Barcelona Duo Messi And Suarez SLAMMED For Doing One Thing In Liverpool Win

Barcelona breezed past Liverpool in the first leg of their Champions League semi-final clash with a Messi brace and Suarez strike giving them a key win.

Messi has made the back pages of almost every newspaper in the world following his stunning display.

Suarez, meanwhile, risked a Liverpool backlash by celebrating his goal for Barcelona against his former club.

Yet the duo have now been accused of foul play by pundit Chris Sutton, who reckons they pushed their luck due to the pressure on their shoulders.

“You could tell how much the hosts wanted to win this,” he told the Daily Mail.

“With such a big prize at stake, they pulled out all the antics in the first half.

“There was Lionel Messi milking a challenge — albeit a heavy one — from James Milner by rolling over and over.

“He then lifted his hand up to referee Bjorn Kuipers to suggest Milner should be carded.

“There was Luis Suarez sniping away against his former club and getting into a scuffle with Alisson. There were tackles flying in from Sergio Busquets.

“Then there was Messi again, chipping away in the referee’s ear all evening, especially when he thought they deserved a penalty after a handball by Joel Matip.

“That is not necessarily something you’d associate with beautiful Barcelona.

“Perhaps that is because there is a great deal of pressure on them to win this competition this season.

“Their great rivals Real Madrid have won four of the last five Champions League finals. Now it is their turn, and Liverpool stood in their way on Wednesday night.”

Sutton also believes Liverpool lost to Barcelona due to their failure to finish their chances.

“Their opening goal saw Suarez latch on to an inviting ball from Jordi Alba. He celebrated against his former side, just as you should if you score in a Champions League semi-final,” he added.

“Liverpool then went on to miss chances while Barca took theirs. That was the difference.”

Liverpool host Barcelona in the return fixture at Anfield next Tuesday.

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