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Barca Boss Reveals Messi's Reaction To Being Man-Marked

FC Barcelona Boss Reveals Lionel Messi's Reaction To Being Man-Marked

By Kurt Buckerfield - Sep 26, 2017 12:03 PM @KurtLaduma

FC Barcelona's manager has explained how Lionel Messi reacted to being man-marked in their La Liga match this past weekend.

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Despite the Catalans beating Girona 3-0 on Saturday, defender Pablo Maffeo earned a lot of praise for keeping Messi quiet throughout the game.

Barca boss Ernesto Valverde, however, has since revealed that Messi still tried to help the team where possible, creating space in certain places of the field by dragging Maffeo with him wherever he ran.

"Messi being man-marked is something that can happen," the Spanish tactician said, according to Sport360.

"But it's also certain that it will create openings for us to take advantage of.

"Messi came to speak to me after 10 minutes to ask me where I wanted him to leave the man who was marking him. He was calm and continued to help the team."

Two own goals and one from Luis Suarez handed the Catalan giants the victory, which keeps the Blaugrana at the top of the league standings.

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The Argentine has scored 12 goals and assisted a further two strikes in nine games across all competitions for Barca so far this season.

Do you think that man-marking is the way to deal with Messi? Let us know in the comments section below. 


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#eddie Joined: 16 Dec 2016
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#eddie Sep 26, 2017 06:54 PM
U marked him but lost...useless!!!....barca the best nd messi the best...haters futse*....
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lulikho Sep 26, 2017 04:48 PM
Messi came to speak to me after 10 minutes to ask me where I wanted him to leave the man who was marking him. He was calm and continued to help the team."
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sir Percy Sep 26, 2017 03:52 PM
i feel like vomiting every time i see chiefs emblem
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ZIZOU 07 Sep 26, 2017 03:46 PM
heee he tried mara credit 2d defender
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Geoff Stunner Sep 26, 2017 02:51 PM
Maffeo didn't mark Messi but fouled him for the entire 90.
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Mandie07 Sep 26, 2017 02:40 PM
Hahaha surely that wl create space for other guns to shoot
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Mccrobert makhu Sep 26, 2017 02:15 PM
if a coach send his defender to man mark messi,it simple showz that coach is a coward,
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moss22ross Sep 26, 2017 02:13 PM
Man marking Him makes no difference...
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moss22ross Sep 26, 2017 02:13 PM
No it won't work. Cause by doing so they are opening spaces for other players 2 Kill them....
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Melucy Khosiboy khb Sep 26, 2017 01:53 PM
King Messi the best of the best..... Barca fan I remain
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Iviweluwalala Sep 26, 2017 01:49 PM
@jinks hahahaha
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Iviweluwalala Sep 26, 2017 01:48 PM
@jinks hahahaha
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Faysal Sep 26, 2017 12:40 PM
They only go after messi forgeting that there are 11 players on the field
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jinks Sep 26, 2017 12:17 PM
They man mark Messi and then score their own goals hopeless team.

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