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'Messi Is Football's Big Lie!'

'Lionel Messi Is Football's Big Lie!'

By Keegan Kruger - Jun 04, 2018 04:24 PM @KeeganKruger

A former Real Madrid goalkeeper has claimed that FC Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi is football's "big lie".

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Despite having won the Ballon d'Or five times, the Argentine is still often criticised by many for various reasons, one being the lack of titles he has with his national team.

Francisco Buyo, who won six LaLiga titles and two Copa del Reys with Los Blancos, recently slammed the 30-year-old, believing that he is not as good a player as many make him out to  be.

"Messi is there to win the league and the Copa del Rey? The great players are winning the Champions League, the World Cup, the Copa America," Buyo told El Chiringuito.

"Messi is the big lie. Barca have great players around Messi. He is not as decisive as you think."

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The forward, who won the league title and the Copa del Rey in 2017/18, made 54 appearances for the Blaugrana in the latest campaign, scoring 45 goals and assisting a further 18 strikes.

Do you think Buyo has a good point or is this just a bitter comment? Have your say in the comments section below. 


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paulkgasane@gmail.com Joined: 21 Aug 2015
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paulkgasane@gmail.com Jun 08, 2018 03:33 PM
sTATS yOU fOOL, yOU ARE A LIE, JUST ANOTHER TYPICAL MADRIDSTA
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MfanoYellow Joined: 16 Apr 2018
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MfanoYellow Jun 08, 2018 08:50 AM
Messi is God
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Gcinwa321 Joined: 08 Feb 2018
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Gcinwa321 Jun 07, 2018 12:04 PM
This is a personal and emotional comment on Messi! it has nothing to do with the beautiful game. It's STUPID if I was to name it!!
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saymane bucs Jun 07, 2018 09:52 AM
i can see you are a glue smoker
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Faysal Joined: 14 Feb 2011
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Faysal Jun 06, 2018 10:12 PM
This buyo guy did he win champions league or went to world cup final or any other finals in his national team? Jeulousy is killing him
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manchiefsterlona Joined: 24 Sep 2012
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manchiefsterlona Jun 06, 2018 01:32 PM
JEALOUSY at its best.
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Gustin Sirino Joined: 17 Apr 2018
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Gustin Sirino Jun 06, 2018 12:02 PM
Jealousy is worse in old age a player like Uesebio was great but never won much, Messi is a great player stop being jealousy, yourself was just average. this is another jealous Spanish
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sabatamosuhli@gmail.com Jun 06, 2018 08:42 AM
ROnaldo has tested himself in other leagues where the squads had not always been to barcelonas standards and still won the champions league and the ballo'n dor. Messi always had the best of players around him at barcelona but never played in a team slightly weaker than barcelona. At international level argentina hasbetter players than portugal but still Ronaldo won with them while Messi still fails to win with argentina
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Ambzo Joined: 01 Jun 2017
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Ambzo Jun 06, 2018 08:14 AM
Messi hasn't won the WC or cops del ray so what does he play alone in those competitions? Leo's contribution to the game is undoubtedly out of this world ,if you have closely watch Leo play at barca he initiates the moves ,Germans won the WC but who was or is better than Leo in that team? Italians won the WC who was or is better than Leo ,and Spain did the same .stop being jealous and appreciate the fact you and I are alive to witness this phenomenon period.
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Gutihazard14 Jun 06, 2018 04:58 AM
He's got a point . I mean Messi has a big influence on who should be signed by the club . Why is that? Show me one cow in Barcelona team then I will say he wasn't football's Big lie. He did yes but not as potrayed by many. He had the smartest players around him hence the success.
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ta more@mbekweni Jun 06, 2018 12:28 AM
I'm sure this madala beat every kid that mention messi's name in his presents also close TV if it shows messi's it's like boere mense hating black ridiculing everything about someone you be leave stealing your idols limelight
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Bragibbz Jun 05, 2018 09:30 PM
Jealous is not a solution madala!
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Zly30 Joined: 22 Aug 2016
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Zly30 Jun 05, 2018 06:44 PM
That was expected coming from a former real madrid fool
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STIGA18 Joined: 26 Sep 2015
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STIGA18 Jun 05, 2018 05:58 PM
You can sing as loud as u can bt Messi won't be entertained by such things
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Mentashe Jun 05, 2018 05:27 PM
I didn't know they smoke NYAOPE in Spain as well. ogoie-tog.
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bucsman14 Jun 05, 2018 02:29 PM
Individual stats proves hes da best...Messi cant score & assist & be da keeper as well.....dat Penaldo is jst one lucky cow hu hv ppl to do da job without him.Barcelona&Argentina are nothing without messi
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Master25 Joined: 26 Nov 2014
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Master25 Jun 05, 2018 01:52 PM
Who the f**k is this Buyo anyway?
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The Lecturer Joined: 05 May 2017
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The Lecturer Jun 05, 2018 01:46 PM
There is a reason Messi doesn't need to win much at international level to be shoulders above the rest. One major trophy with Argentina will be enough. The rest must win the same international trophy ten times to be noticeable as him. They all win these trophies sitting on the bench anyway.
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Stouter_LeKhosi Jun 05, 2018 01:40 PM
So All The Benched Players Who Won At Euro , Copa America, World Cup e.t.c Are Better Than Messi By The Fact That They Won A Competition???
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Matwalicosi Jun 05, 2018 12:37 PM
Jelousy can make you nasty and mad. The guy has noting to say

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