Barcelona stars hit out at officials over failure to award Lionel Messi 'goal' in draw at Valencia: 'The referee made a monumental error'
Barcelona have hit out at the referee and his assistants for failing to award Lionel Messi's first half 'goal' in an action-packed 1-1 draw at La Liga title rivals Valencia on Sunday.
Messi's tame shot in the 30th minute was spilled by Valencia goalkeeper Neto and bounced over the line before the Brazilian dragged it back over.
Messi celebrated along with his team-mates but referee Ignacio Iglesias Villanueva allowed play to continue and Valencia almost scored at the other end as Simone Zaza flashed a shot just wide, narrowly averting more controversy.
Valencia took the lead on the hour... read more
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