Lionel Messi wasted no time in making his displeasure clear to referee, Ignacio Iglesias Villanueva after his shot which squirmed over the goal-line against Valencia was disallowed by the official.
Unaware that his goal hadn’t been given, Messi’s initial reaction to seeing his shot go over the line was to celebrate with Luis Suarez. Messi and Suarez peeled off to celebrate after it appeared as though the Argentine’s effort had rolled over the line. Replays confirmed that the ball was a good distance over the line; however referee Ignacio Iglesias Villanueva waved play on.
According to MARCA, Messi spoke with the official and illustrated with his hands just how far the ball was over the line.
All the way to the visiting dressing room, the normally quiet Messi was involved in a discussion, but neither Villanueva nor Jose Enrique Ramos, the assistant, had seen the ball cross the line.
The second half did little to calm the La Masia graduate’s ire, and even at full-time he was still trying to get across just how poor a decision the officials had made.