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Messi's Anfield tirade: "Rome was our fault, don't let the same thing happen again"

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Pin Leo Messi's premonition with Anfield. EFE
Leo Messi's premonition with Anfield. EFE

Messi's Anfield tirade: "Rome was our fault, don't let the same thing happen again"

BeSoccer by BeSoccer @besoccer_com - 0 2,954

The Anfield disaster is one of the focal points of the documentary series 'Matchday'. In one of the episodes by RakutenTV, Leo Messi's talk to his Barcelona team-mates before Liverpool's comeback, in a chat that ends up becoming a premonition for what was to happen.

The documentary series 'Matchday' shows some of Barcelona's toughest moments last season from the inside. One of its central points is the club's defeat at Anfield against Liverpool in the semifinals of the Champions League. Reactions from inside as well as from outside, like Shakira's seeing the 3-0 with her children, are captured for the docuseries-. 

The episode shows how Leo Messi made a speech before the second leg of the Champions semifinal. The  Argentine based his speech on not repeating the previous year's disaster in Rome, but his words ended up becoming a premonition. 

"Come on, people, let's take a step. The opportunity must not be wasted. Come on, we're there. We're going to come out strong. Let's remember: Rome was our fault. No one else's. Don't let the same thing happen. That was our fault and nobody else's," said the Argentinian to his team-mates.

The talk was completed by Luis Suarez, who knew Anfield well, where he played for three and a half years. "You have to be prepared to suffer. We're going to suffer. We're going to have a hard time," added the Uruguayan.

Barcelona had a 3-0 lead in that game and ended up losing 4-0. It was a repeat of what happened a year earlier in Rome, where, that time in the quarter-finals, Valverde's men wasted a 4-1 win at home after losing 3-0 away.

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