It’s been a long time since we’ve seen Messi and Ronaldo knocked out of the Champions League at this early stage, so it’s clear that both Barca and Juve need to make some drastic improvements in the summer.
Messi’s future is going to be one of the dominant stories in the summer as his contract comes to an end, while it still feels like he’s leaning towards an exit at this stage.
He doesn’t have too many prime years left so it would be a waste to see those spent in a rebuilding Barcelona side, so it could all come down to putting a properly competitive team around him.
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In fairness Ronald Koeman’s men did well tonight and it could’ve been very different if Messi scored the penalty before half time, but the score line is still comprehensively against them over the two legs.
As you would expect there has been a lot of talk about Messi’s future after the full time whistle, and there are plenty of fans who are convinced he will be gone as it’s clear the team can’t live up to his standards and expectations:
Messi is 100% gone this summer, he doesn’t deserve this
— Marco (@Marmalcolm__) March 10, 2021
De jong was the best player on the pitch today. Messi 2nd best imo. its over here for messi, could have gone better for him today but im proud of him ?
— Bayerssi ? (@Bayerssi_) March 10, 2021
I don’t feel anything anymore. It’s all expected. The game has been stolen from us. The beauty of it is long gone. Barca have a promising young core bro aren’t good enough. If Arab-built teams like PSG are beating us, somethings wrong. Perhaps Messi’s final UCL game for Barca.
— daniel (@danielk0stic23) March 10, 2021
Messi deserves better than this
— Chris Blunden (@blundenm8) March 10, 2021
I would hate to see Messi go to City or PSG, but he deserves so much better than this Barcelona team
— graninho??? (@graninhoUTD) March 10, 2021
Another sad performance by Barcelona , I’m really starting to think Messi will leave soon
— ? (@orvilleandrewwg) March 10, 2021
It was good while it lasted, messi will be leaving barcelona. If he respects his career he'll finish it elsewhere. This team is done. Messi has to leave. I want him to, he can atleast salvage his remaining 2-3 yrs at mancity or something.
Dembele is such an average finisher….
— D12 (@papayajuice10) March 10, 2021