept on fighting from his position as a ‘false 9’ creating chances & opportunities.
Inactive in the first half, Messi almost scored a goal in the early minutes of the second half by cutting in from the right flank.
An absurd attempt which has boggled the minds many as Messi’s smooth touch sent Valencia defender Gaya the wrong way while he charismatically swooshed the ball between the other defenders.
The swing was near perfect as the ball went & hit the side post.
It has got everyone wondering how a player could give a touch so perfect to misdirect a defender. It could have a been a beautiful goal, which is another thing that is eating away our brains.
Well, Messi did manage to score in the 73rd minute after Lenglet’s header ricocheted from the side post.
But the fans & critics alike can’t stop thinking about what could have happened if that perfect touch of Messi had converted into a goal. By now Barca would have won the Copa del Rey & Messi’s 6th Ballon d’Or would have been assured.