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Ronaldo Hits Out At Messi: He Deserves Blame For Barcelona's Defeat


Lionel Messi should also be blamed when things go wrong for Barcelona, that's according to Ronaldo Delima who believes criticising other players following the team slump is 'injustice'.

Messi have on numerous occasions be praised for his heroics in the field but have escaped blamed when things goes wrong but former Barcelona and Madrid forward Ronaldo says that the Argentine superstar should also take part of the blame when things goes wrong for Barcelona.

Messi was near his best form in the first leg of the Champions League semi-final against Liverpool at Camp Nou, scoring two goals, including a sensational free-kick from distance to help his side to a 3-0 advantage at Camp Nou.

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But Barca’s dream start finished in a nightmare as Liverpool struck back at Anfield for a 4-0 victory thanks to doubles from Divock Origi and Georginio Wijnaldum to oust the Liga champions.

Messi was among the majority of Barcelona's players that struggled in that defeat, with the Argentine sensation unable to reach the heights he had in the first leg or throughout the course of the season.


It was the second straight campaign the Catalan club was knocked out of the Champions League after squandering a three-goal first leg advantage, and head coach Ernesto Valverde's position has come under serious scrutiny with many suggesting there should be a change of position.

The Liga champions have therefore seen their willingness to kill off matches questioned after they were battered 4-0 by Liverpool following a 3-0 first leg advantage.

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Barcelona were in control of the tie prior to the return leg at Anfield but they were bruised and outclassed by Jurgen Klopp's men with that defeat not going well with Barcelona fans who blamed the coach for his bad formation and setups in players notably Coutinho.

Ronaldo is not happy at how the coach and some set of players are treated especially fellow Brazilian and Countryman Philippe Coutinho. He therefore insists that Lionel Messi should be assigned as much blame for Barcelona’s failures as he is praised for their success.
Barcelona have a great team, and they have the best player in the world in Messi," Ronaldo said at an event for Santander Bank. 
The other day I heard that when they lose, it's because of Valverde, Coutinho... but not Messi. 
And when they win, Barcelona win because of Messi. 
It's a tremendous lack of respect to all the players and the coaching staff.

Roared on relentlessly by their fans, Liverpool produced an incredible all-action display to claw back and then ultimately overturn their 3-0 deficit from the Nou Camp with an unanswered four-goal salvo in thrilling style.

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It is the first time since 1986 - when Barcelona knocked out Gothenburg in the old European Cup - that a team have recovered a three-goal first-leg deficit to win a semi-final in this competition.

Divock Origi started the unlikely revival, tapping home from close range after seven minutes, but it was only when substitute Georginio Wijnaldum scored twice in the space of 122 seconds after the break that the tie truly swung in Liverpool's favour.

Ronaldo, who is now a majority shareholder in Real Valladolid, was not surprised to see Liverpool come out victorious on Tuesday night after seeing their intensity on the pitch.
When a team are a lot more motivated, with an intensity that is noticeably greater than that of their opponents, [the comeback] can happen," added Ronaldo. 
Liverpool's intensity was not a surprise for Barcelona, but they lacked a bit of luck. 
The first leg was a great match by Barcelona, with an exceptional performance by Messi, but in the return fixture, Liverpool overwhelmed them with intensity, desire and a clinical nature.
Barcelona will take on Getafe on Sunday, a match which comes too soon for them to forget that catastrophic display at Anfield on Tuesday night.

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