Watch: Would Ronaldo do this? Messi selflessly allows Neymar penalty duty despite being on a hat-trick

first_imgLionel Messi showed a different side to his play today by turning down a clear chance to earn yet another Barcelona hat-trick; by temporarily handing penalty responsibility to strike partner Neymar.Messi, who is Barcelona’s usual spot-kick taker, offered the Brazilian the opportunity to score instead of adding to the two goals the Argentine maestro had already notched against Cordoba.The Catalans were 6-0 up at the time, but Neymar was the only one of Barca’s formidable front three yet to appear on the scoresheet.Barcelona would go on to win 8-0, with Luis Suarez scoring a hat-trick, as they prepared for next week’s Champions League semi-final with Bayern Munich in emphatic style.last_img

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