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WATCH: Angry Lionel Messi 'REFUSES to shake referee's hand' after VAR scandal in Barcelona Champions League win

Added 08-09-20 06:37:02am EST - “Lionel Messi inspired Barcelona to victory against Napoli to book a spot in the Champions League quarterfinals but the Argentine made his displeasure clear at referee Cuneyt Cakir over controversial VAR calls during the match.” - Rt.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Rt.com: “WATCH: Angry Lionel Messi 'REFUSES to shake referee's hand' after VAR scandal in Barcelona Champions League win”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Messi scored a sublime solo goal as Barcelona beat Napoli 3-1 at the Nou Camp to seal a 4-2 aggregate victory and passage to the last eight of the competition for a record-extending 13th season in a row.

Skipper Messi led the way with an inspired first-half performance, but was denied a second goal with Barcelona 2-0 ahead when Turkish referee Cakir adjudged that the Argentine had handled the ball when collecting a pass from Dutch teammate Frenkie de Jong before dinking the ball past David Ospina in the Napoli goal.

Leo Messi's disallowed goal due to handball! The GOAT is on ???????????? #UCLpic.twitter.com/fBq1Esk4kl

Messi seemed confident that the ball had only come into contact with his chest, only for Cakir to determine otherwise after a lengthy VAR review.

Despite Barcelona securing victory Messi did not let the incident slide at the final whistle, when he was seen wagging a finger at Cakir and appearing to refuse a fist-bump from the official. 

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