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Manchester United fans taunt Lionel Messi by chanting Cristiano Ronaldo’s name

Manchester United fans taunt Lionel Messi by chanting Cristiano Ronaldo’s name as Barcelona star receives treatment for bloodied nose

  • The Barcelona star was struck in the face by Chris Smalling’s flailing arm
  • He suffered a nose bleed as a result during Ernesto Valverde’s side’s 1-0 win
  • As Lionel Messi walked off, United supporters chanted Cristiano Ronaldo’s name

Manchester United fans taunted Lionel Messi by chanting Cristiano Ronaldo’s name on Wednesday night.

The Barcelona star was struck in the face by Chris Smalling’s flailing arm and suffered a nose bleed as a result during Ernesto Valverde’s side’s 1-0 win at Old Trafford.

As Messi walked off the pitch, United supporters chanted the Barcelona star’s rival and former Red Devils player’s name. 

Lionel Messi was struck in the face by Chris Smalling’s flailing arm and suffered a nose bleed

Luke Shaw had already diverted a Luis Suarez header into his own net when Messi was receiving treatment. 

The Argentina international returned to action moments later and helped his side see out the win.

The Red Devils did not manage a shot on target, with Diogo Dalot having the best chance to score for United but miscued his header wide of the goal. 

The second leg will be on April 16 where Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side know they will have to score to cancel out Barcelona’s away goal. 

The winner of this quarter-final will face the winner of Liverpool against Porto, where the Reds have a 2-0 advantage going into the second leg.  

Manchester United fans taunted Messi by chanting Cristiano Ronaldo's name on Wednesday

Manchester United fans taunted Messi by chanting Cristiano Ronaldo’s name on Wednesday

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