Barcelona news: Messi decision saw Real Madrid star Ronaldo mocked in dressing room

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Barcelona news: Messi decision saw Real Madrid star Ronaldo mocked in dressing room

Barcelona sprung a major surprise before the Champions League game when they omitted Messi from their starting line-up. The 30-year-old was rested by Ernesto Valverde with the Catalan giants already through to the knockout stages. Spanish outlet Diario Gol claim the decision was made by Messi himself, with the Argentina international aware that bigger tests lie ahead. And Messi’s selfless decision to rest supposedly saw Barcelona players mock Ronaldo, whose appetite to start and play in every game remains undiminished. Ronaldo and Messi have long fought it out for the world’s individual awards. In recent years it has been the Real Madrid man reigning supreme, with the 32-year-old firing Los Blancos

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