‘When you can’t blame Jose’: Fans taunt Paul Pogba after television cameras pick up his stunned face following Lionel Messi’s brilliant opening goal
- Paul Pogba was left with a face of disbelief as Lionel Messi scored past his side
- Messi hit a brace as Barcelona eliminated Manchester United from Europe
- Fans mocked the reaction of the Frenchman, poking fun at his failure
- Barca will face Liverpool or Porto in the Champions League semi-finals stage
After opening the scoring with a breathtaking run and wonder strike, Messi peeled away to celebrate at the very moment TV cameras captured Pogba with a look of sheer bewilderment etched across his face.
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Paul Pogba was left realising his own mortality in the face of the genius that is Lionel Messi
The Manchester United man didn’t know where to look as Messi stole the show in Catalonia
Messi turned United players inside and out, slipping the ball through the legs of Fred before leaving the Brazilian on the floor.
Curling the ball from a difficult angle, Messi manipulated the shot so as to pick out the bottom corner at pace and see the Nou Camp explode with celebration.
Pogba did not know where to look, and his puzzled facials were immediately commented upon by football fans around the globe.
Messi spent the entire game surrounded by United players but continued to wreak havoc
The Argentine maestro opened the scoring on 16 minutes by curling home a sublime effort
‘When you can’t blame Jose,’ wrote one fan, poking fun at Pogba’s recent slide into an underwhelming period of form.
‘When you realise that Kante is not there to stop Messi,’ added another – suggesting Pogba can only flourish when with the France national team due to the hardworking N’Golo Kante playing behind him.
Barca triumphed 3-0 on the night courtesy of Messi’s brace and a long range stunner from former Liverpool man Philippe Coutinho.
A 4-0 aggregate scoreline saw the Spaniards safety into the final four of the tournament, where they will face either Liverpool or Porto.
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